7-16-11 - One Million Bones
On July 16th, 2011, GTP organized it's second-ever event in New Mexico. Five (5) volunteers registered for the event, three (3) of them are former athletes (tennis and soccer) at both the high school and university level, one (1) is a former professional athletes, Olympic hopeful, and All-American Division I NCAA athlete, and one (1) is a non-athlete.
For pictures and video, go to www.teamplayers.org/onemillionbones
About One Million Bones:
One Million Bones is a fundraising art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides.
Our Mission is to increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising funds needed to protect and aid survivors.
One Million Bones will represent victims and survivors of genocide, creating a visual demand for solutions to this issue. Ignored and therefore permitted, genocide continues today, while widespread awareness of it remains buried. One million people will each create one bone to represent one victim or survivor. Installed together, these million bones will flood the National Mall in Washington, D.C., unearthing the memory of these individuals while calling citizens to action.
To raise funds, One Million Bones requests that each bone be sponsored for $5 each generating five million dollars. All proceeds will be donated to our beneficiary organizations that work to protect, aid, and advocate for survivors of genocide. Check out our beneficiaries here: BENEFICIARIES.
For those who would like to participate but do not want to create their own bone, a $15 contribution will allow a bone to be made and sponsored in your name.
HAVE A BONE MADE IN YOUR NAME
People of all ages and from all nations are invited to participate in this project. If you are interested in making or sponsoring a bone, please refer to GET INVOLVED.
List of Competing Non-Profits:
Albuquerque Birth Network (fundraising door-to-door from home) - Location = work from home - www.albuquerquebirthnetwork.org
Continental Divide Trail Alliance (1 hour away, trail work, will be hot! 9am-12pm) - Location = El Malpais National Monument - www.cdtrail.org
The Mountain Fund (Mac network, Final Cut Pro video editing) - Location = work from home - www.mountainfund.org
Tree New Mexico (work in nursery, clean-up, maintenance, potting, 9am-12pm) Location = TBA - www.treenm.com
WINNER!!! One Million Bones (bone-making event, all supplies provided) - Location = 102 Gold Ave SW - www.onemillionbones.org
Salam Academy (playing sports, 10am-1pm, fundraising for sports equipment/play areas) - Location = 3939 San Pedro NE - www.salamacademy.org
SPECIAL EVENT on July 15th (not 16th like the others above) --- Alzheimer's Association (blood drive partnered w/ United Blood Services donating $5 per pint, 9am-1pm) - Location = TBA - www.alz.org/newmexico
Watermelon Mountain Ranch (dog washing/playing, landscaping, cleaning kennels, painting) - Location = I-25 to Bernalillo's Hwy 550 exit - www.wmranch.org
YWCA (cleaning camp facility, 10am-1pm) - Location = YWCA Camp in Tijears, NM - www.ywca-nm.org