Frendsgiving 2022

Last year, our community came together and donated 1,560 cans of food to Meals on Main Street by Caritas in Port Chester, NY!! We would love to double that total this year, at our annual Frendsgiving Food Drive!! Bring your canned goods to the The Capitol Theatre on both Friday 11/25 and Saturday 11/26. Volunteers from Meals on Main and the WLF will be out front, collecting cans and welcoming fans to the show with smiles and high fives!! Let’s show our Twiddle spirit and love ALL relentlessly!!

Fall Tour 2022 Support

We are proud to announce the White Light Foundation donated $13,000 to nonprofits in 11 states from Twiddle‘s $1 per ticket program for fall tour 2022. All of these organizations work to help prevent suicide and support mental health! We are grateful for the support of the band, fans, and our volunteers.

Charlottesville VA – Mitchell Hash Foundation – $1,000
Charlotte NC – Healing & Understanding Grief from Suicide – $1,000
New Orleans LA – Amitie Foundation For Suicide Prevention – $1,000
Tuscaloosa AL – The Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation – $1,000
Fayetteville AR – Alex Blackwood Foundation – $1,000
Dallas TX- Grant Halliburton Foundation – $1,000
Houston TX – Precious Life Crusade Teen Suicide Prevention – $1,000
Austin TX – Texas Suicide Prevention Alliance – $1,000
Omaha NE – The Kim Foundation – $1,000
Minneapolis MN – Thumbs Up – $1,000
Chicago IL – Hope for the Day – $1,000
Covington KY – – Ethan’s Purpose Foundation – $1,000
St. Louis MO – Avery’s Angels Foundation – $1,000

Love Relentlessly

Welcome Evan Antal & Robert Paul Volosevich Jr

We are excited to announce two new Board Members to the WLF… Evan Antal and Robert Paul Volosevich Jr!!

Evan first saw Twiddle play in the showcase lounge in 2006, opening for the Breakfast (with Adrian on drums!). Evan worked as Twiddle’s Lighting Director starting in 2015, and continues to fill in occasionally when Herm is not able to make it. In 2018, Evan moved away from working full-time as a lighting designer and now works as an attorney in Vermont. He was recently appointed to serve as defense counsel for a local drug treatment court. Evan is no stranger to the White Light Foundation. In 2019, Evan was an integral part of producing the Castleton scholarship fundraising shows at the Paramount Theater in Rutland, VT. Evan believes wholeheartedly in the power that music has to channel tangible positive change into the world, and very much looks forward to serving on the board of the White Light Foundation to that end.

Robert Paul Volosevich, Jr. is a founding partner of The Robert Paul Group, Inc.. He works with national and international clients to build comprehensive, strategically focused events that are both informative and entertaining. Volosevich has expertise in stagecraft and logistics, facilitating high-level conferences and implementing large scale organizational roll outs with a demonstrated ability to produce such events with tight time tables, while creating lasting memories and re-enforcing desired messaging through earned media.

Robert has also worked on the campaign trail serving as national advance manager and producer for Bernie 2016 & Bernie 2020 presidential campaign effort. Robert got his start in live events at an early age working for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of Boston, Local 11. Most recently, Volosevich was named Manager of Events and Grassroots Outreach for a leading cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts, Solar Cannabis Co.

Volosevich holds a B.A. in Politics and History with a Minor in Communications from Curry College in Milton, MA. He is a proud native of South Boston, MA. And currently resides on Cape Cod, Falmouth, MA.

The mission of the WLF [“built on a common bond of music and founded on the principles of community, love, and generosity”] resonates with him on a deeply personal level. When thinking about the chance to serve on WLF’s board, Volosevich said, “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to the Twiddle community and broader society”

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Westport CT Levitt Pavilion

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and crushed it. Luv-a-Duck Cleanup after the show was a huge success both nights. Daydream Farmers table provided a safe haven for our frends. Earthplace and Homes with Hope, who recieved the $1 per ticket donations from the weekend, are amazing nonprofits, supporting their community and their neighbors. Twiddle threw down two nights of amazing music, lights and love. Thank you to everyone who made a positive impact on our community this weekend. We are so grateful. ??

$1,000 went to Earthplace, who blend science, conservation, and education into pathways for learning about nature and the environment.

$1,500 went to Homes with Hope, a Westport-based organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Fairfield County.

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Welcome Phil Fernandez & Scott Hanney

We are excited to announce two new Board Members to the WLF… Phil Fernandez and Scott Hannay!!

Phil has been sharing in the groove for over a decade, as a long time taper and recorder of live shows. He serves on two other boards and has a lot of experience with fundraising, event planning and networking. Phil brings his Rutland pride to our community and we are excited to see what we can do as a team!!

Scott comes to our board as a member of the Twiddle crew, and when he has time, an accomplished musician and collaborator. Scott is a professional Mr. Fix It, finagling this and jimmying that, making sure that each instrument and monitor is on point. His kindness, teamwork and easy going nature makes him a huge asset to the board!

Our future is bright and the light we feel from our community is leading the way. Thank you all and we look forward to an exciting future!

Love Relentlessly

Zdenek Gubb Dreamz Support

When Zdenek Gubb released his debut solo album, Dreamz, in the Fall of 2021, it came with an idea… He wanted to ensure that a portion of the proceeds benefit suicide prevention and mental health awareness. The White Light Foundation researched nonprofits across the US and found an amazing organization, I Understand Love Heals, that was supporting their community and making a huge impact on people’s lives. The White Light Foundation is super proud and excited to announce we will match Zdenek’s gift and make a donation totaling $4000 to I Understand Love Heals. Zdenek, thank you for your selflessness, compassion and generosity. You continue to shine a light on those who are in need and we are so grateful to join you and help make a difference!! Love Relentlessly

Spring Tour 22 Support

We are so stoked to announce that the White Light Foundation has donated a grand total of $36,000 to nonprofits across 27 states from Twiddle’s $1 per ticket program. All of these organization are working to help to prevent suicide and support mental health!! If you bought a ticket to a show, you helped make this happen. We are grateful for all of the support and love. Together, we are making a difference in our towns, cities, communities and world. Smile Proud and Be Kind!! See you on the next tour!!

Birmingham AL – Crisis Center – $1,000
Pelham TN – Refuge Center – $1,000
Athens GA – Nuci Space – $1,000
Raleigh NC – HopeLine – $1,000
Charleston SC – Mental Helath Heroes – $1,000
Richmond VA – Childsavers – $1,000
Philladelphia PA – Live Well – $2,000
Baltimore MD – Burgers and Bands – $1,000
McKees Rocks PA – AFSP Western PA – $1,000
Louisville KY – The Pete Foundation – $1,000
Detroit MI – Six Feet Over – $1,000
Columbus OH – – LOSS community services – $1,000
Buffalo NY – Crisis Services – $1,500
Cleveland OH – Life Act – $1,500
State College PA – Jana Marie Foundation – $1,000
New Haven CT – Clifford Beers – $2,000
Hampton Beach NH – Connor’s Climb – $2,500
Brooklyn NY – Solace House – $2,500

Love Relentlessly

Winter Tour 2022 Support

For the winter tour shows in Worcester, Portland and Albany we were honored to donate the Twiddle $1 per ticket program to organizations that support victims of domestic violence.

In Worcester we donated $2000 to Abby’s House whose mission is to provide shelter and affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services, to homeless, battered and low-income women, with our without children.

In Portland we donated $1500 to the Family Violence Project who are a not-for-profit domestic violence resource center serving several counties in Maine.

Finally, for the Palace Theater we donated $1500 to Equinox, Albany County’s primary provider of services for victims of domestic violence. We are proud to help all of these organizations that are doing amazing work helping those in need everyday.

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Twiddle Frendsgiving 2021

We are proud to announce the Frendsgiving Food Drive was an incredible success! In addition to the food collected, with the Twiddle $1 per ticket program we have donated an additional $4,000 to Meals on Main Street by Caritas! Thank you frends, family, and our tender WLF volunteers so much for your support. We are still glowing!

Read the note from Bill Cusano, Meals on Main Street by Caritas executive director, “Thank you so much for the food drive. We received 1560 pounds of food. Here is a photo of some of it sorted and stocked for distribution. We will use it to pack bags of groceries, produce and meals for families throughout Port Chester. Thanks for making the season joyful for so many.”

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