Music For Mankind® Creates Joint Fund-Raisers
San Diego Women's Club To Help
First, thanks to all for reading my last newsletter. I really appreciate your continued interest in this effort. This has been an enormous change for me, and my kitty, Billie, too. We love it here, and so many good things are happening. I thought it best for this newsletter to be a more personal letter from me.
For quite some time I've been working on the idea of joint fund-raisers with other organizations, a way for us to help each other. It takes a village!
When I performed in San Diego last March I was approached by the San Diego Women's Club, the oldest philanthropic organization in San Diego. What an honor!
We've teamed up and I will be performing Give My Regards To Broadway on Saturday March 9. The day is now less than a week away and I'm very excited about this event. I think it is the start of something much bigger for Music For Mankind®.
In the meantime I've been getting my piano tuning business going, which of course is slow at first. Build it and they will come.
Pedal Steel Guitar
The biggest growth for me here is my work as a pedal steel guitarist. Some of you may not know that pedal steel guitar was and still is my #1 instrument. I understand music and can do much more on this instrument than anything else I do. And since I arrived here in beautiful sunny southern California, I've been working like crazy. I'm getting an absolutely huge response and have found for myself the opportunity to reunite with my favorite instrument.
I now have a ReverbNation page. Please check it out. There's an audio clip, photos from local performances, a brief bio and dates for upcoming shows.
One thing I'm trying to figure out is how to incorporate this into Music For Mankind®. I don't have the answer yet, but I'm sure there's a way. Suggestions are welcome!
One very interesting thing I've noticed about this newsletter is how many people go immediately to my Blog. So I've been making sure as often as possible to publish it before I send the newsletters out. Oftentimes the newsletter and the blog are the same, but recently I've been using the blog to communicate on a more personal level, kind of like this newsletter. And the blog that is prepared for publishing at the time this newsletter goes out will also be somewhat different. I hope you like the idea.
Every chance I get I ask for donations. I know how difficult these times are for all of us. I also know how much more difficult it is for those I'm raising the money for than it is for me. And I almost always say the part about how little it takes to help. $5 will feed 20 children.
I've met some of those children. Probably many of you have, too. It's what drives me in this effort.
You can donate, or join our Music For Mankind® Declaration of Hope Sponsorship for as little as $10 a month which will feed 480 children a year.
And Thank You for your continued enthusiasm and support!
So, onward and upward. This is truly an amazing journey.
Best to all,
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Music For Mankind, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, public charity, non profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code, and is dedicated to aiding, by way of financial contributions, humanitarian relief in major disasters worldwide, as well as local humanitarian initiatives. Your tax deductible contributions are sent directly to selected humanitarian organizations.