Well, I’ve been on something of a self-imposed hiatus over the last week/month/a while now, but Jennifer from Mumford and Sons Blog with the help of a few other tumblr compatriots (thank you so much to jburneya and meetva2000) did something pretty awesome while at the Ryman Auditorium just a few days ago aside from seeing M & S rock out. Something that I think warrants a little effort on my part.
She had Mr. Marcus Mumford of the ever-so wonderful Mumford & Sons sign a copy of Sigh No More Deluxe as pictured here. She explained to him that this would be given to someone who is donating to the causes they support via The Wayside Inn, specifically Amnesty International and Invisible Children. That Marcus is aware of our little project…well, you can imagine I was pretty…gobsmacked is a polite way of putting it.
How to Win This Autographed Copy of Sigh No More:
First, reblog! Then, donate. To be good to our word, only donors are up for winning this but if you donate once and reblog multiple times, you increase your chances.
Option A: Donate to Invisible Children via The Wayside Inn
The band has performed for IC, their music has been used in IC videos, most recently in the phenomenon that is the Kony 2012 viral film.
Option B: Donate to Amnesty International via The Wayside Inn
The band most recently took part in the Secret Policeman’s Ball to raise money for Amnesty International, an organization that works on human rights around the world.
(If crowdrise for whatever reason isn’t your thing, directly donating to these organizations and sending firstname.lastname@example.org your receipt will count.)
Whenever the combined total of the two fundraisers reaches $1000, we will select randomly a winner from the reblogs, selecting until we verify the winner is also a donor. As always, we recommend learning about what both IC and AI do and how your donation will help further the cause of human rights.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! Send them to my ask! Please put this on your twitter, fb, etc. Thanks again to Jennifer and all who have been such fantastic supporters and extra thanks to Marcus! Let’s see what we can do!
Just like it’s no doubt happening in your life, December is our last, manic push to the finish line. Our last big hurrah before 2012. Things are crazy. Mumford & Sons is getting nominated for Grammys and we still want to raise $1000.00 for Invisible Children. We’re currently at $420.00. So that means we need more help, more outreach, and definitely more contests and we, hope, more fun.
So on top of another hoodie contest for a random donor and another reblogging, signal boosting, go tell it on the mountain frenzy contest for a SNM: Deluxe, we’re holding an impromptu silent auction. The highest donor in December wins originals of these really beautiful drawings of the band at the bottom of this post. Let us know if you think they should be separated for four winners and we’ll consider it. The pictures, not the band. Perish the thought.
Thanks to artfortheroad for such a generous and lovely gift for our donors. You are so talented. Check out her tumblr for more of her amazing art of the band. And of course: put in your donation and keep checking the donation list to make sure you win. www.crowdrise.com/thewaysideinn
We’re also VERY open to input, ideas for 2012 fundraising drives, further donations for prizes. Ask box me or send an email to email@example.com.
Get involved, you guys! Support Invisible Children in the name of Mumford & Sons!
Reblog or like this post to be entered to win the Sigh No More Deluxe Edition, and click through to the December Giveaway page on my blog for details about how you can donate and be entered to win the hoodie and the beautiful artwork. Thank you in advance for supporting Invisible Children.