Powers Gives Back on #GivingTuesday
Belmont, MA – November 19, 2014
Powers Music School is hosting an “Informance” concert and food drive on Tuesday, December 2nd to raise money for the Belmont Food Pantry in support of the international #GivingTuesday fundraising initiative. The event will include informal performances by Powers students and faculty, a bake sale, holiday card-making and a canned food drop-off station.
#GivingTuesday is a widespread effort on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving among charities, businesses, families and individuals to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and to help create a better world.
Powers added the #GivingTuesday event as an opportunity to reflect on the generosity of the community during its year-end fundraising drive, “Music for the Holidays.” The “Music for the Holidays” drive is part of Powers’ two-year Legacy Campaign to raise $500,000 for the school’s endowment and annual fund during its 50th anniversary year.
“A healthy community is a happier, more productive place, and on #Giving Tuesday Powers Music School is recognizing that both food and music provide nourishment,” says Kate Wheeler, Manager of Community Partnerships and Development at Powers. “They are things to which every individual should have access. Whether someone comes to us with a donation so we may award a music scholarship, or they come with a donation for "Gifts of Hope," the impact is reaching and the result is joy or relief for one of our neighbors.”
Attendees may simultaneously support the Belmont Food Pantry’s “Gifts of Hope” Campaign and Powers Music School by dropping off canned goods and monetary donations at Powers on December 2nd. Canned good and donation drop-offs will be accepted at both of Powers school buildings: at 380 Concord Avenue, behind the First Armenian Church; and 396 Concord Avenue. The Informance and bake sale will take place in the school’s main building at 380 Concord Avenue, behind the First Armenian Church. All bake sale proceeds will be split with the Belmont Food Pantry. Families can also make cards at a holiday craft station. The “Informance” concert will begin at 6:30pm.
Visit these sites for more information: the Music for the Holidays drive, the Powers 50th Legacy Campaign, The Belmont Food Pantry, and #GivingTuesday.