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AdInk members are pictured during a recent fundraiser for Project Bandage, a cause the club established to provide bandages for children in Haiti.

AdInk members are pictured during a recent fundraiser for Project Bandage, a cause the club established to provide bandages for children in Haiti. (Submitted photo)

May 7, 2014

AdInk raises awareness, funding with Project Bandage

AdInk Fundraiser

Northwest Missouri State University’s advertising club, AdInk, took the month of April to market and raise funding for a pair of faculty members’ continuing work with a Haiti orphanage.

AdInk established Project Bandage and worked with local businesses and the Northwest Soccer Club to coordinate a variety of activities in support of House of Haiti in Williamson, Haiti. The effort raised more than $400.

Northwest Professor of Communication Dr. Bayo Oludaja and Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Michael Bellamy founded the orphanage in 2005 and built a schoolhouse in Williamson, which they visit regularly. Project Bandage is focused on collecting bandages and raising funds for the orphanage, largely because children learning soccer there play on a dirt field, sustaining many cuts and scrapes.

Northwest students in AdInk created a website (www.ProjectBandage.com), social media pages, flyers and executed fundraisers involving the community. AdInk members also hosted an activity at the Northwest campus’ Memorial Bell Tower that invited passersby to kick a soccer ball past a bandage mascot to win a prize.

Maryville Hy-Vee sponsored Project Bandage by working with Curad-brand bandages to secure donations and allowing students to conduct promotions in the store. Additionally, proceeds from all bandage sales at Hy-Vee during the month of April were directed toward the project, and the grocer sponsored a BBQ April 24 that directed proceeds to Project Bandage.

AdInk is a Northwest organization for students interested in careers related to advertising, marketing, design and public relations. The club is open to all majors and hosts a variety of events and services throughout the academic year. For more information, visit www.AdInk.org or follow the club on Twitter at @NW_AdInk.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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