Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thank you!

Final numbers are in and the deadline has passed. The results... $11,013.49 raised! We did some good work together. Thank you to everyone who participated, gave, supported, cheered, sneered, doubted and lent a hand. Every part of this past year was worth it for this.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

In the wee hours

Tomorrow I will wake for the final event for this Seva challenge. Tonight is the last long haul of ironing, printing and planning. I am almost done and ready to rest. To rise and shine and greet those who join me. May you be well and may we gather tomorrow for the greater good, us included.

Friday, December 11, 2009

a few brought a lot

Last night's Change for Change was a success in my book. The crowd was small, very small. There were many faces I did not see that I had expected - that's just the thing with expectations though.

Those that did attend really brought it. They showed up with buckets, tubs, jars, and large bags. And they stayed and smiled and drank and laughed. All the while the talented and charming Clint - aka Eli Charleston - played his rag timey tunes which filled the air with sweet sounds and mixed with the holiday decorations.

All in all 9 full coffee cans are ready to be deposited, with a few more trickling in. The cans are heavy - weighed down by the generosity within them and the months of gathering and giving.

Thank you to everyone who came out in the freezing night air. Thank you to Clint for playing for Change. Thank you to Suba and the ladies of MQ for hosting the event and thank you to my co-workers there that shared their time and space to lend a helping hand.

So while the turnout disappointed me, that feeling quickly dissipated once I realized that the people who were there were so full of love that it filled the room as if there were hundreds and that is more than enough.

So I might have to make a few trips to get all this change counted... I'll keep you posted on the final amount.

Namaste friends.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Here we go...

Change for Change is tonight from 5:00 - 7:00 at Suba at 272 North Street, in Harrisburg.

My second wave of excitement / nerves kicked in about a half hour ago... the first wave kicked in when I saw the article in the Patriot this morning. Mostly I am excited to see what happens, who turns up and what the outcome is.

Eli Charleston will be playing live for the entire time!! Fun times no matter the outcome.

Hope to see you there!!

Check out the article in today's Patriot News!!

A big thank you to writer Lara Brenckle and to photographer Christine Baker. Please take a moment and check out the article in today's paper - click here to read.

** Photograph by Christine Baker, The Patriot-News

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Photog in the house

In the week before an event I am usually to be found in my basement madly printing away until the wee hours of the morning. And often guests, helpers and visitors pop over to lend a hand or to say hello. Last night my visitor was a photographer from the Patriot News. I was nervous before their arrival and then relieved - it really was an enjoyable experience, I forgot about the camera and the photographer, Christine, was as cool as could be.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Change for Change - December 10th

A little while back I mentioned a little fundraising idea called Change for Change... and I asked you to start saving some change or to set a can out at your place of business or home. The idea being that we will see how much what is spare to us can do for others when it is combined.

It is almost time to see what happens...

On December 10th, from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Suba Tapas Bar, I am holding the Change for Change benefit. The idea is pretty simple - stop by, donate your change and together we will see what happens next.

Bring your change in a baggie, a dish, a pocket, a jug, a bucket, or a handful... and toss it in one of the collection cans. While you are there stay for some drinks and tapas. Your beautiful bartenders that evening have graciously decided to donate their tips from 5:00 - 7:00 to the cause! So come on out... a little spare change can go a long way.

Change for Change - Thursday December 10th. Happy hour never looked so good.

Yoga for Uganda

The ever talented Megan Caruso (artist, designer and maker of things) has once again come up with yet another beautiful poster and a lovely apparel design for the final Yogini for Uganda event... I am continually stunned by her talent and so very grateful to her great contribution to help out with the fundraising effort. For those of you visiting this blog for the first time Megan is the clever designer behind my logo, printed materials and images for the tees...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I spy with my little eye...

Great success last night. With gratitude and respect, thank you to all the fantastic musicians and to everyone who came out and made the night what it was. Good times indeed with a great group of people. Together we raised $1,055! .

* Photograph by Jeff Lynch

Friday, November 27, 2009

Uganda Rocks, Part Deuce... TONIGHT

Take a nap and then get on your dancing shoes... be a part of a night of live, local music for the greater good.

Spy Club, Second Street, 9:00 pm until the wee hours...

$10 at the door

Build a school, sustainable farm, and birthing center for Ugandan communities in great need.

The Sentinel Online : A E : Arts : Area bands rock for Ugandan charities

The Sentinel Online : A E : Arts : Area bands rock for Ugandan charities

Thanks to Lisa Clarke - area entertainment writer, and to Jeff Lynch who sparked her interest... Uganda Rocks and Yogini for Uganda has a write in The Sentinel.