We all have a special spot in our hearts for Tomo and Vicki. There’s the cuteness, the devotion, the humor, did I mention cuteness? But their never-ending desire to fight for the world’s animals is so inspiring! This year we are announcing what will be an annual birthday drive for Tomo and Vicki in support of the World Wildlife Fund, which they support annually themselves!
You can participate in two ways: donate directly to WWF or show us how you fight for the world in your community! Volunteer at a pet shelter, clean up a park, help an elderly neighbor by walking their dog….the possibilities are endless!
It feels good to give back and show the world why the Echelon are a force to be reckoned with for good. But this year Echelon Donates is giving back as well! We are picking 2 donors at random to win an autographed LLF+D insert purchased from Newbury Comics along with some Echelon Donates stickers! And don’t worry we verified that the autographs are authentic.
One winner will be chosen from those who donate money & another will be someone who volunteers their time!
Tomo will be made aware of our progress at the Camden, New Jersey USA show M&G on September 29th by one of the members of Echelon Donates. However, donations will continue to be accepted until October 25th!
Where do I donate?!?!?
If you are in the US & want to make a tax deductible donation then click here.
To make a donation in Euros, Pounds or other currencies then click here.
To be included in the card that will be sent to Tomo & Vicki you must follow these directions!!!!
Did I get your attention? Good!
For money donations: Forward the email confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your Twitter name or else we’ll use your first name only on the card. If your address is in the confirmation then make sure to delete that prior to forwarding. If you can’t NO WORRIES! We DO NOT share your contact information with ANYONE!
For volunteers: Provide an image and describe to us briefly how you spent your time.
The Race is on Children of the Giving Empire….let’s show them how we Fight for the World with Tomo & Vicki!
The moment you have been waiting for has come: Artifact is coming to VyRT!
On this wondrous occasion, we wanted to do a giveaway for the world premiere of the award winning documentary. Now wait, there’s a catch! We are going to make you work for it.
Being an Echelon is about more than Thirty Seconds To Mars. It’s also about being part of a family and community. So what we would like you to do is give back to your community and/or environment. How?
By doing a good deed.
It could be volunteering at your local soup kitchen, or picking up trash around your neighborhood. Or planting a tree! Even spending an afternoon with the elderly playing cards at their retirement home. Or helping them get their groceries to their car.
Everything you can do to help counts.
You must submit a picture, if you’re able to, of what you did to help your community or environment with a description. If you’re not able to do a photo, submit a small detailed description of your giving adventure.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com with “Artifact/VyRT Work For It Giveaway” in the subject.
Deadline for all submissions in by August 15, 2013. Two lucky winners will be chosen and will receive Artifact on VyRT.
Remember, the biggest gift of all is the goodwill you’ll receive by giving back.
“Artifact/VyRT Work For It Giveaway” Team Leader
The #BIRTH Week Mission
As you all probably already know, it’s #BIRTH WEEK! MARS asked us to spread the song and get creative.
Here’s what I’m up to and I thought it would be fun if AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE would join me! I know this is a contest and that some of you probably don’t wanna help out because they want to win themselves but isn’t it about the fun as well? I’d really appreciate if you’d join in 🙂
I made this simple flyer:
(I tested the barcode, it should work!)
Here’s what you should do with it:
Save a high quality version of the image, print it and go spread it around your town!
Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when. It can be on your way to work or school or somewhere in the subway or in the train or in the bus or on the road or give it to a random stranger. WHEREVER! Bring a scotchtape and the flyers with you and just go wild! It’s a thing of two seconds! You can also tweet photos to MARS to show them what we’re up to… BUT FOLLOW THE RULE AT THE BOTTOM!
And here’s a little favor I want to ask you for as well:
Take a photo of a flyer you just distributed and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org adding your name and “BIRTH” in your language.
Since this is a really spontaneous project the deadline is pretty soon. I’d be glad if I have as many entries as possible by THURSDAY (June 20th) so I can do the collage on Friday and send it to MARS. And of course I will need ALL THE SUPPORT I CAN GET to get this project spreading as fast and to as many people as possible. So PLEASE tweet it out, spread it on your websites or social networks every day so we can get as many people together as possible!
Wanna join me? THEN GET GOING!
PLEASE if you tweet this to MARS or send them photos of the flyers etc. ALWAYS give credit to me. Don’t steal my idea… I TRUST YOU!
But most of all:
LET’S UNITE AND HAVE SOME FUN!
ARE YOU BORN YET…?
By now most Echelon are bringing in the days of summer with Love Lust Faith + Dreams becoming the soundtrack to new memories. We’ve watched the live streams of shows and looped the record trying to decide which track is our favorite. Today Bright Lights, but tomorrow who knows? But imagine the Echelon who have yet to listen to the record or can’t get one due to their circumstances.
We are a Phan Army and our philanthropy starts from within. We take care of our own as well as helping others. Inspired by this, we are proud to announce GIVE OUT LOUD Tuesday! This will be a recurring series for Echelon Donates with the first few being reserved for our #LLFD Giveaway!
Echelon have donated albums to be given away as well these gorgeous double sided posters from the Church of Mars shows. Check out how you can get involved or enter to win!
Starting Tuesday June 11th, we will giveaway 2 CD/Poster packages on each GIVE OUT LOUD Tuesday until we run out.
Pay attention @EchelonDonates feed to see when you can enter to win a CD/Poster package by tweeting: “Follow @EchelonDonates, the children of the GIVING empire! #giveoutloud” You must follow @EchelonDonates to win.
If you already have the album, you can make a nomination!
Leave a comment on this post to nominate someone to receive a CD/DVD/Poster package!
You can also be a donor!
We will need your support to ship the packages to our winners, so you may also participate by donating funds. If you have an extra album that you would like to donate to be given away, we want to hear from you as well! Two donors will be selected at random to receive a poster and some ED goodies. Learn how to donate to Echelon Donates #LLFD Giveaway.
Let’s spread the music and support our community by taking care of each other. It’s what families do. We hope you join us!
Echelon Phans supporting each other is nothing new to this family. We’ve known many who have donated to send Echelon all over the world to see a Mars show. Now, @MerloTracey & @chick_that are doing the same to help one of ED’s very own! One has donated 2 concert tickets & the other is raising funds for the airfare.
We are happy to help manage & promote this project to send ED team member Shannon and her friend Betty Banana to Hollywood!
Ali of Echelon Donates and @chick_that are managing the PayPal account together for donations. If you could spare a few dollars to send 2 Echelon to Hollywood Bowl, please do so! The email address for PayPal is email@example.com. If you want to donate but do not have a PayPal and want to pay via credit card, use this link: https://t.co/Y9NkGIgUvn
You will receive a confirmation from Echelon Donates new email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive a confirmation email from us, please forward your donation confirmation to us along with your Twitter so that I can acknowledge you properly!
Thank you for your generosity!
ENOUGH MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED TO SEND BOTH SHANNON AND BETTY TO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!!!!!
Announcing….The LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS Photoflash!
Deadline: July 5th.
Please keep the quality of the picture as decent as possible.
Include the name of your COUNTRY in the e-mail.
I’ll create a collage out of all the pictures & I’ll share it with you.
I understand & know that many of you haven’t received the album yet & that’s the reason I tried to delay the deadline as much as possible. I want to give the final collage to MARS when I meet them in July. IF YOU have the album in your hands, feel free to send your picture already!
Let’s make this huge so we can show to the world that MARS IS HERE better than ever.
Plus— if the project ends up big, MARS will love the overwhelming support from the Echelon.
For any questions, contact: @30STMVOTE on Twitter or visit my ask box here.
Spread the word about this project everywhere — in all your social media pages & make sure your echelon friends know about it so they can take part too. Talk about it on Twitter with the hashtag #LLFDPhotoflash.
p.s. The event has an official Facebook event page! Find it here & invite your friends to join and/or post it to other echelon pages so they can promote it themselves.
p.p.s. If you DO take part, please send a post in Twitter “I just took part in the #LLFDPhotoflash. You? tmblr.co/ZTrxnulGxV-5” or a similar tweet in order to promote the project. Thank you!
Reposted from 30STMVOTE’s tumblr.
How can you be an Echelon and not think of @30STMVOTE? She’s been a strong voice leading the Echelon by calling them to arms to vote for the band, to have us call or tweet radio stations asking to play the latest Mars songs and of course how selflessly she dedicates her time to help others out. Look at what she’s done with Echelon Donates, starting the VyRT giveaways, Hands Up For Luca and giving away the 2 tickets she won from Jared for the LLF+D CD project she’s doing in partnership with @ACall2Arms.
Now it’s time for the Echelon to say THANK YOU SOPHIE!!! We are asking the Echelon to donate $5 or what ever can be donated so she can fly, stay in a hotel and buy a ticket to see a 30 Seconds To Mars show. We already have about 10 people who’ve donated!
If you want to say thanks to Sophie for all her hard work then send us a donation for the Echelon Gives Back To @30STMVOTE Project! PayPal us at EchelonDonates@gmail.com. MAKE SURE TO SEND IT AS A GIFT SO THERE AREN’T BANK FEES DEBITED. In the notes section please include your twitter name to be added to the card sent to Sophie.
We love you Sophie and there’s so many out there who love you too.