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We’ve been keeping busy these few months and wanted to keep you in the loop!

When she was 21 years old, Elaine Levett caught glandular fever. She ended up with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and faces the enormous daily struggles associated with this debilitating auto-immune disease. Elaine wrote to Metallica after attending last year’s Helping Hands Benefit Concert that streamed live around the world from HQ. She wanted to express how utterly enjoyable the concert experience was for her as a person living with disabilities.

Wolverine and All Within My Hands are joining forces once again to celebrate and support America’s future workforce with a new collection benefiting the Metallica Scholars Initiative! The collaboration will feature an all-new limited-edition assortment of three Wolverine boots, a hoodie, and a beanie, as well as a graphic t-shirt featuring art by Brandon Heart.

Celia Cole, the CEO of Feeding Texas, explains to Steffan Chirazi how she came to be a leader in the fight against food insecurity and why that battle remains as vital as ever.

We’ve teamed up with Fandiem to give away an extremely rare, Metallica-signed copy of “The Black Album” Remastered Deluxe Box Set in support of our foundation.

The latest Omaze sweepstakes features a badass, all-black (of course) Mercedes-AMG® GT Stealth Edition, and the funds raised benefit All Within My Hands!

With over 13 active fires in the state of California, we find ourselves heartbroken over the loss of life and the ongoing destruction.

Nationally, Feeding America has distributed 112 truckloads, totaling more than 3.48 million pounds of relief supplies to responding food banks to help supplement their local efforts. Still, there is more work to be done.

Carhartt believes labor should be honored every day, which is why the workwear brand is donating all online sales on on Labor Day to our Metallica Scholars Initiative, providing future opportunities to people interested in filling essential workforce jobs.

All Within My Hands is very excited to announce a partnership with global premium workwear brand Carhartt! In honor of Labor Day, all online sales from on Monday, September 6th, will be donated to our Metallica Scholars Initiative.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation of Haiti, just northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, on Saturday, August 14. According to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency, this disaster has left at least 2,207 people dead, more than 12,200 injured, and over 50,000 homes destroyed.

Following a competitive selection process conducted by All Within My Hands (AWMH) and our partners at American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), nine new schools will receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in their communities.

1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Unlimited Possibilities. The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of Metallica with an unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents, and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut. All profits will be split between charities of each contributing artist’s choice and All Within My Hands.

All Within My Hands Foundation & American Association Of Community Colleges to Distribute $1.6 Million to 23 Schools

One day, Merriam-Webster will need a definition of “good guy,” and it will surely be Direct Relief’s Andrew MacCalla. Steffan Chirazi meets a proper modern-day warrior for good.

Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. As part of our commitment to fighting food insecurity, All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to be distributed to Texas food banks.

This very cool, once very cold, drumhead was created for Lars Ulrich in advance of Metallica’s 2013 performance at Carlini Argentine Base on the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica. Metallica performed this unique show for contest winners from Latin America along with the crew from the ship that brought them there, and even the research scientists living on the icy islands got to enjoy the gig!

We’re kicking off the new year with the return of the monthly auctions! Those of you who have been following AWMH for a while will remember that before COVID-19 struck, we hosted auctions on the first Tuesday of every month. Though we’re still navigating our new normal, we decided it was time to bring back this old favorite.

Tony Baldwin is the Housing Navigation Coordinator at Hamilton Families (the San Francisco service provider to families experiencing homelessness that was the donation recipient during the 2019 S&M2 shows), a tireless job which requires patience, fortitude, and most of all, a passion to help others. He explains to Steffan Chirazi where he found the drive to enter a career helping not just to house those in need, but to understand their struggles.

Once again, your generosity and kindness has blown us away! Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, our first ever pay-per-view event that streamed live a little over a week ago has raised over $1.3 million! Those funds will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, along with supporting COVID-19 and disaster relief efforts in the coming months.

It’s official… our second Helping Hands Concert & Auction is happening and this time fans all over the world can join!

Metallica will be streaming LIVE from HQ on Saturday, November 14th for their first ever worldwide pay-per-view event, performing a special acoustic show benefitting AWMH.

Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome annual benchmark in California, and this year we have seen them tragically extend across the entire west coast of our country. This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission.

To learn more about how we can contribute to the cause, we met with our partners at Feeding America to discuss how they are working to meet the needs of an increasing number of food insecure families as a result of the economic challenges brought on by the COVID crisis. Along with Feeding America, we invite you to get involved in the fight to end hunger.

Over the course of 23 weeks, you have totally blown us away. YOU RAISED OVER $100,000 FOR AWMH! At the core of All Within My Hands is the same value at the core of Metallica: we are stronger together. When the Metallica Family activates for a cause, you help us make a sustainable impact in a way that four people simply can’t make on their own.

Despite its size and density, when the going gets tough, New York City is really a large village whose inhabitants stand up to be counted. Gabrielle Mizrahi, from New York based food bank City Harvest, typifies that spirit and explains to Steffan Chirazi what it is to be a New Yorker on the frontline in this craziest of years.

Wolverine will be providing every student in the Metallica Scholars program with a pair of Wolverine work boots and will provide funding that will directly support Grand Rapids Community College, Lone Star College, and WSU Tech.

In a year of so much uncertainty, we’re thrilled that the program is not just continuing, but is growing as we expanded from ten to 15 schools with All Within My Hands contributing a total of $1.5 million in grants supporting community colleges and their career and technical education programs.

In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever. All Within My Hands is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert Alvarez, Supplemental Food Program Operations Manager at the San Francisco location of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. He explains to Steffan Chirazi why their work has never been more important.

This is your chance to own an ESP LTD EC-10 Electric Guitar autographed in silver Sharpie by all four members of Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo).

Time to update the calendar as the second installment of the All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020, still at the Masonic in San Francisco.

Get your hands on the now-sold-out deluxe-edition of Metallica: Back to the Front, autographed in silver Sharpie by all four members of Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo). Metallica: Back to the Front tells the fully authorized story of the creation of Metallica’s third album, Master of Puppets, and its subsequent tour.

Working is one of the most important things any person does, yet it can be daunting to step into the employment arena. Jen Worth is on a crusade to make sure that those who feel like outliers get the jobs they want and deserve.

Following a stellar inaugural year with results including job placement rates exceeding 90%, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has confirmed a second year of its support of community colleges and their career and technical education programs—featuring the expansion of the program from 10 to 15 schools, as well as the addition of matching grants from new partners.

Support the work of All Within My Hands by bidding on our latest Ebay auction: Metallica Statue Series - Damage Inc. Signed by Pushead - Rare Glow-in-the-Dark.

Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along Metallica, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.

When we set out to participate in the global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday we never expected such out-pouring of support. We are so thankful to everyone for jumping in!

Cat Cvengros – the VP of Development and Marketing at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA – explains to Steffan Chirazi that struggle does not discriminate, which is why we must all help without question.

AWMH is participating in #Giving Tuesday coming up on December 3rd. As the largest global giving day of the year, we've turned #GivingTuesday into an opportunity to join with other members of the Metallica Family as we assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities that have supported the band for over 38 years.

Produced for Fan Club Members in 2001 and autographed by all four current members of Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo) in black sharpie.

All Within My Hands would like to lend support to those affected in both Northern and Southern California by donating $100,000 to assist in relief, $50,000 to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund - created by the Community Foundation Sonoma County - and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund - created by the California Community Foundation.

At a press conference held at Metallica H.Q. on October 10th Danny Wimmer, of Danny Wimmer Presents, presented Lars Ulrich and All Within My Hands with $25,000.00. Following the announcement of the 2020 DWP Festival circuit where Metallica will headline, Danny made the generous donation. He added that a portion of ticket sales will also go to Metallica’s AWMH Foundation.

Robert Trujillo and Wayne Isham stopped by No Name in Los Angeles to treat All Within My Hands supporters to a special preview of S&M² before it hit cinemas around the world on October 9th.

Limited CID Enhanced Experience poster from the May 14, 2017 Metallica show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey - autographed by all four members of Metallica!

The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original creative collaboration between Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony not only opened the brand-new Chase Center in San Francisco, but offered AWMH the opportunity to make new friends and raise more funds! The two live performances brought in more than $265,000 thanks to individuals and groups who believe in our mission: Creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.

Please mark your calendar to join Metallica for a celebratory evening on March 28, 2020 at The Masonic in San Francisco for a live performance by the band to benefit the All Within My Hands Foundation.

The All Within My Hands auction is back! September's item is a studio used drumhead played by Lars Ulrich during the November 10, 2015 rehearsal of the song "Confusion" on Metallica's 2016 release, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct," and is autographed in black sharpie by all four members of Metallica.

The final leg of the European tour starts with a very special donation. Together with fans attending the show at Arena Națională in Bucharest, Romania and a generous sponsorship by Mastercard, Metallica presented Daruieste Viata with €250,000 before the concert. The donation is directed toward Daruieste Viata Association’s #NoiFacemUnSpital initiative.

This month's AWMH auction features a pair of the long sold-out Metallica x Vans Glitch Logo Classic Slip-On shoes, autographed by Metallica!

The hottest Metallica ticket of the year, both nights of S&M² sold out immediately! But we saved a pair for night two for a lucky fan and guest to win, with proceeds going directly to the All Within My Hands Foundation.

Over 3,000 Metallica fans and AWMH supporters came out strong and showed the kind of remarkable impact that can be made when we unite to work in service of others.

With the second annual All Within My Hands Day of Service just around the corner on May 22nd, James Hetfield and Rob Trujillo explain to Steffan Chirazi why it is one of the most important days on the Metallica calendar.

James Hetfield stole second during the 7th Annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants, brought it back for the whole band to sign, and now it could be yours! You'll be the rock star supporting AWMH.

Win the guitar played by James Hetfield OR the guitar played by Kirk Hammett during the National Anthem before the New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants game on the 7th Annual Metallica Night! Your donation supports the work of AWMH.

We’re thrilled to be back with the details of our second annual Day of Service on Wednesday, May 22nd as we once again invite Metallica fans across the U.S. to join us in volunteering for a day with our friends at the community food banks we supported during our recent North American tours.

The March AWMH auction is here and this month’s featured item is a Master of Puppets Remastered Deluxe Box Set autographed by all four members of Metallica!

A primary focus of Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has been the fight against hunger. With every stop on the band’s WorldWired Tour, at home and abroad, the guys have made a donation of $10,000 to a local community food bank. That act of touching the lives of people in cities the tour visits inspired members of the crew to start a campaign of their own.

Ten colleges from across the country will receive $100,000 to support more than 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce. These students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars.

All Within My Hands has had a lot to be #ThankfulFor during 2018 - primarily YOUR generosity and support!

As part of Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be releasing Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic on limited edition, 140g colored vinyl with proceeds donated to All Within My Hands.

The audio of the concert is now available on both CD and digital download with a portion of all proceeds going directly to the Foundation.

We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can. Every little bit helps.

As we gear up to hit the road again, All Within My Hands is also preparing to assist our partners at Feeding America along with their network of local food banks.

The inaugural Helping Hands Concert and Auction held in San Francisco raised over $1.3 million and there are so many people to thank who made this event happen that we don’t know where to start!

Road Recovery is an entertainment industry-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by empowering at-risk youth from all backgrounds to face their struggles, while teaching them comprehensive life skills. Last week James hung out with some of the Road Recovery kids in NYC.

The All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert & Auction was a celebration in all ways and respects, and perhaps one of those occasions where the music was never meant to be the full story. Let me explain further…

The All Within My Hands Foundation benefit concert & auction is coming up this Saturday.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still support the foundation by bidding on some of the unique experiences and amazing items from home.

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating our first full year with the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco.

The eBay auctions return with our seventh monthly fundraiser!

Bid on an Autographed Ride the Lightning Deluxe Box Set & Chicago Show Poster All Week!

We know some of you like to mark those calendars in advance, so we’re here to add one more date for 2018.

Building on the success (thanks to you!) of the first three rounds of All Within My Hands eBay auctions, we are excited to bring you June’s new items.

A huge thank you to all the Met fans and our hosts at food banks across the country who helped make our first All Within My Hands Day of Service a massive success.

The first two auctions have blown us away! We are so appreciative of the donations we’ve received from Metallica fans around the world. Now we’re ready for round three!

What an inspiration this young man is. Adam is a 16-year-old former swimmer who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor that has left him unable to compete.

We are proud to announce our first day of service on Wednesday, May 23rd as we invite Metallica fans across the United States to join us in volunteering for a day with our friends at the community food banks we supported during last summer’s North American tour.

Last month we kicked off the All Within My Hands eBay auctions including autographed memorabilia, music, and Metallica experiences with all proceeds benefiting the foundation.

A little over a year ago we proudly launched All Within My Hands. Since then Metallica and the foundation have contributed to relief efforts in hurricane and earthquake-ravaged areas.

Today we had the pleasure of hosting representatives of The Mission Continues at Metallica HQ. It was a real honor to meet some of the team who assist veterans in adjusting to life at home and finding purpose through community impact.

Robert made it a family affair, spreading more holiday cheer during his visit with firefighters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

James visited both Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Vail Police Department to spread some holiday cheer with All Within My Hands Starbucks gift cards!

We were honored to be a part of the Band Together Bay Area benefit concert held at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 9th. Thanks to you, $17 million was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and online donations for low-income communities hit hardest by the North Bay fires.

To celebrate the holidays, we’re excited to announce that in the spirit of their “Give Good” campaign Starbucks and Spotify are donating $1 million to be divided between our All Within My Hands, Chance the Rapper’s Social Works and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.