Grace London Concert for Relief

$15,295
raised of $10,000 needed

Ethiopia

Emergency Relief for Ethiopia

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Today East Africa is suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. Many children in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya are having to walk for days to get water. Some are sick. Some are malnourished. Some don't make it. In Ethiopia there are millions of kids that aren't able to turn on the tap to get a glass of water or even get a full meal. That's a lot of people. What does millions even look like? Did you know that there are more people in desperate need of food in East Africa than all the people that right now live in New York. But even though the number sounds really big, we can really help!

In a situation so desperate, it doesn't take much to help save one life. Imagine if this was you and you were born into these desperate conditions... wouldn't you want people who are more fortunate than you to lend a hand? After visiting Ethiopia and meeting the gentle and friendly people in the rural areas, I can't stand by while so many of them are suffering.

On Thursday, August 11th, I was blessed with the opportunity to play a benefit concert for Glimmer's Emergency Relief Campaign at the Driskill Hotel. With more than 120 people in attendance, the atmosphere was magical. It was pretty incredible to get to play to a crowd that was literally buzzing with excitement. We were all among friends, family, and others who shared our passion for helping those who so desperately need it. To top off the wonderful night, over $7,700 was raised for emergency relief efforts. That is a huge success! All of this money will go to Glimmer's relief partners who are working to save lives.  

Glimmer has prepared a video recap of the concert. I hope you will take a few moments to watch the video and experience some of the magic of that night.

3 ways you can help!

  1. Get the scoop. Read articles online about the drought. Stay updated by following Glimmer on Twitter or check out their Facebook page. 
  2. Raise your voice. Make some noise with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, everywhere. Your voice can be the voice of another kid who doesn't have one.
  3. On average, people in Africa live on $2 a day. Small contributions can make a big difference and change a life. With Glimmer, 100% of the funds will go to their international NGO partners on the ground helping to provide water, food, medical care, and shelter to those who need it most. 
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Campaign Activity

10/27/11
Austin Athletic Scholarship Foundation donated $3,000 and said, "Austin Tennis Academy - proceeds from donation by Grace London of 2 private concerts"
09/15/11
Dell Employee Giving Program donated $25 and said, "Matching Donation"
09/15/11
Someone donated $25
08/31/11
Blake Mycoskie donated $1,000 and said, "carpe diem!"
08/31/11
Courtney & Scott donated $40 and said, "Happy Birthday Dad! love your big heart to help the children in Ethiopia."
08/30/11
Reshma Ashraf Mason donated $200 and said, "Continue the beautiful singing Grace and for such a wonderful cause!"
08/19/11
The Aaron Chaffee family donated $500 and said, "In honor and gratitude of Grace's Godfather, Jack Newman and Austin Tennis Academy for providing a path toward charity, leadership, and significance for families such as ours."
08/19/11
Roger & Stefan Gubser donated $1,000 and said, "Thank you Grace for taking this challenge and exemplifying the true meaning of being selfless and loving. You are truly an inspiration to many people, and we feel honored to support you."
08/15/11
William and Pamela Fielding donated $500
08/15/11
Guy and Lisa Weinhold donated $45
08/15/11
Lora Durrant donated $30
08/15/11
William and Margaret Lavalley donated $100
08/15/11
Nancy Olinger donated $100
08/15/11
Ana Ward and Bruce Evans donated $100
08/15/11
Linda Wolfe donated $20
08/15/11
Kristin Laughlin donated $50
08/15/11
Ann and Susan Nelson donated $15
08/15/11
James and Shea Grubbs donated $50
08/15/11
Marilyn Metz Pearce donated $15
08/15/11
Cathy and Russeell Anderson donated $25
08/15/11
Whitney Waters donated $50
08/15/11
Heather and John Bruce Silsby donated $15
08/15/11
Cynthia Gornick donated $15
08/15/11
Margery Taylor donated $60
08/15/11
Grace London donated $1,100 and said, "Ticket sales from concert"
08/15/11
Jeff, Norma, Jackson and Ryan Van Horn donated $100 and said, "Thank you for raising your voice for the voiceless. It was a lovely concert for a great cause."
08/14/11
Moellers donated $100 and said, "Thanks for your passion to the help the lives of those in need! Your commitment is a true blessing."
08/14/11
Jack Newman, Austin Tennis Academy donated $250 and said, "Once again you show that you have a tremendous heart to go along with your immense musical talent. Thank you for caring. You will be a rock and roll star some day, I know you will retain this caring spirit and when you become a star."
08/13/11
Someone donated $15
08/12/11
The Dickerson Family donated $114.46 and said, "You ROCK Grace! Proud of you for using your gifts to help others"
08/12/11
curry donated $25
08/11/11
Laura & Mikiel Featherston donated $20 and said, "Congratulations Grace on your accomplishment for raising more awareness on the relief effort!"
08/11/11
Bryan Hjelm donated $100
08/11/11
Voldstads donated $50
08/11/11
Clinta Dayton donated $50 and said, "I'm pleased to continue my support of this worthy cause and I applaud this Concert for Relief"
08/11/11
Pkrtxs donated $50 and said, "Chronicfever donation match"
08/11/11
Stacie Brilliant donated $1,000 and said, "Dear sweet Grace, Thank you for helping make our world a better place. We love your heart. Love, Jim, Stacie, Greyson and Savannah Brilliant"
08/11/11
Chronicfever donated $50 and said, "when I grow up I wanna be just like you pkrtx :) , good luck guys"
08/11/11
Jeffrey Blatt donated $15 and said, "Great job Grace looking forward to seeing you and your whole family"
08/11/11
David From Austin Tx donated $200 and said, "God lives and rescues. Did you know that 'Jesus' comes from the Hebrew word Yeshua which means 'God saves'? God lives in the hearts of his people. May the people who carry his name live up to his reputation."
08/11/11
The James Gang donated $50 and said, "The James's...Chris, Nicole, Eleanor and Basel support your noble cause!!"
08/11/11
Duff Stewart Family donated $50 and said, "thank you Grace for being a role model for all of us!"
08/11/11
pkrtxs donated $50 and said, "napsus donation match"
08/11/11
pkrtxs donated $77.77 and said, "crashwhips donation match"
08/11/11
Donna, Philip, Ryan, Shane & Jake donated $500 and said, "we love you Grace, thank you for raising you beautiful voice!"
08/11/11
crashwhips donated $77.77
08/11/11
Neil & Ashley Goldman donated $30 and said, "Great work Grace!"
08/11/11
Someone donated $60 and said, "Choosing implies confusion. This is in respect to the topic on freedom and intelligence. So I question wether we are free at all......in the psychological sense. A mind that has to choose is confused because it only sees two options or several options provided for him. This must be true, because if"
08/11/11
Joe Kozlowski donated $50 and said, "Sorry I cannot be there. Thank you!"
08/10/11
Diofitness, Inc donated $50
08/10/11
Alexandria Mjos donated $25 and said, "Thank you for doing this! Sorry I can't be there."
08/10/11
Jeff and Carla Power donated $50
08/10/11
John and Haden Spencer donated $200
08/10/11
Fred Hall and Family donated $20 and said, "I can't make the concert but do appreciate your good work!"
08/10/11
The Hackett Family donated $50 and said, "Thanks Grace, Love you"
08/10/11
HeatherC donated $25
08/10/11
napsus donated $50 and said, "all the best"
08/09/11
Cahills donated $20 and said, "Thank you, Grace! Thank you for the reminder about those less fortunate!"
08/09/11
Leisa Davis donated $20 and said, "Grace, this is awesome! You are so special."
08/08/11
Thomas family donated $40
08/08/11
Seanie Cox donated $75 and said, "Hi Grace! We are so proud of you, & especially for backing this cause. You are amazing! With Love, Sean & Auntie Di"
08/08/11
John David and Madalynn Gutierrez donated $25 and said, "From the piggy bank of Lil JD and Madalynn Gutierrez ... thank you for allowing us to donate to help the kids in Africa."
08/08/11
Stephanie, Madeleine, Caroline and Tori donated $350 and said, "The girls and I are happy to support you, Grace. Thanks for giving so much of yourself! XO"
08/08/11
Scott & Courtney Holder donated $30 and said, "Love what you're doing Grace!"
08/06/11
Grandma & Grandpa donated $150 and said, "It is a great cause. Thanks for your beautiful voice to help those in need!"
08/05/11
Max Schmidhauser donated $100 and said, "I love you Grace!!!!"
08/04/11
Eric and Lucie donated $100 and said, "We are both so proud of you for caring about those who can't help themselves!"

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