Friday, February 02, 2007

Dollars for Darfur

I'd like to introduce you to Dollars for Darfur, an inspiring program started by Nick Anderson & Ana Slavin, two high school students who got tired of waiting for others to change the world.

Dollars for Darfur is an innovative nation-wide fundraising competition between high schools to raise money to help stop the genocide in Darfur.

Half of the money raised funds humanitarian efforts for Darfuri refugees and the other half funds the advocacy efforts of the Save Darfur Coalition.

The goal is to raise $200,000 by April 21, 2007 to help the people of Darfur. The winning high school will be recognized nationally by the Save Darfur Coalition and receive a surprise prize, to be announced at that time.

Please help them reach this goal by spreading the word about Dollars for Darfur competition to any high school students you know and encouraging them to get involved.

It's a simple process. Students start by setting up a Dollars for Darfur page for their high schools, and then email their friends and family to let them know about their pages. Many students are also using their MySpace and Facebook networks to spread the word about this effort. All the info students need is available on the Dollars for Darfur web site.

So far 828 students from high schools across the country have already raised more than $26,000 towards their $200,000 goal.

Our hat is off to these students. We're truly impressed by their initiative and dedication.

We're not the only ones taking notice -- Nick and Ana recently appeared on the The Martha Stewart Show to discuss what high school students can do to end the genocide. Click here to watch a video clip of the segment on YouTube.

Please help Dollars for Darfur reach their goal by April 21st by spreading the word to any high school students in your family or community.

Students should visit the Dollars for Darfur web site to learn more about how they can get involved.

Thank you again for your efforts to help end the violence and reduce the suffering in Darfur.

Best regards,

David Rubenstein
Save Darfur Coalition

Know any socially-conscious high school students?

Urge them to get involved in ending the genocide through the nation-wide
Dollars for Darfur high school fundraising challenge.

But hurry, the challenge ends on April 21st!

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