“A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II” Raises $3000 For Youth Literacy

donation.jpgThis morning, I sent a check to 826NYC on behalf of all the artists and fans behind “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II.”

Together, we increased last year’s contribution by a third by raising $3000 to support students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and help teachers inspire their students to write.

Thanks to singer/songwriters Deena Goodman, Chris Abad, Casey Shea, Derek James, Ian Axel, Jamie Leonhart, Dov Rosenblatt, Rosi Golan, Amber Rubarth, Bryan Dunn, Nate Campany, Brent Shuttleworth, and “house band” musicians Tony Maceli and Jamie Allegre for the spirit and song.

Special thanks to co-organizers Deena Goodman and Dean McCarthy of Rebel Spirit Music, and “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” music video director and editor Jonathan Goldner. Also, a special shout out to Chris Abad for moving the most CDs, and John Rosen for the single largest auction contribution.

Finally, thanks to those of you who ordered or downloaded copies.

If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late. Both “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. I” and “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. II” are available for download at iTunes now! Proceeds continue to benefit 826NYC.




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