Robert McArthur Todd via Crowdrise
August 23, 2012
EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2012
Ok, so I realize it's a little unorthodox to have a picture of your baby on a fundraising page for something that has nothing to do with babies, but he's awfully cute and if his sweet smile can't convince YOU to empty out your wallet to help expand the minds of children, then I don't know what will.
Meet Dash! He's the newest addition to our family and we're awfully smitten, hence putting his little mug on my fundraising page. I'm a board member for the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) and we're raising money for the Benefit of Culture fundraising campaign. Although this fundraiser isn't for babies, it is for children and one day Dash will be old enough to appreciate and benefit from the LEAF music programs. Keep reading....
Our goal with this online fundraiser and the Benefit of Culture is to build awareness in the community about LEAF's music programs and raise $10,000 of the $25,000 remaining for our Annual Fund Goal.
My personal goal is to raise at least $500 from friends and family. The most important thing is that you give not how much you give. So come off your cash and feel good. Give $10 and feel great. Give $25 and feel exceptional for helping our local and global communities.
Also one more way to feel super amazing is to get your tickets to the Benefit of Culture World Dance Party (September 6, 2012 at Highlands Brewery). Come watch Dash get his groove on... c'mon he's so cute! (shameless cute kid plug). Did I mention I designed the space where the party will take place? (shameless plug for my architecture firm)
What is LEAF? What are the LEAF Music Programs? Why do I volunteer with LEAF?
Here's the scoop on the greatness of LEAF:
Many of you already probably know LEAF is a superb music and arts festival, but what you may not know is LEAF is also a non profit organization with two music outreach programs- a local program called LEAF in Schools & Streets (LSS) and an international program called LEAF International (LI).
Through LSS LEAF has reached 5000 youth annually since 2004. Sending in LEAF performers to schools for workshops and residencies and employing local artists to teach performing arts in over 17 afterschool programs this year alone. On the global front, LI matches native teaching artists with schools and orphanages to learn the traditional cultures in music and dance using locally bought instruments.
I encourage You to learn more about these programs at LEAF's web site: www.theleaf.org