Kris Allen’s guitar got stolen, and it’s a good thing (sort of)

Updated August 11 2011: Kris tweeted about the fundraiser because he is awesome like that (see end of post for the two new tweets). Also, there is a Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle! \o/

Uh, no, not really? For someone who loves creating and playing music so much that he makes a living from it, I can’t even begin to imagine how pissed off and sad he must be. I suppose it’d be like someone stealing my computer – you know, the one with Photoshop and Illustrator installed where I do all my work.

However, because Kris has the best fans who are geniuses and overall kick-awesome, @bushy0tailed has turned this negative event into something positive by setting up a giving page at DonorsChoose.org, where fans can channel their anger and frustration love for Kris and his beloved guitar into donations to kids who could not otherwise afford the equipments they need for music education.

At the time of this post, US$1,338.00 has been raised but I believe we can do so much more. The campaign has only been promoted on Twitter so far and we need the help of Kris’ fans all over the world to spread the word on your journals, your blogs, your favorite forums – wherever you see fit. You can also send the information to journalists / web sites that cover music / entertainment / charity news (no spamming, please).

Feel free to grab the banners and use them wherever you want. If you need new sizes, leave a comment here or tweet @KrisAllenHK.

Credits:
Photographer: @bushy0tailed
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

Kris Allen Promo Art – Alright With Music Fundraising Campaign to benefit Music Empowers Foundation

About the Alright With Music Fundraising Campaign:

As fans of Kris Allen are well aware, Kris is no stranger to giving back. In honor of one of his charitable passions, helping impoverished children, we celebrated his birthday in June with over $25,000 in donations to Heifer International. Heifer is an amazing organization that works to combat poverty and hunger around the world.

Another one of Kris’s charitable passions is music education programs for children. Inspired by his contributions in this area over the last year, we are turning our fundraising efforts this holiday season to Music Empowers Foundation. We are thrilled to be partnering with Andy Davis, founder of Music Empowers, in this effort.

To learn more:
http://www.AlrightWithMusic.com/
http://www.musicempowersfoundation.org/alright-with-music.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alright-With-Music/160792963964497
http://www.twitter.com/AlrightWMusic
http://www.twitter.com/MusicEmpowers

Because it’s late, my brain is not exactly working anymore, you get to choose the design instead of me.

If you need the banners / buttons in different sizes, leave a comment here or tweet @AdamLambertHK2.

Credits:
Photographer: @newland21
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Feel free to pass them around! Email to friends and family, post online, tweet them, use as Twitter background, Facebook them, pin them to public notice boards… spread the word! :)

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Kris Allen Promo Art - Alright With Music Fundraising Campaign to benefit Music Empowers Foundation

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