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Spirit of Giving

MAMAView: Spirit of Giving
By Middagh Goodwin

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us and I am hoping you all shopped small and locally. Hopefully, you picked something unique up at ModShop from one of the many talented artists and crafters that make up that truly wonderful event.

Might I make a suggestion? As they say, it is better to give than to receive, so why not give to one of the many charitable organizations that are in need of your support?

This year I am using my Facebook Birthday to raise money for the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum. I have set my goal at $560 and at the time of writing I had raised $303 towards that total, if we are friends on Facebook please consider donating even $10, I would love to see that goal smashed. In the last year, I have donated over $1200 and much of my time to the Museum and am looking forward to it being finished in the next few years.

Did you know that the Modesto Area Music Association the host of the MAMAs and coordinator on several events in Modesto was also a non-profit? Yes, it is and like many post-pandemic non-profits could use any donations you might be able to give. As many of you know this is another one near and dear to my heart.

In keeping with local non-profits that I am directly involved with did you know that Modesto had its very own Public Radio station? That is right KCBP 95.5 FM is 100% run by volunteers and supported by generous donations from those in the community. I have helped with several fundraisers since getting involved as well as hosting MAMA Radio and This is SKA which airs weekly. If you would like to hear your music played email

Maybe you want to give to a venue that hosts events like the Prospect Theater Project, The State Theatre or the Gallo Center? All three are non-profit event spaces and could use your generous support.

Most of the above-mentioned charities are also dependent on volunteers so if you are unable to give a cash donation maybe you can give of your time or services.

These are just a few of the great charitable groups that are in need, thank you all in advance for giving to one or all if you are able.

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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.