An update on the Yolanda concert - over $12,000 raised!

Nate and Dwaine have recently visited the Philippines to collaborate with the legend 'Chito Miranda' of 'Parokya Ni Edgar'. The collaboration went excellently so look out for that!

While Nate had to return to family and work Dwaine got to stay on for an extra week and is using his time in the most valuable way; to serve the people of Tacloban who were severely affected by the Typhoon. Dwaine has many friends there and has been able to take them clothes and provisions donated by a number of good Australians back home. He's also helping with labour.

In June Mayan Fox plan to return to the Philippines to tour as a whole band and would love the opportunity to again serve the Philippines. 

Keep an eye on this and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mayanfoxofficial) as the time draws nearer to know how you can help.
Hey all. As many of you know we have tight connection with the Philippines particularly through Dwaine who lived there and speaks fluent Tagalog. Well it was where he lived that was one of the worst hit areas. He still hasn't heard from ANY of his friends in the area!

Saturday the 16th we are performing at a big fundraiser. If you're in the area or can get there - please do.

Details below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/665063780194326/667902626577108/?notif_t=event_mall_comment

Youth Mental Health

 Here's a link to an organization that we have started supporting this year. They are called 'Clear Thinking' and their focus is on Youth Mental Health. 

A couple of months ago Nate spent 3 days with 2 others (Louise and Mikaela) living in a perspex room in the middle of Queen St. Mall in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia).
Check them out and lend your support. Mental health is a serious issue, highlighted by recent events in the U.S.A. that really needs greater attention and action.



Help Us Get to Canada

As a band we've been planning to tour Canada (via our home of Australia) for some time now. We have a number of friends, family and fans over there who we want to perform for but none moreso than our cousin Roxy who has only been given a short time to live thanks to the insidious disease 'Cancer'.

Can you help us to achieve this goal? We need your help and in return there are a number of cool perks that would come your way as a Thank You!'

Click on the picture link below to learn more.


Suicide Aint Painless

All of us in the band have been affected by friends and family taking their own lives.

The song, 'Left to Live' off our album 'Outfoxed' is a song which speaks of finding hope in the face of depression and suicidal leanings. No matter how desparate and despondent we feel, there is always something or someone left to live for. Perhaps you've yet to meet that person, but they are there and the greatest tradgedy would be to miss out on the wonderful experiences they can bring into your life.

Click on the soundcloud link below or find it in our music player on this site.

soundcloud.com/mauiwhaanga/mayan-fox-left-to-live

Beat Slavery for Good



Besides being a bunch of wannabe musos, Mayan Fox are also staunch abolitionists. We hate SLAVERY and support anti-slavery causes through merchandise sales and other means. Please click on one of the thumbnail pics below to learn more about what you can do.
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Here is a link to a great blog by a child slavery survivor who now, with her husband, also a victim of childhood atrocities, runs a project that helps to build homes for victims of slavery.


What Comes First the Children or the Eggs? 

It's been a while since i've posted on here and this is going to be a short one as all I have to say is this:

Please, please, please - Think Thrice BEFORE purchasing chocolate this Easter. Ask yourself  "Could this be 'Blood Chocolate'? Could this have been sourced from slave-worked plantations?"

The best way to know that your chocolate has originated from a plantation where workers are paid a fair wage rather than having been forced to work for free, often suffering beatings, scant to no meals, chemical…Read more

Help for Haiti 

Those that know us and/or have read through this 'Causes' page know that we regularly raise funds for a charity in Haiti called 'Theo's Work' who maintain an awesome community called 'Hope Village'.

I know that they amongst many others of course, have been hit hard by this latest Haitian disaster and so if you do raise funds but are still considering exactly who to send aid to please consider 'Hope Village' as potential recipients of your generosity. They have a very 'open-book' policy concerning where…Read more

Craigs List - Porn, Escorts etc. Not Harmless 

(This is from the website of the Not For Sale Campaign.)

by Katherine Chon Executive Director & Co-Founder Polaris Project:

I'm sure most of us are familiar with Craigslist, an online Web community where people post job opportunities, items for sale, and find activity partners. Over the past years, Craigslist has grown by leaps and bounds and now has Web sites representing over 300 U.S. cities. Many of us have used Craigslist to find a garage sale or buy a used couch.
However, despite its millions of…Read more

Blood on our Chocolate 

Blood On Our Chocolate


The topic is CHOCOLATE and the cost involved. I'm not talking about the coins we pull out of our pockets to exchange for this sweet cocoa treat. I'm talking about the cost on HUMAN LIFE. I'm talking about child exploitation including forced labour (ie. Slavery), in horrific conditions. I'm talking about 'BLOOD ON OUR CHOCOLATE.'

Picture a typical 12 year old boy in western society. He wakes, showers, eats a good breakfast, jumps on a bus for school, plays some ball etc.

Now head to…Read more

A Simple Way to Become a Fighter 

  • 22 million people in Slavery.

  • 1/2 of them children!

  • Many more people in 3rd world countries utilised as extremely cheap labour. Many of them forced to live like unwanted dogs, begging for scraps, tied to their work stations, abused verbally, physically, sexually...
Why?

To appease the demands of Western consumption (our consumption).

Buying Fair Trade products can help eradicate such injustices.


Below is a cut 'n' paste copy of a request that YOU can use to promote the stocking of Fair Trade…Read more

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