Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dec. 5: Darfur Fast

Our Coalition, Western Mass. Darfur Coalition is joining STAND Chapters in the area in sponsoring this new fundraise for Darfur.

The following paragraph from Stephanie Aines of UMass STAND outlines the fundraise plan. The best way to make donations is to write your check to Genocide Intervention Network-DarfurFast, and mail to the address listed below.

PLEASE, on the memo line of the check, write, from Amherst MA . It is a way to recognize the UMass STAND action.

STAND and Genocide Intervention Network are sponsoring DARFUR FAST on DEC. 5TH
Our Civilian Protection Program offers safer cooking options by providing alternative-fuel stoves, guarded firewood patrols, and incoming-generating projects for women so that they can afford to buy firewood instead of having to gather it.

This holiday season, students are bringing Darfur home to their families and communities. Through the DarfurFast campaign, participants fast from one item for a day and donate the money. We are joining in solidarity with the people of Darfur. 100% of your donation to the DarfurFast campaign will go towards the Civilian Protection Program.

Donations are entirely tax deductible.
If you prefer to make a donation by check, it should be made payable to "Genocide Intervention Network - DarfurFast" and mailed to the following address:
Genocide Intervention Network1333 H Street NW, First Floor SuiteWashington, DC 20005

Amherst Regional High School STAND group is also doing the DarfurFast action on Dec. 5. If you wish to participate via this group, here is the information from the student activist Cecilia Darby.
Checks can be made to ARHS STAND and sent to this mailing address

Cecilia Darby
P.O. Box No. 581
Shutesbury MA 01072