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“Again the heart with rapture glows …”
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It’s Giving Tuesday!
US Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has turned to grey and Cyber Monday went Poof!
What’s next? Turn your attention to areas that sometimes are less prominent and don’t scream at you in social media. Today is the day to give to your charity of choice. Watch the little ad from Giving Tuesday Canada, which explains the purpose of the day way better than I can!
Join the movement here, and tell your story and share about your favourite charity. Very cool!
Show your true self in an #unselfie!
From the givingTuesday.org website:
Join in the social media action with your very own #UNselfie! A #UNselfie is an unselfish or selfless #selfie. Take a photo of someone or something that represents giving to you and upload to your social media platform of choice, whether it be Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter via hashtag #unselfie and #givingtuesday.
Want to share more of the #GivingTuesday spirit? Join in sharing your “I’m giving because-…” sign by making a simple card or piece of paper that says “I’m giving because-“ and add your reason for giving this season. Every action YOU take shows why giving is important and helps others to join in the spirit of giving!
Just upload your picture of your “I’m giving because-“ sign to any and all of your social media platforms using hashtag #unselfie and #givingtuesday. Tell your friends, family, and even show how your pet is participating in #GivingTuesday too!
Will you be participating? Share on our comments or tweet us your unselfie! We’d love to see them , especially if it involves a favourite charity.
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Special Announcement from FOD!
And speaking about favourite charities, we got this note from our friends at Invisible Children yesterday:
As a current fundraiser for #zeroLRA, we want to make sure you know that tomorrow is #Giving Tuesday - an annual day where people from all over the world celebrate and support nonprofit organizations. It’s the kickoff to the season of giving, and could be a really good day to reach out to your networks to encourage them to donate to your page.
The timing couldn’t be better for a Special Message from FOD!
Today is #GivingTuesday – an annual day to support nonprofit organizations. FOD is proud to announce that we are currently collecting donations to support Invisible Children’s new campaign called zeroLRA.
Invisible Children is trying to fundraise $3 million by Dec. 31 to help every soldier, woman, and child escape from the LRA. In the last 3 years, there has been a 93% reduction in killings and a 67% reduction in abductions. The LRA currently has roughly 250 fighters and 58 people have escaped this year.
Fans of David readers will recall that in 2011, through Musician Coalition, Invisible Children was able to raise over $100,000 which funded an HF radio tower which sends out twice daily radio messages alerting communities of nearby LRA activity, and an FM radio studio which broadcasts “come home” messaging to members of the LRA.
81% of escapees cite the “come home” messaging as their motivation to escape. The money raised through this campaign will be used to expand and improve these programs.
FOD has set up its own fundraising page for Invisible’s new campaign #ZeroLRA. This is NOT part of the previous official David Archuleta donation page set up while David was here; this is a separate effort we established as a result of a request from our friends at Invisible Children. Invisible loves the support of David fans, and whether he is here or not, the giving spirit of fans never goes away.
They established a very large goal for us, but we have been known to make goals before. They are providing special incentives if we reach this goal, which would include an inscription of David’s name at a radio tower in Africa. More details on the incentives here
And to help us get there, FOD will also provide special thank you’s to those who donate $25 or more, which we will reveal at our virtual Christmas Concert on Dec. 14!
So, if you are thinking of a charity for your holiday donation funds this year, consider Invisible Children.
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Two years ago…. Picture Perfect in Verona
Instead of posting the playlist of all the vids (we are saving up vids for our virtual concert!), hopefully these slideshow will set the mood for one of the prettiest venues of the MKOC tour. And the venue, the Canada/US fans, the S-N-O-W! It was a magical night!
Still hoping for a DVD one day
And, oh, those boots! I hope they are safely in a box. Somewhere.
My Slideshow (don’t use the slideshow feature for this one, the pictures won’t size correctly. And the image list pix are unusually small. Sorry. And Grrrrr….)
I lied … just one vid since something magical happened in Verona! It snowed! As told by Connie (@cadthu) in the preamble to her video:
During David’s amazing Silent Night it suddenly started to snow on us!!! I tried my best to catch some of it. Silent Night is stunning here. David’s show is stunning. I think this is his BEST Silent Night ever!!
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Dec. 3, 2010
Performance at the Magestic Theatre, Texas
David had a few performances in December, 2010 before getting back to SLC to practice with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir before the Christmas Concerts.
Click on the link below to connect to Margy’s website with her fan adventures:
Slideshow: Credit Fiona
Just one vid to show here. David moves onstage to The Other Side of Down.
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As Found aRound
From Pocoelsy! This is so pretty! Send us in any other Christmas edits you have. We love them!
Keeping it shorter and oh-so-sweet today. Getting ready for that Christmas virtual concert. Have you RSVP’d yet? Click here to do so!
See you next Monday!