29 April 2008

How You Can Help

WHO IS JAMES? WHAT IS HE DOING? Watch the video and find out!
video

HOW YOU CAN HELP...
  • Positive energy, thoughts, and/or prayers
  • Keep in touch with me while I am in Namibia via this site
  • Come to fund raising events (check this site weekly for events)
  • Monetary donations (I am raising $6,000 to pay for the year long experience and related costs)
*On my site (click on the "donate" link on the left side of this page)
*Send check to:

James Butler
1134 Lawson Lane
Austin, TX 78702

*TAX-DEDUCTIBLE (Make check out to "WorldTeach" and write James Butler-Namibia" on the memo line)

WorldTeach
c/o Center for International Development
Harvard University, Box 122
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge MA 02138 USA

Fund-raising progress (so close!!!)

MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL...

Grateful in Arizona!

Danny and Dasan rockin' out to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Danny and Andy singing "Love of my Life"


Wow. That is about all I can say about the "African Benefit Concert" that took place at the Circle of Peace Church in Peoria, AZ this weekend. The concert was a collaborative effort by some of my best friends from college (Andy--Master of Ceremonies/Coordinator, Aaron--Giving massages, and Danny--Providing the sweet music). It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful for all the people who came and supported me and my cause. The concert raised $885!!! I am getting closer and closer to my goal of $6,000. Thanks again to all the support!

PEACE AND LOVE...

25 April 2008

My new Green T

I recently had a couple shirts made that advertise my website and my favorite saying, "Be the Change." I plan on wearing them every day to promote my trip. Check it out!

FRONT--notice the sweet "peace" font!


BACK--Namibia colored in


PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU ALL...

08 April 2008

Manchester College, Mutual Kumquat, and SAVE THE FIREHOUSE!

On Saturday, March 29th, Mutual Kumquat put on an amazing show at Manchester College and raised awareness of my trip allowing me to speak and raise money. I am forever grateful to the wonderful people of Mutual Kumquat (Seth, Drue, Chris, and Jacob) as well as the beautiful people of N. Manchester and Manchester College. I was able to raise $290 at the event, pass out cards, and most importantly connect with people.

Again, I am so thankful to all of the people who supported me with words of affirmation, positive energy, donations, and songs (Kumquat brought me on stage and sang my favorite song, "In My Eyes", which they haven't played in 4 years...it was amazing!).

I also want to raise awareness of something else that is very near and dear to my heart. The Firehouse is a youth venue which hosts concerts and other fun activities in North Manchester, IN. It is a great place that was started by brilliant kids who wanted something fun to do with their free time instead of just sit around and drink. When I was a junior at Manchester, and RA on GMII (Garver Hall), we did a fund-raiser called the "Scruff-a-thon" (basically had a beard growing contest for the month) during the month of January to raise money for The Firehouse. Anywho, we raised $700 in a little over 3 weeks and it was an awesome experience!

Now to the real point of this story...The Firehouse roof caved in last summer and basically destroyed the whole place. So now they are renovating and raising money to return it to it's glory. Please visit their site and donate a few dollars. It is very worth it. You will get a happy feeling inside when you donate...I promise. :)

The Firehouse site
YouTube videos about The Firehouse