Showing posts with label support for fundraiser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label support for fundraiser. Show all posts

Monday, February 1, 2021

Send Love To The Second Line In New Orleans

Unfortunately the pandemic has hit New Orleans extremely hard and lot of the people impacted are of color. Another project of the Krewe of Red Beans, a nonprofit organization, is called Feed The Second Line. 

The second line refers to the folks who are the culture bearers, the people who make up the Black Mardi Gras experience like the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Doll groups, musicians and other artists throughout New Orleans.

The elders receive rides to get their vaccines through younger musicians for hire.  Also donations go to local restaurants to order meals which allow those businesses to stay open. Then the meals are delivered to the elders in the communities where it's most needed.


To support our culture bearers during this difficult time visit:  https://www.feedthesecondline.org  Please donate what you can.

Photo credit: NY Times, City of New Orleans, courtesy of Crista Rock. Member of the Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association, a Social Aid and Pleasure Club.

Thanks for stopping by. Leave comments on what you'd like to see here. 


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Hire A Mardi Gras Artist

Since the pandemic has totally wrecked the Mardi Gras season for 2021 a lot of artists have had a difficult time with getting work. But New Orleans is the city that will hold it's own no matter what happens. So a project was created by the Krewe of Red Beans where anyone can arrange to hire an artist. 

Parades are on hold this year but houses are being decorated with all sorts of theme for Mardi Gras. The Hire A Mardi Gras Artist utilizes crowd funding where you can go to their site and make a purchase or donate. They then use the funds to hire local laid off Mardi Gras workers, musicians and artists. Instead of parade floats they are contracted to transform houses into works of Mardi Gras creativity and unique beauty for all to see.

Check out https://hireamardigrasartist.com/ and help support the artists!

Thanks for visiting, please feel to leave comments. 

Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Support The Red Flame Hunters Children Mardi Gras Indian Tribe For 2013

The Mardi Gras Indians have been a part of New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions for hundreds of years. You can view my previous post by clicking here to read more about their history. This post is to help generate publicity for The Red Flame Hunters Children Mardi Gras Indian Tribe. They are asking for support to help with creating their Mardi Gras Indian suits for 2013. Funds will be used for materials such as beads, feathers, sequins and fabric. The group is made up entirely of children who are making their suits by hand after school and continuing the tradition through the next generation.
The Red Flame Hunters want to be ready to mask with the other Mardi Gras Indian tribes in the parades on February 12, 2013. 

 You can click here to view their Kickstarter page for more information as well as to make a pledge. The minimum pledge is only $1.00, they are looking to raise at least $3,500 by January 12, 2013.


Thanks for visiting, feel free to share this post!


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Support This Film Project Featuring New Orleans Marching Bands: The Whole Gritty City

The New Orleans  marching bands have been a part of not only the city's multi-faceted music history, but African American culture as well. The tradition of the brass bands go back well into the 1800's and have been the backdrop for practically everything New Orleans from parties to Mardi Gras parades to funerals. The brass bands have also been an integral part of college and high school campus life.
Within the New Orleans community the high school brass bands carry on the tradition in the midst of inner city violence and distress in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's disruption. The creators of the independent documentary The Whole Gritty City is currently seeking funding for their film. The production shows the mentors of these students supporting these children by passing down a musical legacy. The importance of the tradition is not only in keeping the music of the brass bands alive through the next generation but also the children's character and spirits strong amidst the dramas they face.
 
  
Thanks for visiting. Please click here to help fund this project. Minimum pledge is only $1. They are almost halfway through to the $50,000 needed. All pledges must be received by October 10, 2012.


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl