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Fun, quick blog entry from the weekend of ACL festivities here in Austin, TX.
Here’s one day of treats…
Fleet Foxes -
Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings -
Jose Gonzales -
I feel a bit changed today. Last night we threw a benefit at our home. This benefit marked the culmination of a fundraising effort with our friends and family for DiscoverHope Fund (DHF),an Austin based non-profit 501(c)(3) international development organization promoting abundance for women and their families living in economic poverty through microcredit and sustainable support systems.
Together we raised around $6500 dollars for DHF.
It really opened up my eyes to the hearts that people have – the generosity and care for humanity. The recession and political environments don’t currently foster or reward positivity and hope (no innuendo intended), but there was a shift for me last night. Create the environment you want to be around. Surround yourself with people who believe in the same things that you love or just support. Inspire action through providing people with new ways to see their gifts and talents and where that’s needed and useful.
Thank you to all of our friends that came and gave their resources and time, to those that donated without enjoying the festivities, to those that coached me through the hard times during the process, to those that checked in via phone or email before the event to wish us a great success, and to the woman who made this event all possible through her commitment to women in poverty… Your kindness and attention make me so grateful and proud to know you.