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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Charlie Had His Angels, Taylor Has His

I’m sure you remember the hit TV show, “Charlie’s Angels”, the trio of crime-fighting ladies with the mysterious employer named Charlie. Their job was to help those not otherwise able to help themselves.

But did you know that Taylor also has his Angels, a group of supporters known as Taylor’s Angels, ladies who Tay-it Forward when the need arises. Let me introduce you to what this group is all about and who these Angels really are.

What started as a random act of kindness to help a fan obtain membership to the Taylor Hicks HQ fan site has turned into the selfless act of helping others join the fan site and in some cases to see Taylor Hicks, live, on stage, in concert. Formed several months ago by this group of Soul Patrollers, over 55 memberships have been gifted and 30 fans have been presented concert tickets to see Taylor Hicks live.

The mission statement is simple: To reach out and touch the hearts and souls of Taylor Hicks fans all over the world by exposing them to Taylor’s music and giving nature.

To accomplish those goals, Taylor’s Angels are Taying It Forward One Soul at a Time. All that is needed to receive a membership or concert tickets is to have financial need. No proving of the need is required. Your word is your bond. This group accepts your request on trust.

Taylor Hicks has been an inspiration to many of us. It is in that same spirit that these Angels want to continue to help other Soul Patrol friends in need. Each of these Angels has already experienced a live Taylor Hicks show, and each knows how special those performances are. They want other fans to have a similar experience which is why they arrange concert tickets gifts.

While this group of Angels provides memberships and concert tickets, there is a limit to what they can do. They don’t arrange meet and greets and they can’t work miracles. These Angels will do everything they can to make sure fans get memberships and concert tickets.

So how is their mission accomplished? Taylor’s Angels does not accept donations. What they do accept is willing volunteers who wish to donate memberships and concert tickets. These Angels also accept recipients whose financial hardship does not afford them these memberships and tickets. The Angels then match a donor with a recipient. Such matching can be known or kept confidential at the choice of parties involved.

Additionally, donors and recipients are not publicly identified unless they want to be. Good manners are expected to be exercised through acknowledgements from each recipient which can be sent directly to the donor or handled anonymously through the Angels.

Who makes up the core group of Taylor’s Angels, you might ask. These Angels have met each other at various concerts over the past few months either during the American Idol summer tour or Taylor Hicks’ 2007 Tour. The Angels are Lmo4taylor1, Webchic00, Cydter, PurpleButterfies, RagsQueen, maryann1, and DidNotExpectThat.

If you wish to be a donor or have the financial need that would qualify you as a recipient, please send your name and information to Taylors_Angels@yahoo.com. While this group works very hard to accomplish its goals, these Angels are full-time employees, mothers, wives, retirees, grandmothers, friends, and out on the tour trail. Regardless of other commitments, they will respond as quickly as possible.

The Angels want to remind everyone that they are not affiliated with Taylor Hicks, Taylor Hicks Headquarters, the Taylor Hicks name, or American Idol. They are merely devoted fans who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives. They do not accept cash, checks, or money orders. All transactions are made between the donor and recipient once they match them and are kept confidential. Any publishing of a gift can be made only by the recipient.
Written by Mandy (RagsQueen)


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28 comments:

Beth said...

I think what you all are doing is simply WONDERFUL. You ladies RAWK.

Lmo said...

Thank you, beth. It has been such a joy meeting each of these Angels and working with them. The Soul Patrol is truly a wonderful fanbase comprised of some awesome people!!! Spread the word!!!
--- Lmo4taylor1

maryann1 said...

It is an honor to be part of the Soul Patrol and to support the Taylor's Angels and do the good works to help others....

Help spread the word about this wonderful group.

maryann1

DidNotExpectThat said...

I have been affiliated with Make A Wish Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama for many years and have seen so many children's dreams come true. I see Taylor's Angels as another group of caring people dedicated to making the lives of individuals a little brighter, just as Taylor has done for us all. Taylor has touched many, many lives and he will probably never fully realize the far-reaching effects of his generous spirit!

Claire said...

I have been so touched by the generosity of the Soul Patrollers. There is a joy in giving, and the receiving part is just gravy...
I am so proud to be a part of this great group of people.

RagsQueen said...

It's fun to give to others the same opportunity to see Taylor, live, in action! I've enjoyed it, and I want others to as well! It's great to be part of this group!

maryann1 said...

Taylor has been an inspiration to so many by his acts of kindness and generosity to those less fortunate..."It is better to give than to receive".
I have been affiliated with several charities and Taylor's Angels has given me another opportunity to help and reach out to others. It makes my heart feel good.

marinata said...

Hello, angels! You ladies are a great example of caring and generosity in this world! Taylor would be very proud of you all!

TaraRenee said...

Wooo!! Go Angels!! What a great site to promote such a great cause, and Taylor of course!! So proud to know you ladies!!

shinamarih said...

In the Philippines, the term of endearment for an elder sister is called "Ate". I don't have an elder sister because I am the oldest child, and having found these angels, I felt like God gave me not just one, but several "Ate's" who have so graciously offered their resources and time to give me something that not everybody can have. And for that I am so thankful for them. Thanks a lot!

lbbradshaw said...

Hey Angels~

Thanks to all of you for making this happen... changing one Soul at a time..
Can't wait to work on a project with you all soon~

GO SOUL PATROL!

Love Ya's~ Lori

JessicaH said...

Hey ladies. Just dropping by to show my support, it is the least that I can do for a group that has helped me in the past.

I am so touched by all that you do for others. This is the true "Soul Patrol" because we look out for each other, take care of one another, and all that you ask for is just to spread the word of Taylor...or as I like to put it "Share The Soul".

I am going to make sure that Taylor's Angels get all the recognition that it deserves.

I LOVE YOU ALL!!
Jess

Lionels02 said...

Hey there angels!!..
nice going with the blog!
I don't think I can say enough thank you for what you girls have done!!..so again, thank you!!.
God Bless!

-Lionels02-

Anonymous said...

Taylor is a performer that must be seen and heard to appreciate. I'm willing and have done whatever I can to enable others to experience the sheer joy that is Taylor Hicks. His kindness and generosity continues to inspire us all. I am honored to help "share his smile."

"We are never alone, angels are always among us."

soul77 said...

These angels are one of the reasons why I am so proud to be apart of the soul patrol. Taylor angels are some of the most loving and caring people i have ever had the pleasure of knowing..to lend a hand to people who they may have never met because we all share a common bond..it truly touches me more than they will ever know

xoxox
Sarah aka soul1977

soul77 said...

Taylors Angels..are one of the reasons why I am so proud to be apart of the soul patrol. To lend a helping hand to someone who they may not even know because we all share a common purpose, is awesome!! They touch me more than they will ever know

xoxoxox
Sarah aka soul1977

marsbar said...

I have been a recipient of a Taylor Angel gift, and I can't tell you how much that means to me. You ladies are special:-) Once I'm done with all my legal business, and have my life back in order I want to jump on this bandwagon! I can't think of a better way to say "thank you" then to pass the generosity onto someone else. Tay It Forward! WOOOOOO

lovedthepurplejacket said...

I honored to know all of the wonderful ladie's who have come together to start this awesome group for other's. God Bless each and every one of you!!!
I'm positive ya'll make Taylor Proud!!!

Lmo said...

Thank you, everybody! I'm so proud to be in a group with each of you!!! The Soul Patrol is truly a unique group of fabulous people. I'm so proud to call each of you my friend! And remember, there are so many ways to Tay-It-Forward! Keep touching one soul at a time!!!

Beth said...

First I want to say that I LOVE the new layout. Whoever did it, has truly out done themselves. The other thing is this and it just came to me. "Angel's Among Us" by Alabama. "I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from Heaven up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour to teach us how to live, teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love". There you have it. This is what Taylor's Angels are ALL about. Love to you all for your warmth, generosity, and most importantly, your LOVE.

Beth

KarinP said...

Since Charlie had Angels, there isn't any doubt in my mind that Taylor Hicks should have Angels too!

This is an incredible project and I am sure that Taylor would be so proud of all of you for your efforts.

Taylor Hicks is about music and soul! To help others through generousity, compassion and goodwill is an admirable accomplishment.

Wishing the Angels of Taylor Hicks much success in your new venture!

Cydter(Teri) said...

Everyone of you ladies are truly special.

It is a joy to work with such gifted people. Giving makes me smile!!!

Thank you Taylor Hicks!!

Soul Patrol - spread the Word!!!

lakota said...

I have been a recipient of these ladies act of kindness, they will never know how much it mean to me. I am honored to have met them and proud to be a member of the Soul Patrol...

Claire said...

TAYLOR HICKS, SEE WHAT YOU'VE STARTED? YOU SAID, A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, AND HERE WE ARE, CHANGING THE WORLD, TOUCHING A SOUL ONE DAY AT A TIME.

GREAT JOB, EVERYBODY! YOU TRULY ARE ANGELS. TAY-IT FORWARD, THE BEST WAY YOU KNOW HOW...

ShirleyDee said...

Hey Angels, This is such a wonderful endeavour You have undertaken..
These just aren't "Taylor's Angels"
these women are Angels in their own right..
I am not surprised at all who they are when I read the names..
Never cease to amaze me what the Soul Patrol can and does do.
I will certainly keep this in mind.
cause somewhere down the line I would like to try and help.
Love to Ya Lovely Angels.
ShirleyDee

Lmo said...

Claire, you're absolutely right! I wonder if Taylor knew what he was about to do when he said "a change is gonna come"!!!
I can't think of a better fanbase than Soul Patrol!!
Lmo4taylor1

lakota said...

These ldies have inspired me to find away to give back and I appriciate them for there kindness and campassion....

Pat said...

Thanks for posting to read this latest blog entry! A great reminder to us all! I just bookmarked the blog, and I'll check it out periodically. Keep up the fantastic work that you do!!