If you have plans to attend the Warped Tour over the next month and a half, please make sure to stop by Underoath’s booth for a chance to win a custom-designed Invisible Children/Underoath Squier® J Bass® guitar. A small donation to Invisible Children will earn you a raffle ticket for the drawing, and the respect of the members of this Grammy-nominated Christian heavy metal band.
Drummer Aaron Gillespie wrote the following in an online blog entry about the Invisible Children of Uganda.
“You and me are their only hope. We are all they have. We are their only hope –– our awareness, our spreading the word, our honesty and compassion and passion and prayers on these issues are the only things that will help.”
For those of you out there who haven’t yet heard of Invisible Children and the incredible work that Invisible Children Inc, a non-profit organization has done, here’s a quick overview.
It began in the spring of 2003 when three young filmmakers from Southern California traveled to Africa in search of a story. During their adventures, they discovered the tragic realities of northern Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers.
Upon returning home, they created the documentary “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” to expose the world to what they witnessed.
Millions responded to the viewing by asking how they could help, leading to the creation of the non-profit organization. Please visit http://www.invisiblechildren.com/home.php to find out more about their many programs, all designated towards the long-term goals that enable children of the Ugandan community take responsibility for their future and the future of their country.
This is the second Squier® guitar that has been donated to Invisible Children; The Invisible Children/Squier® Pete Wentz P Bass® guitar raised nearly $11,000. Fall Out Boy also created and shot the “I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You)” music video in Uganda to help raise additional awareness.
Watch the video by clicking here.