One In An ARMY is proud to announce the March campaign to support Playing For Change for Yoongi’s birthday! The donation period officially began at 12:00 am KST on March 1st, 2019. Donations will aid Playing For Change carry out musical and art workshops in Patagonia, Argentina. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #CreateWithYoongi and the hashtag for the bonus mission is #DearSong. The minimum donation amount $5.00 USD through Go Fund Me or $1.00 USD through the Playing For Change website.
how to donate
step 2: Donate $5.00 USD (or more) using your credit card or PayPal account on Go Fund Me or $1.00 USD (or more) using your credit card on the Playing For Change website. Please note that the Playing For Change website doesn't work on mobile unless your mobile browser gives you the option to open the desktop site.
step 3: Take a screenshot of your donation and watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below)
step 4: Submit this form
With A Friend
If you can't afford the minimum donation amount, pair up with an ARMY friend from your country to meet the $5.00 USD or $1.00 USD minimum donation amount - then follow steps 1-5 of the individual donation plan! Don't forget to check out our Bonus Mission #DearSong!
With A Fanbase
If you can’t find an ARMY friend to donate with, you can try reaching out to a local fanbase to see if they’re willing to run a collection pool for your region/country.
Please be advised that One In An ARMY has no way to monitor donations collected through fanbases; donors do so at their own risk. We recommend you only reach out to a base you trust and ask them to provide you with a screenshot that verifies they donated to the campaign. Please contact us if you made a donation through a fanbase and you have reason to believe the money was not donated to the non-profit.
If you don’t want to take the risk of donating to a third-party, save your money for a future campaign and check out the ways you can get involved without donating by visiting our Bonus Missions page or by completing the March Bonus Mission #DearSong!
Why Playing For Change for Yoongi?
One of the reasons for BTS’s success, according to Yoongi, is the focus on singing about their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings. It’s this authenticity, this desire to not only be heard, but also be a method of help in the world that resonated with so many people. Yoongi in particular, sought out music as a career path for that very reason. At the conversation at the Grammy Museum, Yoongi said, “When I think back to when I was a student, I listened to a lot of music, and it was a way for me to escape and to reassure myself.”
When our team came together to discuss ideas for Yoongi’s birthday campaign, it was the first time the entire team agreed from the outset what cause we should organize around. Music is a fundamental part of Yoongi’s life. Music is a universal language that bridges the gap between people who wouldn’t normally wouldn’t interact with one another, but it’s also key to understanding our own existence. It’s complex and simple, sometimes at the same time, and isn’t that such a beautiful metaphor for the birthday boy?
About Playing For Change
"Playing For Change arose from a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. In 2005, a small group of filmmakers set out with a dream to create a film rooted in the music of the streets. Not only has that dream been realized, it has grown into a global sensation that has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
The program in Patagonia is currently carrying out musical and art workshops in 2 nearby locations: in Cinco Saltos, through an agreement with the local municipality, which provides facilities in 4 peripheral neighbourhoods of the city and in General Roca, where music workshops for young disabled are being held every week. Over 100 young kids attend are now benefiting from this grass-root educational initiative. We have also started a partnership with the IUPA ( Instituto Universitario Patagónico de las Artes ) in order to reach more students in the area, as well as connexions with the PFC programs in Argentina and around the world. Dance, traditional music, hip hop, graphic arts, instruments making, Mapuche language, as well as English classes form their diverse curriculum!"
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!