So what does $10 or 10 mean in Lucy's $10 or 10 First Annual Kids Charity Concert?
Lucy's goal is to raise money and collect needed items for the below charities. To do that, she's created the $10 or 10 ticket price.
MAKE YOUR BEST BID & HELP DOUBLE THE MONEY WE RAISED
WEDNESDAY MAY 6th - WEDNESDAY MAY 13th at MIDNIGHT
Thank you to everyone who made my very first kid's charity concert a rockin' success. We raised just over $1,400 for the charities. That doubles how much I've donated over the last three years! BUT...everyone was so mesmerized by the music that they forgot to bid on several amazing silent auction items. With your help, we can DOUBLE or TRIPLE the amount of money we raised for the charities.
Tickets to Lucy's Second Annual Kid's Charity Concert are $10 OR 10 Donated Items to the Food Drive at the Entrance. If you decide to donate items, please take a look at the attached list of Best Foods To Donate To A Food Drivethat the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank sent me. Here's the info it contains:
Let’s take a timeout...and help us tackle childhood hunger. 42 million people are facing hunger. That is 1 out of every 8 people. Out of those 42 million people, 13 million are kids. We all need to help to lower this number. Since the super bowl is coming up, here is a few ways you can help while getting ready for the big game.
Community Hunger Challenge #1: We challenge you to join the Souper Bowl of Caring movement.
Community Hunger Challenge #2: We challenge you to give back with Share A Square Meal. It is just like your regular football squares with a good twist to it. All you have to do is have your friends buy different squares for the super bowl. Then you have the winners get half the money and the other half goes to the charity of your choice like the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Community Hunger Challenge #3:I am Lucy and I challenge you to try to eat on $4 a day. For the next 5 days I am going to try to eat healthy for as little as possible. To do so, I will be making recipes from Leanne Brown’s cookbook called Good and Cheap. I challenge you to join me and try to eat healthy on $4 a day. And when I say "a day" I mean breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. I know it sounds impossible, but families in poverty have no choice but to live like that.
The band idea started when two brothers, Levko & Lys performed with drums and guitar at their after school RockStar class while at Marquez Elementary. Back in Topanga, siblings Paria and Wiley performed at their school’s RockStar program. When both boys went back to Topanga Elementary, all 4 friends got together at another Rock Star class and included Kalyna, who sang their original song Coyotes of Topanga at the Avalon, in January 2015. All the band friends have lived or gone to school in Topanga, and have grown up watching bold coyotes frolic all over the canyon.
Interview of Laura Jellum, Food Forward by Liam F., Youth Journalist
LF: “Pay it Forward” is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world – your non-profit Food Forward is a local initiative spreading kindness through eight counties in California… What is Food Forward?
LJ: Food Forward is an Southern California based non-profit that rescues fresh produce from backyard fruit trees, orchards, farmers markets, and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of what we collect is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in our region. Since 2009, Food Forward has recovered and donated over 30 million pounds of fresh produce and will help to feed 1.5 million people in need in 2017.
Mollie Hogan, the founder and Executive Director of the Nature of Wildworks, started her organization out of the love in her heart for animals in need. Back in 1993, Mollie was working at the LA Zoo, more specifically a show called Wild in the City. When the show came to an unexpected end, the animals were all transferred to their new temporary home, the Moorpark Teaching Zoo, where Mollie was an instructor.
I have known Wyatt Babcock since we were just months old. Who knew that eleven years later we’d still be such great friends. At one time we played club soccer together, but my path has taken me towards hockey, while Wyatt still has a passion for soccer. I’ve been asked to speak to Wyatt about his charity and the event.
Wyatt:Vocal, Bass Guitar
How did you all connect to form the band "The Swaggers"?
Lucy: One day I was just listening to the radio, because I write songs, and I said, I just want to form a band, I want to become famous eventually with a band. Then my mom and I walked around soccer practice, just to find out to see if any players we knew, played an instrument. We found Niki the drummer and then we found Bella!
Annika: Lead Singer
How did you get the name BREAKING 27? Some of our favorite musicians like Curt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse have sadly died at the age of 27 due to making bad choices. They are all part of something now called the “27 club” We do not want to be in the club, we want to ‘break the curse” of the 27 club. So we decided on Breaking 27
Liam Farrell: I’ve read that the Topanga Community club (TCC) began in 1949, can you tell me about the early years?
Kelly Rockwell, Topanga Community Club Corresponding Secretary: The property was put together by citizens who saw a need for a place to gather and socialize. The Community Club was first known as the Topanga Community Woman’s Club when it was formed in the late 1940s. The House was built by volunteers, which is a tradition carried on today – our ballfield, and more recently the playground, was also built by the community. A great resource to learn more about the history of the Club is in The Topanga Story, which is available at the Topanga Library or through the Topanga Historical Society.
Q. What is the name of your charity?
A. Topanga Women’s Circle (TWC)
Q. What inspired the charity’s creation?
A. The charity’s creation was inspired by a young, previously homeless family (mother and son) who were moving into a small apartment at Upward Bound in Santa Monica. Arlette Parker, whose husband Andrew was a director at Upward Bound was there one day to pick Andrew up and saw this family moving in with nothing but two big plastic trash bags in which they had all their belongings. Arlette wanted to do more and make these institutional living spaces feel more like home for the families.
Interview of Performer Max Tomack by Liam F., Youth Journalist
LF: So Max how old were you when you started playing an instrument?
MT: I was three years old when I started drumming, I then moved onto guitar around the age of five. I took lessons from a college student and then moved onto the teacher that I have now.
Thank You to Cynthia C. Peterson Photography for volunteering to photograph the bands while they performed during the concert. To see the entire gallery of her fantastic shots, visit: http://www.cynthiacpphotography.com/lucykidscharityconcert.
The Brothers Gage - Alex and Brody, both started playing harmonica when they were 5 years old. Within the next few years, they began singing, playing guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. They performed for the first time at a local Topanga talent show in Oct. 2013. Brody was then 8 years old and played harmonica while his brother Alex was 10 who sang and played guitar while they performed the song "Wagon Wheel". They've now played at the same talent show 4 times, at charity benefits, and have played at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica for miscellaneous events and shows.
Interview of Sarah Barrie, Youth Service America by Liam F., Youth Journalist
Q. Sarah, can you please tell me about YSA, The Youth Service America – Youth Changing the World?
A. Youth Service America (YSA) is a global nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. We work through four key areas to help achieve our goals: Activation, Funding, Training, and Recognition. With half of the world’s population under the age of 25, we support a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, leadership and learning.