"25 for 25"is a campaign to help the New Wave Singers expand its mission and vision to include supporting local charities.
For many years, The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, a diverse community chorus, has celebrated the infinite variations of humanity while challenging all communities to embrace equality, harmony and understanding. Part of New Wave's vision is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and support as they fulfill their mission statement.
As a proud 10-year member and current President of New Wave, this organization is so important to me. Singing has always been a big part of who I am, and I truly have found a musical home with this amazing community chorus. New Wave not only makes great music, but it also has a strong social conscience.
This year, New Wave began searching for a way to share more than positive messages of music with those in need. Many chorus members were already familiar with and supportive of Moveable Feast, whose vision to "feed people, fight disease and foster hope" closely aligned with New Wave's vision to create an atmosphere of acceptance and support. Moveable Feast is a local organization that provides free, nutritious meals all across Maryland to those fighting AIDS/HIV, breast cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. Three meals a day are delivered to those in need seven days a week, all year long. While Moveable Feast feeds and nourishes the body, New Wave strives to feed and nourish the spirit. Both organizations strive to foster hope for those they serve. New Wave's Board realized that a partnership with Moveable Feast would allow us to fulfill our mission and vision in a broader and more substantial, tangible way. A new partnership was born, and with the support of both organizations, New Wave's December concerts became benefits for Moveable Feast. Half of all ticket sales to those concerts will be donated to Moveable Feast, allowing New Wave the opportunity to offer more support and foster greater hope in both spiritual and tangible ways to many more people.
This campaign is a challenge for each member to find twenty-five individuals who will each donate at least $25 in celebration of our progress as a chorus. These donations will help us expand our mission and help us support other local charities through our music and performances. Donations will support space rental, music purchase and licensing, guest accompanists, and other expenses associated with our benefit concerts as we strive to support partner organizations with our music.
Creating hope and fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and support are some of the greatest gifts any of us can give to others. Please consider a generous donation to New Wave Singers on my behalf, and check out our website to learn more about New Wave Singers and our upcoming concerts and events. As always, thanks for your support!
New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.