Project for Awesome. The Project for Awesome is an annual event that sprung out of various YouTube communities to support charities. Every year since 2007, thousands of people post videos to YouTube promoting charities on December 17th. They come together as a community to promote those videos and raise money.
Project for Awesome is an inspirational movement that shows END7 supporters that they can use their voice as well as their creativity in helping to end NTDs. END7 wants to thank two individuals that showed their support for END7. Isabella Bernal and Erica Crouch both made videos explaining their support for eliminating NTDs. We couldnt have said it better ourselves!
An interview with Abby St. Claire an Etsy Designer and END7 Supporter
Abby St. Claire is a talented young designer from Libertyville, IL. She has been using the profits of her beautiful hair clips and necklaces (sold on how to find their own way to fundraise.
Tell us about yourself. Im a 15 year old high school student who loves to dance and create. I also love fashion, photography, design, and vintage things.
Who inspires you? (or) What inspires you? God does! I was at an Illinois Student Ministries camp this summer, and a woman was talking about her upcoming mission trip, which was feeding children in Haiti, and they were selling shirts in order to raise money for it.
What first got you into crafting? I have always been creative, so I guess its just that. Thanks to Pinterest and the Internet, Ive been able to find a bunch of lovely ideas.
What’s your favorite piece from your jewelry collection? Everything! Not really, but if I had to pick probably one of my hair clips.
Do you have advice for other END7 supporters that want to start their own fundraising campaign? Just keep working. It doesnt matter what you are doing, just keep a persistent and positive attitude. Also, have a strong group of friends and family to encourage you while you work!
What made you want to donate to End7 instead of make a profit? Like I said earlier, it was kind of like a calling. I saw a tweet about End7 and thought it was a brilliant idea and wanted to be a part of it.
How do you want to continue to combine art and humanitarian efforts in the future? I hope to continue my Etsy shop for some time, but, I would also love to do some mission trips so I can interact with people and be able to help them that way.
Big Give Christmas Challenge in the UK! The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge provides donors with the unique opportunity to maximise their donations by matching donations up to £10,000. This year, for the first time, END7 is being featured as part of the Challenge.
Through our sister charity, the Sabin Foundation Europe in the UK, we are hoping to raise a total of £20,000 from the Big Give Christmas Challenge toward the END7 campaign, which seeks to raise awareness of the seven most common NTDs and the resources necessary to eliminate them by 2020.
For only three days December 6th, 7th and 8th – donations made through the Big Give will be eligible for matching by our Trustees and Charity Champion (up to £10,000). We encourage you to donate tomorrow between 10-11am GMT to take full advantage of the matching funds before they are exhausted. Since it only costs 50 pence to treat one person for all seven NTDs for one year and 100% of your donations to END7 will go toward treatment programs around the world, you can help treat four people per pound donated if you give during the matching days!
We encourage you to consider a making a gift through the Challenge website helping us reach as many people as possible and to share this opportunity with your friends and family so that they too can help make a difference for the world’s poor. Thank you for your critical support!
By Nicolas Terzian
As a new intern at END7, I’m learning all about the 7 NTDs we work to eliminate. I’d never heard of NTDs before joining END7 and I think that may be the case for a lot of you. So, I decided to make a new video series called ‘Beginning to the End7’. I’ll try to explain each of the LF or Elephantiasis. Tune in for my next video, coming soon!