The MILE (Music Is Love Exchange) is a network of artists, musicians, and music lovers affecting change in the lives of disadvantaged and underserved children, strengthening families and communities both in the U.S. and abroad.
Empowering musicians to do charitable things in their community and on the road. the MILE supports the effort of touring artists, working with them to create interest in and visibility for our cause, and to perform for under-served or needy communities across the country. Our intention is to enable artists to improve the communities that they tour through.
RELIEF IN GUATEMALA:
The MILE annually leads groups of artists and fans to Guatemala for week long service trips. Through our extended volunteer community, as well as each artist's core fan base, groups of "Milers" are selected to join their favorite artists on a week-long service mission to Guatemala. There, they will take part in daily service projects, volunteering alongside the artist in the local communities of Lake Atitlan. Additionally, these all-inclusive retreats include nightly house concerts, day-trips to neighboring towns and villages, resort/camp-style accommodations, food and transportation, and the benefit of a tax deduction! All proceeds from these excursions will equally support the ongoing efforts of Relief Missions and MILE, and and their shared objective of improving lives and communities through Love.
The MILE will return to Guatemala, December 2-10 2017.
At that time, our team will lead a week-long excursion to Guatemala, an introduction to service through cultural immersion and short-term relief projects in and around beautiful Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands. Participants will learn about local Mayan and Guatemalan cultures, customs, and social structure while working together through a variety of simple projects arranged by the MILE to meet the ever-changing needs of the indigenous people. These projects are wide and varied, and may include manual labor. Our trip is open to the public upon submission of our application with rolling acceptance. The cost of our 2016 trip is $1,500 plus airfare. A deposit of $750 is due within 30 days of application approval. Your trip fee is entirely tax deductable. We do not allow crowd-funding of our MILE Service Trips, please contact us if you have questions regarding this policy.
Have questions? Please visit MILE Service Trips page, and scroll down to view answers to some frequently asked questions.
Please contact MILE Board Member Jason Spiewak at jason at jlsmgmt dot com with any questions.
MILE 2016 trip recap, "Buenos Noches" by Hey Monea: