Foundation



Since the July, 2006 release of their platinum debut album Don't You Fake It, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has been an active force in contributing their voice, commitment and talents towards raising funds and awareness for a wide array of charitable organizations and social causes.

Whether it's participating in a speech on Capitol Hill on behalf of teen suicide prevention and mental health parity; their far-reaching work alongside the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; their efforts to help in situations of national disaster and much, much more, RJA feels an obligation to give back and use their voice to encourage others to do as well.

Rising from this commitment, in April, 2008 the band announced the formation of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation (or RJAGAF), a national, non-profit that unites RJA's social and charitable interests with their belief of empowering others to raise funds and awareness for just organizations and causes, named after “Your Guardian Angel,” the band's third single off of Don't You Fake It.

The mission of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation is to:

  • Support under funded high school band programs to promote and enhance student's musical development
    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation believes that high school band programs develop the musical talents of students. Music can expand the artistic side of a student, keep them focused, organized, and give them a sense of accomplishment. The band programs are often not funded appropriately and could influence more students with funding. The foundation will award grants to; purchase more instruments, repair instruments, purchase sheet music, provide a tutor/mentoring program and assist in developing the musical careers of students.

  • Support individuals affected by domestic violence to break the cycle of abuse
    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation believes that domestic violence has far-reaching effects on generations of the family involved in abuse. It also believes that one person can break the cycle of violence. The foundation desires to help individuals, enrolled in programs to fight domestic violence, to restore their life through counseling, education, and support.

  • Contribute to research that focuses on management of acute hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients
    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation believes there is minimal funding for research of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in the United States, unless it is a major medical center. Acute hyperglycemic effects are documented in many publications; however, there are very few effective programs to address the many issues with implementing an intravenous insulin protocol. The foundation will award a grant to develop a program to manage hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients.

Says Ronnie Winter, (lead vocals and acoustic guitar for The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus), “I remember in high school there would be teachers and inspirational speakers saying that we could change the world if we just tried. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation is our avenue to at least attempt to make this world a better place. Thank you all for the love and support and lets continue together to show that we care - not just in words but in actions!”

Some examples of past work:

The band continues to team up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, using their record-setting hit single, “Face Down” as a launching pad to raise money and awareness for the cause, including a national fundraising and awareness campaign and a limited edition line of merchandise.

In 2007, the band participated in a speech on Capitol Hill on teen suicide prevention and mental health parity, then headlined and helped raise over $150,000 for the Take Action Tour, which works with non-profit organizations to educate people about the positive difference that can be made by each of us in our community through activism and charitable work.

In May 2007, RJA presented an outdoor benefit concert in Enterprise, Alabama after hearing about a devastating tornado that caused nine deaths, including 8 at Enterprise High School, where the Prom theme was “Your Guardian Angel.” 100% of ticket and merchandise sales went towards school relief efforts.

Also in 2007, RJA participated in a national youth volunteer movement sponsored by Boost Mobile and included a charity performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The band was recently nominated for MTVU's “The Good Woodie;” an award for artists whose commitment to a social cause has affected the greatest change this year.

Your tax-deductible donation, however large or small, makes a big difference!

To donate via PayPal please click below

(‘donate today' button)

or send a check or money order to:

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Guardian Angel Foundation
P O Box 1060
Middleburg, FL 32050-1060

For more information write: GAF@redjumpsuitalliance.com or log onto www.redjumpsuitalliance.com/rjagaf

We will do our very best to put your donation to the best use possible and you will receive confirmation of your donation by email or post.

Thanks again for your support of this important work and for joining us in working towards a brighter future - together we can and will make a difference!

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