BENEFITING: OUTSIDE IN
EVENT DATE: Oct 21, 2013
An Elliott Smith tribute show: October 21 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, New York
With the help of friends, colleagues, and many musicians, I've organized an Elliott Smith tribute concert in New York to honor the musician's life, music, and career. Proceeds will benefit the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund, which covers two charities: Outside In, a Portland-based nonprofit that helps homeless Portland Youth, and Free Arts for Abused Children, also a nonprofit that offers art programs for children who've experienced abuse, poverty, and homelessness.
I decided I wanted to start this separate fundraising campaign outside of the concert's ticket sales because I want to give back and share his music/life as much as possible. Elliott's music has greatly inspired me and the life I live today and I don't want to take that for granted.
This platform will only allow me to choose one charity, so I am choosing Outside In because, according to Elliott's family (http://www.sweetadeline.net/esmf.html), Free Arts has received more donations thus far.
Money raised through this campaign will be sent directly to Outside In.
Not everyone lives in NYC and will be able to attend the show, so this is another way to get involved and make a difference.
If you can't donate for whatever reason but you are inspired by this project, please share it with friends and family. THANK YOU so much for your support!