Thursday, April 15, 2010

If it doesn't conflict with your politics...

I'm guessing that most of my (wonderful!) readers are pretty used to how I often shamelessly promote Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. But this time, it's a little different.

Rock Camp is hooked up with a certain corporate beverage giant's new campaign to "refresh everything". And while most of my fellow volunteers have been rocking the vote, and posting everywhere, some of us are a bit unnerved at the prospect of accepting money from this particular corporation, myself included.

Despite my reservations, I choose to support Rock Camp, and its decision to participate in this whole thing. I unfortunately don't have time to write out my feelings about this right now, so for now I'll just post the widget. If you all are comfortable with it, please vote for Willie Mae! Corporations suck but 50K to help get our year-round, after-school band mentoring program off the ground most certainly does not suck!



p.s. Look for a more in-depth post on this issue sometime next week. (I know, you're all just dying to read it, right?)

2 comments:

rebelgrrrl said...

I'm totally interested in reading about it! I had no idea. It's interesting how big companies sense that there's something to be found in small/grassroots type efforts and then try to catch a piece of it. As long as Rock Camp for Girls can make something of the money, though, and NOT lose their soul, it should be okay. It's all about walking that fine line....

jamie said...

Thank you so much for being interested!!! I hate to say it, but it doesn't look like camp is going to get enough votes to get the cash -- not this time, anyway. We're a persistent lot, I bet camp will reapply in future rounds.

Either way, I will definitely keep you updated on camp, and on what happens with the Willie Mae Music Lab! I blog shamelessly about goings on at camp over the summer.