We’ve been getting to know more about the mega rock band Papa Roach over the last year – singer/frontman Jacoby Shaddix is 3 yrs clean and sober, has become a born again believer (and is quite open about how this is what saved his life from the drugs and drink) and the band has a new album out, F.E.A.R (Face Everything and Rise). This band is HUGE and has a great loyal (large) group of fans and followers and we love everything about them – great attitude, great music, fantastic way they treat their fans both at shows, and online.
Sam Roberts Band auction results are in! Many thanks to everyone who bid, shared, and supported our latest guitar string auction.. we did good
We auctioned off a pile of strings from Sam Roberts himself and the results are in. We raised a whopping $380.00 and were able to purchase the following items on World Vision’s online gift catalog.
We were able to:
- educate a girl in need
- supply a classroom
- 3 soccer balls for school kids
- school feeding for 50 kids for a month
- feed a family for 30 days
- meds for 10 kids
- life saving nutrition for a child for 2 months
We saw Sam in person, August 10, and gave him a World Vision thank you card with everything listed, and he loved it, especially the 3 soccer balls, and the educating a girl in need. We had one tiny scrap of his guitar strings left, and made it into a bracelet with purple glass leaf charms which we gave to him for his lovely wife.. he loved that his strings could be turned into such good things.
Thanks so much to everyone involved and many thanks to Sam, his tour manager for saving the strings, and his manager for posting our auction on the band’s Facebook and twitter. We all did good.
Our friends Jesse Wainwright (from rock band State of Shock) and Stacey McKitrick (aka Austin Belle) donated to our cause this summer. Jesse donated his used guitar strings, and Tobi their drummer handed us the used sticks at the last house concert they did. Kadooh their guitarist gave us the set list and made sure everyone in the band signed it! We auctioned these off and were able to raise $160.00 which we put to good use via World Vision’s Gift Catalog.
- meds for 10 kids in need
- school lunches for 50 kids for a month
- supplied an entire classroom for a year (matched by Canadian corporate donors)
- We also rounded up our amount which World Vision would send to where its needed most
Many thanks to the band, and to Jesse in particular who is going to donate many more guitar strings, and who sponsored a child just recently! Well done
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Last year, around this time, we were gifted 3 sets of used guitar strings from Canadian rocker Sam Roberts. Many things were on the list of ‘to do’ and Sam had a new album that just came out in April so we held off with our auction but… its time! The auction will run next week for a total of 7 days! Look for links on our site’s sidebar widget for that time period, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on Sam Roberts Band Facebook page!
Many thanks to Jack of The Trews for donating his used bass guitar strings, AND for posting our auction on the band’s FB page – made a huge difference in getting the auction ‘out there’.
WE have the tally of the auction, and after expenses you helped us raise $465 dollars for World Vision which we just spent through their online Gift Catalog! Here is a list of what we were able to accomplish.
- School feeding for 50 kids for a month
- supply 3 soccer balls for kids at school
- Feeding a family in disaster zone for a month
- Stock a classroom for the year
- Stock a medical clinic
- Educate a girl
- Restore a child soldier
Amazing stuff all from 4 used bass strings 😉 Many thanks to The Trews Fans Network and Sharon and to all those who bid, shared and passed on the info to friends which helped make this auction so amazing.