rss

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)

talk about it …

0 Comments

Max 4000 chars What say you?
useless facts

263 upcoming shows @ 49 different spots

51 upcoming shows with flyers

51 ALL AGES shows!

 
Search
Find shows, photos, blogs
Shoutbox
Jake Prog and experimental rock this Saturday at Old Gilbert Road Tavern! Rainbow Face and Mingus Uh-Oh
-9/11/2019 8:32:22 AM
Electric Ring @fixin' to, the [Sep 19, 2019] » A//TAR record release? Oh hell yes!
-9/5/2019 3:23:18 PM
Da Punx Sinbad take over PORTLAND! HE LEGIT! 1990s Bay bee!!! HOLLA!!!! Dad-core 4ever!!
-8/28/2019 12:26:55 AM
phil @lay low tavern [Aug 27, 2019] » hdhdh
-8/27/2019 4:47:06 PM
show-bot! all the shows have an edit history if you wanna check who did what and when
-8/1/2019 8:47:29 AM
Im so dumb Why'd you remove the Old City and Autocracy show on 8/2 and replace it with a show ar Misdemeanor Meadows? These shows aren'tv related at all. No love, 503 punx.
-8/1/2019 8:43:41 AM
John @post 134 [Aug 08, 2019] » 8pm start time? How old do you think I am, 21?
-7/31/2019 10:46:50 AM
AJ @billy blues bar and grill [Jul 28, 2019] » The Glenn Cannon debut CD "Devil in the Sunshine" dropped July 12th! ¤ It’s a KILLER Rock Record. ¤ You can hear it at one of the links below. ¤ ¤ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0tvWfr7jiNz1tEVbo3jMeb… ¤ ¤ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… ¤ ¤
-7/20/2019 8:07:25 PM
Curt @waypost, the [Jul 12, 2019] » BULL MARKET ¤ https://bullmarket.bandcamp.com/album/broker ¤ ¤ TOIM ¤ https://toim.bandcamp.com/album/and-into-the-eyes-of-the-jackass ¤ ¤ HEAVY MEDICAL ¤ https://heavymedical.bandcamp.com/album/constant-disappointment-demo
-7/8/2019 8:01:49 AM
does blast house still do shows?
-7/1/2019 9:41:41 AM
NASALROD + DIRTY PRINCESS - FREE at RONTOMS - SUNDAY JULY 7TH! @rontoms [Jul 07, 2019] » Stoked for this & Banana Stand Media will be filming the event!!! FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2415613575338915/
-6/29/2019 5:53:30 PM
people need to be aware that jon scheid from u sco and duck little brother duck is a sexual predator
-6/28/2019 8:57:03 PM
AKM @tonic lounge [Jun 29, 2019] » Sad to see the Tonic go. Glad to play this stage one more time before it does. Thank you for making Portland one of the best cities for music in the US.
-6/28/2019 4:10:41 PM
Electric Ring @tonic lounge [Aug 02, 2019] » Damn that flyer is lit!
-6/24/2019 12:43:42 PM
@rontoms [Jun 23, 2019] » Not to be missed! Great lineup and going to be one bitchin' patio show!
-6/18/2019 3:43:39 PM
Punx @ask a punk [Jun 01, 2019] » Venue is on the sw side of the ross island bridge , the Secret Palace !
-5/30/2019 9:38:30 PM
Ellisa Sun @marino's coffee shop [May 31, 2019] » SO STOKED FOR THIS LAST MINUTE SHOW! HOPE TO SEE YA THERE PORTLAND!
-5/28/2019 11:53:58 PM
La Inquisición = fascists La Inquisición = fascists and apolitics
-5/22/2019 5:05:18 PM
swank @east side bar and grill [May 31, 2019] » An evening of space prog and singer/songwriter adventcha! Space Rats hit the stage at 830 to soundtrack a projection of the classic Beastmaster. Escape Goats and Ladybug Infestation work their usual magic!
-5/18/2019 7:30:27 PM
Mrk Eyz @adx [May 19, 2019] » New location. All ages!
-5/16/2019 2:49:19 PM
FCUK YEAHH @starday tavern [Jul 19, 2019] » WOO!!!
-5/12/2019 5:46:31 PM
jonathan @high water mark [May 10, 2019] » OK
-5/10/2019 4:43:59 PM
Da Punx I think you should go see Sad Horse. Jenny Don't and the Spurs sucks (rehash tired fucking bullshit/nothingoriginal.) 503 punx reprezent!
-5/3/2019 3:37:28 AM
bastardsalt KENTON CLUB - TONIGHT. FREE. NONE ep release show. LOUD, FUN, FUCK YEAH!
-5/2/2019 3:50:52 PM
Jenny @adx [May 19, 2019] » Dayyyyyyyyuuum
-5/1/2019 4:17:04 PM
Mark Saturday, May 11th, at Gil's Speakeasy, black metal show with STAVVES from Corona, CA and PDX locals, Trow & At the Heart of the World!
-5/1/2019 2:25:16 PM
nikxt Can you add a good punk show for Fruday (4/26). Hardcore, post-punk or '77. Thanks!!
-4/24/2019 11:32:08 AM
nikxt BoardIsLife > Terminal-Boredom forum
-4/19/2019 2:40:05 AM
nikxt @ Mike! I don't use Facebook. Not punk. Ain't used social media since Myspace in 2004.
-4/19/2019 2:34:03 AM
Mike @house show ~ ask a flower [Apr 19, 2019] » Face book message yhe bands for address.
-4/16/2019 11:57:18 AM
Mike @slims [Apr 20, 2019] » Heres the link to the event..... ¤ https://m.facebook.com/events/379407619572720/?acontext=%7B"ref"%3A"2"%2C"ref_dashboard_filter"%3A"calendar"%2C"action_history"%3A"[%7B%5C"surface%5C"%3A%5C"dashboard%5C"%2C%5C"mechanism%5C"%3A%5C"main_list%5C"%2C%5C"extra_data%5C"%3A[]%7D]"%7D&ref=bookmarks
-4/16/2019 11:51:22 AM
nikxt @tanker, the [Apr 12, 2019] » Nice!
-4/12/2019 7:45:53 PM
bastardsalt @tanker, the [Apr 12, 2019] » Unfortunately (and bummed), Trash pulled out of the show at Tanker, but Bad Channels have barreled onto their slot. ¤ ¤ The show must go on!
-4/11/2019 3:47:12 PM
Im so dumb The Briefs should come to PDX. They suck now. Still want them to cum tho.
-4/3/2019 12:46:59 PM
show-bot! @moda center (rose garden) [Apr 12, 2019] » fuckoff with this nonsense
-4/3/2019 12:44:01 PM
Nicholas @fixin' to, the [Mar 23, 2019] » Get tix ahead of time! Link in FB event page link! Will sell out! Don't blow it! This show is going to blow the roof off!
-3/18/2019 8:23:17 PM
BIG BUSINESS + GAYTHEIST + NASALROD @mississippi studios [Apr 16, 2019] » Ummmm...this is gonna RULE! Tuesday, April 16th at Mississippi Studios! Don't sleep on tix!!💯💯💯
-3/9/2019 4:28:36 PM
tammy @killingsworth dynasty [Feb 28, 2019] » poster says killingsworth dynasty. listed at white owl.
-2/28/2019 10:49:39 AM
dougcapello @FAQ/WTF?! : How to Get Your Band Listed and Post a New Bio » Hey, we don't have access to removing a harmful/explicit profile that ended up on this page. Does anyone know how we can do this? Haven't had luck hearing back from webmaster yet.
-2/25/2019 11:11:41 PM
pc-pdx this is the new server. ok. cool.
-2/22/2019 2:12:02 PM

If you would like to comment on this page, please leave a comment in the box in the main content area and it will appear in the shoutbox complete with linkage.