Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rex needs help!

100 Days of the Grateful Dead
Day Forty-something

Time to Give

Sorry. No show today. I thought there would be but
I'm pretty wasted on Egg Nog.

after Yesterday & Today off (but I'm listening to lots of good stuff!)
we'll be back strong on Wednesday. Gettin' a little backed up, too,
which'll mean two shows a day for a couple days. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, read this:

When the idea of 100 Days of the Dead first occurred to me back in late August/early September, it was intended to not only be about posting a fairly significant amount of shows over the last 100 days of the year, but also about somehow raising some money for a few charities that are important to me and I hope might touch your heart, as well.

Okay, well, that didn't go over as planned but the idea to get people to give a few bucks is still very much with me.

So listen, if you're sitting there reading this, please think about checking out the REX FOUNDATION. This is the Grateful Dead's very own non-profit charitable organization so it's kinda exactly in line with this blog and these tunes, eh? Don'tchya think?! (Agree -- it is!)

"The Rex Foundation aims to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere."

I know many of us have already given significantly to the Grateful Dead over the years, and some of our dollars have probably gone to the Rex Foundation. But they're not done yet. They're pushing forward and hoping to be able to give even more in the future. What they want to achieve can't be done without the generosity of many.

Look, I'd be willing to bet that everyone reading this has an 5 extra bucks that could be used for something greater than ourselves. One does not need to donate a hundred dollars. You don't even gotta give 20 bucks to help make a difference. Organizations welcome every single dollar they receive... yeah, donating even just a dollar or two is a good thing.

Check out Rex or think about giving today to something else that might mean something to you? Thanks!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the wonderful music, especially the Grateful Dead and Dead related. I haven't done a comment before because my daughter is always interrupting me. I don't leave comments at many other blogs because most require a google account, which I don't have and don't know how to get.


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