Given the intense situation that Hurricane Sandy has brought to bear on the East Coast, a place that the band has shown love and concern for both now and throughout their career, we’ve decided to devote some effort to helping the rebuilding process.
If you would like to donate to this campaign, please feel free to donate either directly to the American Red Cross (they have a number you can text to: 90999 to donate $10.00) or you can use our crowdrise page where we will keep track of the donors.
*If you have already donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief, please forward the receipt to email@example.com to be added to our list.
And thanks to the wonderful and generous Mumford and Sons Blog, we do have a couple giveaways that will be randomly selected from the donors.
She is offering up the yellow Babel screenprint, and it’s hand-numbered as 775/1500. So beautiful. We’ll highlight the second giveaway as we progress through the holiday season and round out the campaign to give a last little spur to do something big and awesome. We will be collecting the total figure raised and that will be sent with our postcard collection to the band by the end of the year.
Of course, send us your questions, comments, concerns, etc via an ask or to the email address above.
Please consider donating, and no amount is too small. Let’s all band together in the name of Mumford & Sons for this urgent cause.
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!
An awesome Twitter user - @MumfordsLyrics that posts Mumford & Sons’ lyrics has pledged to donate .25 for every retweet.
MumfordsLyrics Mumford and SonsSo if you have Twitter, get out there and RT this, please!We’re @waysideinngrp on Twitter if you’d like to say hi, too!
HELLO to graphics makers, folks with MSPaint, Mumford fans! Submit your image promoting The Wayside Inn - a group of Mumford & Sons fans raising funds for the band’s causes - to win our Festival!
Deadline: 1 week from today! December 13th, 6pm EST!
Requirements: The only requirement is that it must clearly and visibly use the phrase “The Wayside Inn.” Other than that, it can incorporate holiday or seasonal themes, images of the band, memes, be a gif, whatever is visual and can be reblogged here there and everywhere!
LULZ - be an effective image to make people laugh and/or get curious about our group
Impact - be an effective image to help encourage donation.
Artistic Merit - be effectively purty (use Winston’s face, that will help)
Winner: in each category as voted by us, the followers of The Wayside Inn, gets 10 extra entries in the Sigh No More: Deluxe giveaway. Overall best, gets twenty.
Questions? Ask me! Can’t participate, PLEASE reblog so your followers can give it a go and so they can follow and vote for you!
Curious about The Wayside Inn? Click here to find out more and learn how you, as a Mumford & Sons fan, can support Invisible Children as part of the movement, then submit your art to receive extra entries in the December Giveaway!
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.
There are only three days left, you guys! Here’s how you can get involved as Mumford & Sons fans to support Invisible Children, and maybe win some awesome things in the process:
- If you are on tumblr, like or reblog this post by November 30th (that’s this Wednesday!) to be entered to win the Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Deluxe Edition in a drawing.
- Donate to Invisible Children and be entered to win a Mumford & Sons hoodie of your choice by a random drawing! Donate here to be entered automatically, or donate directly to Invisible Children and forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered manually.
Anyone can participate. We here at Mumford & Sons Blog in partnership with The Wayside Inn want to give back in honor of Mumford & Sons and all they’ve given us through their music; what better way than to champion a charity the boys themselves support?
Get involved. Research the charity. Like or reblog this post to spread the word. Donate what you can, only if you can. Win some sweet M&S stuff in the process. Make the world a better place, all because of what Mumford & Sons have given us in their music.
EDIT - You must like or reblog the post linked to here to be entered for the Sigh No More Deluxe Edition. Liking and reblogging this post—the one you’re reading right now—does not enter you to win, even though it helps to spread the word. You must click through to like or reblog THIS POST. :)