Music legends have been pledging their participation in “Project Kids-Care,” an online charity streaming telethon event helping underserved children in Los Angeles during the holidays, taking place Saturday, November 28, 2020, presented by the Get Together Foundation, in association with Rock Cellar Productions. The event follows the highly successful “ALL TOGETHER NOW – L.A.!” telethon in April, which raised over $125,000 of relief money for the City of Los Angeles Coronavirus Crisis Fund (Mayor’s Fund).
Confirmed participation includes Kenny Loggins, Don Felder, Pablo Cruise, Laurence Juber, Marc Broussard, Marcella Detroit, The Immediate Family, Kevin Eubanks, Rob Morrow, Lamont Dozier, Jr., Gary Puckett, Rebecca Holden, and The Tribe Band, with the list growing every day. Multi award-winning actor David Arquette along with musicians Monkees legend Micky Dolenz and beloved drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Eric Clapton) have been confirmed as three of the event’s emcees.
The telethon will be live-streamed through Alert the Globe and Facebook Live, as well as other online streaming platforms. It’s free to watch, and viewers will be able to donate through a link or text-to-donate in real time.
Project Kids-Care is the latest initiative from Get Together Foundation co-founders Kevin and Mare Wachs and underscores the foundation’s mission of offering immediate assistance to those in need. Holiday time is no exception as GTF will provide kids with food, clothing, shelter, and gifts. “We C.A.N.! (Citizen Activism Now) and we do!” remarks Kevin Wachs.
Proceeds will go to the following charity organizations for their programs and services for kids:
- Get Together Foundation (food & shelter) – committed to action since 2004, GTF is a non-profit organization delivering aid, care, comfort, and more to our community’s most vulnerable citizens. Through the power of music, we help those in need.
- 100 Black Men (mentoring & education) – The Los Angeles Chapter is furthering the education & empowerment of African-American youth to help them focus and set goals for their future through their upstanding Mentoring and Education programs. Founded in 1963.
- Valley Cultural Foundation (arts & education) – is the leading non-profit arts organization in the San Fernando Valley, founded in 1975; VCF’s mission embraces diversity of talent, community, business, and education by providing free programs and events in the arts.
- Spark of Love Toy Drive (toys & sports equipment) – ABC7 & SoCAL Firefighters have celebrated 27 years successfully collecting more than 10 million new, unwrapped toys & sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles and adjacent counties.
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (healthcare) – CHLA was the first non-profit pediatric hospital in SoCal, established in 1901. They provide pediatric healthcare with medical experts offering more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services.
The telethon event will begin late afternoon PST and will go for approximately six hours, with four emcees guiding the action including over three hours’ worth of video performances and shoutouts from celebrities of all kinds (actors, musicians/recording artists, sports celebrities, comedians, TV personalities, and more), plus live performances by The Tribe Band and some special guests, all to help raise money for L.A.’s youth at the holidays. The music theme for the event will be songs and messages about Peace, Love & Understanding and some holiday favorites.
Commenting on Project Kids-Care, Kevin Wachs said, “The holidays can be a difficult time, especially this year with our current health crisis, and we want to do everything possible to take care of the needs of children during this holiday season. We’ve put together Project Kids-Care as an opportunity for some of the entertainment community’s finest performers to share their talents for a greater cause.”
Visit projectkids-care.org for more information.