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*****THE SMASHING PUMPKINS FAN CHARITY DRIVE *****: In honor of the 9th Anniversary of the creation of Act IV, as well as the release of the Pumpkins latest track, "Song for A Son",
Act IV is holding a fundraising drive. Donate today to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois this month, and tell them you want
your donation associated with "Act IV- A Tribute to the Smashing Pumpkins". This way, we can know how much money you,
the fans have raised together for Make-A-Wish, and show the world how charitable Smashing Pumpkins fans are.
Also, for a limited time, Ghost Children 2 is on sale for $7 USD. This is the lowest price for the tribute compilation ever! As usual
all the profits will be going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ilinois!
Given that people would be donating under their own names,we would imagine that you would get tax receipts (check with
Make-A-Wish on their policies).
If anyone would like to donate over the phone to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois directly, their numbers are:
1-800-978-WISH (9474) (toll-free)
For more information on how to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois by other methods, please go to their website
The Smashing Pumpkins have a special connection to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, as it was the charity that they
donated to on their hometown stop during their Adore charity tour on July 7, 1998. Act IV has followed suit by donating profits
from each of its projects to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
ACT IV AND SPIFC RAISE $500 FOR MAKE-A-WISH!
Six years ago, the organizers of Act IV and the Smashing Pumpkins Internet Fan Club teamed up for a series of charity auctions
for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ilinois.Now, with the release of the Pumpkins' first album in seven years, Zeitgeist, Act IV and
SPIFC had recently joined forces again to do a very special charity auction.
The items included the first compilation the Pumpkins ever appeared on - Light Into Dark (from its original vinyl pressing from
1989) donated by Barry Waterman (of Halo Records), a copy of Light into Dark re-release CD, and a French "The Aeroplane Flies High" Promo CD donated by SPfreaks.com!
Here are the winning bids:
1. French "The Aeroplane Flies High" Promo CD - $255 USD
2. Light into Dark LP (sealed) - $180 USD
3. Light into Dark CD (sealed) - $50 USD
With this auction and some additional donations, SPIFC and Act IV raised $500 for Make-A-Wish!
HELP US RAISE MORE FUNDS FOR MAKE-A-WISH: -There are a number of ways in which you can help us raise funds for Make-A-Wish, a great organization that grants the wishes of
chronically and terrminally ill children.
-First, you can purchase copies of the Ghost Children 2/Friends and Enemies compilation
-Second, you are welcome to donate SP memorabilia you would like auctioned for an upcoming Act IV/SPIFC charity auction. All
the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Make-A-Wish, and your item will be specifically earmarked for the auction.
-Thirdly, you can press the donate button below to assist in raising more funds in Act IV's name to help out Make-A-Wish in
addition to our other fundraising efforts