About the "Stardust for Peace"
“We Are Stardust. We are Golden.”
The hit song “Woodstock” immortalized the greatest music festival of all time with the lyrics “...I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm, gonna join in a rock and roll band... we are stardust, we are golden.”
To honor the Golden Anniversary of that remarkable concert, Peace of Stage, LLC - has launched the Stardust for Peace campaign to raise awareness and support for causes that reflect both the zeitgeist of the times and resonate with today’s generations.
Through the campaign, Peace of Stage will sell Stardust, collectible small glass bottles of sawdust created from the stage flooring for $19.69 each. Every bottle sold will benefit each of five charities with a $3 contribution.
Our goal for this campaign is not just to make as much money for these charities as possible, but we also want to be another voice to raise awareness for these causes that are near and dear to our hearts.
Charities Involved in the Stardust for Peace Campaign
- Orange Ribbons for Jaime (https://orangeribbonsforjaime.org/)
- On February 14th, 2018, 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg was tragically murdered, along with 16 other victims, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a troubled former student. Orange Ribbons for Jaime will honor Jaime, by supporting programs that were important to her, as well as advocating for common sense gun safety reforms.
- Peace of Stage wanted to partner with Orange Ribbons for Jaime because of the deep impact that school shootings have had on this country since Woodstock, and felt this foundation was an appropriate way to remember the life of Jaime Guttenberg, but also continue to raise awareness for sensible gun safety reform in this country.
- Feed the Children (http://www.feedthechildren.org/about/)
- As one of the nation’s leading anti-hunger organizations, Feed the Children’s ultimate goal is to end childhood hunger. Through education, disaster response, and food supply (among many other initiatives), Feed the Children continues to fight each and every day to achieve this goal and work towards a world where people, and most importantly children, are not going hungry at night.
- Peace of Stage wanted to partner with Feed the Children because of their great impact on bringing food, resources, and education to children and adults throughout the country and the world.
- WhyHunger (https://whyhunger.org/)
- Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. A four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, WhyHunger is working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more at whyhunger.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Peace of Stage wanted to partner with WhyHunger because while hunger may seem like a food issue, it is also a social, environmental, racial, and economic issue, to which WhyHunger has pledged to provide resources and support for communities throughout the country and the world to help spread awareness and solutions to these issues.
- The JED Foundation (https://www.jedfoundation.org/)
- The JED Foundation is especially important in this day and age with the support they provide teens and young adults in terms of their mental health. By providing guidance for schools, and the teens themselves, with mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs, the JED Foundation is making sure teens and young adults are growing up to be healthy, and thriving adults.
- In the age of social media, bullying and suicide is becoming even more prevalent and dangerous to teens and young adults, so partnering with The JED Foundation was important for Peace of Stage, as we can be another voice to raise awareness on these issues.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (http://www.vvmf.org/)
- 58,220 U.S. Military personnel were killed during the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War.
- The 1969 Woodstock Festival was more than a music festival, but also a peaceful protest of the Vietnam War. With Country Joe & the Fish performing their anti-Vietnam song, and having the entire crowd singing along, this was one of the most iconic moments of the entire 3 days of “Peace, Love, and Music”. We plan to honor the 58,220 Americans who lost their lives due to the Vietnam War and continue to be a voice for those who are no longer with us.