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October is here, and with it comes our latest featured charity project! This month, Love+Water Designs is excited to feature buildOn, a non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.
buildOn empowers United States high school students from primarily urban areas through in-class and afterschool service programs; last school year there were 118 of these programs around the nation. Since 2001, buildOn students have volunteered more than 700,000 hours of their time in their neighborhoods. They have also helped to build hundreds of schools in developing countries around the world in order to bring literacy and learning to both children and adults. In addition to promoting education abroad and in their communities, the students learn the value of continuing their own education. Over the past six years, 95% of the U.S. high school students that buildOn has worked with have gone on to college. 

Are you an artist who wants to help the cause? Create a t-shirt that captures the spirit of buildOn! If selected, your t-shirt design will be featured on the Love+Water Designs website and 50% of all the profits will go to continuing buildOn’s success with children in the United States and all over the globe. 
Good luck and happy designing!