Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Christmas Wish // GIVEAWAY // Brooke White Pledge Music Project

12/19 Update: With hours left the project's goal amount was raised! You can still purchase things from the site. :) Thanks to everyone who donated and visited the project page! This giveaway will end at 12pm CST tonight! Make sure to use the rafflecopter to enter correctly! :)

If you have been reading this blog for a while you might know that I love Brooke White. Well, she is doing something incredibly generous this Christmas! Read on to find out more about her and her project. And to enter my giveaway!!

For those of you who didn't know Brooke was on the 7th season of American Idol (the only year I watched) and made the top 5. After that she went on to make dreamy solo records, and later form a band with Jack Matranga, aptly called Jack and White. Her musical style is folksy and fun. It has a vintage meets indie sound, with the the feel good vibes of pop. It's a little bit of everything, and it fills a large portion of my Spotify playlists.

She is also one half of the voice behind my favorite blog, The Girls With Glasses Show. Together, Summer Bellessa and Brooke put out fashion posts, home decor DIYs (often including glitter!), whimsical parody songs (I'm Not Fancy, Last Christmas, ..), and of course lots of tips on glasses. They are inspiring ladies inside and out, also posting videos of heart to hearts on things like comparison and self confidence. They're thrifters, hostesses, travelers, moms.... it's a fantastic blog. I hope that you go check it out, right after you read this!

All of those things are wonderful, but this post is about Brooke's new project with Pledge Music. She has recently been offered a chance to donate to a charity of her choice, and she decided to double that money through Pledge Music. She chose the charity O.U.R. - Operation Underground Railroad. It is an organization that funds physical rescue missions for children who have been kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery. Pretty incredible choice right? Her goal is to raise $20,000 by December 20th, which will then be doubled by a record company and donated to O.U.R. That's $40,000! - enough to fund 2 rescue missions!

How is she raising the money you ask?

She has recorded her new album with fellow artist friends such as Deana Carter (Strawberry Wine, anyone?), David Archuleta (Season 7 Idol Runner Up), Leigh Nash (Remember Kiss Me? Former lead singer of 'Sixpence none the Richer' and current solo artist), Jack Matranga (from Jack and White)... just to name a few! It is being put on her pledge music project site, along with autographed CDs, signed guitars, handwritten song lyrics (what I would have loved to order!), etc. Some of the other artists are offering up signed albums and vinyl as well! All of the physical CDs of Brooke's also come with a digital download of the new album! - including her sweet indie Christmas album!

Helping with this project is simple. Go to the site, make a 'pledge' (pick what you want to buy!), pay, done! The digital download of the album is just $10! -you can't beat that, especially since the proceeds are going to such an amazing cause!

She recently released some of her tracks on the site, and after listening to them I can say that I cannot wait to receive my CD in the mail!!

A few years ago I was lucky enough to be in Phoenix while Brooke & Summer were doing an event presentation on choosing glasses. I drug KC along, and we learned about frames for your face shape, and then Brooke was kind enough to help me look at glasses for a while! I of course, acted like a spaz, with things like 'I was so sad when they kicked you off idol!' coming out of my mouth. To which she responded 'me too,' she wasn't sarcastic or mad, she was just kind and real. -Which is always the vibe that I got reading an Instagram post or tweet from her. She's extremely genuine.

So this Christmas I hope that you consider purchasing her album, or donating to her cause in some way. I know that it would be a gift to her and the others involved in the project, but more importantly it would be the gift of safety and a happy life for many children! So check out her site, make a pledge, listen to the tracks, read about the cause in her own words... you just might fall in love with all of this too! Even tweeting and sharing her site or this giveaway can help raise money!

Because I love this project and Brooke's music I have decided to giveaway One Autographed Copy of her new album! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter. The raffle is open until 12/19/14 NOON Central Time. The raffle is open to people with US addresses only!

Thank you, I hope that you support this cause in whatever way you can!

And as always, may Rafflecopter be ever in your favor!

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