Friday, January 10, 2020

$5 Concert on Jan. 17 Will Aid Homeless Shelter

Andy's Two Dollar Bills








Blogger's Note: The following was provided by The Hill School.

Student leaders from The Hill School, Pottstown School District, and Montgomery County Community College have collaborated on behalf of Pottstown CARES to organize their fourth annual “Welcome Home” concert on Friday, Jan. 17 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in The Hill School’s Center For The Arts (CFTA) venue at 760 Beech St.

This family-friendly, affordable pop music concert will directly benefit the Ministries at Main Street, a Pottstown homeless shelter organization that offers meals and a warm place to sleep to all who need it.

Tickets are $5 at the door or may be purchased via Eventbrite. For those unable to attend the event, but interested in supporting this great cause, donations also can be made at the Eventbrite site. 

Raffle prizes and food will be available for sale from local vendors including Little Italy’s, with all proceeds benefitting the cause. Free parking is available on the lot at the center for the arts

The fourth annual occurrence of this inspirational student-driven event will feature Andy’s Two
Dollar Bills, local musicians who have performed at popular Pottstown venues including the Pourhouse, the Pottstown United Brewery, and Pottstown FARM.

Andy's Two Dollar Bills is part of the Pottstown Music Collaborative, “a developing, dynamic band of musicians from the Pottstown community, all focused on bringing people together through the power of sound,” according to Bill Robertson, a Collaborative founder and drummer in the band.

Talented student-musicians from the Pottstown High School and Hill School Jazz Bands also will rock the stage. CARES also is working to announce a surprise artist. All musical groups are generously donating their time and effort for this good cause. 

Student members of Pottstown CARES.
Trojan Jazz Band members who will perform include Xzavier Francis Williams,Akira Love,Chloe Hebert, David Hicks, Anthony Russo, Savone Nash and Rafi Sanchez

“Everyone in Pottstown CARES is committed to giving back to the community we cherish,” said Sheridan Ameo, Hill class of ’22. “There’s so much to love about Pottstown. I’ve never met a community so willing to band together and make a real difference. The Welcome Home Concert is our attempt to show gratitude toward the town we care about so much.”

Student leader Nethmin Liyange, Hill ’20, says, “The Welcome Home concert is an amazing opportunity for students from different schools to come together and support an important cause. The concert is a way to raise awareness for the problems of homelessness faced within the Pottstown community.

“I hope in the future this event continues to get bigger and bigger, and hopefully we can help even more,” she added.

Trojan organizers include,Chloe Hebert, David Hicks, Mariana Pearson and David Wallace.

The Rev. Kork Moyer, director of Ministries at Main Street, said any contribution from the event will be used toward housing and housing subsidies for “our guests as they transition into their own homes.”

“Homelessness is not the absence of housing, but the absence of all that creates a home,” Moyer said. “What makes a home is the nurture of family and friends. We thank the CARES students and the supporters of this event for becoming part of a really big and diverse family with us.”

The CARES student leadership team is comprised of students from The Hill School, Pottstown School District, Montgomery County Community College, and, recently, Perkiomen Valley. Students serving on the CARES leadership team were appointed based on their organizational skills and desire to serve the community in a meaningful way.

Individuals or organizations interested in becoming involved with the Pottstown CARES collaborative can contact Katie Scanlan at kscanlan@thehill.org or 610-454-8050.

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