Live music event and alternative giving fair to benefit nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun children in need
LEESBURG, Va. (Nov. 4, 2019) – Are you ready for the food, fun and joy of the holiday season? Loudoun County community members can jump-start their holiday spirit at BENEFIT’s inaugural Hope for the Holidays event — an alternative giving fair with live music performances.
Following its Crossroads Music Festival which took place in September 2019 and raised $15,000, BENEFIT’s Hope for the Holidays will take place Saturday, November 23, from 3-7pm at ChefScape in The Village of Leesburg shopping area. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music, complimentary food samples and hot cider, as well as event-day specials at participating ChefScape vendors. Music performances for BENEFIT’s Hope for the Holidays event include Ella Levri, Nothing Defined, and Moonlight Ride.
BENEFIT, established in 2017, is a coalition of musicians and community leaders with a mission to use the unifying power of music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations that serve children in need. BENEFIT is a component program of the Paxton Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
With the festivities of the event, attendees are encouraged to get in the spirit of the season and give back to their community through the Hope for the Holidays alternative giving fair. Eleven nonprofit organizations that serve Loudoun County children in need will be present at the event. Attendees can make donations to the organizations in honor of a family member, friend or loved one to give a gift of hope for the holidays.
“Loudoun residents can plan a fun evening with their families at the Hope for the Holidays event,” Amy Bobchek, co-founder of BENEFIT, said. “They can enjoy delicious food samples and hot cider, listen to great music, and give a gift to support their community this holiday season. Instead of searching for what you think is the perfect gift for someone who already has a packed closet, make a gift in that person’s name to a nonprofit organization that can help others in need.”
Event attendees will be able to visit each nonprofit organization’s table and select a donation level card to give a gift to a loved one in their honor. At the donation checkout, attendees will receive a Hope for the Holidays card in which to place their donation card and write a note to their gift recipient.