It's been a while since I have posted. I took a break of about two weeks, but I am back now more ready than ever to continue progressing as quickly as possible.
So, you're probably wondering, "what's new?"
On January 14, 2012 there was a large benefit concert held for us in Fribourg, Switzerland. This concert was held by the organization Macrocosm, on the behalf of the College St-Michel and featured the groups Mungo Aside, The Animen and Eiko. Approximately 500 people showed up, many choosing to pay the 15 franc entrance fee rather than the 10 franc cover fee. We are still waiting to hear how much was raised, but it is estimated that we will receive about $8,000 from the proceeds of this year's and last year's concert combined. Overall the concert was extremely successful. A big thanks goes out to my friend Ana Odermatt for being the project leader in Europe and nominating us as the beneficiaries of this event!
Next in line is a benefit that is much closer to home for those of you living in Austin, Texas. 6 am on Monday (February 6, 2012) I will be helping Alejandro Silveyra put up some of his photography in the Magnolia Cafe at 2304 Lake Austin Boulevard Austin, TX 78703. Everything Alejandro earns from sales he will generously donate to Expand Casa Hogar. Alejandro's work is beautiful and I suggest that if you are in the area you check it out!
I am trying hard to create a benefit concert here in Austin. If you have any suggestions as to musicians who might be interested in performing for us, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have begun promoting the idea of text donations through posters I have made. I will attach the poster document so that you may print out posters to put up if you would like. It's a great and easy way to continue helping out if you feel so inspired! I have found that cafes are a great place to put them up, and we have received several text donations as a result.
Well, that's about it for now! Things have been very slow since we finished the Open Challenge. It is important to let people know that we are not finished yet. Including what we believe will come from the benefit in Switzerland, we have about $16,000 total right now (which is wonderful!) but we still have $34,000 to go.
I will be attaching some photos along with this report of the benefit concert in Fribourg, Switzerland. I hope you enjoy!
Thank you so much for your support. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the new year!
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