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BWBacon is a flute sponsor for Playing for Change Day!

July 27, 2012 Leave a comment

BWBacon is a proud flute sponsor for the next Playing for Change Day event, scheduled for September 22!

PFC Day is a global benefit event to promote peace and positive change through music. The Playing for Change Foundation makes it its mission to create positive social change in the world through music education. By providing children a safe place to learn, flourish and express themselves, PFCF helps provide a creative alternative to the struggles many of these children face daily. To date, they’ve built eight schools, often in locations that suffer from extreme poverty, lack of basic resources, limited medical care and educational resources, past conflicts and genocide, unstable governments, and a host of infectious diseases.

BWBacon has a long history of supporting Playing for Change and it’s missions in a variety of ways. Dave Bacon himself acts on the board of the directors. BWB has also connected them with some of our BWBacon’s friends like HiDef, Inc. and mGive to support last year’s Playing for Change Day event. Recently, BWBacon Group has connected them with Denver’s very own music project, Flobot.org’s Youth Media Studio, being built In the South Lincoln/Mariposa community near the 10th & Osage station.

And finally, if you were appreciating those sponsorship icons, yours truly is thrilled to be able to actively support them through an in-kind donation of design work:

These are the sponsorship icon’s Jacklynn from BWB developed for the event. They feature some of the instruments the children of the Playing for Change school’s learn: the flute, the sarangi, and the djembe.

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BW Giving donates another $600+

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

We would love to introduce you to eight new charities BWBacon is proud to support on thanks to our thoughtful resources:

Our BW Giving program helps us acknowledge the hard work our resources do for the companies we’ve connected them with by supporting the causes they care about. They represent us and so we want to represent them.

This quarter, we donated over $600 dollars in our candidate’s names towards organizations they choose, including these eight new foundations! This brings our grand total to $10,062 we have donated to charities since beginning this program.

  • Project Yes: Provides leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service-learning located in Lafayette, Colorado.
  • UNICEF:  Helping to build a world where the rights of every child are realized by providing child survival development, education, gender equality, medical aid, and protection.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation: Defends people’s rights in an increasingly digital world.
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters:  Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.
  • Mountain States Children’s Home: For 50 years on 155 acres, MSCH has provided room for a child to find peace, protection, and a place in a world where their needs will be met.
  • Denver’s Road Home: Denver’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness approved by Mayor Hickenlooper and the Denver City Council.
  • American Cancer Society: A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
  • Camp Kesem:  A college-student-run summer camp for kids whose parents have (or have had) cancer whose goal is to provide plenty of laughs and lots of emotional but non-therapeutic support for their campers.

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September 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Today we had the happy task of making a few donations in the name of some of our candidates as part of our BW Giving Program.

What?! You didn’t know about our Giving Program? Well, every candidate has the option to choose a charity that BW Bacon will donate to in his or her name out of our profits. BW Giving is part of each candidate’s contract with us.

BWBacon has now donated $8,862 various charities that our candidates have chosen!

Here are some of the charities we’ve donated to today:

To see the other foundations we have contributed to in the past, visit our Beneficiaries page.

Dave talks about “Making a Difference”

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Making a Difference presentation screen shot

Pictures from Dave's presentation at Lone Tree Elementary about "Making a Difference"

Dave and I are back at work after a very special day at Lone Tree Elementary talking to a group of about 500 kids about Making a Difference. Dave was the opening presentation for Lone Tree’s Making a Difference Mondays. I know we had just as much fun as the kids and left energized!

Dave wearing his Maassai belt as a headband

A few weeks ago Dave Bacon was asked to speak to Lone Tree Elementary about his work on the board of directors for the Playing for Change Foundation and the O’Brien School for the Maassai. Dave gave an awesome interactive presentation and getting all the kids excited about how they could make a difference too. He spoke to kindergarten through sixth grade and both groups thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a lot of great questions!

Here’s a short video of the first group (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders) clapping to the beat (well…sort of) to Playing for Change’s Stand By Me cover:

So adorable!!