Through the Red Bandana Fund, an annual financial award will be made to an organization or individual whose work best represents the ideals of peace and social justice that exemplify Richard's life work. He was a dedicated advocate of worker rights and committed to the nurturing of young people as a college professor. He gave hundreds of hours of service every month to organizations including Amos House, the George Wiley Center, Providence Niquinhomo Sister City Project, the Green Party, and Stone Soup Folk Arts Foundation. These organizations, as well as the city of Pawtucket, along with a committee of his close friends led by Bill Harley and Stone Soup Folk Arts Foundation are working with Richard's family to help establish the Fund.
Your donations will help establish the Red Bandana Fund and will "… honor Richard Walton and others like him who work to improve the human condition."
Thank you to those who have already donated; follow the updates on the donation "thermometer" below.
Announcing the 2014 Red Bandana Concert:
June 8: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Visit https://www.facebook.com/RedBandanaFund for updates
The FIrst Annual Red Bandana Concert
was held on
Sunday, June 2, 2013
All concert photos by Erin Smithers
Information about next year's concert will be posted in the coming months!
Richard was the heart and soul of Stone Soup Coffeehouse, serving as President of the Board for most of the 32 years of Stone Soup’s existence. For many people he was also the face of Stone Soup as its long-term master of ceremonies.