Purple Ribbon Frankie: To Benefit Local Opioid Crisis Service Organizations

Frends, The last two years during December we have given grants to charities important to and nominated by you. We hope you will help us again, but this year, in partnership with Twiddle, we are going to do something a bit different and support a specific cause.

Like so many communities, the opioid crisis directly impacts our Frends and family far too often. While we have been fortunate to meet many Frends who are in recovery and share with us their stories of being Lost in the Cold. We have also been touched by the loss of too many.

Recently Ryan Dempsey challenged us to shine our light and make an impact on the epidemic. We are honored to take him up on it and introduce you to our first cause based White Light Frankie.

We hope the purple heart-ribbon will serve as a beacon within our community, expressing our collective support to those who have suffered, are suffering or help us honor those we miss.

The White Light Foundation will match the sales of this open edition Frankie up to $5,000 so your purchase will be worth twice as much to our partner charities.

Who will we be supporting? Well, we are hoping you will help us by nominating a local non-profit crisis centers (IRS §501(c)(3) organization) dedicated to helping us through this epidemic. We will share the money raised across the nominated charities during our month of giving. Please nominate an organization important to you by replying to this message.

White Light Foundation Donates $10,000 to University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital

On Wednesday September 12th, Twiddle, through their 501c3 partner, the White Light Foundation, donated $10,000 to the University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital. White Light Foundation, inspired by the music and message of the Vermont quartet Twiddle, raises money and awareness for organizations important to Twiddle and the community that supports them. Continue reading!

Unbroken Train in Philadelphia

In support of Phil Lesh and Twiddle linking up in Philadelphia Sunday (tickets here) at the Fillmore Philadelphia we are excited to share with you the remaining Unbroken Train charity pins! There are 3 versions of the pin (Gold, Silver and Copper), each with an edition size of 100. Thank you to Status Serigraph and Justin Helton for making his art available to us to raise money for local charities in support of the Unbroken Train. Love Relentlessly.

Unbroken Train Gold pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Unbroken Train Silver pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Unbroken Train Copper pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Labor Day Weekend Thank You!

To all of you who came out to support Twiddle this past weekend … thank you! And, to those of you who also supported 3 incredible organizations – Scarlet’s Mission, Smile Anyway and The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, we are incredibly grateful. Because of you, we were able to raise at least $1,250 for each organization. Amazing. For those of you who were unable to attend the shows and are would like to purchase the White Light “Beach Towel” Frankie, we will have an online drop from our FB page on Wednesday, 9/5 at 9:00 pm est. Love Relentlessly.

Twiddle at Stony Creek Brewery

We are so excited for Twiddle at Stony Creek Brewery! tomorrow and with Twiddle are honored to be able to support two amazing charities with the proceeds from – Beach Blanket Frankie. First we will be supporting Scarlet’s Mission. Started by WLF volunteers Katie and James McGonigal, helps families grieving from a stillbirth, by raising awareness and placing Cuddle Cots in area hospitals. Jim is also the artist behind Frankie’s cover-up 🙂 We will also be donating to Smile Anyway. Located in Branford, Smile Anyway’s mission is to provide a transitional facility and support network for young adults after leaving the protective environment of rehabilitation. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Love Relentlessly.

Tumble Down 2018 Wrap Up

Frends – Last month we celebrated all things Twiddle during Tumble Down and while we did it, we also did our part to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. With the help of our dear Frends at Fiddlehead Brewing Company and Martin Guitar and many others Twiddle and WLF raised $10,000 for UVM Children’s Hospital NICU. But, the truth is, we couldn’t have raised even a penny without you. Thank you for supporting our mission by participating in our fundraisers, buying our products and sharing our message. We look forward to seeing you next at Twiddle at Stony Creek Brewery Event where we will raise lend our support to a very special organization to our community … details to follow. Love Relentlessly

Tumble Down Pin Drop

Online drop! Tumble Down event guitar pin available now! For those of you who missed out on the MartinFoote event pin – ROYGBIV with glitter, due to weather or geography, you can still get one through the link below and help us support the NICU at UVM Children’s Hospital. As an added bonus, if you purchase between now and 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday 7/31 you may also get a Fiddlehead Brewing Company inspired White Light Frankie (FiddleFoote) as we will be blind packing one for every 10 guitars purchased (up to 5 total). Thank you for your support. Love Relentlessly.

Tumble Down 2018

What an incredible few days! While Fiddlehead Brewing Company> Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band > Tumble Down Day 1 > White Light Foundation Charity Disc Golf Tournament:Wampahoofus > Tumble Down Day 2 might not compare with Orlando’s> Jamflowman> Hattibagen McRat> Orlando’s> Frankenfoote> Tiberius> Orlando’s> Carter Candlestick > Cabbage Face> Orlando’s, we definitely felt the Bern. It was an incredible honor for us to be able to raise money for UVM Children’s Hospital and in particular the NICU. We will share the final tally in the next few days but tonight a few congratulations and thank you’s… Continue reading!

Unbroken Train: Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Twiddle, & Midnight North

We are incredibly excited to be climbing aboard the Unbroken Train for its next few stops as well. First stop! Unbroken Train: Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Twiddle, & Midnight North at CMAC. Thanks to Status Serigraph and Justin Helton for making his art available to us (and a special stowaway) to raise money for local charities in support of the Unbroken Train. Thank you Victor Guarneri as well. Tonight (Thursday 7/12) at 9:00 EST we will drop a limited number of matching sets from our facebook page. The purchase link will be in a separate post. Each variant is LE 100, 2″ x 1-1/4″. Individual pins will be available beginning at CMAC. Love “Unbroken Train” Relentlessly.

Relax and Dream Pale Ale

So excited for Twiddle and Fiddlehead Brewing Company to see this made in Vermont partnership brewing up something so Relax and Dream(y) – especially with AJ Masthay’s special touch. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements regarding WLF and Fiddlehead including details of their sponsorship of this year’s White Light Foundation Charity Disc Golf Tournament:Wampahoofus, a special charity pin collaboration and who knows what else … Love Relax & Dream Relentlessly.