Community Gives Hope To Toddler Natalie

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Tarryn Rudolph’s close friend and coworker Meredith and her husband, Andrew, recently received devastating news that their 18 month old daughter Natalie has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2. It’s a progressive neuromuscular disease that will cause her muscles to weaken and waste away. Natalie will never walk and will require a wheelchair among many other devices to …

Building Solutions To Conflict In The Middle East Through Story Telling

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“I believe that the road to peace and the evolution of humankind towards a positive and just direction begins with the arts and the simple act of telling a story.” Nicholas Turner is on a path towards fulfilling his responsibility to learn and understand cultures and the modes of expression used by people in the difficult struggle of achieving equality, …

Building A Brighter Future For Women: Empowerment and Education

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Soul Source Foundation aims to help women, girls and their families in rural Kenyan villages through women’s empowerment and access to education. They provide training for women’s groups in Western Kenya in villages around Lake Victoria, groups in Busia and around Nairobi. Their teachings focus on the seven areas of life: relationships, sexuality, money, work, body, emotions, and spirituality. The …

Music Crowdfunding – Fans, Perks & Creativity

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Ananda and Jaya Lakshmi are creators of Kirtronica music. Kirtronica is a combination of electronica, dance and mantra, live instrumentation and vocals that are divinely inspired. After the success of the duo’s first record they plan to release a second one called ‘Kundalini Kirtronica’. It will feature original electronica dance music intended for free dancing, ecstatic dance, sacred gatherings. They …

Aerobatic Champion Takes On The World

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Rob Holland’s 1st place finish at the National Championship has earned him a spot on the United States Aerobatic Team for the 2015 World Aerobatic Championships in Chateauroux, France (August 20-29). Rob’s goal is to bring home the Overall and Team Gold Medals in 2015 and win the World Freestyle Championship for the 3rd consecutive time! The high cost to …

Mother Of Four Fights Cancer

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Julie Teti is a 35-year-old registered nurse with a loving husband and four young children. She was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called Metastatic Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Because treatment options for this rare cancer are limited, she needs to explore all possibilities, both in Canada and the United States. Their goal is to raise enough money …

Music Education For The Future Generation

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Since 2005, Chinua White has created music, pixel art and character design for video game projects under the pseudonym BLK MKT. He uses a Nintendo 3DS and KORG M01d to make music for games and now needs to raise funds to make a tutorial series that will teach how to compose, arrange, record and loop music. The tutorials will be …

Ezra’s Kicking Cancer To The Curb

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Ezra has been going through an aggressive treatment for metastatic stage 4 colon cancer, including months of recovery. He’s gone through numerous rounds of chemo, undergone a liver surgery, and is facing even more chemo. Through all of it, Ezra has maintained a tremendously positive attitude. As a self-employed carpenter jack-of-all-trades, he hasn’t been able to work, therefore savings have …

How An Artist Can Make Music With Crowdfunding

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Tucker Livingston is an award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist from Austin, Texas. After the success of his first album and traveling the world, he moved to India to study ancient South Indian Carnatic music on a stringed instrument called the Saraswati veena. These studies have had a profound effect on his personal artistry, something that Tucker plans to utilize …

Artists Meet The Muppet World!

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When fibre artists Nikki Webber and Melissa Nasby, entered a Jim Henson [creator of The Muppet’s and Sesame Street] character contest, they received an “Honourable Mention” and a place in the top 10! They knew the character they created, Nym, was special when they were personally invited to New York City to meet the Henson’s and Brian and Wendy Froud! …