Students ready for bone-shaking challenge

April 1, 2013 by  

Boise State University students have partnered with One Million Bones, a registered not-for-profit organization, to offer an exciting challenge later this week as part of their Public Relations studies.

This special event will provide residents of the Boise area the opportunity to make bones from clay, which is being donated courtesy of the One Million Bones, Idaho branch.

During the ‘Bone Making!’ function, there will be information on the organization shared with residents, while they enjoy live music, food, and beverages. The organization works to educate people about genocide in Burma and Africa by creating bones made of ceramic, which will be on display in Washington D.C starting in June 2013, so participants may see that flyer printing has been done to promote the fact that their work could make it to the capital

These handmade bones may generate up to $500,000 for CARE International to be used to help countries such as Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo rebuild, as both have been ravaged by conflict and violence. Students who register teams through Students Rebuild will see every bone their created supported with a $1 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. It will be happening on Thursday, April 4, starting at 5:30pm at the Center on Main, Alaska Building located at 1020 Main Street, Suite 104, in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, or to register, visit the One Million Bones website or call the Center on Main at 208-324-2001.