Calling All Crows is going on tour with Chadwick Stokes for the Holiday Home Tour!
Good music. Good people. Good time. Good cause.
Before Chad plays the living room shows on his upcoming CAC Holiday Homecoming Tour, he will team up with fans and volunteers for pre-show service projects and engagement events with local organizations and Calling All Crows. These activities are organized in support of their annual campaigns: the Forced to Flee tour and the Bringing Change to Women Initiative.
CAC volunteers have engaged in projects including organizign donation drives, creating gift bags filled with toiletry sets, holding mock interviews with refugees, painting murals and and cleaning up community playgrounds and gardens across the US We have worked with organizations on a number of issues including, refugee resettlement, school engagement and education, women’s rights and empowerment.
Details about specific projects are currently below, but here's a list of cities we're planning events in. Email us if you're interested in participating or have ideas about a great local organization to work with! We'll update this page with information on each event as we finalize the project.
- 12/6: Brandon, FL (Tampa)
- 12/9: Memphis, TN
- 12/12: San Antonio, TX
Holiday Home Tour Service Projects & Events
December 1: Richmond, VA
Join us at Diversity Thrift, Richmond's best thrift and bargain store! Diversity Thrift sells furniture, clothing, electronics, books, movies, knick-knacks and so much more! All proceeds go towards benefiting the Gay Community Center of Richmond, Diversity Richmond.
We'll support Diversity Thrift by organizing and re-stocking donated items. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes. Space for this project is limited to 12 participants.
Details: Meet at
1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA at 12:45PM. The project should be warpped up by 4:15PM.
December 3: Elgin/Columbia, South Carolina
Join us at The Women's Shelter to give the transitional homes of their clients a fresh coat of paint. Supplies will be provided, but if you have items (brushes, rollers, mixing tins, etc.) to donate, please bring them! Make sure to wear clothes that you don't care about getting paint on. Space is limited to 12 participants.
The Women’s Shelter has been an integral part of the Columbia Community for over 30 years, serving homeless men, women and children in the community.
Details: Meet at 3425 N. Main St., Columbia, SC at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:30PM.
December 5: Miami, Florida
The Miami Campus of the Miami Rescue Mission has served the homeless and needy since 1922, helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, and life-changing residential programs resulting in transformed lives. Join CAC to help sort items for their thrift shop, including furniture, clothing, collectibles, electronics, and so much more, all of which helps support the Mission's homeless programs in South Florida.
Space for this project is limited to 10 participants.
Details: Meet at 2200 NW 1st Avenue · Miami, FL at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:15PM.
December 8: Birmingham, Alabama
YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Each year they hold Santa’s Workshop, an event to help families living in area homeless shelters and transitional housing programs to have a happy holiday season. Children have an opportunity to make gifts that they can give to moms, teachers, friends and others in their life circle and can even have their picture taken with Santa. Join CAC in helping organize crafts for this holiday event!
Space for this project is limited to 10 participants. There is no registration fee for this event.
Details: Meet at YWCA Central Alabama, 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:15PM.
Space for Calling All Crows' service projects is limited and a $5 non-refundable donation is requested to help offset the cost of service supplies and reserve your spot at the project. Additional donations help to support Calling All Crows' mission of partnering with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism. Thanks for powering this grassroots movement!
Chad will make every effort to attend the projects, as his travel and production schedule allows.
About the campaigns
Forced to Flee is a tour with Chadwick Stokes that is focused on raising awareness of refugees worldwide and the situation in Syria in particular. Through our partnership with Oxfam America, Calling All Crows is able to directly impact both refugees on the ground in other countries and local resettlement agencies in the US as we tour. There are currently over 51.2 million forcibly displaced people in the world, the highest number since World War II. Since 2011, the conflict in Syria alone has driven nearly 10 million people from their homes, with 3 million of them fleeing to neighboring countries, many of which are also facing civil and political unrest. For more: http://www.callingallcrows.org/forced-to-flee.
The Bringing Change to Women Initiative is a platform that provides ideas and inspiration to empower musicians and individuals to take action in support of women’s rights. #BCTW will support non-profit partners that are working on direct services, advocacy, or research, and are engaged in local, national, or international efforts focusing on a variety of issues including, but not limited to: economic justice, education, domestic violence and sexual assault, civil rights and race, reproductive justice, criminal justice and prisoner’s rights. Calling All Crows aims to highlight novel and creative ways as fans engage in and promote the work of these non-profits via social media and the Crows’ Nest. For more: http://www.callingallcrows.org/bctw.
About Calling All Crows
Calling All Crows is a Boston-based organization that partners with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism specifically focused on women's rights. CAC was founded by local musician Chadwick Stokes (DISPATCH and State Radio) and tour manager Sybil Gallagher as a way to get involved with local organizations and encourage other musicians to commit themselves to community service while touring. Through service projects and music-centered events, CAC aims to bring awareness to social justice issues and collectively work towards long-term solutions by engaging fans to work directly in the local community. In 2015 alone we have engaged over 5,000 fans to take action through service, advocacy, and music. To date, we have raised over $550,000 for and invested more than 30,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.