Benefit Concert for Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

A benefit concert for the Out of the Rain youth shelterFeed the Need is paring up with PSCC Fundraising Committee to launch its third campaign, Youth off The Streets!  Together we plan to host a multitude of fundraising events in support of the Out of the Rain Youth Shelter Program .  (Charitable Registration No. 2995 1174 RR0001)

The first event will be a benefit concert held at Vic High Theatre. The first part of the evening will feature one of the most amazing bands right now in Victoria, the Vic High Rhythm and Blues Band will blow you away with their soulful performance.  Then to close out the night, your heart will be stolen by the beautiful lyrics and unbelievable falsetto by multitalented recording artist Shawn Hlookoff.

The concert is November 12, 2009 from 7:00pm – 11pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 adults and $7 students!! Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

The Out of the Rain program was designed to help youths aged 15-25 years by providing them basic assistance during the coldest months of the year. The program is open from November to April, providing each youth a meal for dinner and breakfast. Doors open from 10 pm to 8 am, with seven different locations participating alternating different nights of the week. Victoria Cool Aid Society hosts the Out of the Rain youth shelter every Sunday in theDowntown Community Activity Centre and has done so for many years (you can also read about Cool Aid’s own shelter programs here).

The goal of the Out of the Rain is reduce harm to homeless youth by providing a safe warm dry place to sleep!  On an average night the program serves anywhere from 23-27 youths and their pets. Two fulltime staff members are present throughout the entire night to help with meals, setup and support; volunteers are always welcome for various positions!

This is such an incredible opportunity for both fundraising efforts and the community. The youth who benefit from this program rely on our support to access basic necessities we sometimes take for granted. This year we have a goal to raise $10,000 towards the program, a goal I believe we can easily achieve with all our efforts!

The first event will be a benefit concert held at Vic High Theatre. The first part of the evening will feature one of the most amazing bands right now in Victoria, the Vic High Rhythm and Blues Band will blow you away with their soulful performance.  Then to close out the night, your heart will be stolen by the beautiful lyrics and unbelievable falsetto by multitalented recording artist Shawn Hlookoff.

The concert is November 12, 2009 from 7 pm – 11 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 adults and $7 students!! Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

For more information or for tickets contact:

Kara Martin
Provincial Services EAW / Feed The Need
Phone: (250) 387-9829   Fax: (250) 356-7751
Kara.Martin@gov.bc.ca