Pre-launch of national music initiative, The American Music Project: Voices for Veterans (working title). Discount tickets for homeless activists (use code "GUYP" for $5 tickets.)
Online PR News – 08-June-2013 – Boston/MA – The American Music Project: Voices for Veterans, an initiative of Give US Your Poor, partnered with Sony recording artist and world renowned Greek tenor, Mario Frangoulis, for his June 6th concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. It is part of a pre-launch of the national initiative to help end veteran homelessness. Mario spoke to the issue from the stage, reached out to his fans via social media, and an information table was hosted by staff, which engaged many fans in the effort to end veteran homelessness.
The initiative focuses on utilizing the power of music to help end veteran homelessness forever. By partnering with musicians, the goal is to raise funds for targeted housing services and awareness regarding veteran homelessness with national and regional veterans ‘partners.
Frangoulis is a longstanding friend and supporter of Give US Your Poor, having performed benefit concerts for Give US Your Poor in the past, as well as appearing on a compilation album of the same name. “I love partnering with Give US Your Poor. With over 63,000 homeless veterans on the street any given night, the work they’re doing now to end veteran homelessness is crucial and timely. It speaks to the heart and it is strategic.” The acclaimed tenor even spoke from the stage about the cause and the importance of ending homelessness for veterans and all people.
Give US Your Poor is a national public education campaign addressing homelessness. It began in 1999 as a documentary film project looking at homelessness and has grown into a wider education campaign utilizing networks, media, public support, and the latest research on homelessness.
Give US Your Poor’s latest work - the American Music Project: Voices for Veterans – seeks to raise awareness of homeless veterans and their families by utilizing the connective power of music, partnering with other national organizations serving homeless veterans through targeted efforts, and engaging at least 1,000,000 Americans in a call to direct action. In addition to teaming with Mario Frangoulis, Give US Your Poor has piloted this engagement model with Grammy-winning artist, Steve Earle, and is partnering with Grammy-winning duo, Karmin.
Frangoulis will also be performing in Washington D.C. this Saturday, June 8th, at 8:00 pm in The Lisner Auditorium. As a special gift, Mario is offering reduced price $5 tickets to non-profit organizations working to end homelessness. If you are interested in these reduced price tickets just say or enter the code "GUYP."