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Laughing Horse Sleeping Bag Fundraiser Festival!

Laughing Horse Bookstore Jan 13 2010 12:40P 0

Laughing Horse Sleeping Bag Fundraiser Festival!
|Four nights of musical entertainment, Thursday Jan 21st through Friday Jan 24th starting each night at 8PM featuring the following: |Al Bradbury |David Rovics |Felecia and the Dinosaur |Grandparents |Grey Anne |The Hand that Bleeds |Hepsi |Leviticus Appleton |Lindsey Walker |Mama Sunshine |Nun Chuksky |Riot Cop |Whale Warrior |With special guests from New Orleans |Count James |Peppermint Pony
--Check out the Laughing Horse show schedule.

History:
In November we had a small fund raiser to buy sleeping bags for the homeless. We generated $100 and bought three military intermediate grade bags rated to 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit at a discount from Andy & Bax and donated them to the "Red Door" at the Down Town Chapel. Everyone thought the fund raiser went well so we decided to do it again. In December we had another fund raiser and generated $200 and bought and donated six of the same sleeping bags. However Andy & Bax notified us that their cost had gone up and they could not give us the same discount again, but they could give us their standard 10% discount for ten items or more.

Goal:
So to get the discount we need to raise atleast $400 dollars because these bags are $40 dollars a piece. If we raise that amount then we can get eleven bags and every additional bag would be %10 off. So to reach our target we decided to make the fund raiser a four night festival, and because we have fifteen artists, we should be able to generate atleast enough money to buy one sleeping bag per artist, which would be a fund raising goal of $540. This may not seem like a lot, but if every person in the world tried to help take care of just one other person in need, then the world would be a lot better place, and we want to do our part. Also this event is not just about raising money, but raising the visibility of the issue of homelessness to the public who might not hear about it from the mainstream media; and to raise the consciousness of all the musicians and fans involved by giving them an opportunity to get personally involved in helping someone.

Planned Action:
We have discussed distributing the bags ourselves this time, since there are plenty of homeless people right around Laughing Horse, some that we know personally. We are accepting the following items for drop off anytime during 11AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday: tarps, tents, duffle and camping bags, winter and rain coats, gloves, socks, boots and food. We would like to make a warm meal that we could take out to the homeless when we distribute the bags, and then sit down and have a conversation with them. We are looking for volunteers to help distribute fliers and bags. If you would like to help please let us know by contacting us on our myspace page http://www.myspace.com/laughinghorsecollective, email us at laughinghorsepdx@riseup.net or call (503)236-2893.

Donate Online:
We are taking online donations of all amounts, but please be aware of the following:
$40 buys one sleeping bag
$36 buys one sleeping bag at 10% off
Paypal charges 3% for use of it's site.
You can also drop off a check at Laughing Horse 11AM to 7PM Mon - Sat.
To donate, check out theLaughing Horse myspace blog and look for the paypal button for online donations.


Schedule:
January 13th through 20th
Flier distribution (email or call to volunteer)

Thursday Jan 21st 8PM
Lindsey Walker
Al Bradbury
Leviticus Appleton
David Rovics

Friday Jan 22nd 8PM
Whale Warrior
Grandparents
Mama Sunshine
Grey Anne

Saturday Jan 23rd 8PM
Lindsey Walker
Nun Chuksky
Hepsi
Riot Cop

Sunday 24th 8PM
Felecia and the Dinosaur
The Hand That Bleeds
Count James
Peppermint Pony


Monday Jan 25th Bag acquisition and distribution (email or call to volunteer)

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