Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Burners without Borders Back Packing party

With the winter quickly approaching its time again to gather people together to help pack the donations already collected in to backpacks to get ready for hitting the streets to help out the area Homeless.

We have a bunch of donations already from Burning Man the even, Chicago Decomp and the DAMNED show and from complete strangers who keep finding me and mailing me stuff!!

Feel free to come by and assist in the assembly line of packing. and feel free to bring items to back as well!

If you cant make it please spread the word if you can!

This year the back packing will take place at Hamtramck Senior Center
(which is also a Henry Ford Medical Center- convenience right!)

The address is 2620 Holbrook, Hamtramck, MI 48212.
Sunday, December 5 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Enter in the main doors ...and just past the security desk is the room where we will be packing!

thanks ~doxie

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Saw Sydney today

I have not seen him since last winter, he was hanging out outside of Avalon bakery where i always see him. He helped me into my parking spot letting me know when i was just about to hit the curb so that i didn't.

I didnt get out of my car for a bit as i was fumbling and trying to figure out what i had done with the cash i had after going to get gas..and i could not find it anywhere..i got all frustrated and said dont you hate when you misplace something, he agreed

Then i asked him if he wanted a juice, he said yes. I got him an orange juice like i always used to last winter, the colder it gets i do offer him warm drinks but I'm glad he likes juice too!

I had forgotten his name and asked him, he told me and i told him mine. He said he knew and he remembered me from last year! we both smiled and said our goodbyes.

then on the service drive above 94 by the old cass high school i saw someone begging that i had never seen before. and right then i looked in my ask tray and found the cash i couldnt find 5 minutes earlier...and i said to myself if there is a single dollar i will give it away..and there was...so i rolled the window to this guy with very few teeth who had to be about 10 years my junior and whose arm was wrapped and i slipped him the money. i ask him his name..and i told him mine.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Aloe Blacc - I need a Dollar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbVHbEGerRA&feature=related

this is a very powerful song to me... helps me to remember we all have our story and that some of us need extra help...sometimes its me..sometimes it you.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

thank you william and brian

i am blessed.. thank you Hamtramck Review for the article they did on me last fall and in 2010. a guy read them kept my email addy all year and just came and donated a tone of tshirt adn gloves and sweatshirt from races he has run all year! thank you william!


adn thanks to brian lewis for the chewy granola bars he donated last night..chewy is good as many people on the streets do not have teeth..so crunchy is not easy for them to eat!

things we take for granted!

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Soup at Spalding

I will be presenting at Soup at Spaulding NEXT Thursday the 18th
Dinner is served at 7. Presentations begin at 8. Voting is at 8:30 (ish)

PLEASE come out and support the project..or another one if its grabs you!

Info about Soup at Spalding .

Because we think the SOUP event they have in Mexicantown is so rad, we've started up our own at Spaulding Court, in Corktown. For those of you who aren't familiar, SOUP is a monthly dinner that raises money to distribute to projects that the dinner guests select.

It goes like this: people come for dinner--soup, salad and bread--and give $5. At the end of the meal, three folks present projects they'd like to accomplish and the crowd votes for a winner. At the currently running SOUP in Mexicantown, all the proceeds (minus the costs of the meal) go to the project.

At Spaulding, we're doing things a bit differently. First of all, Soup at Spaulding happens every Thursday! We split the proceeds from the dinner between the vote winner and Friends of Spaulding Court. Additionally, we post a video of the winning presentation on Kickstarter and in one weeks time, try to raise the same amount the dinner brings in. This doubles the impact for both causes!

If you'd like to get involved with Soup at Spaulding, please contact Aitchemel@gmail.com. If you'd like to present a project, please contact jonkoller@gmail.com. (read less)
Because we think the SOUP event they have in Mexicantown is so rad, we've started up our own at Spaulding Court, in Corktown. For those of you who aren't familiar, SOUP is a monthly dinner that raises money to distribute to projects that the dinner guests select.

It goes like this: people come for dinner--soup, salad and bread--and give $5. At the end of the meal, three folks present projects they'd like to accomplish and the crowd votes for a winner. At the currently running SOUP in... (read more)
Mission:
To raise funds for small projects in our communities and to rehabilitate Spaulding Court at the same time. Also to eat a different soup and salad every Thursday night!
Products:
Soup, salad, bread, and amazing projects.
Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/soupatspaulding

Congratulations to Jon Deradoorian of East Pointe Michigan..!!

He was the lucky raffle ticket winner for the Atelier Gothique ring donated to raise funds for Burners without Borders Detroit during the DAMNED exhibition Halloween weekend!! Over $400 dollars were raised for the homeless project and the back packing party will be on December 5th in Hamtramck!...

Friday, November 05, 2010

Burners without Borders Detroit is grateful to DAMNED III and Atelier Gothic

Im crying... i just opening an amazing email from Anthony Dvs (and Joseph Ferraro) ... Dämnëd III donated over $400 to Burners without Borders Detroit for the Homeless project!!



The lovely note says; "Those amazing Devil Girls (Lushes LaMoan, Sarah Schropp, Angie Smith, Alison Haling and Meridith Lorde ) sold 196 tickets in support Burners Without Borders! Charles and Amy Elias of Atelier Gothique donated the $980 ring as prize. We all hope this helps!"



You have no idea how many people on the streets this will help! thank you so much!! 



I have been so busy and preoccupied with life for the last oh lord the whole year that i have not collected enough donations this year and i have been scared that i would have to really bust some ass this next month to catch up on all i have to do.... this eases my heart so much!



I am forever grateful for this amazing gift because I CAN NOT DO WHAT I DO WITHOUT THE HELP OF OTHERS!!!



thank you to each and everyone one of you for your thoughtfulness and to everyone who donated on all levels



I wish i could hug each of you...and know i will when i see you!



oxo

~doxie

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Peter Pan Strikes again!!

someone wrote me an email that some guy named Peter Pan told her about what i do for the homeless and she listed a bunch of items she has for me; blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, some foam rolls.. all cleaned for people to use!

How amazing..i look forward to meeting this woman and writing that Pete R Pan a thank you note!

Happy All Souls Day!

~d