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DURING THIS TIME OF GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY WE CAN ALL BE THE CHANGE THAT GHANDI SPOKE OF. We all talk about doing more and often do in times of plenty, but do we rise to the challenge during hardship? There are many ways in which you can help. Below is the list of organizations we plan to help in 2020. That has not changed.

After the success we experienced in January 2020 with the Wine Country for Wildlife event raising over $17,000 with Safari Encounters...

 WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COUNTS MOST.


Donate to our many worthy causes. 


When you thought you’d seen it all, we added a little MONKEY BUSINESS to the mix!

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DUE TO COVID-19

ALL APRIL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED ALL MAY EVENTS ARE CANCELLED

Please follow us on FB and Instagram for updated event information. 

Once activities and events resume the 2020 Become One Voice causes will include:  Mary Graham Hall Foundation, George Mark Children’s House, Gary Sinise Foundation, Make-A-Wish, AND multiple wildlife organizations. To learn more about how you can help, please email rachelrenee.peckham@becomeonevoice.com. 

The Wine Country for Wildlife Brunch brought in over $17,000 for the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. 

THERE ARE MANY ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE WHO NEED FUNDS, FOOD, and SUPPLIES. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING FINANCIAL AND IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENSURE THE WELFARE OF THESE AMAZING ANIMALS. 

COMING SOON WITH:

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IG POST KEVIN MICHAEL KEITH MONKEY BUSINESS V2

 

Monkey Business Procuctions

http://www.monkeybusinessprod.com/ 

For 34 years Kevin Keith, a renowned animal trainer, has worked with a vaierty of animals with a special emphasis on primates. Mickey the Baboon has been with him for 19 years and has been featured in numerous films and commercials and co-starred along side movie greats such as Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman to name a few. Come on out and meet Kevin, Illianna, Mickey, and Chiquita. Special Thanks to Enrico Spadoni Photography. 

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Saving Wildlife International

http://www.wildswi.org/ 

For more than 20 years Steve Mehren has been working with a large variety of animals specifically focusing on conservation efforts. He has enthusiastically shared its commitment to wildlife conservation with diverse audiences ranging from school classrooms to national television. 

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Safari Encounters is a long term partner with Become One Voice, Inc. and together we have done some amazing things. 

www.safariencounters.org  Check them out!

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Riley  Lai  Nelet

https://www.rileylainelet.com/

At the age of 6, Riley opened the catwalk for the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. Not satisfied with just the fashion world, she soon had a cameo appearance in Modern Family, American Housewives and most recently, played the younger Reilleen in the Netflix blockbuster, Altered Carbon. Soon after, Riley took a liking to the guitar. She uses her love for music to pay it forward in charitable ways nost notably teaching kids in shelters to play the ukulele.


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Become One Voice & PHANTOM FIREWORKS

     On Jan 9, 2020, at the Firework Stand Lottery held at Tracy City Hall, Become One Voice, Inc was selected as one of the 10 nonprofits who will be selling Safe and Sane  Fireworks in our town and only one of 3 stands will offer Phantom Fireworks.  Like last year you will be able to find us at the 2994 W GRANT LINE RD location at the entrance of the WALMART parking lot from June 28-July 4. If you are a 18 years or older and would like to help run the stand please contact us. If you are under 18 you may still volunteer and to do other things and earn community service hours for various scholarship and prize opportunities.  We are looking for cosplayers and other special attractions to make our stand the most exciting one in town. Join us as we prep for an awesome fundraising event. In the words of Katy Perry, “You’re a FIREWORK”. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!


IN OTHER NEWS 

  STRIVE  PROGRAM 

BOV IS COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING AND MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUTH IN THE COMMUNITY. WE ARE EAGER TO PARTNER SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ADULTS WITH THE KIDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE THEM TO USE THEIR PASSIONS, TALENTS, AND SKILLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

MAY 2020 LAWRENCE G. SMITH WRITING CONTEST

BOV HAS DEDICATED ITS MISSION TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS TO USE THEIR PASSIONS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IN 2020 WE WILL BE HOSTING THE FIRST EVER WRITING CONTEST, HONORING THE LOVING MEMORY OF LAWRENCE G. SMITH.  DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN 2020.

AUGUST 2020 JOSHUA CHARLES PECKHAM SELFLESS SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

BOV IS HONORED TO HOST THE FIRST EVER SELFLESS SERVICE NOMATION SCHOLARSHIP IN HONOR OF JOSHUA CHARLES PECKHAM ( SEPTEMBER 11TH 1992 - AUGUST 23RD, 2019.) JOSHUA DEDICATED HIS 26 YEARS ON EARTH TO SERVING THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE IN IT. WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS AND NOMINATION GUIDELINES IN 2020. 

NO LIPS (A LEGACY STORY) BY LAWRENCE GREGORY SMITH (2020)

BOV IS PUBLISHING  OUR FIRST CHILDRENS  BOOK WITH ARTIST ESTEBAN MENDOZA OF ARTIST BONZAI. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS COMPLETION IN WINTER 2019-2020

SPECTACULAR SIGNS COMIC BOOK (ISSUE 2 COMING 2020)

BOV CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SPECTACULR SIGNS, FEATURING HARMONY DEJULIA, A DEAF MYSTIC SUPER HEROINE WHO USES AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TO CAST SPELLS. ISSUE 2 IS STILL IN PRODUCTION AND WILL BE RELEASED IN 2020.

2020 CONEX COSPLAY CONTEST  

SPECIFIC CONTEST INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT  THE CONEX COMIC CON TAB UNDER “ADULT COSPLAY CONTEST” AND  WIN UP TO $500 AND OTHER PRIZES ON NOVEMBER 16-17, 2019 AT CONEX COMIC CON & EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO LOCATED AT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.  DON’T MISS IT

PECKHAM PROGRAMMING CHALLENGE (2020-2021)

DETAILS COMING 2020

ORIGIN STORY

IT ALL BEGAN ONE GLORIOUS AND ADVENTUROUS NIGHT. Okay I might be overstating to say it happened in one night Okay, okay... so it didnt happen over night at all, it was like a mini lifetime. Hi! My name is Rachel Renee Peckham (25), formerly Rachel Johnson, one of the original Become One VOICE, Inc. founders and board members, alongside Morgan and Zion Johnson. 

Become One VOICE, Inc. has gone through what seems like many lifetimes, a metamorphasis and possibly a rewrite. Regardless the scope of our change and growth, Become One VOICE, Inc. has stayed true to our mission to empower youth and young adults to use their passions, talents, and skills to make a difference in the local and global community. I am eager and honored to share our origin story with you and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.


-Rachel Renee Peckham (2019) 

  

 First and foremost, welcome to Become One Voice, host of the Conex’s exponential events, hailing from Tracy, California. What is Become One Voice, you might wonder? It is a group formed solely of kids and young adults just wanting to do something good, productive and selfless in our community. We believed we could use our talents and passion from Art and Pop Culture to people and animals, to create and fundraise for the many local and national charities you might already be familiar with. Our charitable endeavors began when we wer 11, 9 and 6 years old. My sister, brother and I enjoyed our first fundraising event, the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. Our hearts long to do more and we decided that if we had fun while making a difference, there really was no better way to spend our time.

So with excitement and support we took on the world, well the local community at least, and we formed an entirely kid led and run team. It became our mission to show the whole community WE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Our first independant group effort was a team of kids fundraising under the name Kidz-4A-Kauze (the misspelling intentional as kids like that sort of stuff) and was for the American Cancer Society’s Union City, Relay For Life. We raised thousands of dollars through cash and in-kind conrtibutions which inspired other teams to form and also contribute in a greater way. Our efforts gained media attention and thus our ORIGIN STORY took form.

Since 2006 a few things have changed, the most notable change is that we founders, are no longer kids.  As young adults we felt Kidz-4A-Kauze was no longer a relevent name being we were no longer “kids." So we officially changed the name to Become One Voice. We opened a small store at a local mall and hosted our first Comic-Con in 2014. The large scale event was inspired by Zion, 14 at the time, being inspired Miles Scott a.k.a. Batkid having received his WISH in 2013. Miles’ wish was so genuine and special and his single wish drove an entire city. That one event created an endless ripple effect.  

We made many friends in the comic con, reptile expo and other show communities which gave us the vital resources we needed, and fortunate for us, they were all eager to help. It took time, but we held the 2014 and 2015 Tracy Comic Show, the 2016 and 2017 Tracy Comic Show and Tracy Reptile Expo, and our current venture in 2018 to present, ConEX Comic Con & Exotic Animal Expo. 

All the while, we worked steadily towards an official non-profit status which we finally received in winter of 2017.

As a whole, an ever growing team, we have learned so much from each other. We pushed passed limitations, proved plenty of people wrong, and went out and made a difference. We could not be more proud of our team, our ever-supportive community, our family, our friends, and each other. The whole trip has been an adventure and we are blessed beyond measure to touch the lives of so many. 

Now, in November 2020, we will be hosting our 6th annual comic con and exotic animal expo It will be a true COMIC-CON environment and true EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO (in separate buildings at the Alameda County Fairgrounds utilizing over 50,000 square feet) and thus offer us a better opportunity to acomplish our mission of youth making a difference! With this move we will continue to contribute to Make-A-Wish and other worthy organizations, but with a greater visibility and reach. With your help this will be the best year yet! Without further adieu we PROUDLY ANNOUNCE OUR 2020 Comic-Con and Exotic Animal Expo: Nov 21-22 at the ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS! BUILDINGS A and B. We hope you can all make it out. 

                                                          Your Team at Become One VOICE


One voice alone rarely changes a thing. We stand together, a collection of voices that arebslowly, but surely changing the world. Together as One VOICE (Voices Of Individuals Change Everything) we will make a difference.  


OUR MISSION IS NOT OVER

STAY CURRENT ON BOV HAPPENINGS ON THE BOOK OF FACE, I.E.,  FACEBOOK , THE ORIGINAL “IG” A.K.A. INSTAGRAM, AND  TWITTER  FOR TWEET; AND AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT. 

WHAT’S NEXT:  UPCOMING EVENTS 

Silicon Valley Reptile Expo June 27-28

Vallejo Reptile  and Oddities Show July 18-19

BECOME ONE VOICE FIREWORK STAND Jun 28-Jul 4

LOCATED AT 2994 GRANTLINE RD TRACY WALMART PARKING ENTRANCE   

2020 CONEX COMIC CON Nov 21-22, 2020  

2020 EXOTIC ANIMAL EXPO Nov 21-22, 2020 

LOCATED AT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS   

AND MANY MORE ADVENTURES…

 Empowering youth and young adults to use their passions, talents, and skills to make a difference!   CONTACT US!