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"Thank you for that very mature response to that anon. Like her or not, Lea was a big part of Cory's life, and Chrysalis was/is important to both. It kills me that people hate on someone they really know nothing about, on both sides is this issue really. Anyway, thanks again for your maturity and intelligence." by Anonymous

Thank you for sharing these kind words. We respect other opinions and we hope that anon participates in our future projects. We can not please everyone.

Posted 10 hours ago by msdesireenasim.
"Are there going to be anymore inFINNity bracelets? :C" by Anonymous

We hope so! We will make an announcement when that time comes.

Posted 11 hours ago by msdesireenasim.
"Is your Cory Monteith Week. Actually about honouring Cory, or will you be slapping lea michele and monchele in your trends and tweets? It's sad that Cory has become nothing on his own anymore. I don't support lea and since you too have been mostly monchele in your efforts and not Just Cory's memory I've taken to donating to project limelight on my own. Why do you insist on making cory nothing more than Leas boyfriend?" by Anonymous

Our joint fundraiser for Chrysalis with Bright Ambitions was planned in order to collect as much funds as possible: fans of Cory Monteith and fans of Lea Michele. Many have donated for the sake of honoring only Cory, only Lea, or both. It’s flexible and we like that. Combining the two has made an abundant increase for Chrysalis. We believed that it would make sense because Cory and Lea supported Chrysalis together. They attended the Butterfly Ball together and it is a cause that was (is, for Lea) close to their hearts. Everything else besides this one fundraiser has been about Cory. First and foremost, we are a fan-based non-profit dedicated to honoring Cory Monteith through charity. The only other example where Lea is brought up in our website is our blog posts, which are personal opinionated posts by our blog writer team. Lea was a significant part of Cory’s life and since many relate to that, we have included her. I am sorry you feel that Montourage Unite has insisted on making Cory nothing more than Lea’s boyfriend. We do not agree. Cory Monteith Week will only be about Cory. We will be having a Project Limelight fundraiser, in honor of Cory, during that week. We hope you join us in what we have planned and we are sorry you feel that way.

Posted 11 hours ago by msdesireenasim.
Glee Club is officially over, it has been an honor…

101 episodes, 101 chances to laugh and to cry, to find a character you can relate to and to find one you love…101 chances to find yourself in the lyrics of a song.  Glee club was alive for 5 great seasons that allowed us to become a family, just as the characters who sat in the choir room of McKinley High did.

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From the first time we saw the original few members come together, it was easy to find a place to fit in - a lot of us have felt like the underdog which is part of what drew us to the series in the first place. We were a Rachel, a Kurt, an Artie.. maybe a Santana, a Brittany, a Mercedes, or if you were really lucky, you were a Finn. I believe that regardless of who you found solace in, you knew how important every person was in forming the glue of the glee club family. On March 25, 2014 after 101 episodes, the family moves on… the family spreads apart. 

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We heard remixes of fan-voted favorite songs tonight, we saw familiar faces singing familiar words.. but somehow it was different. The absence of Finn was very noticeable, but the growth of the students made it different too. Everyone who grew up in that room came to say goodbye to the place that allowed them to love, grow, and dream. Visitors to glee club came back to pay their respects too, showing that glee club didn’t just help the kids who were a part of it; it impacted the lives of anyone who came in contact with it. Glee changed people. “Don’t Stop Believing” was revisited - at first I was wondering if it would be done justice.. part of me still wishes they hadn’t done it, but I see now why it had to happen. It was a beginning and an end.  

Tonight some of our favorite couples came back together, love always finds a way. Quinn and Puck, Brittany and Santana, we saw hearts find their matches in some of our old favorite stories. Rachel looked at “Quick” during their performance, seemingly longing for Finn, it was almost as if Lea was looking for Cory, waiting for him to walk into the door one more time. I believe all of us were. We also saw the last graduation we’ll see of members of our glee club, a step towards their futures, a step away from Lima and onto new adventures.  

We saw tears, we cried tears, we saw hope for the future, brokenness for parts of the past, and longing for our favorite heart who didn’t get his chance to move on. Finn will never be just a Lima loser, Finn will be an inspiration to any kid who steps on the stage in the auditorium of McKinley High School. Finn will be the epitome of everything we always miss, and to be honest I was hoping for a little more of him to be brought up in this episode. Glee club was nothing without Finn, even after graduation, he was back at Lima ready to help his friends in glee. It was, however, fitting for the last voice to be heard before the choir room door closed for good, to be Finn’s, to be Cory’s…

"We all went around the room and said the same thing, we wanna win this for you." Cory, we all love you, we all miss you, and just like at McKinley, you’ll live on through us forever. Goodbye glee club…

Ashley Dye

Montourage Unite

Blog Writer

Posted 11 hours ago by msdesireenasim.
"You know what would be really great? Opening up things for people outside of USA can buy." by Anonymous

That is a huge goal of ours right now. The shirt company we work with can only ship to the USA, hence our dilemma.. but they are currently in the works of providing international shipping. When that happens, there will be more shirt sales. We’re sorry about this. Throughout Cory Monteith Week, we will be holding international giveaways, so stay tuned for that. We hope that you participate in our video project, collage project, and trends.

Posted 1 day ago by msdesireenasim.
Countdown to Cory Monteith Week: See What You Can Do!

As you all know, we are nearing May 11, Cory Monteith’s 32nd Birthday, and Montourage Unite has much planned, not only for that specific day, but for the entire week beginning May 5. This special week will not be a time of remembrance, giving back, and honor. Let it be known that May 5 - 11 is Cory Monteith Week! Look below to see what Montourage Unite has in store for this special week and join in!

Shown above is a schedule of the Twitter trends planned for the week, one trend for every day. Spread the word! If your time zone is not listed and you are confused with when you should start trending, check here. Happy trending!

When it is time to trend, here are some tips you can follow..

  • Do not use the trend more than once per tweet; it will be considered spam.
  • Do not spam! A good method to trend something is to simply add the trend to the end of our normal tweet.
  • Get creative! For example, if the trend is “We Love Cory”, continue that trend with “We Love Cory because..”

Beginning April 22, 2014 and ending on May 11, 2014  - purchase one (or more) of our limited time, once in a lifetime, exclusive tribute shirts! This is our second tribute sale and we hope it will be an even bigger success than the first. With a brand new design and shorter time period, we hope that we sell many. We must sell (at least) 20 shirts for the shirts to be made and the funds to go to our Chrysalis Fundraiser, in honor of Cory Monteith. Shirts are $30 each and USA ONLY. Shirts come in all sizes. As for shipping, all shirts will be delivered to donors no later than 2 weeks from May 11.

PURCHASE A CORY MONTEITH TRIBUTE T-SHIRT

Montourage Unite is currently in the process of creating a (one week only) fundraiser for Project Limelight, a free arts program in Canada that Cory was personally very close to. This fundraiser is international and will begin on May 5 and end on May 11, 2014. Stay tuned for more information!

Each and every fan of Cory has his or her own favorite memory, experience, etc. We want to gather those memories and put them into one big tribute video - and we want to premiere that video on May 11!

Pick a prompt below and record a video of yourself (no video effects, good lighting, good quality, iPhone video acceptable) answering that prompt. One or two sentences only please as we want to include many entries.

  • My favorite memory of Cory is..
  • Cory is my hero because..
  • I will always remember Cory because..
  • Thank you Cory for..
  • Remembering Cory is important because..
  • Cory taught me that..

All done? Email your video to corymonteithweek@hotmail.com - be sure to include your name and what prompt you selected for your entry. 

We want each and every fan to join our special collage. This collage will be made into a nice print and will be sent to some of Cory’s closest friends and family in honor of this special week. How do you join? 

Take a good quality picture of yourself (with a camera, iPhone, etc) doing something that represents Cory. Hold a sign (poster, etc) up that you made, wear a shirt related to him, dress up like Finn Hudson, you name it. Be creative!

All done? Email your picture to us at corymonteithweek@hotmail.com. Be sure to include your name.

Montourage Unite wants to make “Cory Monteith Week” as interactive as possible. On a regular basis, Montourage Unite will be holding Twitter Q&As, asking followers and fans to answer the question of the day. We will be gathering those questions and putting them into one big post on the website.

If you like to write and would like to write something about Cory, whether it’s something personal or just something you would like to contribute to the special week, please email us that blog post to corymonteithweek@hotmail.com - we would love to post it on the website for everyone to read!

Cory Monteith Week is not based on Cory’s Birthday. Rather, it’s a time to honor Cory and remember him through the memories we will cherish forever. We are coming together to make beautiful projects like a video and collage and more importantly, we are giving back to the community through powerful fundraising projects. Thank you to everyone that is planning to participate. Cory Monteith Week is officially an annual tradition! Montourage Unite would also like to remind everyone that May 11 is not only Cory’s birthday, but Mother’s Day in the United States. I am sure many of Cory’s friends will be looking back on the time they spent together along with Cory’s mother. Remember to be respectful and to shed a positive light on this week, as it is meant to be positive. Thank you everyone!

Posted 1 day ago by msdesireenasim.
Cory Monteith Week

Let it be known that “Cory Monteith Week” is officially an annual week among the Montourage, creating by Montourage Unite. This year, “Cory Monteith Week” will take place May 5 - 11 , 2014.

Details coming tonight! Montourage Unite is in the works of setting up a whole page dedicated to the projects, fundraisers, giveaways, and events dedicated to Cory Monteith Week. Here’s a sneak peek before tonight’s big sneak peek..

  • One Week Only International Fundraiser
  • One Week Only Tribute Shirt Sale (brand new design, limited time, only available during Cory Monteith Week
  • International Video Project
  • International Collage Project
  • Special Trends for Each Day of Cory Monteith Week
  • Twitter Questionnaires and Special Blog Posts
  • Giveaways throughout Cory Monteith Week
Posted 1 day ago by msdesireenasim.
Earth Day - Celebrate and Help the Planet Today

Recycle, eat a healthy meal, plant a tree, the list goes on. Join the world in giving back to.. the world! Earth Day is 44 years old today. Look below for some facts, events, and more on all things Earth!

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Download the iRecycle App: iRecycle suggests locations near to you where you can properly dispose and recycle anything—from batteries to electronics to that AC unit you no longer need.

Plant a Tree: Trees remove CO2 from the air and help fight global warming. They produce oxygen, give us shade in the summer, and provide a home for your neighborhood birds. Get a head start for Arbor Day, which is on April 27.

Turn Off Lights and Unplug Cell Phone Chargers: Walk around your house, turn them off any unnecessary lights. Unplug cell phone chargers, mp3 player chargers, etc. Your chargers are using electricity even though your electronic devices are not connected to them.

Change Your Laundry Routine: Instead of saving laundry for your Saturday or Sunday afternoon, do it at night when energy costs are lower. If you have to do laundry during the day try hanging your clothes outside in natures dryer.

Carry Your Own Water Bottle: Reduce the amount of plastic water bottle waste in the world by carrying your own. Drinking bottles are both non-toxic and super-durable.

  • Recycle at work!
  • Drive the speed limit!
  • Curb your junk mail!
  • Have a picnic!

Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Your Vehicle: Do you have an old or unneeded car, truck, boat, or other vehicle sitting in your driveway or taking up space in your garage? This Earth Day, consider donating it to Habitat For Humanity through Cars for Homes. Not only will you be helping Habitat provide decent, affordable housing, you might be helping the environment as well.

  • Why donate your car? 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will be used by your local Habitat affiliate to build and repair affordable homes.
Posted 1 day ago by msdesireenasim.
+ On April 6, 2014 - fans trended Monchele For Chrysalis worldwide on Twitter, in honor of the milestone for our Chrysalis fundraiser. We have officially raised $3,000 for Chrysalis in honor of Cory Monteith and Lea Michele. Have you donated yet? What are you waiting for? Donate now to Chrysalis, in honor of Cory and Lea.

On April 6, 2014 - fans trended Monchele For Chrysalis worldwide on Twitter, in honor of the milestone for our Chrysalis fundraiser. We have officially raised $3,000 for Chrysalis in honor of Cory Monteith and Lea Michele. Have you donated yet? What are you waiting for? Donate now to Chrysalis, in honor of Cory and Lea.

Posted 2 weeks ago by msdesireenasim.
+ brightambitions:

Thank you to everyone who joined Bright Ambitions’ International Louder Collage Project - Screaming a little LOUDER around the globe for Lea Michele!

brightambitions:

Thank you to everyone who joined Bright Ambitions’ International Louder Collage Project - Screaming a little LOUDER around the globe for Lea Michele!

Posted 2 weeks ago by msdesireenasim.
"There’s people on this earth who make an effort to show love. There’s people on this earth who make an effort to give every human being time. And he was one of those guys. He was one of those guys."

— Damian McGinty, speaking of Cory x (via showthemwhat)

Posted 2 weeks ago by msdesireenasim.
+ Introducing Montourage Unite’s #InFINNity Bracelet Sale! Thank you to Sarah, one of our MU members, for coming up with this brilliant idea and making these original and one-of-a-kind bracelets! Purchase something memorable - something that only you will know the meaning of.. and give back too! Money taken from this sale will go directly from your pocket to our fundraiser for Chrysalis, a non-profit organization that Cory personally worked with, dedicated to helping those struggling with low-income and/or homelessness.
$10/bracelet
US and Canada only
Sale will be open for a limited time
Limited quantity is available (first come, first serve)
Bracelet Types: gold/silver charm
Donors may purchase more than one bracelet
In order to make the perfect fitting bracelet, donors must tell us their wrist size (inches)
Interested?
Donate to MU’s Chrysalis Fundraiser ($10/bracelet) - Donors may purchase more than one bracelet!
Fill out our #InFINNity Bracelet Sale Form! If you do not fill this form out in full, we cannot send you your bracelets. Submit this form after you have finished Step 1 (donated to the fundraiser).
You’re done! Thank you for your donation. Your bracelet(s) will be shipped to you a week-month from the day you order them. Happy fundraising! When you receive your bracelet, tweet a picture to us at @MontourageUnite!
As of right now, the bracelet sale is sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a bracelet. Check back again when we restock!

Introducing Montourage Unite’s #InFINNity Bracelet Sale! Thank you to Sarah, one of our MU members, for coming up with this brilliant idea and making these original and one-of-a-kind bracelets! Purchase something memorable - something that only you will know the meaning of.. and give back too! Money taken from this sale will go directly from your pocket to our fundraiser for Chrysalis, a non-profit organization that Cory personally worked with, dedicated to helping those struggling with low-income and/or homelessness.

  • $10/bracelet
  • US and Canada only
  • Sale will be open for a limited time
  • Limited quantity is available (first come, first serve)
  • Bracelet Types: gold/silver charm
  • Donors may purchase more than one bracelet
  • In order to make the perfect fitting bracelet, donors must tell us their wrist size (inches)

Interested?

  1. Donate to MU’s Chrysalis Fundraiser ($10/bracelet) - Donors may purchase more than one bracelet!
  2. Fill out our #InFINNity Bracelet Sale Form! If you do not fill this form out in full, we cannot send you your bracelets. Submit this form after you have finished Step 1 (donated to the fundraiser).
  3. You’re done! Thank you for your donation. Your bracelet(s) will be shipped to you a week-month from the day you order them. Happy fundraising! When you receive your bracelet, tweet a picture to us at @MontourageUnite!

As of right now, the bracelet sale is sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a bracelet. Check back again when we restock!

Posted 3 weeks ago by msdesireenasim.
Montourage Unite 2.0 - Faster and More Reliable

Hi everyone! Desiree here. I am writing this to discuss the problems that Montourage Unite had to face in the past couple of months and what we have done to solve the issue.

Cory Monteith Tribute Shirts: August Sale

I know that some never received their shirt and I am so sorry about that. I myself never had the shirts; my assistant had them and sent them all out out on two occasions. Her status of the shirts is that they were all delivered, yet some did not receive them. I do not have any shirts with me nor have I ever had any shirts in my possession, hence it is difficult for me to distribute shirts to those that never received them. If you are one of the few that did not receive a shirt, know that we understand your frustration. Please email us at montourageunite@hotmail.com, we would like to send you something else in apology and appreciation for your support and donation.

Our shirt sales will never experience this issue again because Montourage Unite is taking a different method. Our second shirt sale, which ended yesterday, is organized by an actual shirt company. We do not have the shirts and we do not have the responsibility of shipping the shirts out - they do! Being an official shirt company, they guarantee that everyone will receive their shirts no later than two weeks from now.

We know that the first shirt sale weakened your trust in us, so please accept our apology. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!

Slow Shipping

It has occurred to me that many giveaway items, whether they are frames from the frame sale, bookmarks, or raffle winners, people are receiving their rewards late. This will no longer happen - I have stocked up on postage for months that way everything will be shipped the same week that they are ordered. People should receive their rewards no later than two weeks from the day they order them. We hope that this will strengthen our credibility and trust. 

Montourage Unite is Here to Stay

We will continue to grow, resolve issues, and get better. None of this would happen without everyone’s support, so keep it coming! Let us keep Cory Monteith’s giving legacy and humble personality alive. Happy fundraising!

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Posted 1 month ago by msdesireenasim.
+ Thank you to everyone who participated in our second tribute shirt sale. In just one month, we sold 35 shirts and have raised a total of $760. This total will be added to our fundraiser for Chrysalis, in honor of Cory Monteith. Chrysalis creates self-sufficiency and support for those struggling with homelessness, unemployment, and/or low-income. Shirts will be delivered no later than 2 weeks from now. If you ordered a shirt, when you receive it, share a picture with us via Twitter: @MontourageUnite. We would love to make a collage featuring everyone in their tribute shirts. Thank you, and stay tuned for more sales!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second tribute shirt sale. In just one month, we sold 35 shirts and have raised a total of $760. This total will be added to our fundraiser for Chrysalis, in honor of Cory Monteith. Chrysalis creates self-sufficiency and support for those struggling with homelessness, unemployment, and/or low-income. Shirts will be delivered no later than 2 weeks from now. If you ordered a shirt, when you receive it, share a picture with us via Twitter: @MontourageUnite. We would love to make a collage featuring everyone in their tribute shirts. Thank you, and stay tuned for more sales!

Posted 1 month ago by msdesireenasim.
+ 31 shirts sold so far, 50 shirt goal in total. Can we reach it? Less than four hours to go until the shirt sale ends! Purchase a tribute shirt. Money goes to our Chrysalis fundraiser, in honor of Cory Monteith. Even his friends purchased a shirt! Order one today. Shirts will be delivered no later than two weeks from today! CLICK HERE to purchase a shirt.

31 shirts sold so far, 50 shirt goal in total. Can we reach it? Less than four hours to go until the shirt sale ends! Purchase a tribute shirt. Money goes to our Chrysalis fundraiser, in honor of Cory Monteith. Even his friends purchased a shirt! Order one today. Shirts will be delivered no later than two weeks from today! CLICK HERE to purchase a shirt.

Posted 1 month ago by msdesireenasim.