In as little as 20 minutes you can create and donate a unique Fundred Dollar Bill artwork that will be picked up in by a special armored truck and carried to Washington D.C., where a request will be made to our legislators for real change.
The goal is to collect over 3 million of these unique artworks. This cumulative total of 300,000,000 Fundred Dollars supports the equivalent cost (in U.S. Dollars) required to make safe every lead contaminated property in New Orleans, so that every child is protected.
Your creative contribution, along with 3,000,000 other individuals, will send a powerful message to Congress that we care about the health of future generations. This is a cool project, a great learning opportunity for all ages, with profound implications for the health of our planet and children.
Side Street Projects will be serving as one of the collection centers for the Fundred Dollar Bills. The people involved in this project are world class artists who really pull stuff like this off on a regular basis.
The “Fundred” truck will be coming to Side Street Projects on Friday February 19th at 4:00 pm.
We will be making Fundreds and loading up the truck. Come join us. It will be fun!
Additionally, come and make your own hanging planter out of a recycled 2 liter bottle.
Last summer when Side Street Projects stopped in New Orleans on our cross country trip with the Armadillo we were astounded by how much work still needs to be done. Here is a video of children in the 7th ward who have never tasted fresh herbs because their soil is so contaminated that they can’t plant anything to eat in the ground.
Did you know that lead contaminated soil is a problem in many cities in the U.S. and is a condition that often significantly impacts the health of our children? Studies demonstrate that lead-poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body, compromising healthy brain development and leading to poor performance in the schools, attention deficit disorder and even juvenile delinquency. The good news is that there is a solution, and it is why I encourage you to participate in The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, a simple, fun and important project supporting a solution to lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans as a model for other cities across the United States with the same devastating problem.
To learn more about getting involved, visit the website: www.fundred.org
Written on Feb 16