The wonderful music of John Adorney, in concert with Daya Rawat, was the inspiration for an “out of the box” fundraising event in Denver. Local volunteers planned a media and music party to premier the HD screening of the concert, with live music, refreshments, and sales.
Denver Open Media, adjacent to one of the Arts districts of Denver, is the hub of community access television in the city and a very lively place where young people tend to congregate. Its contemporary studio space, big screen and high quality sound systems made it the perfect choice for the event which took place on 18 November 2011. This fundraiser was promoted to friends via email, Facebook, word of mouth, and fliers.
On Saturday, October 8, 2011, a unique golf tournament was held in the UK to raise funds for TPRF’s Japanese Disaster Relief Fund. It took place at the beautiful Hatfield London Golf and Country Club, which has two 18-hole parkland golf courses. This club was an ideal choice for the project because it has a significant Japanese contingent amongst its membership. In all, 90 golfers took part in teams of four, each team consisting of two club members and two “friends” of TPRF. The format used was the “Texas Scramble,” which golfers know is particularly good for encouraging teamwork and bonding! After a fun afternoon of golf, everyone settled down for an enjoyable evening together.
Catherine Potron, an artist and ceramicist who lives in Joyeuse (meaning “joyful”), France, had a “milestone” birthday this November when she turned 60. She decided to organize a special birthday party to “make a difference.”
The idea came to her when she received an email message from Causes suggesting that she invite her Facebook friends to donate to TPRF. She thought that it might be more inspiring and fun to turn her birthday celebration into a fundraiser.
Catherine teaches children, and so raising funds for TPRF’s Food for People initiative is dear to her heart. To introduce TPRF she showed a slideshow and had some photos and brochures available.
France has a long history of political and cultural connections with Africa, and the French media has been giving prominent coverage to the plight of famine and drought victims in the Horn of Africa. The drought there has been the worst to afflict the area in over 60 years, and the crisis has been worsened by the masses of immigrants fleeing political unrest and violence.
Supporters of TPRF in France felt moved to raise funds for the TPRF’s recent Horn of Africa appeal and decided to organize a golf tournament in Paris.
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