You know, it’s a sad (virtual) world we live in, when a group that’s raised literally hundreds of dollars for not one but THREE RL charities (and I’m not even counting RFL, since I don’t know how much they’ve raised for them) gets accused of being scammers and ARed just for doing what they’ve been doing for over a year now.
The Army of Bunnies, headed up by Cynthia Wonder and Tracy Glendevon, make their home bases at Grizzy’s Cafe (owned by Grizzy Grizwold) and Glendevon’s own Bojangles Nightclub. They use their eye-catching bunny outfits (complete with prop pistols) to call attention to Pixel to Pixel, War Child, and Love 146. And call attention they do. Thanks in no small part to the Bunnies, I’ve been able to send three disbursements to Love146.org totalling $470 (DOLLARS) in 2010.
If any ego-tripping musician’s manager would like further proof of the impact the Army of Bunnies has had, they’re welcome to email me (laurajustlaura(at)gmail(dot)com) and I can show them the financial records of all three of the donations, as well as correspondence from the financial director of Love146.org. I know it won’t be enough to elicit a much-deserved apology, which is a shame because if anyone should apologize it’s one who makes outright accusations of theft and attempts to have the group banned from SL.
It just really pisses me off when someone who’s been proven to do so much good for charities gets such unfair treatment from someone–I’ll say it again–on an ego trip. I do hope the musician(s) you represent find other management and quickly. I’m willing to bet that next year at this time, the Bunnies will be doing better than ever for their respective charities, and that you’ll have to bark threats in order to get any recognition at all.