Charity auction: bid on two meet & greet passes plus concert tickets to any Kris Allen show worldwide!

From the auction page:

What’s included: 2 tickets that will be left at will call to any upcoming public show worldwide in 2012 that has tickets sold to the public as well as radio station shows. This auction also includes a 2 person meet & greet with Kris.

100% of the proceed will benefit City of Hope, an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

Kris Allen to perform at The Trevor Project’s Trevor Live event in Los Angeles on December 4 2011

[Update: According to Kris Allen’s official street team, Little Pawns, Kris will be performing Imagine backed by choir at the event! I’ve always wanted to hear a full Imagine performance from Kris ever since he covered it at the Little Kids Rock Benefit in 2010, so this is super great news to me! \o/]

I didn’t know it was possible, but Kris Allen just made me love him more…

On this Sunday, December 4th, Kris will perform at The Trevor Project’s Trevor Live event which will be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. For those who cannot attend, a livestream will be available, or you can choose to have footage of the event sent to your mobile phone. All details are listed below:

Trevor Project Trevor Live event logo

Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time:
5 – 7 pm Guest Arrivals, Pre-reception, Silent Auction, Lufthsana Raffle and Hosted Bar
7 – 8 pm Dinner Service
8 – 10 pm Trevor Live Show Begins, Silent Auction Concludes
10 pm Silent Auction Check Out Opens

Venue:
(Click to open in Google Map)
The Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Livestream:
Live coverage of the red carpet will be available at http://www.livestream.com/whatstrending from 5 – 7 pm PST
Click here to see world clocks, click here to view countdown clock.

Footage to mobile phones:
Text TREVORLIVE to 51515 to receive footage from the event delivered to your mobile phone. (Powered by Mogreet). You’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a snowboard from MillerCoors. Must be 21+ to win. Text HELP for help or STOP to cancel. Messages and data rates may apply.

Other performing guests:
Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Darren Criss, Miley Cyrus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barret Foa, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Julianne Hough, Queen Latifah, LeAnn Rimes and Amber Riley.

Special appearances:
Christina Applegate, Geoffrey Arend, Will Arnett, Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, Chris Colfer, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Misha Gabriel, Camille Grammer, Ryan Guzman, Christina Hendricks, Jane Lynch, Joe Manganiello, Kathryn McCormick, Damian McGinty, Kevin McHale, Amy Poehler, Kyle Richards, Naya Rivera, Zoe Saldana, Harry Shum and Eric Stonestreet.

Official web site:
Trevor Live official web site

Official Facebook page:
The Trevor Project’s official Facebook page

Official Twitter account:
@TrevorProject
Follow The Trevor Project’s Twitter list of celebrities attending Trevor live at http://twitter.com/trevorproject/trevorlive. They’ll be asking celebs public-submitted questions during the livestream. If you have questions for Kris, tweet them to him and include the hashtag #TrevorLive and they might get asked!

About The Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. The call is free and confidential.

Update on Kris Allen’s mustache campaign to raise awareness for music education for kids

A while back I posted about Kris Allen’s mustache campaign to raise awareness for music education for kids. Kris has since posted two #krisstache updates (see photos embedded below), and as of the time of this post the campaign page on DonorsChoose has registered US$ 6,545 of donations, helping 11,674 kids in the process. At the end of the campaign, the donation will be matched by Music Empowers Foundation, doubling the amount of money raised and the number of children reached.

Here’s Kris looking hilarious in his #krisstache updates…

November 21, 2011

Kris Allen stache mustache krisstache photo

November 28, 2011

Kris Allen stache mustache krisstache photo

Not for the faint of heart, I know. Kris is enduring enormous ~pain and public humiliation all in the name of charity; will you help him bring music education to kids in need?

The fundraiser was announced on November 14, 2011, so only two weeks left now… it won’t be long till pretty!Kris is back again… in the meantime, here is something pretty for your eyes :)

Kris Allen pretty photo
Kris Allen pretty photo

Remember to follow @KrisAllen on Twitter to stay up-to-date on his #krisstache campaign! By following him on Twitter, you could end up having a song written about you too!

Kris Allen’s growing a mustache to support music education, here’s how we can help

Short version:
Kris is growing a mustache to support music education. We can support him by –

  1. Donating to Donorschoose.org, where our donations will be matched by Music Empowers (every dollar helps!);
  2. Stach’ing our Twitter and/or Facebook profile pictures by following these instructions (if you want to be featured on The Great Wall of Stache, just send a tweet to @KrisAllenHK);
  3. Raise awareness to this wonderful cause by telling everyone we know!

Long version:
Kris Allen and Music Empowers once again are teaming up in support of music education for kids. For their latest effort the duo are partnering to provide a major grant to Donorschoose.org, the national online charity that matches individual donors to project requests fro teachers in public schools. Funds provided by Music Empowers will be used to match contributions made by individual donors to eligible classroom music education projects. “Once individual donations total 50% of a music project’s cost, we will fund the other 50%,” explained Andy Davis, Founder of Music Empowers. Kris and Andy hope that their initiative will help to fund hundreds of projects and benefit over 10,000 kids. Here is the link to the press release.

This is what Kris has to say about his stache:

For the next four weeks, I will subject myself to public humiliation and private doubt by growing what will no-doubt be a ridiculous-looking Mustache. To justify this endeavor, I need your support. Please sponsor my ‘stache by choosing a classroom project below and making a donation of any amount. And wish me and my Mustache luck.

And check out Kris being all adorable in this PSA:
Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm_R8abY1l0
Short URI: http://youtu.be/Jm_R8abY1l0

Finally, because fandom is hilarious and Kris’ fans are kick-awesome (gif created by @firesprite11_5):
Kris Allen stache gif

Kris Allen’s Dirtiest Secret Revealed (video)

The dirty folks over at @TheDirtyMinds are contributing to the Kris Fans Unite x The Girl Effect fundraiser by donating US$ 0.50 per view of the following video, up to $100. You have one day to tell all your friends to watch it and help raise money for charity!

Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugwHmemPoc
Short URI: http://youtu.be/yugwHmemPoc

Clarification on @ArtistSupporter’s donation matching

Sherrie‘s generous donation matching has nothing to do with Global Giving’s donation matching campaign. She does not require that you make a recurring donation. All donations made via Kris Fans Unite’s giving page by Nov 15 will be matched (up to USD 5,000.00), whether they are one-off or recurring donations.

Do you have time to post a tweet? It’ll mean a one-dollar donation to The Girl Effect!

Updated: The campaign is now over! 33 Twitter accounts participated, earning USD 16.50 for The Girl Effect. I rounded it up and donated USD 20.00, which will mean a total contribution of USD 40.00 to the charity after @ArtistSupporter’s donation matching. Thanks to everyone who helped!

Hey you generous Kris Allen fans! Would you like to help raise money for The Girl Effect by doing something as simple as posting a tweet?

I will donate USD 0.50 for every tweet that promotes the Kris Fans Unite x The Girl Effect fundraiser, up to USD 50.00 (that means 100 Twitter accounts can participate!).

Money raised by this Twitter campaign will be matched by @ArtistSupporter, which means every tweet is actually worth one US dollar, so please tell all your friends about it! If you want to offer additional donation matching for this mini Twitter campaign, please leave a comment here, or contact @KrisAllenHK on Twitter, or email KrisAllenHK@gmail.com. (You can sponsor by making every tweet worth more money, or by increasing the number of tweets eligible for donation.)

Rules:

  1. You have a public Twitter account with at least 10 followers; AND
  2. You follow @KrisAllen on Twitter; AND
  3. You post the red text below in a public tweet by Monday, November 14 2011 23:55 Hong Kong time (GMT+0800) (see world clock conversion here) (see countdown clock here);
  4. One eligible tweet per Twitter account. (You can post as many tweets as you like, but only one tweet per Twitter account will be edligble because I want as many people to see the message as possible!)
  5. Retweet (or RT) does not count.

Your tweet should read exactly like this (just copy and paste all the red text to make sure there is no typo):

Have $10 to spare? Donations made to @GirlEffect via this page by Nov 15 will b matched, every $ helps http://j.mp/rtzGzg #KrisFansUniteGE

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Help raise money for charities by putting yourselves on the Kris Allen Fans Map!

Little Pawns, the official Kris Allen street team, wants to know where in the world are the Kris Allen fans. They created a map where fans can add markers to represent themselves in just a few simple steps. Not keen on registering yet another account (believe me, I KNOW)? Fear not, just shoot Little Pawns an email and they’ll handle everything for you.

To sweeten the pot, a couple of awesome Kris fans are donating money to varies charities for every marker that gets added to the map. Head over to Little Pawns’ forum and find out how to add yourself to the map and raise money for charities in the process.

If anyone’s interested, I’m KrisAllenHK on the map, represented by a grey marker! (A Kris song will start playing when you click on my marker, so make sure you turn your speakers down if you’re at work!)

Kris Allen official street team Little Pawns map

Kris Allen to visit DonorsChoose.org’s office in New York today

According to DonorsChoose’s Office Manager Kristopher J. Garcia, Kris Allen will be visiting their office today. I wonder if Kris will talk about the Kris Allen Fans Unite fundraiser? :D

Also, in case you STILL haven’t heard yet, Kris will be talking about his involvement with Kidzbop and his upcoming album release on NBC’s Today Show today too!

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow @KrisAllenEvents on Twitter because I don’t plan to post every single Kris event on this blog (a better web site for Kris news is in the works so the time I put into maintaining this blog will minimize).

Kris Allen to perform at 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure charity event in Kansas City, MO. Tickets available now!

Kris Allen to perform at 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure charity event in Kansas City, MO

Kris Allen will perform at the 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure Gala, which will benefit the Waner Children’s Vascular Anomaly Foundation. The Gala will take place at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on Saturday, November 5th, 2011.

Get your tickets from the eventbrite web site.

Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle

Remember the Kris Allen DonorsChoose fundraiser that was birthed from the theft of his guitar? 65 fans have donated a total of US$2,135.00 so far and 1,527 students have been reached! If you haven’t donated yet, or are able to donate more, here is a new initiative to help more kids get their musical instruments!

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

A tweet from Kris’ awesome fan @bushy0tailed explains the Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle
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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 inspired fundraiser to benefit music education through the Music Empowers Foundation

19-year-old Mikaela Bell to host fundraising event after being inspired by Kris Allen’s tweet regarding Music Empowers.

Music Empowers logo

What: Fundraiser to benefit music education through the Music Empowers Foundation.

When: Thursday, Jan. 6, with a rain date of Jan. 13. The doors will open at 6 p.m. only to Hanover Public School District students in grades 4 through 6, and the event will be open to the public from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Hanover Middle School auditeria, 300 Keagy Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331.

To donate: Donations will be collected at the door, or checks made payable to the Music Empowers Foundation can be mailed to Hanover Middle School, care of Deb Smith, 300 Keagy Avenue, Hanover, 17331. There is no entry fee for the event.

To learn more:
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/153421206
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

ps. Also check out these promotional materials that are free for all to use to promote the Alright With Music project! :)

Web site banners for Kris Allen Music!

If you have a blog / web site and would like to help spread the word about the Kris Allen promo / gifting account, feel free to use these banners! You can leave a comment here or tweet @AdamLambertHK2 to request new sizes! :)

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

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Kris Allen Music banner

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Kris Allen Music banner

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Kris Allen Music banner

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New Kris Allen Promo Account Now Live! @KrisAllenMusic

Updated Dec 10 2010: Now with web site banners!

Updated Dec 9 2010: @KrisAllenMusic reached 417 followers in 24 hours and 417 Kris Allen CDs will be donated to charity! YAY!

If you are not familiar with Sherrie Richey MD’s work, you really should start paying closer attention now. Sherrie has been promoting and supporting young musicians for many years and she has gifted countless songs, albums and concert tickets to music fans worldwide. She now has a new Twitter account that focuses mainly on discussing and gifting Kris Allen’s music, and that is incredible news for Kris and his fans.

Music blog: http://krisallenmusic.livejournal.com/

Brief intro: Music Discussion Introductory Post

24 hours only – Sherrie is gifting a Kris Allen CD to charity for each new follower of the @KrisAllenMusic account!

Starting from Dec 8 12:45 GMT+0800 / Dec 7 19:45 AKST / Dec 7 23:45 EST / Dec 7 20:45 PST / Dec 7 22:45 CST – HURRY!

Please follow @KrisAllenMusic on Twitter and help spread the word! :)

http://twitter.com/#!/KrisAllenMusic/status/12364576905494528

http://twitter.com/#!/KrisAllenMusic/status/12369292972523521

http://twitter.com/#!/KrisAllenMusic/status/12719082734362624

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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Kris Allen Promo Art – Dec 13 at 105.1 The Buzz’s Nelson, Terry & Stacey Christmas Show in Oregon City, OR

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

More info:
Event link on KAO: http://bit.ly/gCst0k
Event link on 105.1 The Buzz: http://bit.ly/g50ezP
Buy tickets: SOLD OUT

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

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Kris Allen Promo Art - Dec 13 at 105.1 The Buzz's Nelson, Terry & Stacey Christmas Show in Oregon City, OR

Kris Allen Promo Art – Dec 11 acoustic show at Mix 104.9 5th annual Chris-Mix in Santa Rosa, CA

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

More info:
Event link on KAO: http://bit.ly/frMzu6
Event link on Mix 104.9: http://bit.ly/hBoLDp
Buy tickets: http://fb.me/yjCcro91
Related blog post: http://idol.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/12048/kris-allen-also-coming-to-santa-rosa/

Credits:
Photographer: Spencer Seastrom
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)
Beta, love and support: @orchidas and @farahlily

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Kris Allen Promo Art - The Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA