Right now, I'm in Romania, 6 months into the journey. Before here, I was volunteering at orphanages in Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, and South Africa. It has been an adventure I will only forget once I'm old and gray (if that day comes) and forget how to remember. I can't wait to share my experiences with you when I get back home, and to give you new music that has been burning in my chest for the last 6 months.
This trip has been possible only by the generous donation of people like you: my fans, friends, and family. If you're reading this, chances are I consider you all of those. I also put my entire life savings into this.
I've got about 6 months to go, and money isn't really a commodity that's growing on trees out here. Since I'm volunteering, I'm not getting paid. I really want to finish this journey and documentary with the vision I fully imagined since day one.
So I'm asking for your help to contribute to the adventure. When you do, you'll get some pretty great things in return from me: handwritten postcards, autographed copies of the documentary, your name in the credits, framed pictures, etc.
Here's where you can go if you'd like to make a pledge and help. Every little bit counts: http://www.thevolunteeradventure.com/make-a-pledge.html
I'm doing this because there are millions of orphans around the world, living in abject poverty, whose living conditions are improved all the more when people know about their lives.
When I volunteered in two orphanages in Kenya in 2010, I promised myself I could've wave goodbye unless I would one day return and wave hello. I feel that I have a chance to give back to a world and my fellow brothers and sisters that have allowed me to humbly live a wonderful life. I don't plan on squandering that opportunity. I believe it is our duty, as responsible human beings and stewards for the good, to use the energy in our means to help ensure every orphaned child in the world is cared for. Together, we can positively influence the lives of innumerable children around the globe and help provide each with caring support, humanitarian aid, and the ability to pursue their dreams.
Life is as an adventure. I hope you'll join me.