One Million Bones Challenge

August 8, 2012

The current Students Rebuild challenge, in partnership with the One Million Bones project, invites young people to take a collective stand against humanitarian crises by making a bone—out of material they choose—as part of a participatory arts project to cover the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with 1,000,000 handmade bones. This simple gesture of unity and hope will have a powerful visual impact, generate critical funds, raise awareness, and help rebuild lives in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

For every 100,000 handmade bones and 20,000 digital images of handmade bones (an option for youth outside North America) contributed to the One Million Bones campaign, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $100,000 to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty—up to $500,000. And, throughout this school year, the One Million Bones challenge will also offer students a way to connect directly with relief workers on the ground, their peers in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other challenge participants through live webcasts, video conferences, field blogs and more. Learn more at: Students Rebuild.