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Rolando Villazón's Fundraiser:

Rolando for UNHCR

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owner profile imageNearing the finish line!
December 23, 2016

We are officially at $8,500 and so close to our goal of $10,000 in just under two weeks! Thank you all for getting us to where we are today!   See more
Rolando Villazón

THE STORY:

To support his fundraising USA for UNHCR, Rolando is offering special gifts for donors who contribute before Christmas, 2016. These gifts can be used for the holiday season with the knowledge that the funds are in turn going to benefit those who need it most. Select your gift below:

 

$25/€25
Donate $25 (approx. €25) and you will receive a personalized e-card from Rolando and a thank you on his social media channels.
Additionally, $25/€25 could provide a refugee family with winter clothes in Syria.

$50/€50
Donate $50 (approx €50) and will receive the code to download an exclusive Rolando cartoon designed especially for this cause. The image can then be used as a holiday card design when you upload and purchase via Shutterfly.com (printing and shipping not included).
Additionally, you could provide high thermal fleece blankets to keep a family warm during the bitter winter months.

$100/€90
Donate $100 (approx €90) and you will receive a signed copy of Rolando’s album Treasures of Bel Canto, courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.
Additionally, you could provide a gas heater to keep hundreds of refugees warm in a reception center during winter in Europe.

$250/€230
Donate $250 (approx €230) and you will receive the code to download a limited edition print of an exclusive Rolando cartoon designed especially for this cause. The image will be sized for an A3 print. (Printing and shipping not included.)
Additionally, you can help register 10 Syrians who have fled for their lives as refugees, helping to protect their rights and access the right support in Turkey.

$500/€470
Donate $500 (approx €470) and Rolando will record your outgoing voicemail message, delivered to you as an MP3 with instructions for uploading it to your phone. 
Additionally, you could help to establish and train a child protection committee of 300 kids, teaching them how to keep themselves and their friends safe in the community in Africa.

$1,000/€940
Donate $1,000 (approx €940) and Rolando will record a personal video greeting on your behalf for a special person — be it singing a Christmas carol for your mother or proposing to your significant other.
Additionally, it costs just over $1,000 to help care for a frightened Syrian child who has arrived in Lebanon having lost their parents and family when fleeing. UNHCR provides care and support and places them with a foster family until their parents can be traced.
 

$2,500/€2,300
Donate $2,500 (approx €2,300) and Rolando will create and sign an original “Rolandito” artwork for you, suitable for framing (sized for an A2 frame). (Limit 5)
Additionally, you could provide a solar generator to help with communications during the aid operation.

NEW! $10,000/€9,680
Donate $10,000 (approx €9,680) and Rolando will invite you to dinner in a city to be mutually determined.
$10,000 can also insulate and seal the dwellings of 20 refugee families, protecting them from harsh winter conditions.

Rolando's Story

Having arrived in Europe as a young Mexican singer without a residency permit, Rolando went from one engagement to the next, never knowing how long he would be able to stay on the continent. He remembers waiting in long queues to receive documents from public authorities, has had unpleasant encounters with the police, and more than once feared that his dream of a career in Europe would end abruptly. He was only able to overcome the many bureaucratic hurdles because he met people, strangers, who helped him when needed.

 

You do not need to be a future famous opera singer in order to experience the support and kindness of your fellow human beings. It can never be the fear of the other and unknown that determines our thoughts and actions. On the contrary, today more than ever, empathy must dictate how we treat each other, from one human being to the other.

 

With this in mind, and to support relief efforts in the regions that need it most, Rolando is looking to raise $5,000 to support USA for the UNHCR, which helps and protects refugees and people displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, provides lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, they help refugees survive, recover and build a better future; giving refugees the hope they deserve, restoring their dignity and helping them rebuild their lives.

 

“I am deeply saddened by the ongoing refugee crisis. Millions of people are displaced because of war, persecution, and poverty,” says Rolando. “I wish to honor those refugees who lost their lives in the struggle to reach Europe, and to those who are still fighting, desperately and yet full of hope, for a better life for themselves and their families.

 

“I believe that if we all unite with small gestures, together we can give hope to those who need it most.”

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$13,950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Els Diekstra

    $25

  • Svetlana Bocharova

    $25

  • Antonella

    $100

  • Brigitta Weis

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Emilie Genoud

     

  • Sibylle

     

  • Melinda Baros

    $25

  • María Isabel

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mari Adachi

     

  • Rolando Villazón Club Wien

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Inken Wingerath

    $100

  • Corinne M Kelling

    $25

  • Geraldine Calvo

    $25

  • Emiko Furukawa

     

  • Christine Skoupy

    $25

  • Jan Henric Bogen

    $100

  • Silvia Ayala Barajas

    $50

  • Andrea Gerle

    $25

  • Danyèle Palazo

    $250

  • Jorge Balestra

    $100

  • Teresa Karvelis

    $500

  • Isabella Pitman

    $25

  • Linda O'Brien

     

  • MICHAEL EVANS

    $250

  • Jorge Castellano

     

  • Judith Neuhoff

    $250

  • Ben H

    $100

  • Laura & Jon Dyer

    $25

  • Martha Muñoz

    $100

  • Sergio, Bekah & Sofia Hernandez

    $100

  • Sandy Hall and Anne Sweeney

    $100

  • Tomoka Joren

    $25

  • Tomoka Joren

    $25

  • Sepideh Moafi

    $100

  • Cristina Mazzocca

     

  • Katharina Kaden

    $50

  • Manlay Nicole

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heidi Battig Wien

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Krytzia Dabdoub Smutny

    $500

  • Raimundas Juzuitis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • ALEX PADILLA

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristina Wolf und Ines Lange

    $25

  • Carrie-Ann Matheson

    $250

  • Ursi Gloor, Meilen, Schweiz

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patricia Bustos

     

  • Göran Larsson

     

  • Rania and Yuko, daughter and mother who love Rolando!

    $500

  • Paungthip Boonperm-Weniger

    $50

  • Ingrid von Bahder

    $25

  • haesook kang

     

  • haesook kang

     

  • Gallant Family, Germany

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erika Imre

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cristopher y Sandra

    $25

  • Diomari Montoya Spring

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christa König

    $50

  • Richard Cox

    $50

  • Heidrun Enders

    $50

  • Laurie Feldman

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Olivia Marlowe-Giovetti

    $15

  • Krista Matheson.

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shannon Holman

    $25

  • from Dorothy (from Australia)

    $25

  • ANNETTE GOTTLIEB

    $25

  • Sean M Gross

    $50

  • Ilse Mager

    $50

  • Brigitta Weis

    $775

  • Yannick Nezet-Seguin et Pierre Tourville

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Antonella

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ilias Spanakis

    $25

  • Göran

    $50

  • Brigitte Wildmann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Rosemary O'Brien

    $100

  • Brigitte Wildmann

    $40

  • Paty & Gabo

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John & Marie Lyden

    $500

  • Monir and Robert McCartney

    $250

  • Gerlinde

    $50

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140% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Gerlinde

Gerlinde

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Monir and Robert McCartney

Monir and Robert McCartney

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

John & Marie Lyden

John & Marie Lyden

DONATION: $500

In memory of John Lyden Sr. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Paty & Gabo

Paty & Gabo

2 years ago

Brigitte Wildmann

Brigitte Wildmann

DONATION: $40

Von Herzen freue ich mich mit Ihnen, lieber Rolando, über den Erfolg dieser Kampagne!!! 2 years ago

Rosemary O'Brien

Rosemary O'Brien

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Brigitte Wildmann

Brigitte Wildmann

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Göran

Göran

DONATION: $50

We are the Champions! 2 years ago