With the recent devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we will be cancelling our Red Balloon fundraiser until further notice. We deeply are saddened by this natural disaster and would rather see the donations going to help those displaced from the disaster. All donations sent via Causevox and through Red Balloon directly will be refunded. If you do not hear from us about your donation by 11/16/13, please let us know so we can refund your donation.
As always, thank you for always supporting Red Balloon and your continued generosity and support.
We are well on our way to Red Balloon Day!! :)
Still want to be apart of the magic? Consider donating to Red Balloon Day. Your donations will go towards UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support their ongoing music therapy program. You will also be helping Music is Medicine, a non-profit organization that brings together musicians and seriously-ill children together to raise awareness for terminally ill pediatric diseases.
Click here for more information: http://redballoonday2013.causevox.com
Thank you to all who have written to us about their service projects for Red Balloon Day. We received emails from our home in the Bay Area and all the way from Costa Rica!!
Slow your roll…what’s Red Balloon Day?
November 16, 2013 is Red Balloon Day, a full 24 hours dedicated to changing lives through music and we want YOU to be a part of the adventure. Whether you want to host your own benefit concert or teach a child how to play piano or sing to senior citizens, we want to help you make this into a reality. We want to connect with you and help you create your own Red Balloon story and most importantly, we want you to share it with the world.
So in summary:
1. You get to make a difference through music
2. You get to change a life
3. We get to brag all about you
Convinced? Let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. We are happy to offer any guidance and answer any questions you may have about our special day.
For more information and/or an application to be apart of Red Balloon Day, please email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to email me directly at email@example.com. I am so excited to have you on our team this year! Let’s make this the most memorable Red Balloon to date!
All my Love & Red Balloons,
Jennifer Allison Tran,
P.S. And if you’re in the Bay Area, ask us what we’re up to on Nov 16, 2013. Here’s a hint: it involves singing to little humans.
Project Red Balloon is proud to announce its second annual RED BALLOON DAY on November 16, 2013; 24 hours where people like you can change your local community with music. Last year, we had an amazing turnout with people going to hospitals, senior centers and elementary schools to share their love for music with others. It was so heartwarming to read and watch your stories.
This year, we want to keep singing to the beat of our hearts. If you or your friends or your high school club are interested in being apart of Red Balloon Day, please email us at redballoon(dot)staff(at)gmail.com. We can’t wait to hear what amazing things you will all do in the fall!
Need some inspiration? Meet our friends who’ve touched many senior residents’ lives with music. Zoe Lee and her talented friends from San Jose, CA reached out to us about their Red Balloon adventures last year. These musicians wanted to bring some cheer into our geriatric population so they went to senior resident homes to share their love of music.
Here’s the direct link: https://supportlongbeach.memorialcare.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=540
Please list designation as “Other” and in the comments section, please type “Project Red Balloon” to ensure that your donation will benefit music therapy directly.
Dearest Red Balloons,
Happy June!! On behalf of my golden birthday (I’m turning 25!!!), I wanted an opportunity to do something great. I wanted to complete 25 acts of kindness in the days leading up to my birthday to give back to the community as much as I have received.
To start, let’s fundraise for music therapy! Please view and share with all your friends and networks From June 1-25, sponsors will donate a penny per view to Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach to ensure that every future pediatric patient will have the opportunity to have music as part of their healing process.
Let us know what random acts of kindness you’re seen or completed from June 1-25th. Feel free to email us or leave a comment below to let us know what you’ve been up to so we can also follow along in your kindness journey!
Much Love & Red Balloons,
Jennifer A. Tran,
Red Balloon partners with Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach to release Fundraiser Video
On June 1, 2013, Project Red Balloon will release a fundraiser video called “Spend A Day With Me” to raise awareness and funds for Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, a highly acclaimed hospital dedicated to the care of children. Project Red Balloon, a not-for-profit organization, sponsors and sustains music therapy programs for children hospitals as well as organizes annual benefit concerts to bring awareness about music therapy and coordinates “Red Balloon Day,” a day dedicated to the youth giving back to their communities through music. Their mission is to combine the power of music with medicine, believing that something as simple as a red balloon can change a child’s life. As part of their “25 Days of RED Balloons” campaign, they are collaborating with Miller Children’s to raise needed funds for their music therapy program. 100 percent of this fundraiser will be donated to Miller Children’s.
For every view that the video receives from June 1-25th, 2013, sponsors will each donate a penny. With two sponsors for example, each view will guarantee a donation of 2 cents towards promoting music therapy for children. Sponsors may also choose to cap the amount they donate. People can sign up to become a sponsor at any time before the end of the fundraiser by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider helping in any way possible, whether it’s becoming a sponsor, watching the video, or sharing the video.
Find out more about Project Red Balloon and share us with your friends!