Artists for Charity
aFc is an account maintained by the senior members of deviantart. The goal of aFc is to sell artwork as prints with all the proceeds going to selected charities.
Voting for the Charity!!
Yes, the time has come that we will finally vote on the charity. Below you will find the charities listed. To help inform you of what each is about, a short paragraph has been written for each; the information comes straight from the website. If you would like to learn more about any of the charities, click on the name!
Voting will be open until November 18th, 2005, 11:59pm EST. At this point, the votes will be counted and the winning charity will be announced on November 19th. Let others know to vote!
Who can vote? Seniors and Staff only please! All other votes will be discarded. Note your top choice (only one charity please) to `sanguru. (Please note that staff have been added to those who can vote!)Charities:
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat is an nondenominational Christian housing organization based around helping out those less fortunate by providing simple, affordable housing.
They are located in 100 counties.
Greenpeace is a non-profit organization based around preserving the future of the planet through exposing environmental criminals, and campaigning against environmental degradation. (In specific: stop climate change, protect ancient forests, save the oceans, stop whaling, say no to genetic engineering, stop the nuclear threat, eliminate toxic chemicals, encourage sustainable trade).
They are located in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
This charity is based around helping the youth by developing partnerships and initiating programs that seek to empower and improve the well-being of children and youth.
Currently located in Australia, Canada, France, The Netherlands, UK, and USA. Soon in Italy, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.
This charity is based around helping children. Priorities include: Girls' education, Immunization plus, Child protection, HIV/AIDS, Early Childhood
Involved in many countries.
Medecines sans Frontieres
This charity is an international humanitarian medical aid organization committed to two objectives: providing emergency medical aid wherever needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of the people helped.
In more than 80 countries.
This charity is an independent organization based in humanitarian aid of those affected by war and internal violence.
Involved in many counties.
A non-profit organization based around preserving the the planet. Focuses on 6 Global Issues: Climate Change Program, Forest, Freshwater, Marine, Species, Toxics.
Involved in many counties.
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Provides funding for educational programps targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention and/or the elimination of prejudice and discrimination against HIV/Aids-affected individuals and for programs that provide services to people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Involved in 55 counties.
Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a complex and debilitating chronic illness that affects the brain and multiple body systems. They are involved in research and treatment regarding this illness
They are not international, and are American based. Several senior members would like to include this charity for the running, especially since it is research that would benefit everywhere.
BCRF Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer
Avatar and Stamp Contest
To see more information about the results of this contest, see `mick-mick's journal about the winners. To see all the entries, visit `mick-mick's journal here.
Check out the News Article for information about the history of aFc and all that we do! Also, keep your eyes open for more articles to be published soon about our furthering process.
Come and chat with the Staff and Supporters of aFc in our chatroom, we'd love to hear from you!: #artistsforcharity
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A detailed FAQ can be found here. If you have further questions please contact us via note!
stamp by ~gauravpatel