Our Little Charity

jamofpearlsjamofpearls Florence, AL Posts: 140
A couple of years ago, after the passing of my brother, my wife and I started a memorial Kayak float, called Jobre Float. (his name was John Oubre Henderson, my little sister couldn't pronounce that, and could only say "Jobre")
We raffled off a Kayak at the end and was able to spend about a hundred dollars or so on some local families in need.
The next year, we made about $800 and was able to start buying some more toys, food and jackets.
The following year, we decided to expand the day, and call it JobreFest.  We had the memorial float that day, and three bands played that night.  
We were able to spend quite a bit more.
Then we went to Seattle for the Home Shows and got really really inspired from the community involvement!  
I came back with a drive to build this thing even more.  I filed for us to become official, and have the name John Oubre 4 The Holidays. We've had a few more events, like Hilarity For Charity and Back to the Brewery!
So we've split the two events into two different days and now have EIGHT performers playing two different stages!
My goal is to make enough money to work with a local charity group to feed the local homeless and those in need a thanksgiving meal this year.
Things are looking up for our little local charity!
JohnOubre4TheHolidays.org for more!

98-Birmingham, 00-Nashville, 03-Nashville, 12-Atlanta, 14-Memphis, 16-New Orleans, Ed Solo: 17-Louisville, 18-Amsterdam, Night 1 & 2, 18-Seattle Night 2
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  • jacquelyncajacquelynca Yay Area CAPosts: 216
    Awesome nice work!  What an amazing way to honor your brother <3
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