1,000 CDs for $1,000
Sell the CDs to the homeless for $2 each; they, in turn, can sell each CD for $10
This provides instantaneous employment for the homeless.
Make the world a better place by distributing high-vibe, conscious music to the world.
Below is some supporting content, please review with your team, and share with other non-profits and humanitarian organizations.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Harmonic Humanity affiliate. Harmonic Humanity’s CD program is an innovative way to teach those in transition (homeless, veterans, disabled, mentally-challenged) financial literacy and empower them to better themselves and the community at-large. Harmonic Humanity is dedicated to professionalism, care, and education for those on the streets. Over the last 5-plus years homeless individuals participating in our music employment program have raised more than $100,000 for themselves by selling our music CDs; proof that the program works.
As an affiliate Harmonic Humanity hub, you will be representing our mission and community. We have a wonderful and well-tested model that you can use to generate effective economic and social change in your community.
Below is a detailed summary of what both your and our organizations will take responsibility for as we move forward. Please take time to read this to your team and brainstorm afterward. We fully acknowledge that our way of doing things might be slightly different from yours. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we will work with you to resolve any issues.
The model below has served the program well, and helped those in need to raise money and awareness, while aiding our teams in maintaining a good inner cultural vibe of rock ‘n’ roll and empowerment while keeping the wheel of good turning for those that need us most.
Our goal with Harmonic Humanity is to be an Open Source Platform (O.S.P). Like Wikipedia, in that anybody, anywhere, can use our model to help them employ, empower and educate the homeless population in their area.
Can you imagine having your Org. _________________________ / Harmonic Humanity starting distribution hubs all over your area? Real solutions equal real change.
Host a fundraiser
(Name of your Org.)____________________________________ benefit / fundraiser. Your goal is to raise enough money for your first round of CDs (If you want 1,000 CDs to start you’d need to raise $1,000 to cover the $1 per unit manufacturing cost ) You can order as many CDs as you’d like. To raise this amount of money for a benefit is simple and the process is a win-win for community building. Anytime you bring good people together for a good cause, it’s always profound and generates support and love.
- Plan the benefit at least one or two months in advance.
- Create an eye-catching flyer: copy and paste any graphic you like from this website.
- Harmonic Humanity’s marketing materials. Rock Stars / Human Potential Leaders.
- Use all types of social media: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Schedule a local band to play at your fundraiser.
- Ask local businesses that support the cause to provide sponsorship financially or in-kind donations.
- I can Skype into your audience and speak. (You will need a projector and internet access on a computer for this)
Again, the goal is to raise enough money to order your first round of CDs for $1,000 per each 1,000 units. You decide how many you’ll need. If you can raise a total of $3,000, that will help facilitate the entire process, making everything run smoother: printing, ordering, gas money, you-name-it. Money is good for the task at hand.
After you place your order and know the CDs are on the way, it’s time to inform the homeless / veterans in your area about this NEW program that your team is hosting. You’ll then make flyers that say something like, “Would you like to make money doing something fun? Come to (your address) __________________________for an orientation and enjoy FREE PIZZA and a great way to help yourself to rise up.” Something like that… Include the date, place and time. Include the words “Free Pizza” on your flyer.
- Pick a time and location to have everyone meet. (All information should be on the flyer that you hand out.
- Yes, have free pizza, enough for everybody.
- Tell them the history of the program, show the Harmonic Humanity videos.
Tell them about why you support Harmonic Humanity / Heroism in this context.
Show the first 13:38 sec of Finding Joe (The empowerment part) have a group
Every one here gets 5 free CDs to start; worth $50 on the streets. Tell them why.
The CDs are sold by DONATION, so the local police cannot bother you. Its says that directly on the CD.
Each vendor must sign the agreement we will provide stating they will not sell the CDs in a state of intoxication.
I can help with this if you’d like, just simply Skype us into the orientation.
As noted above we also teach the Homeless / Veterans / those in transition, the idea of Heroism, not just through the CDs and music, we use a movie called, “Finding Joe“, a movie about The Hero’s Journey. This movie will inspire everybody about this mission of self empowerment.
Finding Joe – Hero’s Journey Movie Trailer: http://vimeo.com/19147130
Click on the movie to order from Amazon.
At your fundraiser you can show the first 13:34 min of Finding Joe to the audience, showing them that you are invested in empowering our community with transformational themes. Transforming from the inside out is part of the program. Please see “The Hero’s Game Book” in your attachments. (An Open Source workbook that anyone can play to get them thinking about transforming their lives.) Harmonic Humanity will offer this – It’s a plus if you have access to social workers, counselors or life coaches to get them involved in the program. Again we will help you step by step. Just call us and ask.
We are fully aware that this educational part might be a stretch for your organization and you just might want to host the music CD part of this. Please be open to explore this. Those on the streets have been physically, psychologically and socially victimized. If we don’t provide them the transformational tools they will never access the treasure in the cave Joseph Campbell talks about, when he says, “The cave that you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek”. Yes, we must be brave and courageous in providing both economic stability and transformational education. We hope your team can see the value in both.
- What is your infrastructure, physically?
- Are you planning to offer classes on empowerment and self-improvement?
- Will you have a computer for the homeless to access?
Place your first order of CDs 1000 to 2000, buying them for $1 per unit and sell them for $2 to the homeless. The idea here is that your organization pockets $1 per CD sold to cover admin cost and the other dollar goes toward ordering more music CDs. This model is circular and sustainable for you, it simply goes around and around for the benefit of your demographic. Each time you’ll order your CDs directly from Mixonic CD makers.
We’ll send you a mock version of our Street Badges, so they look street-legit. Also some T-shirts and swag. I made this badge in two seconds, I’m sure you can do better or I can do it. It’s up to you. It’s always good to have a graphic artist on the team to make everything you do look good.
Ask me about the “The Hero’s Game Book” for them to check-out and play. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have counselors or life coaches to help them with this, that’s great! If not, it’s good they can play it on their own and check-in with our website for motivational videos and postings under the Hero / Vendor Tab. This is my favorite subject, so I love to talk about how we can educate our street culture for success.
Let me know if you have any questions.