Holiday music special to raise funds for nonprofits serving children in Loudoun County
LEESBURG, Va. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Be ready to grab a cup of hot chocolate and settle in for an evening of great holiday music. BENEFIT is returning with their “Hope for the Holidays” online holiday music special to help raise funds for nonprofit organizations that serve children in Loudoun County.
BENEFIT’s 2021 Hope for the Holidays music special will be broadcast Saturday, Dec. 18, from 7– 8:30 p.m. on BENEFIT’s Facebook page.
Established in 2017, Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow (BENEFIT) is a coalition of musicians and community leaders uniting people with music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits serving children.
BENEFIT has hosted several music festivals and events in the years since it was established in order to assist Loudoun County nonprofits that serve children. This is the second year the organization will be presenting an online holiday music special. BENEFIT’s 2020 online music special raised $20,000 that was distributed among seven nonprofit organizations.
“We weren’t able to hold a live music event in 2020, but we wanted to stay true to BENEFIT’s mission and help our area nonprofit organizations,” Ara Bagdasarian, BENEFIT co-founder, said. “The BENEFIT team discussed unique possibilities, and we decided on producing a holiday music special that would be reminiscent of classic television specials. Last year’s Hope for the Holidays special was a great success, and we are hoping that we will have continued success with our 2021 online holiday special.”
Pre-recorded at the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park, the 2021 Hope for the Holidays music special will include performances by Cal Everett, Tracy Hamlin, the Master Singers of Virginia, Todd Wright and Ryan Wright, and more.
“We have such a wonderful lineup of performers for our 2021 online holiday music special,” Amy Bobchek, BENEFIT co-founder, said. “We are so thankful for all the artists who are donating their time to make this event possible and for Morven Park for allowing us to use the Winmill Carriage Museum for our recording again this year. We hope that our community members enjoy the music and know that they are tuning in to an evening of great music that is going back to support their community.”
Funds raised through the 2021 Hope for the Holidays online music special will be combined with funds raised from BENEFIT’s 2021 Crossroads Music Festival. Loudoun County nonprofit organizations will be able to apply in spring 2022 for this grant funding.