One of our favorite things about being a Utah business is the wonderful sense of community. Being in a place where individuals and businesses come together to better their community gives a strong sense of purpose and identity. Our CEO and founder, John Pilmer (the guy in the black hat), performed with his band, Bright Messy World, in the Food and Care Coalition’s Family Fun Day. This is an annual concert and picnic event where clients of the Food and Care Coalition with children can “reconnect with their kids in a fun, safe, judgement-free space.”
The Coalition held its fundraiser, Bowls for Humanity, earlier this year where they raised money to help with the costs of their on-site transitory housing. Bright Messy World also played at that event, which was a big success–raising $17,000 for efforts to improve the lives of the homeless and under-served families.
“I know how valuable it is to access the right assistance for a loved one,” said Pilmer, who plays the bass guitar. John has close family ties to depression and mental illness. Dedicated to promoting mental health and healing, most of the band’s lyrics relate in one way or another to mental health awareness. For example, “Barefoot Soul” touches on universal feelings of vulnerability; “Gilligan’s Island” is about landing somewhere unfamiliar; “Wounded Little Bird” admits the reality that we all need someone’s help from time to time.
John Pilmer is grateful for the opportunity he had to participate in this event and help our community to be a little better. We love to look for opportunities to impact the State of Utah in a positive way. For more information about the Food and Care Coalition and what you can do to help, see here: http://foodandcare.org/
To contact Bright Messy World about performing at your charitable event, visit our contact page.
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