One Million Bones Project

By Casey Killian

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM EDT

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) One Million Bones is the name of a project that teams up with high school students for a good cause.

A non-profit organization called Students Rebuild visited Binghamton High School.

The group is visiting thirty schools in the Northeast to increase awareness of the ongoing humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.

Students make bones out of plaster and newspaper.

For every bone made, a one-dollar donation is made to humanitarian aid.

Stephanie Roberts, a Students Rebuild Project Fellow said "Students here in the U.S. can help to support their peers in the DRC and Somalia to reach their goals and this is a way of doing that, that respects the integrity of the students in Somalia and the Congo."

Binghamton High School Freshmen, Alexis Daniels said, "We're doing this contest for whoever builds the most bones will go to Washington D.C. to lay them down."

Once Students Rebuild has collected one million sculptured bones they will be displayed at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to symbolize the problems of hunger, poverty, and death in underdeveloped countries.

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