Here’s Our Chance to Leave A Legacy
In order for an angel investor to fund the 2018 RSL Music Guide, we need to raise $11,000 for Josie’s Well/Water Access Now, a non-profit to build a safe water well in Ghana.
We have until August 15th to raise the funds and still get the Music Guide produced and to the playa.
So let’s work together to create the music guide, create lasting change in Ghana, and leave a legacy.
I’ve also streamlined my RSL contacts database so everyone gets the chance to get the Music Guide and notices.
The Why: The Story
I didn’t realize how powerful leaving a legacy was until I attended AfrikaBurn in 2017.
It was in the wee hours of the morning sunrise, sitting under the DMV’s red beduin tent while sipping South African boxes wine, that I engaged in philosophical conversations with AfrikaBurn founders Paul Fletcher, Paul Jorgensen and Robert Weinek.
In those wee hours we discussed, “What comes next, from Leave No Trace?”
These beautiful, gritty influencers had an intention: Leave a Legacy.
For AfrikaBurn it looked like this: save plywood from dismantled camps and build outbuildings for a local school; leftover non-perishable food to stock an orphanage’s pantry. “We have so much,” they all agreed.
Then earlier this summer I met an eleven year old girl named Josie, from Seattle, Washington area, who at age nine, raised the money to build her first well in Ghana.
She created her own non-profit, Josie’s Well, in partnership with the local non-profit Water Access Now, and now at age eleven, Josie has realized her vision threefold!
I recently shared both stories with a Burner friend of mine and Music Guide supporter. And on the spot he proposed a challenge:
If we rally the Burner community to raise $11,000 to build a well in Ghana, he’d fund the entire 2018 RSL Music Guide.
If Josie can do it, WE can do this!
Your simple way of participating is key to making this happen.
* Make a tax deductible donation to Burn for Water: Leave a Legacy GoFundMe page
* Forward this email to tribes of Burner friends, campmates, and community
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Let’s leave a legacy together!
Big Dusty Hugs,
the Rock Star Librarian
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