Motion City Soundtrack is giving away grants totaling $3,500 dollars to three lucky winners of the “Give A Little Help” campaign! The winners can use the grant money to fund a project that benefits a charity or cause close to their hearts! All you need to do is submit a video telling us what your “Little Help” cause is about and what you will do with the grant money to help out those in need.
You can download an instrumental version of their new single “ A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help)” to use in your clip! There’s been submissions dealing with AIDS in Africa to literacy to community arts but the floor is still open so what’s your cause?
3 Grand Prize winners (chosen by the band) from the list of 20 finalists by way of top votes will receive grants totaling $3500 to kick start their cause plus a visit from Justin Pierre to give a little help!
“Record a Song with Switchfoot” is BIDFIRE’s first charity auction and kicks off Friday, May 28th at 12pm Pacific. The winner will be flown to San Diego to record a song with the band that will be released on iTunes and MySpace.com, VIP access to the band’s June 24th show and more!
BIDFIRE is an all new type of online auction that allows users purchase bids for $1 each and then search through the BIDFIRE database for items they’re interested in purchasing. As each bid is placed, the price increases incrementally and the person with the last bid placed when the auction closes, wins.
A portion of all bids placed during the auction will benefit StandUp for Kids (http://www.standupforkids.org/), a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth so rock for a good cause!
The band has just released an exclusive Haiti Charity T-shirt. All proceeds from the sale of this shirt will go to the Red Cross. Each shirt is $15 and is only available on the bands official online store here.
Hackensack Riverkeeper is auctioning off two sets of TWO TICKETS to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Concert on Thursday, October 8th at the OLD Giant’s Stadium (before it’s knocked down!), including passes to the E-Street Lounge before the show!
eBay Auction #1: for the first set of 2 tickets begins Tuesday, September 8 and ends on Friday, September 18.
CLICK HERE TO BID!
eBay Auction #2: for the second set of 2 tickets begins Monday, September 21 and ends on Thursday, October 1.
(link will appear here on Set. 21)
The auction winner’s seats will be located in the loge section (first tier above the floor) within the first five rows, either to the left or right of the stage. The auction winner may choose to be in the Pit, rather than seats. The Pit is a corralled-off area on the floor, directly in front of the stage, that houses approximately 200-300 people. Please note the Pit is standing room only and there is no guaranteed placement in the Pit –it’s a first come, first serve area. Everyone with tickets/wristbands to the Pit will form a line to enter the Pit (this line is also first come, first serve) and when the gates to the Pit open, everyone enters the Pit from whatever position you hold in that line. Once inside, the Pit is a GA area.
The E Street Lounge passes will enable the auction winner to go backstage to relax and have a drink before the show. The Lounge has a cash bar and is before show only.
Ticket pick-up takes place at the specially designated ARTIST WILL CALL WINDOWS located in the Box Office from 6:00pm on, day of show.
All proceeds from this auction will go to further Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to Protect, Preserve and Restore the entire Hackensack River Watershed.
This week as part of our Rock the Cause series we’d like to salute Road Recovery:
“ROAD RECOVERY is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience and knowledge.
With support from the mental health field, ROAD RECOVERY provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.
ROAD RECOVERY empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.”
There are several ways for people to get involved in this great cause, you can check them all out here.
Need more convincing? How about a testimonial from Metallica’s James Hetfield, or maybe Iggy Pop? Check out what a bunch of great musicians have to say here on the Road Recovery testimonial page.