Bonfires for Vampires: A fun family event (DJs, concerts, food, costume party, games etc) that is traditionally held on Halloween.
NOTE: We occasionally organize similar events—like, community/family block parties, benefit garage sales and `hood barbecue, crafts/nonprofit tabling, children’s playground (clowns, piñata, games, open mic), park musical shows, and other “fun” activities.
Both The Bonfires’ Asheville/US and Philippine networks work closely with various international, national and local humanitarian organizations. Past and present beneficiaries include: Association Compassion Asian Youth/Missionaries of Mary, DESAPARECIDOS (families of victims of involuntary disappearances), breast cancer patients, and tyhoon/calamity refugees. The organization also organizes benefit shows for individual people.
Co-sponsorship and organizational/business donations are very much welcome—both in terms of financial aid, media exposure/publicity, production/events needs (sound system procurement, food, program printing). Co-sponsors business/corporate logos are prominently displayed or printed in all production banners, posters, flyers, and postcards.
[PHOTO above: Local band BUYAKA at "Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park" in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. 17 April 2010]