By Pastor Mark Schweitzer, Faith Community Church
The Antelope Valley Children’s Choir is training children with the best of choral training while cleaning out your closets, saving the environment from over stuffed landfills, and creating micro-business in third world countries. It’s a win-win.
Presently the choir is collecting lightly-used pairs of shoes, boots, or sandals of any size as a fundraiser for multiple upcoming events which require travel. Each pair of shoes that is collected raises funds for the choir’s travel expenses, and then the shoes are taken to third-world countries, where people are taught to rehab and then sell the shoes to provide for their families.
The choir has been invited to Disney’s Music in the Parks competition in Anaheim this April, as well as The Crossroads Children’s Choir Festival in Nashville, TN in July. The Crossroads festival ends with choir participants singing at the Grand Ole Opry.
The AV Children’s Choir will also be at the Almond Blossom Festival on March 8, the Relay for Life event on April 12, and at the Poppy Festival on April 26 and 27.
You can help the Antelope Valley Children’s Choir by dropping off pairs of lightly-used shoes, sandals, or boots this Friday, Feb. 7 or Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Tom’s #30 restaurant, located on Avenue L and 30th Street West in Lancaster.
“Lightly used” means there are no holes, rips, or tears. Scuffs, scratches, dirt, and other items effecting appearance are of no concern.
To make other arrangements to drop off shoes, contact 661-524-6189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. General donations and business sponsorships are also needed.
The Antelope Valley Children’s Choir is a non-profit performance and competition choral organization that trains students between the ages of 6-18 in three different age-graded choirs. For more information about the Choir, visit www.antelopevalleychildrenschoir.org or visit the group’s Facebook page here.
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