Below is an open letter from Stacy with Project: Heart and Soul
Hey everyone! Not sure how many of you know about this, but we need our fellow SPers to spread the word and we need your support!!! I know I have gotten an email from Ash as well as Jan with SPR (Jan, if you’re on here, I will email you back soon!! Getting through emails has been crazy!!).
BE A PART OF PROJECT: HEART AND SOUL!!!
Project: Heart and Soul was put together by five SPers in an effort to raise money and awareness for Studio by the Tracks in Birmingham, Alabama. We thought this would be a great gift for Taylor upon returning home for the Idol tour. We have been in contact with his management, and YES, Taylor knows about the project and has said that he thinks it’s great, something special and a worthwhile effort. Now that we have his support, we need yours!!!
There are two parts to the project. The first part is for Taylor. We are putting together a gift basket (and a rather large one, at that) for him containing gifts from our participating merchants and SPers. If you would like to donate a gift, you can read about what we’re looking for on our official website, www.projectheartandsoul.org.
The second part is for SBTT. We are accepting online donations through PayPal on our website and there is a snail mail address to send check or money orders. We also have donation stations set up all over B’ham where locals can donate (some include Bailey Brothers, Crestwood Tavern, Workplay, Buffalo Wild Wings, Golden Rule, etc…) – and we are planning big donation events (Buffalo Wild Wings is in the works – Wal-Mart in Hoover is set up). Many businesses are helping us put together a gift basket that we will raffle off at one of the events.
We are putting together a CD musical slideshow for Taylor of all the SPers who are contributing and pics of the Project: H&S events. All you have to do is donate any amount (even if it’s only $1!) and you can have your pic along with your name, age and hometown in it. If you donate $25 or more, you can also send along a two-sentence message for Taylor.
The presentation date has not been set as we are waiting to hear from his management team on that…we are also working with the PR teams for Hoover and B’ham, so we hope to make this really big.
SBTT is a fantastic organization with some really great people behind its mission…please help us help them and make this a great gift for Taylor’s homecoming. We could really use your help to allow SBTT continue with their commitment to make a difference in these people’s lives. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000, but we’re hoping for much, much more. Everything we’ve done so far has come out of our pockets and we’ve spent hundreds of hours on this project – all we want from you is your support.
Please help us spread the word and please donate…even if it’s only a couple bucks. Every little bit helps. Please post here if you have any questions at all, visit our website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve come a long way in a few weeks, but we need your help to make these next two weeks one that SBTT, Taylor and the SP will never forget!!!