A few years ago I was the featured speaker at a local high school’s Veterans Day assembly. This was, of course, an egregious error. I was there to accompany the school choir, directed by bandmate Brian Hoskins, in a performance of “Carry On,” a piece I wrote inspired by the stories of a B-17 pilot in World War II. The student-group in charge of scheduling a speaker had failed to do so and, without my knowledge, slotted me in. Gulp.
Geoff Larson here. For those of you who don’t know me (and I sincerely hope by now that most of you do) I am the Creator and Program Director for The Bushwick Book Club Seattle. I have some very important news to share.
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig is coming up on Wednesday May 15th, 2013!
This is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations like The Bushwick Book Club Seattle that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.
Each donation made to the more than 1,400 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 will receive a prorated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.
What does this mean for The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and you?
It means that Bushwick has an amazing opportunity to accept donations that will grow into even larger donations from Seattle Foundation sponsors. We have a great need of funding to continue with our programs planned for this year and beyond. These projects include:
- Live book inspired musical events
- Children’s programming
- In-School song writing workshops focusing on books in our local school’s curriculum
- Songwriting workshops for The Wounded Warriors Project & The Red Badge Project
- Summer School Songwriting Workshops
- Free in studio recording time for our amazing Bushwick artists
- Podcasts of the live events
- The Bushwick Blog
- and so much more…
Please take some time to visit Bushwick’s donation page. We have grand ambitions and your gifts will enable us to continue contributing to our community. Every dollar donated will grow into even more dollars for Bushwick and the Seattle community!!
GiveBIG to Bushwick on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013!!!
Thanks, everyone! Read on!