. #BlackPantherChallenge #InTruthandService
There’s an African proverb that states that ‘It Takes A Village’… well in our case we believe ‘It Takes A Herd
’ … ‘A Herd Of Bison’ that is. We’re calling all Bison (Administrators, Faculty, Alumni, Undergrads, Friends and Family) across the country to support our #BlackPantherChallenge, Howard University Bison Edition.
is an initiative launched by Frederick Joseph
to raise money to take children from Harlem to see Black Panther in theaters, according to the Huffington Post. He’s since challenged others nationwide to join in and start GoFundMe campaigns in their communities, so more kids can ‘see themselves as heroes too,’ according Joseph. ‘The release of Marvel's film the "Black Panther" is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a Black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally,’ said Joseph; and we here at Last Bison Standing could not agree more.
With your contribution, we can help bring a life changing experience into the lives of very deserving children. We can also support our very own, Chadwick Boseman (c/o 2000), as he headlines what looks to be one of highest grossing superhero movie openings ever.*** OUR INITIATIVE SHOULD NOT BE MISTAKEN FOR AN OFFICIAL HOWARD UNIVERSITY CAMPAIGN ***
This Campaign was started by BISON for BISON. All Student Organizations, Sponsors, Donors, Friends of The Community, Committee Members, and Recipients are Howard Undergrads and Alumni in an effort to help our own.
THE BACKGROUND:Aaron Bonner Scholars
is a program established under The Aaron Bonner Foundation
established on July 02, 2010. Aaron Bonner was a Howard University Student who lost is battle to cancer while pursuing his undergraduate degree. In his honor, the Foundation was established to assist incoming freshman with various needs while matriculating through Howard University. Each year Aaron Bonner Scholars are required to launch a campaign that benefits both Howard and the community at large. Last Bison Standing
, established April 12, 2014 www.lastbisonstanding.com
is a charitable organization comprised of Howard University undergraduates and alumni. The mission of LBS is to raise money for different initiatives through sponsorships, photography, and the sell of custom/vintage Apparel. Providing Gifts Organization (PGO
was established by two mothers desiring initially to teach their children the benefits of giving and not just receiving. As a unit it is our desire to do more. Two of the co-founders have had a first hand experience with financial hardship and homelessness. Due to this, it is their passion to make a difference in the lives of those affected by low to no income. PGO is a nonprofit that exists primarily to address the issues of homelessness and has done so in Detroit and Washington, D.C. We have been fortunate to serve hundreds thus far, providing food, clothes, shoes, toiletries and informational resources.THE BREAKDOWN:
On Feb 4, 2018, we opened up registration for all Howard Alumni K-12 educators, community leaders, and coaches interested in taking their classes to see Black Panther.
A. 145 Bison Educators register from all over the country (Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, Oakland, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Atlanta). Class sizes
B. Class sizes range as low as 5 students to as large as 125 students. Sizes will vary depending on permission slips received, which will be handled by individual school.
C. All of Howard University Alumni Educators are aware that registration doesn’t guarantee class wish will be granted.
Our Goal is to send at least 1000 kids to see Black Panther. THE GIVEWAY:
ALL PROCEEDS of this campaign will go toward the purchase of tickets!
As Classes are awarded we will post videos/photos of recipients (CONTIGENT ON RELEASES BEING SIGNED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN)
Screenings are to occur between February 23 – March 2. March 2
is the day Howard was founded. All Educators who wishes are granted will provide the theater information of their choice. NO CASH PAYMENTS are being made to any individual.
We have allocated 18.67 per child and per chaperone.
Campaign goal includes cost of approximately 3% fees (2.9% + $0.30 per donation).
*ANY remaining balance of donations after the movie experience is paid for will go to the organization*
ALL Tshirts, Crewnecks, and Hoodies will begin shipping after Charter Day Weekend. Monday March 5, 2018
. All packages will be insured. Those donating solely for the purpose of receiving apparel. Please note again shipping after Charter Day Weekend Monday March 5, 2018. All packages will be insured.
All Sponsorships are handled immediately upon completion of payment, as that is how our campaign will build momentum.
*Movie purchase receipts will be posted on this page after the campaign and movie event is complete.*
ALL VIDEOS/PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE POSTED ON WEBSITES, GOFUNDME, and our Instagram page @lastbisonstanding
THANK YOU for your support Bison.