Lots of us like to encourage our children to think of others, especially around the Christmas season. How about a project which invites your kids to get creative and lets them use their masterpiece to raise money for charity? The Kids Draw for East Africa campaign does just that.
Kids Draw for East Africa
You will know about the crisis in East Africa caused by severe drought, which has resulted in more than four million children being in desperate need of food, water and medical aid. The 50/50 campaign is inviting children, parents and teachers to help raise funds for UNICEF by joining in with the Kids Draw for East Africa project.
How you can join in
To join in your children need to draw, paint or otherwise create a picture. You send the masterpiece to 50/50 and they will add the picture to their online art gallery and auction the painting via ebay. You can invite your family and friends to bid on the picture with all funds raised going straight to UNICEF.
There are already some gorgeous pictures in the gallery – so please do take a look and consider making a bid.
And how about creating your own picture for your children to donate? You could get creative this weekend and post it off to join the project. Donations from families, playgroups and schools are welcomed – find out more information on the Kids Draw for East Africa site.
Most of us have fridge doors and bedroom walls overflowing with our kids pictures – why not put one of them to really good use and donate it to the Kids Draw for East Africa campaign?