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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Songs for Charity: Helping Homeless Children

Want to help homeless children?

We received the following letter from Gil Michael and wanted to pass it along.
Won't you consider giving to a charity that looks after Homeless Children?

Donations are way down this year and there is a sharp rise in homelessness especially among families with children.

I recently saw a news report on CNN that was so very sad.

It was about the rise in the number of Homeless children in this country. Just seemed so wrong to me when Banks and Wall Street are getting public bail out money and then paying huge bonuses to executives. I had to do something.

Since the economy has me in a difficult position right now I decided to write a song "Child Without A Home" and donate it to charity. I contacted www.covenanthouse.org which is a national non-profit dedicated to helping homeless children. They have offices nationwide.

They accepted and are on board with this so I decided to go all out by offering my entire collection of songs to charity until 12/24/09. Hoping to send them a Christmas present this year.

You can buy any song for a $1 minimum donation (or more if you're feeling generous!) Or you can buy all 16 songs, the whole kit and kaboodle, for a $10 minimum donation (such a deal).

Hope you'll stop by and consider a donation! Here's the link:

http://gilsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Thanks Gil! Great cause. Just dropped a PayPal donation.


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At 12/09/2009 10:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job for the kids.Hope you get some money.The songs are weak at best...imitation is not always the highest form of flattery.Maybe its just me but i like someone who is trying to be himself...not someone else.

 
At 12/10/2009 04:03:00 PM, Blogger Gil said...

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At 12/10/2009 04:05:00 PM, Blogger Gil said...

Thank You so much T! And thanks for you generosity and your continued support of my music! Wanted to share this message from Covenant House I just received today:

Your generosity and thoughtfulness is really inspiring, thank you so much for supporting the homeless youth we serve. I added your video on our channel as a favorite and mentioned you in the channel profile. We also posted something from your Mog site on our facebook fan page, check it out on www.facebook.com/covenanthouse.

I think thoughtful and talented people such as yourself are so integral into raising awareness about homeless youth in our country and around the world, we really appreciate you using your musical gift for such a profound purpose.

Thanks again for your song and support and let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.

Best Regards,

Taylor
Project Coordinator
Covenant House

 
At 12/10/2009 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Great job Gil.

Thanks for sharing. Seems like a very worthy cause. Hope we can spread a little joy this season.

 
At 12/22/2009 11:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignore that hateful person a few posts back - sure, they could mention they weren't into your songs, (if they must) but they didn't have to say it the way they did - where is their soul? And what have they done to help others?

I just donated too! Thank you for your efforts! It's a great great thing you do!

 

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