Dallas Smith Guitar strings Final Results for Charity

dallas smith CP holiday trainA year ago Dallas Smith donated his used guitar strings while at a show in Kelowna (see here) and after a long winter and some creativity, we have just used the very last string! We were able to make 6 beautiful bracelets for fans including one lady’s 10 yr old daughter who is a huge Dallas Fan.

We hand delivered one bracelet during a concert in Kelowna which was very cool! And we also hand delivered one bracelet while Dallas was on a very cool trip across Canada with the CP Holiday Train which made a stop in Armstrong (photo courtesy of Dallas’ twitter selfies)

Six strings, six bracelets with two inspired by Dallas’ songs Jumped Right In (sea glass style) and Nothin But Summer (sandy beachy tones). The best part, is fans supported this with gusto, and we were able to do some great things via the World Vision Gift Catalog as well as Union Gospel Mission. Since part of the proceeds we sent were near Christmas time we decided to support UGMission and sent just under $78 dollars, which was enough to help feed 25 people!

With World Vision we were able to send the rest, ‘buying’ the following items:

  • A piglet!
  • School lunches for 20 kids for a month
  • Sports Balls (kids need to run around and play too)
  • Life Saving medicines for 10 kids

All totalled we raised just under $200 dollars for 6 strings! A hearty warm thanks to Dallas Smith and to the fans who supported us through Twitter and our Facebook page.. You guys are the best.

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Dallas Smith Donates his Used Guitar Strings after Show

dallas smith donated strings comfort doll projectWe have strings! Many thanks to Canadian Country artist and Juno nominee Dallas Smith for donating his used guitar strings.

Dallas played a short intimate set list from his new album Side Effects, as well as some old favorites yesterday in Kelowna, and the only way in was to win with the local radio station by being the first caller in as soon as you heard the prompt. After nearly two weeks of trying every single day, and not being fast enough – we decided to listen to the radio on the radio (instead of on the phone where there is a good 15 second delay! Can’t believe we were the first caller through after the prompt! We won!

About 100 local fans showed up (all from winning their way in) and the show was held at the local casino in their jam-space. After the show we hooked up with Dallas in the mini ‘back stage’ area, where he took the time to take each string off his guitar (and put new ones on) and then pass them on to us, on the spot. He’s very stoked about being able to donate something so mundane and seeing what can happen with them. Very cool.

Stay tuned.. Good things are coming (we hope 🙂 )

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