Archive for the ‘Good causes’ Category

Farm Aid: “Family farmers impacted by fires need our help”

Monday, March 20th, 2017
All of us gain when we create a strong, family-farm centered system of agriculture. Family farmers offer us health by bringing us good food, and they protect our future by caring for our soil and water. If we want good food from family farms, we need…
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Wildfires have ravaged more than 2 million acres of farm and ranch land in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Family farmers and ranchers face damaged homes, charred land, burnt fences, and dead or injured animals. In response, Farm Aid has activated our Family Farm Disaster Fund to raise funds in support of local recovery efforts and to directly address the needs of family farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires.

You can help! Please click the link below to donate today to support farmers and ranchers in the affected areas.

Family Farm Disaster Fund – March 2017

Bid on chance to meet Willie Nelson, and show at Luck Reunion (Mar. 17, 2017)

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

www.charitybuzz.com

Meet Willie Nelson at His Texas Ranch with 2 Seats at the Celebrity Chefs’ Pot Luck Feast and an Intimate Concert By Willie Himself, on March 15th

Break bread with Willie Nelson in his own backyard to benefit Wholesome Wave, a leader of the sustainable food movement.

As the kickoff & opening night of the annual Luck Reunion, The 2017 Chefs’ Pot Luck will bring 200 very “Luck”-y guests to Willie’s private ranch. The VIP music & culinary experience begins with a Texas feast showcasing local, sustainable ingredients prepared by some of our nation’s most talented chefs. Guests will dine alongside the Luck Family and artists from the Reunion, then Willie Nelson himself will close out the night!

You and a guest will be treated to:

• (2) Tickets to The Chefs Pot Luck Dinner on Weds., March 15, 2017
• Sit at Wholesome Wave Table with CEO & Founder Chef Michel Nischan
• Meet & Greet the celebrity chefs prior to dinner
• (2) Reserved Front-Row Seats for private performance by Willie Nelson
• Meet Willie Nelson the night of the dinner.
• (2) VIP Tix to the Luck Reunion Music Festival on Thurs. March 16, 2017

Donated by: Luck Reunion
Additional lot details
  • This experience occurs on Mar 15-16, 2017.
  • Location: Luck, Texas.
  • Participants must be at least 21.
  • Valid for 2 people
  • Social setting for meet and greet is unknown.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • A meal is part of the event.
  • The meal cost is included.
  • Alcoholic beverages are included.
  • Cannot be returned or exchanged
  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned
  • Travel and accommodations are not included
  • Approximate duration: 4 Hours.

Enter to win here.  

Be Willie Kind

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Willie is my Spirit Animal

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

www.project615.org

Project 615 in Tennessee helps raise funds to end child hunger, and are selling this “Willie Spirit” shirt.  Not an official Willie Nelson shirt, but for a good cause.

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie of Folk Uke at #WomensMarch in Austin today

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie marched in Austin, and joined millions of of other Americans and people around the world at the Woman’s March today. I rode down to Denver with a neighbor, and joined over 100,000 folks in Denver. It was exciting and hopeful. I had to wear my Willie’s Reserve hat.

Save the Post Office

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Bid on chance to see Willie Nelson & Friends on New Year’s Eve in Austin and Meet Willie Nelson in person

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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www.charitybuzz.com

Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the New Year with two shows, December 30th and 31st.

You and a guest will get to attend the December 31st, 2016 show and meet with Willie Nelson, Austin’s hometown musician, as he returns to ring in the New Year with Delbert McClinton with Glen Clark on 12/31. Andy Langer will host the show on the 31st, where there will be an appearance by Father Time Texas and champagne toast by Woodbridge Sparkling at midnight.

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Donated by: SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Support Farm Aid #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
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Dear Linda,
Last month, Farm Aid received a donation along with this note:

In 1985, I pledged $20 through the concert telethon line when I was a college student. Later, I realized that I did not have the money to send in. Last night, my college roommate reminded me that we never sent our donations in. I am a single mom of two college students now and I don’t make a lot of money but I want to pay what I promised I would 31 years ago. Please accept my apologies. I wish that I could afford to do more. Thank you.

This generous sentiment energized all of us here at Farm Aid to keep up the fight for family farmers and good food. Here is a person who, despite her own difficulties, stayed true to her word by honoring a 31-year old pledge to do good in the world. Inspired by the first Farm Aid concert, she continues to believe —  like we do —  that family farmers are essential for the well-being of all of us.

We all have intentions that we don’t always follow through with for various reasons: We get busy, we forget, or our intentions are too big to fulfill at that moment. But the chance to follow through on your promise is always there.

Whether you’ve intended to give to Farm Aid in the past or you donate regularly, we hope you’ll see #GivingTuesday as a chance to fulfill your intention, and strengthen our mission to keep family farmers on the land and grow the good food movement. In 31 years, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture thanks to big-hearted donors like you.
Today is your chance to join millions of people who are using #GivingTuesday as a way to do good in the world! We hope you’ll use this opportunity to support Farm Aid and make a difference in the lives of family farmers and all of us who eat.
Thank you, from all of us at Farm Aid.

PS —  Today only! One of Farm Aid’s generous donors has pledged to match gifts up to the first $2,000 donated. Give a gift to support family farmers right now and see it doubled!
Photo © Lise Metzger

Thank you, Willie Nelson

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

In 2007, Willie Nelson & Family performed at a fundraising concert in Peru, Illinois, for the Peru Catholic School.  This is one of the hundreds of cards and posters presented to Willie Nelson by the students of Peru Catholic School last year. The kids wanted to thank Willie for helping to raise money to help the school build a playground.

Willie Nelson and Family support Standing Rock Water Protectors

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Willie and family have so far committed $3,500 to build a solar barn.

Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter.

Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping. We’ve already raised over $20,000, more than halfway to our goal — Thank you!

Chip in to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to shelter Water Protectors fighting Dakota Access.

The tiny barns will be mobile — so they may be utilized in the future by the Standing Rock tribe, and transported to support Pipeline Fighters on the frontlines in other states.

Chip in $25, $50 or whatever you can to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access.

Bold Alliance continues to stand with Standing Rock and landowners in Iowa fighting Dakota Access.

 

Thanks to the Nelson family, and to all the Water Protectors standing with Standing Rock and Iowa landowners fighting Dakota Access. 

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team
@Bold Nebraska on Twitter
Bold Nebraska on Facebook

Willie Nelson & Family donate Solar Barn to Standing Rock

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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Now more than ever, we need to stand together and show the strength of this movement. Right now, we have to keep the pressure on President Obama to do what’s right while he’s still in office, and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

But right now, we’re hearing reports that President Obama and the Army Corps may approvethe final pipeline permits as soon as Monday. 

Let’s show how huge of a grassroots movement there is to stop this risky pipeline.

Our good friend and fellow Pipeline Fighter, Water Protector, and defender of Family Farms — Willie Nelson — and his wonderful family have generously offered to match your donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access!

(Willie, along with his sons Lukas and Micah, performed at Bold Nebraska’s 2014 “Harvest the Hope” benefit concert on the Tanderup farm to stop the Keystone XL pipeline Willie’s wife Annie came to Nebraska too, cheered all from backstage.)

Willie and family have so far committed $3,500 to build one tiny solar barn — can you step up and help match his generous gift? 

Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter.

Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping. We’ve already raised over $20,000, more than halfway to our goal — Thank you!

Chip in to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to shelter Water Protectors fighting Dakota Access.

The tiny barns will be mobile — so they may be utilized in the future by the Standing Rock tribe, and transported to support Pipeline Fighters on the frontlines in other states.

Everyone who makes a donation will have their name inscribed on a plaque placed on the tiny barns at the camp.

  • $25: Pitch in for a solar panel
  • $50: Pitch in for a tiny solar barn
  • $500: Solar panel + battery for one tiny solar barn
  • $3,500: One tiny barn ($3,000 barn kit; $500 solar + battery)

Chip in $25, $50 or whatever you can to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access.

Bold Alliance continues to stand with Standing Rock and landowners in Iowa fighting Dakota Access.

Bold Oklahoma coordinator Mekasi Camp Horinek has been embedded at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota since July, helping to organize nonviolent direct actions.

Bold Iowa started the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance, which has been signed by more than 2,500 people willing to risk arrest to stop the pipeline, and organized nonviolent direct actions resulting in stoppage of construction and dozens of arrests.

Finally, if you’re in the Omaha area, be sure to join us on Sunday, Nov. 13 for the River Guardian Benefit Show at The 21st Saloon, 1:00-8:00 p.m. Eight bands, family-friendly, Pancake Man 1-4 p.m. Organized by Heather Pearson and co-hosted by Bold, with proceeds to go towards the Bakken Pledge Legal Fund. Click here for details on Sunday’s #NoDAPL benefit show in Omaha.

Thanks to the Nelson family, and to all the Water Protectors standing with Standing Rock and Iowa landowners fighting Dakota Access. 

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team
@Bold Nebraska on Twitter
Bold Nebraska on Facebook

Bridge School Benefit 2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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Willie Nelson & Family at the 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit (October 22, 2016)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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www.BridgeSchool.com

Organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young, the Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly benefit the operations of The Bridge School.

Our Mission

The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative & alternative means of communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications and through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative life-long educational strategies. The Bridge School is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

The first concert was held October 13, 1986 and, with the exception of 1987- the year the educational program was launched- it has become a highly anticipated Bay Area favorite.

Support making of “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” and you may win a guitar autographed by Willie Nelson

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Willie’s Reserve Donates Signed Guitar to MARY JANES Documentary

Support Mary Janes: The Women of Weed and you could win a signed guitar by Willie Nelson, thanks to our friends at Willie’s Reserve.

Willie Nelson once saved his guitar from a burning building and they have spent a lifetime traveling the world together. Willie and “Trigger” have a love story for the ages. They hope a MARY JANES’s supporter can start a friendship like that with their own Willie’sReserve guitar signed by the legend himself. The Fender Guitar (with acoustic pack) signed by Willie Nelson, along with a Willie’s Reserve T-shirt and hat, will be delivered to one lucky winner.

DETAILS ON HOW TO WIN THE GUITAR:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mary-janes-the-women-of-weed-film-marijuana-cannabis#/

Willie’s Reserve wrote: “Upon the debut of Willie’s Reserve in Colorado and Washington, Willie Nelson told us all, ‘Now that legalization is spreading across the country, there’s a great opportunity to build a company that can help a lot of people.’ Willie’s Reserve has set out to uphold these values, so we are so proud to support the motion picture MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED. It will take a community working together to create an industry where women are duly respected as leaders in marijuana. This film will be a cornerstone in the story and together we will pay tribute to a tradition of sharing, caring, and toking.”

Video produced by Green Mile Pictures, in association with Rise Above Social Strategies. Promotional consideration provided by Willie’s Reserve. Music by bensound.com

Special Thanks to: Wendy Mosher, Natalie Simone,Lauren Gibbs, and Diego Rodriguez.

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Win a chance to meet Willie Nelson on his Tour Bus at Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct 9, 2016)

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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https://www.charitybuzz.com

Help support an American-made petroleum alternative and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and you could meet Willie Nelson at Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)

https://www.charitybuzz.com/…/meet-willie-nelson-on-his-tou…

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Courtesy of Willie Nelson, you and a guest will receive 2 single day passes to the Austin City Limits Festival, for Sunday October 9th, a special guided tour of the festival’s backstage and artist compound area and then meet with the man himself, Willie Nelson on his tour bus ‘The Honeysuckle Rose’.

You and your guest will be allowed to get a photo with Willie and bring one personal item each to be signed by Willie at the meeting.

Proceeds benefit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Donated by: Willie Nelson