PROJECT DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Making Kids In Hospitals Happy:
12th Annual Holiday Magic CD
November 21, 2014
(VOXtra) - It's no fun being a kid in a hospital during the holidays. But thousands of them and their families in children's hospitals worldwide will be smiling, singing and laughing next month when storytelling and musical friends coming visiting in a CD and in person.
Now in its 12th year, the Holiday Magic CD Project produces a new CD of holiday stories and songs that is distributed free to the hospitals, featuring an original holiday tale with interwoven songs and stories performed by talents in the voice over and music communities.
Spearheaded by San Diego voice talent/producer Jeffrey Gelder, the Project's work is contributed and done by volunteers (see them below). Edge Studio, headquartered in New York City, recently mastered the new CD, and 10,000 copies are now being duplicated for the massive distribution.
Last year, over 7,000 CDs were delivered in person or shipped to hospitals in U.S. cities, London and Singapore.
HELP PAY PRODUCTION & SHIPPING
Of course, costs are involved in this ever-growing project for production and shipping. A fundraiser dinner with entertainment will be held in San Diego on December 14 (details below), and donations are welcome.
To donate, please visit www.HolidayMagicCD.org. Checks are also accepted, payable to Children's Holiday Magic Project, and mailed to PO Box 3386, San Diego, CA 92163.
And Amazon donates some proceeds to the Project from sales at AmazonSmile when the the Children's Holiday Magic Project is chosen as the shopper's designated charity.
FUN AT THE FUNDRAISER
The December 14 fundraiser features a 3-course dinner and entertainment by world-class performers at the Martini's Above Fourth restaurant in San Diego.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30, and entertainment is scheduled to run until 9 p.m. Reserved seating is available at the VIP level of $85 and General Admission at $65. Tickets are available online at MartinisAboveFourth.com.
Attendees will enjoy a showcase of entertainers who have plied their talents throughout the world, including Ashley Fox Linton, Jennifer Knight, Lele Rose, Jordan Lamoureux and Jeff Davis, with emcee Jeff Gelder.
HOSPITAL DELIVERIES - IN PERSON
"This year we proudly have three live, in-person deliveries scheduled, where we'll sing with the kids and hand out CDs," Gelder notes.
The in-person deliveries will be to:
MEET THE VOLUNTEERS
Gelder praises the Project's volunteers - including voice over and musical talents, the listening selection committee, board members and other supporters - as "amazing."
"They want to contribute to a good thing, and I am so grateful for each of them," he says.
The 2014 volunteers are:
Diana Weynand, Beth Wernick, The Dehnart Family, Catie Marron, Penny Denny, Pearl Hewitt, Tim Keenan, Kat Fitzpatrick, Tina Wilson, Rick Sherman, Glenn Hascall, Jennifer Knight, Ashley Fox Linton, Will Collyer, Adam Hanin, Karen Benjamin, Alan Chapman, Lele Rose, Jennifer Dixon, James Alburger, Bill Russell, Steve Hopkins, Scott Grace, Karl Anthony, Jeff Davis, Mark Patterson, Phillip Tanzilo, Greg Dehm, Heather Martinez, Penny Abshire, Teri Wilder, Marc Graue, David Lan, David Goldberg, Mary Kay Mason, Beau Butterfield, Christine Harmon, Bill Kiesel, Rob Radz, Chuck Rock, Carol Rock, Christian Wasinger, Bret Gerber, Marcus Gilliland, and Jordan Lamoureux.
For more about the Children's Holiday Magic Project, please visit www.HolidayMagicCD.org.
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