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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Echelon For Nepal: Working together to help those in need.

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On April 28, 2015 a life shattering 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal, claiming over 5,000 lives with more than 10,000 injured and the numbers continue to rise.

Recently  @EchelonEmpire alongside @EchelonDonates, @30STM_fanatic, @30STMARMY,  @30STMVOTE, @CiMarsLover, @GreenEchelon, @MarsWebCrew, @UK_ECHELON, @wtbfechelon & @yesthisisacult, (with a special thanks to @sugaronmars) have banded together as Echelon For Nepal, to help those affected during this tragic time. We’re offering a way to help and you could win prizes in the process!

After extensive research, conducted by Echelon Donates, our partnership has led us to two non-profit organizations whom we feel will make the biggest impact, UNICEF and GlobalGiving. Send us a confirmation of your donation and you will be entered into a chance to win one of the prizes listed below!

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A Miniature Into The Wild Triad donated directly from the creator herself Bec’s! (But we call her Sugar)

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An autographed LLFD CD donated by Echelon Donates

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An item from the VyRT Vault donated by Echelon Empire

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A Church Of Mars poster donated by Echelon Donates

Sugar’s Nepal Experience

Below is a small excerpt from Sugar’s recent visit to Kathmandu, Nepal eight weeks prior to the earthquake. To read her full encounter click here.

 

After getting a little lost, we pulled up outside a building and as I looked through the metal gates, I saw a group of children all running up with their hands together shouting “Namaste” (Nepal’s way of greeting someone, much like ‘Hello’ in English). I was instantly overwhelmed at all these happy little faces greeting us, smiling and waving as we got out of the cab.

 

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The orphans from the Kathmandu, Nepal taken April 28, 2015

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Sugar with the orphans during her visit

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Group photo of the kids at the orphanage during Sugars visit

About UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. http://www.unicef.org/about/who/index_introduction.html

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $173,788,164 from 449,615 donors who have supported 12,071 projects. http://www.globalgiving.org/aboutus/

How To Donate

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UNICEF allow you to donate in numerous currencies, simply click the banner to be directed to their site and or click on the blue “Donate Now” button in their banner, choose the country you reside in and follow the directions.

GlobalGiving allows donations only in US currency or British Pounds.  To donate is US Dollars visit GlobalGiving USA here and to donate in British Pounds please visit GlobalGiving UK  here.

Important Details

Once you’ve donated please forward your donation confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com. Please include your twitter name and the item from the giveaway you’d like to be entered in to possibly win.

If you’d like to donate to help us offset the cost of postage for the giveaway items you can donate to our PayPal account at alicia@EchelonDonates.com. If there are funds left after paying for the postage we will donate it to UNICEF.

Let’s help @ACall2Arms & many more support @JPHRO!

As you all know, Haiti is very dear to us here at ED and we are so excited to be co-hosting the fundraiser for Team J/P HRO in the famous New York City Marathon!

JPHRO-532c890d0c876Help us continue to support through the Long Run for Haiti fundraiser in October alongside: ACall2Arms30STMVOTE, AllEchelonHelp, TheCarolineO (Mars Dirty Birdy Secret Society on Facebook), MARSArmyJaredLetoTheory, ShannLetoLondon, The Echelon HouseTeamRayon,  MarsWebSupport,XTabbyKatt, Echelon Family, Echelon Auntie, Green Echelon Soldiers

From Kit of ACall2Arms:

“We had previously had a long running fundraiser called “Help Haiti Home” and we raised $4538 for Haiti. J/P HRO have runners entered into the famous New York City Marathon and our friend in their LA base camp asked me if we would like to get the Echelon involved once again. We of course said YES! So let’s see how much we can raise for Haiti in the Month of October!

Spread the word through all the groups, the pages, spread it far and wide. Let’s do this in the name of the Echelon and let’s continue doing the good that Jared has started!”


BONUS: Everyone who donates a minimum of $5 (via our fundraiser) will go into the draw to win a copy of Jared Leto’s HAITI PHOTO BOOK, along with a PROVEHITO IN ALTUM Silver Cuff!


You can donate via CrowdRise. Minimum donation is $10USD and via credit card. Or go to the ARMORY STORE and buy $5 donation tokens. Here you can pay via Paypal or Credit Card. (Paypal hosts all credit card transactions even if you do not have a Paypal account)

Featured Fundraiser: @EmiliaMcKay’s #Sherlock Competition with @darkbunnytees for Charity!

Our very own Emilia has an awesome fundraiser, especially for any Sherlock fans out there. Check out the details below and support if you can!


Just Giving

Hey my fellow Sherlock dudes and dudettes! I’m training for SHINE, a marathon to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. It’s a cause that is close to my heart, and I want to do something about it. My lovely buddy at Dark Bunny Tees and I are teaming up. For anyone who donates, will be in the running to win a Sherlock t-shirt of their choice from DBT!

Have a look here for the design of your choice! *Please be aware, these are officially licensed tee’s, are limited edition, and may not have the right size as they are VERY popular!**

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No amount is too large or too small! To make a donation, visit here: http://www.justgiving.com/EmiliaMcKay83

Once you’ve received your email confirmation, please forward me the confirmation email, or a screenshot, so I can at least see the email address, amount and the donation reference number! (I do NOT need your address unless you win. Unless you’re happy to send the full confirmation email!)

  • Email to forward to is: emiliamckay@hotmail.com
  • Subject title: SHERLOCK COMPETITION

Please note, it needs to be a successful payment to be entered into the draw!

You have until Friday 27th June. Names will be pulled out of hat!

(Also includes anyone who has already donated ;))

Good luck! 😉
(Do note, when donating, please make sure you have a good internet connection, you have donated to Just Giving before, have PayPal (it’s also an option for method of payment), you’re NOT doing it on an iPhone or other ‘mobile’ device – an actual computer will save you a lot of hassle. You can also use Just Text Giving. Again, a screenshot or forwarding of the email would be fab.)
*hope this all helps! If you DO encounter a problem trying to make a payment, DO NOT TRY AGAIN. Get in touch with Just Giving to double-check if it has or hasn’t gone through. It’s happened to me once before, and it’s always helpful to know!)

Thanks and enjoy!

P.S. Keep your eyes out for the next competition… It’ll be for a Dr Who tee!

P.P.S. Ships internationally – do check DBT site also 🙂

**If your size isn’t in stock and you wish to wait for a new t-shirt release, we can wait for that, too! 🙂

Originally posted on emiliamckay.com