Help The Homeless Get Off The Streets.

Help Harmonic Humanity employ the homeless, One music CD at a time.
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MUSIC WITH A SOCIAL MISSION: To employ the homeless by leveraging the power of music.



$10,000 that you donate = $80,000 on the streets of America!


Everyone deserves employment. Harmonic Humanity’s CD program provides an immediate job to any homeless, disabled or low-income individual living in transition on the streets.

Since starting this program homeless street vendors have raised an estimated $100,000 plus for themselves, many using the money for FOOD, CLOTHING & SHELTER.

With your contribution, we plan to launch 5 major cities by starting them off with 200  music CD's.  200 = $1800 in re-sale value, remember they buy the music CD from us for $2 and they sell it on the streets for $10 keeping 100% of the profit. 

We are asking for $55,000 to do this work.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

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Harmonic Humanity was founded almost 10 years ago when AJ Lovewins, a community activist, and social artist, who had experienced the devastation of homelessness in his younger years, asked himself, how he could expand upon  a music program he had created at a soup kitchen in Seattle Washington in service to the homeless.

The first CD entitled Love Wins was very successful raising an estimated $50,000 dollars for the homeless in Seattle within the first year.  The effects were widespread sparking the two minute spot on King 5 news.  Soon AJ teamed up with his best friend Joseph Jacques. Together they extended the CD outreach program to San Francisco inspiring support from musicians such as Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, John Butler Trio, SOJA and Michael Franti. 

Their second CD entitled Relief was produced in 2010.  Working from the San Francisco Street Sheet office, Joseph and AJ distributed the CDs themselves every Tuesday and Thursday.  

Vol 2.  Relief has been distributed in San Francisco, St Louis and Seattle. To date the two CDs have helped homeless individuals raise an estimated $100,000 plus for themselves. Now AJ and Joseph  are developing a strategy to launch the program nationally with your help and with additional education and counseling goals (see extended goals).


Help start this program in your area - contact us today! 

By contributing to this campaign you will be helping Harmonic Humanity produce its third CD, Hero  and expand the CD Employment Program into five additional U.S. cities to help those in need step into the role of Hero of Their Own Story.

THE CD PROGRAM. Every dollar that goes towards buying a CD creates $8 for a homeless individual.  The homeless, low-income or disabled individual purchases the CD for $2  -  $1 goes to Harmonic Humanity and $1 goes to the distributor, which in this case is the Street Newspapers or organizations we partner with. After the sale the $8 profit goes to the homeless.


THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. The system has at this point been largely funded by a handful of financial supporters and created through the dedication of AJ and Joseph and a growing community of musicians, organizations, and volunteers.  At this point, in order to scale this project for five new cities, the funding goals of this campaign must be met.

HERE'S A BREAKDOWN OF WHERE THE MONEY GOES

Risks & Challenges

Risks - Some of our distribution partners (Street Newspapers) can be challenging to maintain consistency with due to their own internal struggles. Many of them are grassroots organizations working with fundraising and staffing issues of their own. In some cases we need to find alternate distributors; professional well run organizations with direct access to large numbers of homeless individuals. 

Challenges - The work of supporting individuals navigating homelessness can be tough as homelessness is about much more than "houseless-ness". Depression, addiction, mental illness, anger issues, domestic problems, and disabilities are just a few of the social challenges we deal with. This is also why we have our extended education and counseling goals - see below.  


Extended Goals - The Hero's Journey 


Level 1 - Education and Counseling. We've tested our CD program and this model has been proven to work, with further funding, we will complete development and publish our workbook, "The Hero's Game-Book". This work booklet will facilitate the concept of "The Hero's Journey" by Joseph Campbell and feature other great works of philosophy from Jean Houston (Social Artist) James O'Dea (Social Healer), Michael Beckwith (Agape), Arnold Mindell, and many more living luminaries in the Human Potential field. 

The Game-Book will be part of the CD project. On one hand you have a start towards economic stability with the selling of the CD's and on the other hand you have Transformational Education for those that are struggling most and need this education more than anybody.

Level 2 - Documentary Film. Sharing this story with the world through a well made film will be the most powerful brushstroke we can make as a dynamic organization that uses music, transformational education and love to heal this national epidemic. The documentary will take viewers to the streets to meet the people we help and to the studios and stages of leaders in the worlds of Conscious Music, Transformational Education and Social Healing including Jason Mraz, Michael Franti, Maroon 5, John Butler, Soja, Jean Houston, James O'Dea, Michael Beckwith, Arnold Mindell and more.


Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that some people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help. The success of this campaign is based upon our ability to get the word out to as many people as possible. Here are some ways you can help right now.

  • Take the pledge "1/2hr for Homelessness", Join in the campaign with others to be of service for a 1/2hr each day for the length of this 40 day Indiegogo fundraiser.  Please go to "1/2hr. for Homelessness" and take action with us in support of this great cause.
  • Email 10 of your friends or family that you feel would be interested in this project and ask them to fund and forward the project to 10 people they think would be inspired to be part of the project.
  • Use the Social Media Share tools above to get the word out to your Friends & Followers on all of your social media platforms. 
  • Like the Harmonic Humanity Facebook Page to stay up to date on our latest news. 
  • Contact people you know who might have larger capital to invest / donate and connect us with them; business's, organizations, foundations, philanthropists, etc. This work is largely reliant on giving & strategic partnerships. 
Thank you for your support. For any questions please contact us via our site at www.harmonichumanity.org


       


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  • $75USD
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    The Hero's Journey

    You will receive a Harmonic Humanity T-Shirt and digital downloads of Harmonic Humanity's CD's Love Wins and Relief as well as the new album Hero when it is released. You'll also receive a limited edition Harmonic Humanity necklace with our cool HH logo emblazoned on it.

    18 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $1USD
    CD Hero

    Empowers Harmonic Humanity to manufacture one CD, which will, in turn, empower our vendors to lift himself or herself out of homelessness.

    0 claimed

  • $5USD
    Heroic High Five

    Empowers Harmonic Humanity to manufacture FIVE CDs, which will, in turn, empower more of our vendors to lift himself or herself out of homelessness.

    2 claimed

  • $10USD
    Digital Copy

    You will receive a digital copy of Harmonic Humanity's CD Love Wins.

    10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $15USD
    Symphony of Change

    You will receive a huge “Thank You” with your name on our website, a digital copy of Harmonic Humanity's latest CD "Relief".

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $20USD
    A Humble Hero

    You will receive a digital download of both Harmonic Humanity CD's "Lovewins and Relief" and a huge thank you on our site.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $24USD
    Heroic Harmonies

    You will receive digital downloads of Harmonic Humanity's latest album "Hero" when it's released along with our previous compilation CD's "Love Wins" & "Relief"

    9 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $40USD
    "The Answer is You"

    This is a wonderful book by a master of Love, Spirit and Transformation. This book is signed by Michael Beckwith.

    3 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2015
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    $40USD
    A Thousand Things by Mraz

    A Thousand Things. An eco-friendly and inspirational polaroid travelogue of music and people, This book is signed by Jason.

    2 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2015
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    $45USD
    "Cultivating Peace"

    Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-Century Peace Ambassador. This profound guidebook reframes and expands the mission of building a global culture of peace. This book is signed by James.

    3 out of 3 claimed

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    $50USD
    "Where in the world is Away?"

    This is a wonderful children's book written by Michael Franti. This is a signed copy of this book. These books are $50 per. Plus you get all three digital copies of the HH Cd's.

    3 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2015
  • $150USD
    Building a Team of Hero's

    At this level you will get a free digital copy of Soja's new single "I Believe" featuring Michael Franti and Nahko. You will also receive a Harmonic Humanity T Shirt (see images) and HH Bracelet. Plus digital downloads of Harmonic Humanity's CD's Love Wins and Relief.

    6 out of 100 claimed

  • $250USD
    Transforming Humanity

    At this level you will receive digital downloads of all Harmonic Humanity CD's, Love Wins, Relief, and Hero when it is released. You'll also get a digital download of Soja's song "I Believe" ft Michael Franti and Nhako. In addition you'll be invited to a special online talk with the Founders about the hero's journey and the project, and you'll receive a book from human potential leader James O'Dea entitled "Cultivating Peace"

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $275USD
    Mraz signed CD's

    "Love is a Four Letter Word", "Waiting for my rocket to come", "Mr. A-Z, We sing, We Dance, We Steal things". Plus all digital copies of all three HH CD's, This is an original offer, one of a kind! Collector's item!

    1 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $275USD
    Franti signed CD's & book.

    "All People", "Yell Fire", "Songs from the Porch", and his children's book, "What I Be". Plus all HH digital copies of a three CD's, This is an original offer, one of a kind! Collector's item!

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  • $500USD
    Rock out with HH.

    You will receive 2 tickets to a concert of your choice -choose between Jason Mraz, Maroon 5 and Michael Franti (pending dates and locations available) and receive 2 Harmonic Humanity T Shirts, all of Harmonic Humanity's digital downloads (see above) and a sporty Harmonic Humanity Hat.

    3 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $1,200USD
    Founders Speak Up

    At this level Harmonic Humanity Founders will attend a function of your choice; assembly, conference, party, school event, workshops, etc... and speak about Harmonic Humanity (travel paid for separately by host) In addition you will receive all Harmonic Humanity's digital downloads, a 2 Harmonic Humanity T Shirts, 2 Hats and 2 HH bracelets.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $5,000USD
    We throw you a party!

    At this level you've won a party with a purpose hosted by Harmonic Humanity. We bring the band and rock you out and speak about Harmonic Humanity. In addition you will receive all Harmonic Humanity's digital downloads, 2 Harmonic Humanity T Shirts, 2 Hats and 2 HH bracelets. You'll also receive 2 tickets to a show of your choice between Maroon 5, Michael Franti and Jason Mraz. (pending dates and locations)

    0 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • $25,000USD
    Heroism Prevails

    Join ranks with Jason Mraz in his matching Grant to Harmonic Humanity for 25K. Your name or company logo will appear on the back cover of our next CD "Hero". Also join Harmonic Humanity Founders for a special evening of entertainment and dining at a luxury hotel in San Francisco or LA to discuss the future of Harmonic Humanity and how together we will heal homelessness.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2015
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