We have strings!! We went to a music fest a week ago in Hinton, Alberta to see Sam Roberts Band among others (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Elliott Brood and more) and prearranged with Sam’s mgmt about 6 months ago for them to save strings for us! We weren’t sure if we’d see Sam at this show, or the next show in Vancouver but it all worked out beautifully, and we had Sam autograph the packages that his Tour Manager put the strings in for us. We have strings from Sam and Dave Nugent (Nuge) and no idea who’s are who’s or which guitars they came from but that’s the fun of it all 😉
Bracelets will be made… and auctioned but probably not until October or even later.. we still have a PILE more Billy Talent strings to create and auction first!
Many thanks to Sam’s mgr, and his tour manager, and to Sam for his time and kindness.
We worked with Sam Roberts a few years back when he did his first Comfort Doll photo with us, and found him to be a very generous person who is always giving back. We asked him and his manager, if they’d be willing to do another such photo, this time with the entire band, and they all said yes almost immediately. We sent a comfort doll in the mail, and the comfort doll went out on tour with the band! (thanks for the cool pic guys!)
As the band traveled though, they suddenly were without their usual bass player, James Hall, due to an unexpected hand infection that was pretty serious (the band posted about it on Facebook). Thankfully James was okay after a month or so, and was able to rejoin the band.
To date, thanks to the undying support of our friends, fans, followers and the generous artists, bands & mgmt we have worked with, Comfort Doll Project has raised a staggering $10, 543.00 for charities including World Vision, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army and local Food Banks. We are nothing without you!
WE NEED DOLLS!
Drops of Grace and ICross Canada are always in need of comfort dolls! You can find patterns HERE!
Once you have a few, you can send to ICross, or email us at comfortdollproject @ gmail.com for info about Drops of Grace. Many thanks!