Go Fund Me

We have added a gofundme link to the following tabs at the top:

“FAQ’s” tab

“Who Are Your Donations Going To?” tab

Click on the link to make a donation. We’ve also added the link to our Facebook page!

Idaho State Veterans Home Performance

This has been a performance Kali has waited for….playing for those who have served our great country! We had a small crowd (I believe it was nap time since we showed up after lunch), but those who were there showed such enthusiasm! We had one gentleman who was the first to clap and would yell out, “Good job!” after every song! Before we had gone I had asked that they let us know about volunteering. A gentleman brought us a booklet and talked to me about either doing it once, or being full-time volunteers…Kali had heard and was wide-eyed shaking her head up and down. It was decided that we would volunteer as much as we could. After her performance many of the Veterans came over to her table. We had set up some pictures of her brother, and had her organization cards there. There were many kind words, questions again about her brother and what she loved most….a salute, soft hands who reached out to hold hers, and a kiss blown by a hero and one statement……”Man, that took me back to a good time in my life!” This gentleman had a family band. His dad played the fiddle, and he played the guitar. This statement is EXACTLY why Kali wanted to do this! Thank you to these brave men and women! We hope to see you soon!

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Performance at McCall Senior Center

Kali had a performance last week at the McCall Senior Center. Her great-grandmother attends various functions held there so we thought it would be nice to go up and play for them. The Senior Center was full, and while Kali was being nice by trying to wait for everyone to be seated, we decided we probably should just go ahead and get started. We were both amazed at how many actual fiddle tunes everyone knew. There was lots of humming, singing  and swaying with these beautiful people! During Kali’s performance she takes time out to talk about things she likes to do when not fiddling, what she wants to do when she graduates, her organization and her family…..mostly her brother. Well, most who know us know ……well let’s just say it….we are bawl babies! This night was no exception! Kali started talking about her brother and his injury he suffered in Afghanistan….I see her look over at me still smiling, and she takes a deep breath and continues. There is another look, and still smiling…then she lifts her arm as if she’s wiping sweat off her forehead…nope! The tears started flowing! Normally when she talks about her brother she may mention that she also had a grandpa whom she never met that committed suicide (he is also a Marine Veteran who served in Vietnam). Once my sweet girl got to this part she was sobbing, so much so she couldn’t talk. That’s when the small chatter that was going on came to an abrupt halt! Yep, everyone either sat or stood still, focusing on my brave girl who was trying so hard to stop sobbing, but she just couldn’t! While I’m grabbing for a napkin (yes to dry my drenched face) I can hear the, “Oh no’s”….I knew then that they had thought the worst. I looked up at her…her great grandma had run up to the front of the room and stood by her while rubbing her back. Gosh dang if that didn’t get to me too! I look around and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Kali finally was able to get it under control to finish talking when all of a sudden everyone started clapping and standing up. Crap! In the midst of more tears I was able to think….”Get your butt up and get a picture of this!” She finished with her last piece of music, a patriotic medley. Whew! We made it! We were blessed with many kind words: comments about how poised she is at such a young age, what a big heart she has, how proud I must be, questions about my son/her brother and his recovery, ideas on where she should attend college, people asking for her website (yes, I forgot her business cards) and most importantly……they graciously dug into their hearts and their pockets and sent Kali home with $180 for the Semper Fi Fund!!! Let me tell you…it may have been one of the most touching performances she has given, but she was on cloud 9 on our drive home! This is exactly why she wants to do it! When she tells people about this performance one gentleman always gets mentioned. I can’t remember his name, but he was in a wheelchair and was one of the first people to ask how her brother was. He was concerned, because he himself is one of our nations heroes…a Vietnam Veteran, who also had been injured. God Bless you sir and thank you for your service! Now for some pictures….

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Changes…

Sad to say, but there has been a change in who we are donating to. I won’t go into specifics, but we are now at three target charities. Thank you to those who understand what she is doing, and how we are running it! It is VERY hard for us to pick specific charity dates, as she is doing this based on performances and people booking her for events.

NOTE: We are still donating to Semper Fi Fund, Gary Sinise Foundation and Wyakin Warrior Foundation

Target Charity

Hello! We’d like to let everyone know from now until the end of November our target charity is: Semper Fi Fund! That means the Semper Fi Fund will receive 100% of any donations you make to me during this time!! Please make a donation by clicking on one of my events “buy tickets” tab. This will take you to a donation page. You can also mail a money order or check. If you have any questions you may email us at: InHarmony2014@hotmail.com   Thank you for supporting me and America’s Heroe’s!!

WOW!!!!

I received the box of goodies from the Semper Fi Fund yesterday…..WOW is all I can say! I have so many goodies to use for my raffles and the Farmers Market. Thank you Semper Fi Fund!!!!

Hello!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to check in and let you know what we’ve been up to! It’s fair time here in Washington County, so I’ve been busy working on my fair record book, worked in the food booth and had my fiddle interview. Tonight we perform at the fair and it’s awards night, so we see who the top three fiddlers are!

My mom has been busy filling out paperwork for the Semper Fi Fund, and we received a box from the Wyakin Warrior Foundation that included some items we can use for a donation drive giveaway! We are working on getting items from our other organizations as well.

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