Rebuild Nepal

Campaign creator Toni Childs
Fundraising for Toni Childs - Rebuild Nepal Project
Event Rebuild Nepal Concert and National Broadcast
$14,405 raised
10%
GOAL $150,000
152 donations
 
since May 2015
 
 
 
 

My name is Toni Childs, I am Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist. I am recently back from an amazing music trek in Nepal where we debuted my new album It's All a Beautiful Noise at 10,000ft, and gave a series of free concerts for the people who live on the Annapurna Circuit.

Since our return, we produced a massively successful Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert in collaboration with Naren and Sono at the Crystal Castle in Mullumbimby NSW, the Byron Bay Community Radio Station - BayFm, and the community radio network across Australia, and Biggs Sound, Renny Sax Photography, and Oz Tix.

Our Benefit Concert raised $50,000

With the active support of BayFm Manager Billy Martin, and the Byron Bay community radio station, our benefit concert will be broadcasted to the local community today at 2pm, and it has been edited down to an hour and two hour segments that will go out to 170 community radio station across Australia. The hour broadcast will feature the best of performances of the event and commentary from people from Nepal working on the ground.

Donate $55 or more today, and you will receive a special Rebuild Nepal Gratitude Edition book. 52 pages that features stunning photos from several photographers from both the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert, and our Annapurna Circuit Trek.. And... also a CD & DVD of the concert inserted into the inside front and back panel of the book. This is a great momento… To pre-purchase your own book go now and donate here https://www.rebuildnepal.com.au.

Our goal is to sell 1,819 Rebuild Nepal Special Gratitude Editions and raise $100,000 on top of our current $50,000 raised.

It is very important to all of us working on this event that 100% of what is raised goes to the people of Nepal. Your giving goes four ways:

1)Tents to Nepal - immediate shelter relief [$10,000 donated so far]
2) Karuna-Shechen - food and medical relief efforts by the monks [$10,000 donated so far]
3) Access Nepal - mental health work [$10,000 donated so far]
4) Funds taken directly to people and groups on the ground [$20,000 put aside so far, and our collective intention is to raise an addition $100,000 in the next two and a half week with you help]

In the case of number four, Naren (from Crystal Castle) and myself will take funds raised to Nepal (traveling at our own expense) in order to assess where the money is most needed, and to ensure the funds get to people on the ground.

I hope you will join our effort, without a doubt your participation will make our auction a massive success! On behalf of the people of Nepal we would like to thank you for your donation. Your generosity, kindness and love will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of those who have been affected by this devastating earthquake.

Please be sure and share Rebuild Nepal with your networks and help us do what we can for the people of Nepal.

peace, love and deep gratitude,

toni childs

MUSIC TREK BACK STORY

We trekked a total of 11 days (April 10 to the 20th) on a small portion of the entire Annapurna Circuit. 52 people made up our trekking party: two guides and 25 sherpas would carry all our gear up and down the mountain range: generators, electric guitars, keyboards, amps, and so much more.

It would turn out we left Nepal 36 hours before the devastating earthquake would hit, leaving us all gutted with both concern and bittersweet feelings for our trip and the Nepal Crew we left behind. It took us quite a few days to hear news from our beautiful Nepalese friends. Hari at Life Dream Adventured who organized our trek, was the first to make contact, and then our guides Sabin and Ob. We were told that most of our sherpas were accounted for, but we are still waiting to hear what has happened to the ones who lived near the epicenter. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Everyone one of our Nepal crew we've heard from lost their home, place of business, and villages, but happily their families are safe.



10
updates

Thank you!!
05
Sep
Aloha and Mahalo... I want to thank each and everyone of you who've supported the people of Nepal over the last year by either donating, pre-purchasing a Special Rebuild Nepal Gratitude Edition Photo Book/DVD/CD, or becoming an underwriter for our Photo Book/DVD/CD... Wow!! Together on the mycause site we raised $14,405.00 for Toni Childs - Rebuild Nepal Project.

This year I am so excited to let you in on some important Rebuild Nepal Business:

1) For those of you who donated $55 or more, or became a Rebuild Nepal Underwriter I am over-joyed to let you know that this week the DVDs and CDs are being put into the printed Rebuild Nepal Photo Books. And, I will be contacting each one of you shortly to thank you personally, collect your shipping information, and ask that you pay $7 to ship the book to where ever you want. The books will be shipped from China.

2) Right after all the shipping payments have been received, we are going to be closing down this fundraising page, and putting up a new one shortly. We are in the process of creating a legal entity to collect donations which will make any donation a tax deduction in the future.

Last year, as soon as the earthquake hit we jumped in to help the people of Nepal without missing a beat. Our return trip to Nepal informed us that it will take years of support to help the people of Nepal get on their feet. Because of this we've made a commitment to support them every year with an annual benefit concert at the Crystal Castle until we feel differently.

3) We have the opportunity to raise over $100,000 this coming year from the 2000 books that have just been printed. Not to mention, the money that will be raised at this years Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert on Saturday October 29th at the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens... my tail is wagging big time!!

Thank you Rebuild Nepal Underwriters: William Shannon, Rob Stoneham, M J Wilshier, Giada, Lyndal Thorne, Melinda , Janine and Phil, Gernot Schultes, Paul Hickson, Dig Bortolin, Shai Walters, Garry Chapman, Michelle Lamy, Denise Hope, Leonie Lovell, Amanda Power-Hall, Fiona Maclean, Rob Yeatman, Cheryl, Deb Cook, Geoff Cooper, Michael Hodgkinson, April Williams, Garth Zabell, Tellmwastory314, Trudy Vains, Connie Watts, Sunil Sapkota, Lynn Pantle, Margaret Rowe, Liz Gray, Karen Lindsay, Kavisha Mazzella, Sandy Leatham, Zane Alexander, Carol Gazzard, Mary Baseler, Tracie Story, Karin McLennen, Alberto and Naren King.

On behalf of the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, our Sponsors at Bay Fm, CRN, Biggs Sound, Renae Saxby, Mik and myself, and all the volunteers who've help we thank you for your support!! I am honoured to know you and I thank you for taking this journey of love and hope with us.

Peace Love and Deep Gratitude
Toni
Thank you for your donation
30
Dec
I received the below email from someone who wishes to remain anonymous today, and I thought I would pass it along to everyone who pledged;
Hi Toni,
Re: the underwriting cost whilst i cannot afford it i have an idea; 65 people donate $ 100 each to pay for the underwriting i am willing to donate $100 immediately and anonymously.... i just need another 64 donors to support me. T
Namaste.....

I, Toni Childs personally, want to add an incentive to become an underwriter: If you become an underwriter in the next seven days you will be entitled to two VIP tickets to one of my concerts anywhere anytime on the planet, and two special guest passes at yoga a session anywhere in the world. And a kiss and a hug from me!!
The $6400 raised to underwrite the book would mean we can print 2000 books. 2000 books ensures we can continue the Rebuild Nepal effort to bring in needed money for shelters and medical support. And you support would ensure we would raise an additional $106,480.00 by selling the remaining books and topping our $150K goal!
How will we sell our books?
At the Crystal Castle and the Rebuild Nepal Annual Event at the Crystal Castle and the Shambala Gardens. And at the Crystal Castle shop.
On my website and at my shows.
In addition, we will put aside money from the sale of the book to ensure we can continue pressing our special rebuild nepal rewards each year. The people of Nepal need our help and will for many years... they are having a really bad run.
If you don't know what's been happening recently, the borders have been closed there is a petrol shortage... the people are still without shelter and now food shortages. Mik and I have started working with two different t-shirt companies to make t-shirts for us, and they are unable to make any at this time as there are no indian imports (where the fabric comes from) and no electricity.

I have to say I have been stuck on what to do to move forward until today. Thank you anonymous-lovely!!
I want to thank you in advance for being a part of this journey and enriching the lives of the Nepali people!
toni childs
Thank you for your donation
16
Oct
Thank you for your jumping on this love train!

kisses and a big phat hug!!
Toni
Thank you for your donation
16
Oct
I received the below email from someone who wishes to remain anonymous today, and I thought I would pass it along to everyone who pledged;

Hi Toni,
Re: the underwriting cost whilst i cannot afford it i have an idea; 65 people donate $ 100 each to pay for the underwriting i am willing to donate $100 immediately and anonymously.... i just need another 64 donors to support me. T
Namaste.....

I want to add an incentive to become an underwriter: If you become an underwriter in the next seven days you will be entitled to two VIP tickets to one of my concerts anywhere anytime on the planet, and two special guest passes at yoga a session anywhere in the world. And a kiss and a hug from me!!

The $6400 raised to underwrite the book would mean we can print 2000 books. 2000 books ensures we can continue the Rebuild Nepal effort to bring in needed money for shelters and medical support. And you support would ensure we would raise an additional $106,480.00 by selling the remaining books and topping our $150K goal!

How will we sell our books?
At the Crystal Castle and the Rebuild Nepal Annual Event at the Crystal Castle and the Shambala Gardens. And at the Crystal Castle shop.
On my website and at my shows.

In addition, we will put aside money from the sale of the book to ensure we can continue pressing our special rebuild nepal rewards each year. The people of Nepal need our help and will for many years... they are having a really bad run.

If you don't know what's been happening recently, the borders have been closed there is a petrol shortage... the people are still without shelter and now food shortages. Mik and I have started working with two different t-shirt companies to make t-shirts for us, and they are unable to make any at this time as there are no indian imports (where the fabric comes from) and no electricity.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2015/09/fuel-crisis-grips-nepal-border-crossings-close-150929101401253.html

I have to say I have been stuck on what to do to move forward until today. Thank you anonymous-lovely!!

I want to thank you in advance for being a part of this journey and enriching the lives of the Nepali people!

toni childs
Rebuild Nepal Reward Update
15
Oct
Aloha Everyone... I wanted to give update about where we are at in the manufacturing process for our Rebuild Nepal Book/CD/DVD. As know one came forward to underwrite the manufacturing costs of the pressing the book itself, I have been on the hunt for the right manufacturer for the right price. Unfortunately, my manufacturer came back with a quote that was just too high. The book is ready to go...

I do have another book called, Seed I am hoping to finish in the next three weeks to six weeks. The book is the same size, and it will mean that I will be able to negotiate a very good price for Rebuild Nepal. That is my plan... if anyone feels moved to underwrite the cost pressing the book please message me at toni@tonichilds.com. Or if someone has an recommendations

If you haven't gone to rebuildnepal.com.au to learn more about where your contributions dollars went, check it out!

Peace, love and deep gratitude for your sharing your love with the world!

Toni
SEEKING UNDERWRITER FOR REBUILD NEPAL PHOTO BOOK CD/DVD
01
Jul
Aloha I would like to make some magic in our community as Naren owner of Crystal Castle would say ... I am looking for a person or company with the capacity to underwrite $6500USD for the manufacturing costs of our Rebuild Nepal Photo Book w/ CD & DVD. The manufacturing costs include: pressing the book, dvds and cds only (all content has already been donated).

FYI: The manufacturers for the book and CD/DVD will be the same ones I used to create my Citizens of the Planet Special Gratitude Edition book/CD. And they all did an incredible job!

The following content is donated: All music and visual content including editing mastering and DVD authoring by Mik Lavage, Toni Childs, William Martin, Adam Biggs of Biggs Sound; Jackie Moon, the graphic artist who designed the Citizens of the Planet Special Gratitude Edition for us, has jumped on to donate her design time to create the Rebuild Nepal Book. RennySax Photography, Kurt Petersen Photography, David Metcalf Photography, Tahnee Woolf, Carolyn Tyler, Geoff Cooper and Chris VanSickle are donating photos from the Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert, and our Annapurna Circuit Trek..

If you are interested in underwriting all or a portion of the pressing costs please contact me immediately at info@tonichilds.com.
100th Community Radio Station signs up to air the two hour Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert Broadcast
23
Jun
I thought you might like to know, today the 100th community radio station signed up to air our two hour Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert Broadcast over the next two weeks. I am so excited I could burst into a confetti bomb!! hHAA!

If you live in Australia... call your local community radio station and ask them if they will be airing it and if they are not ask them to.

peace love and deep gratitude,
Toni
Thank you for your donation
18
Jun
Thank you Thank you Thank you for joining the Rebuild Nepal effort!! Donations have been ticking along at a steady pace. Today is a milestone... we raised $55,224.00 for Toni Childs - Rebuild Nepal Project... WOOHOO!! I am delighted that you joined me in lending a hand to the people of Nepal, my heart is filled with a massive amount of gratitude for your generous support ...we surely on our way to reaching our $100,000 target.

Please be sure and share rebuildnepal.com.au with your social media networks... if you twitter - tweet, if you facebook - post, if you instagram - put up our video; together let's get this done!

Peace love and deep gratitude,
Toni
Thank you for your donation
16
Jun
Thank you for joining the Rebuild Nepal effort!! Donations have been kicking along at a steady pace all night... How exciting... together we raised $54,109.00 ... Woohoo! Pure Sweetness... I've been doing a happy dance in my underwear, and I'm in Melbourne and not feeling the least bit cold! I am really grateful for your generous support we surely on our way to reaching our $100,000 target.

Be sure and share with your networks... together let's get this done!

Kind Regards,
Toni
Call to Fine Artists & Galleries
02
Jun
Right now we are reaching out to fine artist throughout Australia to donate art for our online auction at https://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/rebuildnepal so people listening in to our broadcast where ever they are can support our effort.

I believe Art can change the world... If you're like me, I am sure Nepal has been on your mind a lot lately, and you've been wondering to yourself, What can I do? Well today, We're sending out a call to fine artists in our community and across the nation to donate art for Rebuild Nepal's Online Auction. It's so simple to do, just send us a jpeg of the art you want to donate, the name of the work, a short bio about the artist, and a description including size, weight, and its value to renny@tonichilds.com.

With the support of Bayfm and CRN community radio network our Rebuild Nepal benefit Concert May 30th at the Crystal Castle will air in full to the community, and edited down to one hour for community radio stations across the land to broadcast. Which means our online auction will serve more than just our local community. Join us in this monumental effort to Rebuild Nepal. Remember... art CAN change the world!
 
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$14,405 raised
10%
GOAL $150,000
152 donations
 
since May 2015
 
Fundraising for
Toni Childs - Rebuild Nepal Project
In partnership with local NGOs and grassroots organizations, Rebuild Nepal is working to bring essential medical, food and shelter assistance to remote communities and villages affected by the disaster. 100% of funds will go to the people of Nepal. #tonichildsrebuildnepal
Funds banked to
Crystalight Pty Ltd

Campaign creator
Toni Childs
Riddles Creek VIC