We hope everyone’s 2020 is off to a great start. Traditionally, this is a quiet time for the White Light Foundation and while outwardly this year has been no different, behind the scenes tells a different story.
2020 is shaping up to be a year of milestones. Twiddle is celebrating fifteen years as a band and we are celebrating five as a foundation! 2020 has already seen us eclipse the $200,000 mark for grants and, by the end of winter tour, we anticipate that we will have written over 200 grants since our incorporation. By the time you are reading this we will likely have eclipsed 5,000 Facebook likes, and if we haven’t, what are you waiting for? You might be Sweet Number 5(k). Tumble Down will be celebrating its 5th anniversary and plans are well on their way to make it the most impactful one yet for WLF. So, what’s going on between now and then? Well, if January is any indication, it is going to be a very generous road to the Waterfront.
Thanks to all of you who attended the Paradise and House of Blues, and the generosity shown through Facebook and online, we are thrilled to donate $3,500 in support of the Boston shows.
We are donating $3,000 to Backline on behalf of our amazing community to support Backline’s important mission, “to connect music industry professionals and their family members with a trusted network of mental health and wellness providers.”
We are also excited to donate $500 to Boston Medical Center’s Vision 2030 to support their initiatives including behavior health and substance abuse programs. The donation to the Boston Medical Center is made in honor of our dear frend, Dylan Abbott, who is celebrating 3 years of sobriety by running this year’s Boston Marathon!
With Twiddle’s Winter Tour we are turning our focus to children’s charities for the next few months. Twiddle has generously agreed to provide Frankenfoote coloring books in each town. To start things off with the first “Somewhere on the Mountain” shows in Frisco, Colorado, we are thrilled to announce we are donating $1,500 to FIRC (Family & Intercultural Resource Center) of Silverthorne and Breckenridge, Colorado. “Through education and support, FIRC helps families make healthy choices and provide an environment for children to thrive.”
Last week Twiddle returned to Washington D.C. to a sold out crowd and we are honored to provide Horton’s Kids Community Resource Center. with a donation of $1,500. Horton’s Kids, “empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life.”