Mystery School of the Temple Arts

Ms. Leslie Blackburn of the Mystery School of the Temple Arts has once again matched donations made from her community to gift BWB Detroit $160 for our Backpacking Event.

Huge thanks to her and everyone who contributed… we can not do what we do without the help of others!

Small bow!

 

 

Please see what she posted to her community and learn about all she has to offer at One Space. Which includes videos, conferences, one on one sessions, group workshops and more!

Learn more here;  http://www.onespaceconnected.com/MysterySchooloftheTempleArts/sacredsexuality.htm

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From Leslie Blackburn just one ago: 

So excited to share that the donations from our Temple Gathering last night, plus matching from Mystery School of the Temple Arts, means we got to donate $160 to Burners Without Borders Detroit for the Homeless Backpack Project! Yay! Happy dance! Gratitude for your donations and gratitude to @Doxiedetroit and my fellow Burning Man community for doing great work!
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Just placed a purchase for 500 $5 Gift Cards.

WOW!!! this is a first.

This is the first time we have been able to purchase 500 $5.00 gift cards to McDonalds all at once before our backpacking event and without having to ask others to purchase more where we could not afford them..!!

HUGE thanks to all the folks who made this happen.;

$1336.00 from DAMNED

$400 from Marc Bee

$350 from funds from last years Ferndale Santarchy we saved

$200 from Lauralee Adams

$200 from an anonymous donor.

$50 from Carol Kaltz

Small bow to everyone for helping out and easing the hustle as we prep to get the backpacking evnet organized!

WHY McDonald’d you ask? 

Because they are ubiquitous. And for $5.00 a homeless person is transformed into a customer. They can go in and order whatever they want and stay in the restaurant and  enjoy their purchase.

I hear some people snicker..’I would never there’ and i say back.. “You are very lucky that you have the freedom of that choice. Not everyone does. And if we can offer them a place to get out of weather and off the streets. A place to warm up, use the bathroom and get a high caloric meal. No one can kick a homeless person out as they are paying customers. ….

That is why we get McDonald’s gift cards.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signup Genius is buzzing today

Lots of activity today on catching up with donations and people emailing to tell us what they are working on ordering.. huge gratitude to everyone for their donations and efforts..

so today we have three posts about donations

First is about a woman we do not know but who found on the internet- Thank you to the lady in the beret.. even though we do not know her.. her name is Michelle Kerr and we thank her the donation of 2 boxes of hygiene supplies

And more toiletries from his globe trotting …Thank you to Michael Freeland for his donation of travel shampoos and lotions for the backpacks!! we appreciate your gift to the project!

Big Thank you to Dweezle Goggs for securing the p51 can openers for the backpacks!!..we used to use p38s..he says these are bigger so easier to use and harder to break! bonus

A very large amount of items we have listed on the signupgenius page have been secured from a generous donation made to Burners without Borders Detroit by Mike Willenborg. More details on that to come. Huge gratitude to you for your continued support.

 

Please visit our SignupGenius page if you are able to help, thanks

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4da9ae2a1-burners

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Yesterday was a good for BWB Detroit

First off….A woman contacted me and I headed down to the Westin Hotel in Detroit.  They made a donation to Burners without Borders Detroit for our hygiene packs.. unsolicited by me or anyone i know!! huge thanks to them!

THEN

YEAH. MORE GOOD Burners without Borders Detroit NEWS… just found out our backpacks order has been made and they will be on way to us soon!!

THEN

I was Feeling Lucky.. and made a call to a potential donor i had not meet but who someone else suggested after paving the way…i left a babbling message then he called me back and gave me the contact information for the person to ask directly for donations. I emailed them this afternoon.

THEN

EVEN more good for Burners without Borders Detroit today we got a generous $200 donation for McDonalds gift cards!!…AND I found today that donation is being matched.

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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FERNDALE SANTARCHY!!

HO HO HO…. it is that time again for the annual Ferndale Santarchy.

Hosted again by Jessca Ann on Saturday, December 10th, 2016.

This event is not only silly and fun.. it helps support BWB Detroit!
Hope you can get on your Santa, elf, snowman or best xmas tree outfit and join in the revelry.

Hope to see you there

From the event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1236089103131353/

It’s that time again – Ferndale Santarchy. This one happens the week before the ever awesome Detroit Santarchy! Don all ye festive gear, costumes are required to be part of the bar crawl. On Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Jesus. On Comet, on Cupid, on Santa, on Christmas tree and angels. You get the gist. This is a walking bar crawl, locations and times will be announced closer to the event. Dress in layers, wear safe shoes, bring your ID and your (relatively) good manners.

Cash donations in any denomination are incredibly encouraged – all monies donated go directly to Burners without Borders Detroit, and will be used to get supplies out to the homeless population in our area.

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Official post from DAMNED 2016

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DAMNED to Damned IX – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness – (Three Nights)

3 hrs ·

To you amazing DAMNED patrons and online fans who purchased raffle tickets for the Atelier Gothique fundraiser, **THANK YOU!**

With your generosity, we raised $1336 for Burners without Borders Detroit, which will greatly help to purchase much needed basic-need supplies (canned goods, water, toiletries, underclothing, gloves, blankets, etc) to create hundreds of survival backpacks for those on our cold streets and not in the crowded homeless shelters. This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering and your generosity makes this happen!

Want to make a difference in Detroit, help those in need, make new friends and be a part of something truly special? We invite you to attend their backpacking party to put all the supplies together for later distribution!

**11/27 Burners Without Borders Detroit Homeless Backpacking Event!!**
https://www.facebook.com/events/1102233629861324/

And if you are not a fan of their page already, please do so to be notified of their other events and backpacking parties:

**Burners without Borders Detroit**
http://www.facebook.com/BWBDetroit

Thank you again and remember: Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

*P.S. Much heartfelt DAMNED gratitudes goes to Dekilah and the DAMNED Devil Girls & Guys (Jessica, Justine, Lyndsay, Lynn, Mike, Rachel, Ryan & Yana) for their hard work in selling over 300 raffle tickets during the event to make this a reality. Without you all, this can never happen each DAMNED year. And tremendous gratitude goes to Atelier Gothique for their generous donation of their fine alternative jewelry to the raffle each year! Please check out their work at: http://www.ateliergothique.com/ *

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Wanna donate to BWB D.. please use Sign Up Genius for 2016/2017!

Burners without Borders Detroit Needed Backpacking supplies for 2016/2017

BWB Detroit helps the homeless…We hit the streets looking for people who do not go to shelters and offer then a supply filled backpack. The backpacks are stuffed with socks, gloves, a hat, scarves, rain poncho, more socks, juice, hand warmers, water, a soft cereal bar, four-to-five canned goods from various food groups, a can opener, a toiletry pack that includes tissue, handiwipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and lip balm..and more if items are donated!

that is where we need your help..if you can donate please do!!

We are a direct action organization of concerned people looking to help others with kindness. for more on our history please view our wordpress page.https://bwbdetroit.wordpress.com/history/

Below are the items we are in need of:..ANY amount helps us help others! 

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

To connect to the site to add your contributions please click this link;

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4da9ae2a1-burners

Available Slot
$5 McD gift cards
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
baby powder travel size,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
bottled water,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
can openers- P38s,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
canned fruit,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
canned protein beans,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
canned protein fish,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
canned protein meat,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
chewy granola bars,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
deodorant,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
emergency blankets,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
hand sanitizer travel size,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
hand warmers,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
hand written notes,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
200 slots filled – more available
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Sarah Custack (200)

Will aim for all 400, but perhaps others would like to contribute this way…
juice boxes,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
lip balm,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
lotion travel size,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
mens gloves,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
mens hats,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
rain ponchos,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
scarves,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
socks,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
toothpaste,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
wet wipes travel size,
we will need 400 of each item. any other is donated or keep for next year.
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