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We’re so excited about our partnership with the band A Moment’s Worth.  We’ve kept in touch ever since the band won our social justice prize – given in association with Campus Moviefest / College Battle of the Bands – for the song DEDICATE.  The band is spreading the message about how audience members can get involved in big and small ways, and working in furtherance of our peace-through-song project.  Because, when you DEDICATE yourself to something, good things happen. Watch the band’s new video for our peace-through-song project below:

We feel this partnership really has great potential to expand our reach, with a message of hope and involvement.   Because, whether or not we realize it, everything we do makes a ripple. Never underestimate your power to make a positive ripple.

About A Moment’s Worth

A Moment's Worth latest EP, entitled Light

A Moment’s Worth latest EP, Light

A Moment’s Worth consists of six long-time friends from the Bronx who share an insatiable drive to write, create, and perform their own music. Since 2004, the band A Moment’s Worth – Alex Bondarev, Anthony Albanese, Frank Quarto, Johnny Endico and Nicola Terzulli– has inspired their tightly-knit fans with their tremendous energy and passion, thoughtful lyrics, inventive beats, and cant-get-them-out-of-your-head melodies.  Never content to sit on their laurels, the band is constantly delving deeper, emotionally and musically.With each successive album release, their evolution as artists is evident.Their fans have grown along with them, and as such AMW’s discography becomes more than an autobiography representative of their journey with the band, thus far. To the crowds, who know and sing their lyrics, it’s their story too. The band’s latest EP is entitled Light, and can be heard on their website, http://www.amomentsworth.com/.

What You Can Do? The Sky’s the Limit

Ask the “DEDICATE” questions: “what do I care most about?” …   “What do I want to see change for the better?”  and “What will I dedicate myself to helping make better?”  Allow yourself to dream, knowing that you CAN and you WILL make a difference.  Embrace that optimism by committing to doing one small thing, today!

Make an investment in learning how to be an effective change agent.  You can do that right here on this website, where we explain our Seven Pillars methodology.

Only when we all get involved …  only when we dare to dream.

Musicians, Filmmakers, Artists, Writers – sometimes hard truths can be said in art that otherwise wouldn’t be spoken. Make your voice heard.  And students, why not enter the Elfenworks Social Justice Category?

Every dollar counts – not just donation dollars, but the dollars you spend. Yes, shopping online is quick and cheap… but there’s more to the story. The 350 Project suggests if you spend $100, $68 will stay in your community if you patronize locally owned stores, $43 if you buy from a chain located in your town, and $0 if you buy online. Consider the quality of life you gain from having your favorite local shop… and then do your part to keep it alive. It’s an investment.

Never give up! If you try something and it doesn’t work as you’d expected, chalk it up to the “tuition of life.”   Just keep at it, in spite of anyone or anything that would tell you your efforts don’t matter.  They do.  They do!

Teach or mentor someone who could learn from you, or who could use a role model or a friend. Become a big brother or big sister, or guide a youth group. Teach a child how to feel less stress, visualizing the Breathing ButterflyTeach someone to read, and open up a world of possibilities for them, forever.

Share your stuff. Your extras could be useful at a homeless shelter or kids’ program. A used instrument could help a school or community music program (e.g., Guitars Not Guns).

Words have power. So, spread the word! Let someone know their involvement matters, and share this page with them. Use your online postings (FB, Twitter, or whatever) to spread the word about what you care about. Try your hand at creative writing, such as joining a fiction forum such as ficly.com.

Only when we all get involved …

Roll up your sleeves and pitch in. Offer to help out, the next time an event speaks to you. One-time events can really give a cause a boost. If you don’t see an event that moves you, put on your own. You could have a food, clothing, book, or other needed-goods drive (check with your local charity to see what’s needed). Check it out: it isn’t hard to organize a book drive, see www.heartofamerica.org for hints.

Try new things. Don’t worry about failing, just about failing to try. Creative solutions are needed. If the status quo were working so well, and people already had the answers, then there wouldn’t be a problem.

Hope has power. Speak hope and truth and life over the lives of the people you care about. Every day! There are also ideas at http://elfenworks.org/resources/ripple/, broken down by how much time you have available.  If you have a moment, why not tell us what you’re doing. Also, we’d love to know what sparked  your interest. Was it a particular concert? Was it something in particular that was said? Feedback helps us.

A Moment’s Worth answers question from Elfenworks

Some Background – How This Partnership Took Off

amw-twitterSometimes good things come out of seemingly harsh events. For example, this partnership really took off after the band had its trailer stolen, and we heard about it and decided to pitch in a little. A friendship was sealed, and you’re here on this page as a result. How about that!  http://www.amomentsworth.com/?p=2254  Watch the band in a live performance of the song at our 2011 In Harmony With Hope® award, below:

OFFICIAL: http://www.amomentsworth.com

MUSIC: http://amomentsworth.bandcamp.com

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/amomentsworthny

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/amomentsworth

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/amomentsworth

PARTNER: http://www.elfenworks.org/amomentsworth

CONTACT: band@amomentsworth.com