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Friday, November 21, 2008

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, Taylor Hicks Fans Bring Smiles to Children

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Give a smile to a child…

The Official Soul Patrol and The Taylor Hicks Community Birmingham Angel Tree

The bright lights of Christmas may be a little dim this year. We can change that…at least in a few Birmingham homes. This is a year when we really need to give from our hearts and provide a happy Christmas for another group of Birmingham area children this year. The 2008 Angel Tree is up and decorated. Angels are waiting for you to adopt them.

The and The Taylor Hicks Community have teamed up with the Birmingham Salvation Amy to operate their own online Angel Tree.

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Last year, and The Taylor Hicks Community provided a much- needed Christmas to 10 children in Taylor’s home town with over $1,000 in donations and gifts.

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The 2008 Angel Tree is like the ones you find in the mall each year. Presents of new toys and clothing are given to children of needy families in the Birmingham area. The Angel Tree will be done completely online, and the gifts you buy will be boxed up and mailed back to the Birmingham Salvation Army. Or, if you prefer, you can make a cash or credit card donation to the Angel Tree project via the link on the 2008 Angel Tree. ANY amount that you can give will be greatly appreciated. All donations will first be used for gifts for children on the Angel Tree. Any leftover funds will be used to adopt additional Angels from one of the other Birmingham Salvation Army’s Angel Trees. A Birmingham area super shopper will buy and deliver the presents to the Salvation Army.

The last day that you can adopt an Angel or make a donation online is November 30, 2008. All gifts must be received by the Birmingham Salvation Army no later than December 5, 2008. Complete information about purchasing and mailing gifts for your Angel will be sent to you with the Angel Card when you adopt an Angel.

Please adopt a Birmingham Angel!

For more information, click here:

Know the real spirit and joy of the Holidays. As we all celebrate with our family and friends, we can also light up the faces of our Birmingham Angels who will have the fun and excitement of opening presents!

Give generously from your heart!


Happy Thanksgiving from Taylor’s Angels!

At this time of the year, we are always reminded of the bountiful blessings received throughout the year. In our refection of this past year, we count each of you a true blessing and thank you for being a part of our mission- “Taying it Forward”. You have given of yourselves and helped make a difference in the lives of others. Because of you, we can look to the months ahead and know that many more people who would not otherwise have the opportunity will enjoy the phenomenal talents of Taylor Hicks and his music.

As you have blessed us with your generosity, we sincerely hope that you and your family will have a “bountiful harvest” this Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Taylor Hicks' New England Soul Patrol Inspires Others to Give


When people come together with a common goal, anything is possible! That’s been the philosophy of NESP (The New England Soul Patrol) since it’s founding in Portland, Maine in September 2006. This organization started as a regional group supporting the music and artistry of Taylor Hicks. However, the reputation of the NESP has grown beyond the boundaries of the New England states. Taylor Hicks fans from all over the country have now joined in the organization’s unique ways of celebrating the charitable giving inspired by Taylor himself.


Again this holiday season, NESP continues its’ mission of helping children and families in need. Their third annual holiday ornament sale benefits the Home for Little Wanderers, America's oldest (1799) and New England's largest non-profit child and family service agency. The Home provides services to thousands of children and families each year throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Their programs provide mentoring, tutoring and therapeutic assistance, fostering and adoption, residential care, and independent living support for children "aging out" of the foster system.


But beyond the group efforts of NESP, members are spreading their generosity in their own communities.
Mari crochets and donates hats and scarves to keep our needy neighbors warm.
Indigo810 bakes pies for Thanksgiving baskets and participates in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, which provides new clothing and toys for children of needy families.
OBG and Indigo810 participate in Operation Christmas Child, which sends millions of shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world.
• The SegerHicks family donates to the local food pantry and buys gifts for children who have very little.
Amyrebo donates to the Maine Sea Coast Mission. The Mission provides spiritual, health, and youth programs to coastal and island communities.
Tricia and Born17yrs2Late donate coats and sweaters to the Windham Women’s Club Annual Coat drive. Born17yrs2Late also rakes leaves for the elderly and Tricia sponsors a child through Operation Santa Claus.
• The Duff family donates to the Vermont Achievement Center, which provides education and support opportunities to children and families in Vermont.
• The THawks family walks in Philadelphia for Brian’s Pride and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Uhadmeatwoohoo donates musical instruments to a Cape Cod after school program.


Taylor’s Angels salutes NESP for their spirit of giving! As they head into another year, we have no doubt that they will continue to live by the credo, “doing well by doing good.”

If you’d like to learn more about NESP, visit the website at

And once again, Taylor's Angels would like to remind you to send us your pics, greetings and short videos for Taylor's Christmas DVD! If you contribute to NESP or any of the Soul Patrol charities this Christmas, you will receive a FREE high quality copy! Submit them to:

Written by Tricia, NESP
Edited by Tina (DidNotExpectThat
Taylor Photos by Tina (DidNotExpectThat)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Join Taylor Hicks to Help Support the Children of Alabama

As part of Taylor’s Angels series highlighting various charities that are accomplishing great things this holiday season as a result of the inspiration of Taylor Hicks, we are proud to feature our first charity, Kid One Patrol of Soul (KOPS). KOPS is a very special group who is sponsoring several incredible and fun events that we are sure you will want to support! Remember that all proceeds go to Kid One Transport, one of Taylor’s favorite charities located in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. And the best part is not only will you be helping countless children receive much needed medical care, you will also be eligible to win some awesome prizes! Taylor’s Angels is proud to feature the KOPS “Booking it for Kid One”, “Jolly Old St. Nick Hicks Picks” and “A Year Full of Heart and Soul” 2009 Taylor Hicks calendar! We hope that everyone will join together with Taylor and support the children of Alabama!

"Bookin' It For Kid One" Holiday Book Drive!


During the 2007 & 2008 holiday seasons, the Soul Patrol generously donated 3080 Beanie Babies for the children of Kid One Transport! The joy each baby brought to these wonderful children was priceless! The joy those of us who participated felt, was overwhelming! The feeling of making a difference in the lives of the children can never be measured.This year, Kid One has asked KOPS to organize a book drive with the Soul Patrol hoping to collect as many Children and Young Teen books as possible for the 2008 Holiday season. The books will be handed out to each of the children traveling to their medical appointments during the month of December.What a wonderful gift for the kids this year! The ages of the children range between 1 and 18, so please look for books older children would enjoy, as well!Visit your dollar stores or book stores and purchase as many books as you would like to donate to the kids this holiday season. Mail the books directly to Kid One and they will do the rest! Book donations need to be delivered to Kid One by November 22, 2008 so the children can receive their books starting December 1st!KOPS would like to thank those who participate in this project by holding a drawing for a wonderful gift package filled with some very unique Taylor Hicks items along with a one of a kind Soul Patrol necklace.

Purchase and mail at least two books to Kid One Transport for your first chance in the drawing. For every book you purchase thereafter, you will receive additional chances in the drawing!

Please mail your books to:
Kid One Transport
12 Office Park Circle, Suite 115
Birmingham, AL 35223
Attention: Tracee

After you have mailed your books, it is important that you email Karen at Let her know the number of books you donated and your name will be entered in the drawing to be held December 8.

Your donation is tax deductible.


Join KOPS and Kid One and Play Jolly Old Saint Hicks Picks

Old Saint Hicks has a bag of Goodies for the Soul Patrol!
Play, Pick, Win!

Each player will be given the chance to pick one box which will secretly hold either 1, 2 or 3 chances in a dozen drawings with the opportunity to win one of the following:

· Autographed Harmonica
· Autographed Guitar Shaped Music Box
· Custom designed Soul Patrol Necklace
· Custom Ceramic Plate Painted by Taylor Hicks
· Autographed Alabama Beanie Baby
· Autographed Photo Collage of Taylor Hicks
· Autographed Copy of Heart Full of Soul (2 copies available)
· Autographed Taylor Hicks Bookmark (2 available)
· Framed Photo of Taylor Hicks – The Early Years
· Exclusive Demo Single Recorded by Taylor Hicks

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Jolly Old St. Hicks knows his fans have been good this year and wants everyone to win something special. Everyone who chooses to support Kid One by playing will win something from his bag of Goodies, 12 lucky players will win top prizes! The more you play, the better your chances to win!

Let’s Get Started!

1. Visit and click on Jolly Old St. Hicks photo at the top of the page.
2. Choose one of the three Gift Boxes – Click your box.
3. You will be taken to the KOPS Pay Pal page where you will make your payment of $5 for Kid One Transport.
4. After the payment process has been completed, you will be redirected to a Thank you page where you will learn how many times your name has been entered into the drawing.
5. Play as often as you like – each pick is only $5 and it all goes to help Kid One this Christmas. Each time you play, you will have the chance to win up to 3 tries for the top prizes.

Please email with any questions.

"A Year Full of Heart and Soul" 2009 Taylor Hicks Calendar


The 2006 American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks introduced his fans, the Soul Patrol, to the important service Kid One Transport provides for the children and expectant mothers of Alabama. The Soul Patrol gladly took on the cause to support Kid One and helped to create this wonderful calendar.This full color wall calendar opens to a perfectly sized 11" x 14" and is filled with photos of Taylor Hicks while at concerts, events and appearances. Soul Patrol members added their own touches with pictures of Meet and Greets with Taylor as well as Soul Patrol Buddy shots and birthdays to remember and celebrate.Order your calendars now. Quantities are limited and they will sell out fast!The cost is $20.00 per calendar plus a $2.50 shipping and handling fee per order. To order just click on the link and follow the instructions!


And please do not forget that by contributing to ANY of these wonderful charities we will be highlighting, you will receive a free copy of the DVD we are putting together for Taylor! If you have not sent in your Christmas greeting for Taylor, you still have time! The deadline is December 1st. Email your pictures, 30 second videos and greetings to :

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