Holiday music special to raise funds for nonprofits serving children in Loudoun
Get ready for the holidays and relax in the comfort of your home while helping support nonprofits that serve children in Loudoun County.
BENEFIT’s “Hope for the Holidays” online holiday music special will be broadcast Saturday, Dec. 19. The pre-recorded event will be available for viewing on BENEFIT’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BENEFITLoudoun/) and YouTube Live from 7– 8:30 p.m.
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. In 2019, BENEFIT debuted the successful “Crossroads Music Festival” featuring 21 artists and bands performing original music in seven Downtown Leesburg venues. While the organization was not able to hold its live music events this year, it is still dedicated to its mission to help nonprofit organizations. In order to adhere to safety and social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, the 2020 Hope for the Holidays event will be pre-recorded and presented as an online holiday music special.
The format of BENEFIT’s 2020 Hope for the Holidays music special will be reminiscent of classic television specials.
Set against the backdrop of Morven Park, the pre-recorded 2020 Hope for the Holidays music special will showcase performances by several Loudoun County musicians including:
“We truly appreciate Morven Park hosting us to film this holiday music special so that we are able to bring Hope for the Holidays into the homes of our local and global community,” said Ara Bagdasarian, co-founder of BENEFIT. “When faced with the challenges of organizing an event during the pandemic, we had to think outside of the box to safely support nonprofit organizations and provide them with the assistance they need.”
Funds raised through the 2020 Hope for the Holidays online music special will be awarded to seven nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County. The nonprofit organizations include:
Businesses interested in sponsoring the 2020 Hope for the Holidays online music special can contact BENEFIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Sponsor page on BENEFIT’s website at BENEFIT.live.
“The mission of BENEFIT is to help raise funds and awareness for nonprofits that serve children in Loudoun County, and needs are greater this year,” said Amy Bobchek, co-founder of BENEFIT. “We hope that everyone will tune in from the comfort of their homes Dec. 19, enjoy an evening of great music, and help us raise funds for these nonprofit organizations and the children they serve.”
“We are excited to have BENEFIT produce this holiday special in Leesburg,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “We can all use some hope for the holidays and this online holiday music special is a great way to help support our community and these nonprofit organizations. When you give, you receive so much more in return. Let’s all give some hope this holiday season.”
For more information about BENEFIT’s 2020 Hope for the Holidays online music special, visit BENEFIT.live.