Dear Red Balloons,
2011 has been the year of blessings for Red Balloon. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with other amazing non-profit organizations including Vivanista, DoSomething.Org, AT&T, The Jubilee Project, and The Asian American Donor Program. We’ve also met people from across the country that want to put together their own “red balloon” benefits and use music to change a child’s life. It is incredibly humbling to see the positive influences and inspirations as a result of our combined efforts to make a difference in our communities.
Red Balloon started off as an idea; inspired by the movie of the same name, I wanted to find simple things, like a red balloon, to change a child’s life. Five years and seven benefit concerts later, the idea still resonates strong. And none of this could be possible with you; you have given these children a piece of their happy endings back.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you again for supporting and being apart of Red Balloon. Thank you for believing in me and encouraging me to step to the beat of my heart. I can never articulate how thankful I am for you, your guidance and your support. In each of you, I see how I can be a better person; in each of you, I see how lucky I am to be apart of a compassionate generation.
I am Pascal and you are my red balloons; all I am is because of all of you.
Much Love & Happy Holidays!
Jennifer Allison Tran,
Red Balloon Executive Director