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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

(Letter courtesy OPRF's Women’s Literature Course)

To Whom It May Concern:

This year the Oak Park and River Forest High School Women’s Literature Course, in partnership with SEE (Students for Equal Education), is raising funds for CAMFED. The class is holding a silent art auction on from 7 to 9 p.m. March 26, 2011 in the student center of the high school. Our class is asking for any piece or pieces of artwork you are willing to donate—photographs, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, or other mediums. If you choose to donate, please include a suggested starting bid, and also any promotional material for you or your gallery. We will recognize your generosity at our silent auction, displaying your name and business cards.

CAMFED is an international organization that supports the education of girls and young women in Africa. The students in the class found it compelling to learn that in sub-Saharan Africa, 24 million girls cannot afford to go to school. We believe every child has the right to an education. A girl sponsored by CAMFED is nominated by her community based on need. The organization pays for her books or school fees and helps her as she progresses from elementary school years to adulthood.  

We sincerely hope you will choose to support our efforts through a donation of artwork or handmade crafts, or through your attendance at the auction. With any further questions regarding donations or scheduling an art pick up, please contact Virginia Curtis: 773-852-9216, or; or Caitlin Moran: 708-527-8496 or


Many thanks in advance for your support.




The OPRFHS Women’s Literature Course

Students for Equal Education (SEE)

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