Support Williams Syndrome Association (@theWSA) with @EchelonDonates & @NoDevotionFans

Echelon Donates is proud to partner with No Devotion Fans to support the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) in honor of Archie Oliver, son of No Devotion band member Jamie Oliver. Also know in the art world as Richard J. Oliver, Jamie and his effervescent wife have two beautiful boys Sam and Archie. Last year, their youngest son Archie was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome.

Let’s raise awareness and funds for this lesser known condition in honor of Archie!

“Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone.  It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.  These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.” – williams-syndrome.org


About No Devotion:

No Devotion is a band made up from the remaining members of Lostprophets (Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stu Richardson, Jamie Oliver with Luke Johnson who recently left the band and Thursday’s Geoff Rickly.)

Their debut album Permanence will be released September 25, 2015. You can pre order the album here in the US or here in the UK. You can download Luke’s solo EP here.

How to donate and win!

  1. Donate directly to Williams Syndrome Association using this link.
  2. In the box titled “In Honor Of” please type in Archie Oliver.
  3. Forward your email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win in the raffle.

Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!

For @NoDevotionFans only:

Three people will be chosen at random to be entered into winning the No Devotion autographed 10,000 Summers vinyl via the @NoDevotionsFans twitter account.

To enter to win all other prizes, you must donate.

You can win:

  1. An autographed LLFD CD cover by 30 Seconds To Mars

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  1. An autographed No Devotion 10,000 Summers vinyl obtained by Ali at the October 2014 show in Brooklyn, NY. The vinyl is signed by Lee Gaze, Stu Richardson, Mike Lewis, Geoff Rickly, Jamie Oliver and Luke Johnson. Included is the MP3 download of all the songs on the vinyl.

Autographed 10,000 Summers Vinyl

  1. A Richard J. Oliver print of “In The Beginning There Was Nothing, Which Exploded.” This Big Bang Theory print is currently no longer produced for sale.

Rchard J Olive Big Bang Print

You can view other paintings by Mr. Oliver at his website & purchase a painting or print here.

  1. An autographed Of Mice & Men Restoring Forces: Full Circle CD courtesy of Austin Carlile obtained by Ali at the May 11, 2015 Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ.

Signed Of Mice & Men CD

About Choosing WSA:

We have chosen to support Williams Syndrome Association but this was not a clear and easy choice. In our four year history at Echelon Donates, we seek to educate about determining the financial soundness of a charity. We always use Charity Navigator as part of our research but Charity Star is the only charity watchdog that has a rating for any Williams Syndrome group. We had to scrub the internet to find a copy of their 2013 990 tax returns to break down their finances manually.

To learn how to do research like this on your own, check out this article by ProPublica. We also recommend visiting Give.org by the Better Business Bureau along with googling reviews on other reputable websites.

Echelon Against Cancer: Help Us Make Our Goal!

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Our Story

March 2012 was a hard month for myself and a friend of mine. Both of us just learned that our sisters were diagnosed with cancer. My friend’s sister, Jessica, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my eldest sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Sadly, my eldest sister passed away that July once the cancer spread to her brain. Thankfully, Jessica is officially one year cancer-free!

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This is Jessica October 2013. The day before the doctors performed a stem cell transplant after they obliterated her immune system in preparation. She listened to The Kill while she was going through chemotherapy. It helped her push through and fight the illness within.

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This is Jessica today! She’s beautiful, vivacious, and full of life. It’s hard to not smile around her and be ready to laugh until you can’t breathe.
Our Goal

Last year, Jessica created Team Jessica Sparkles for the Light The Night Walk with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As a team, we raised $3,000 and we want to raise even more this year!

This year we want to beat that amount and this is how you can help plus WIN GREAT PRIZES!

How to donate and win!

  1. Donate directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website here.
  2. Email your confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win the raffle.

Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!

If you’d like to donate to help us cover the cost of postage you can donate directly to Echelon Donates via PayPal at Alicia@EchelonDonates.com. You will be entered into the raffle and whatever funds are left over will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can win:

This section will be updated as more items are donated for the raffle so stay tune!

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An autographed Love Lust Faith + Dreams CD donated by @Coco_Mars_

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A Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony autographed CD obtained by Ali at the May 18, 2015 Montclair, NJ show.

“Breaking Benjamin and another band were my salvation after dealing with the loss of not only my eldest sister but two other close family members who passed all within a month in 2012. Getting this to raise funds for cancer was my goal the second Breaking Benjamin started touring again.” – Ali

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A copy of the Fashionisto Magazine with Jared Leto on the cover donated by @dorohotsinne

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An autographed Nothing More poster Ali obtained at their June 19, 2014 Webster Hall show in New York, NY

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A special prize will be given to someone chosen out of those who helps us promote the project. No donation is required. Tweet out the link, share the post from Echelon Donates Facebook Page, reblog, Tumblr or whatever! Make sure to send a photo of your hard work. The gift pack includes a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wrist band, Echelon Donates stickers, an Echelon Donates drawstring backpack & a copy of LLF+D.

If you can donate, please do. If you can’t, please share and promote so we can make a real difference!

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