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Friday, January 05, 2007

Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol - Part Two

Taylor Hicks and the Soul Patrol Still Working Hard to Raise $

Another kudos to American Idol Taylor Hicks’ and his Soul Patrollers who helped to raise $725 more dollars for Studio by the Tracks, a small not-for-profit art studio in Irondale, Alabama that helps autistic adults. Read the blurb on Taylor Hicks’ blog, Gray Charles.

Read my article about Studio by the Tracks here. Ila Faye Miller is doing great work there!

Taylor will also be the 2007 Honorary Chairman of the KidOne Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, February 3, 2007, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the B&A Warehouse, 1531 1st Avenue South, in Birmingham, Alabama. For more event information, visit www.kidonemardigrasball.com or call 205-978-1014. Special musical guest is The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra and tickets are $125 each. It’s for a great cause, so if you’re in the area, check them out.

According to their website, www.kidone.org, “Kid One Transport was founded in 1997 by a Hoover, Alabama firefighter to bring relief to the thousands of children who were suffering and dying from treatable and even preventable illnesses simply because their parents had no car. It began with one van in Jefferson County and has grown to cover 32 counties statewide. Read the complete history of Kid One here. This small charity has become the source of national attention from organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Children’s Health Fund as a potential national model to solve the transportation dilemma for millions of children nationally. Kid One is the only organization of it’s kind in the nation. Kid One’s singular mission is to provide free rides to children under the age of 19 and expectant mothers. In almost ten years, Kid One has provided over 111,000 trips to children and expectant mothers and driven nearly 2.5 million miles. Click here for the most up-to-date trip and enrollment totals for each region served.”

And let’s not forget Kid One Patrol of Soul which began as a group of Soul Patrollers who produced a Soul Patrol cookbook to raise money for Kid One Transport, raising more than $5300 total profit so far. They then collected over 1080 Beanie Babies for the Kid One children after they couldn’t have their annual holiday party due to budget cuts. They are now working on a children’s cookbook. For more info or to join this group in their hard work, visit www.kidonepatrolofsoul.com.

Charity starts at home, yes, but then it grows and grows and grows…Soooouuullll Patroooolllll! Nice job!

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Karen said...

Thanks for the mention of Kid One Patrol of Soul (KOPS). Kid One Transport is our "soul" purpose and we need to get the word out so that more people will have the opportunity to support such a worthy organization. We hope one day to have a Kid One program in every community that has the need.

Karen said...

Thanks again Lisa!!

The kid's cookbook is now on sale at the Kid One site. Go to http://www.kidone.org/soul-patrol-cookbook.php to check it out.

Kid One has challenged the Soul Patrol to raise their total donation amount to $40,000. We can do it with this project, but we need everyone's help!! Go buy a cookook and be entered into a wonderful prize basket worth over $300!! Check out www.kidone.org!

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