WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE UTW HEADQUARTERS IN L.A.

First Results From UTW Day 2014 Events Around The World:

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A percentage of this year’s donations went to Laundry Love

LOS ANGELES, USA: Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets or bid on the items in our silent auction, UTW Day L.A. was able to raise the amount of $1,417.00. More than half of it went to Just4One/Laundry Love to support the start of a new Laundry Love chapter in Hollywood, the rest will help us finance future UTW events.

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Valentijn Vogel and his friends in Rotterdam had only a couple of weeks to organize their event at the “Het Lab”, but many followed their call, enjoying a day of good music and food, and together, they were able to raise € 300.- ($410.00) that went to the local  Voedselbank (Food Bank).

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Valentijn (left) and his wife Janneke (right) with a representative of the Voedselbank

SEATTLE, USA: Our peeps in Seattle had guest speakers from Sharewheel, Beacon Food Forest, the American Federation of Suicide Prevention and a long list of great bands, and they raised the awesome amount of $959.00! They chose two organizations to benefit from the money made from ticket, raffle ticket and merch sales: the Cascade Valley Hospital received a check for $549.00, and $410.00 went to the Plus One Foundation. And not only that, but they also donated $250.00 made from t-shirt sales to us to help with future UTW events! Organizer Garth wrote: “Thank you many times for this whole wave you’ve started. We love adding our part and making it a bigger, more badass(er) ocean.”

LETHBRIDGE, Canada: $1,123.00 were raised by Daysha and her friends during their UTW Day 2014 event at the Galaxy in Lethbridge. They chose NOKA, the No-Kill Animal Association in Lethbridge, as the benefitting charity. Daysha wrote: “Our info boards sparked lots of conversations. People fell in love with ‘Unfuck The World’ and we definitely got some new followers on board!”

TRARALGON, Australia: UTW Day organizers Melissa and Sara in Traralgon had a pot luck party in their barn. All their friends gladly followed their call and enjoyed an evening of games, good food and live music – Melissa performed her original Unfuck The World song and everybody sang along. A total of $416.50 was raised, and the money as well as in-kind donations went to FFARL, the Forever Friends Animal Rescue Latrobe, and to Kaya’s Mission.  and Melissa wrote: “We can’t wait to do even bigger and better things next year.”

For more stories and pictures from the global events on UTW Day 2014, please visit our home page!

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