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Lesley Haenny is the Seattle Editor for Miss A. She is an Air Force wife now living in the Seattle area. Prior to living in Seattle, Lesley spent 7 years in Washington, DC, working as a Congressional liaison. She grew up in a small, mountain town in Southern California, sandwiched between an older sister and a younger brother. Her two hard working parents taught her to always go for the clearance rack, bring your lunch everyday, work hard for what you have, and always take the opportunity to travel and play outside. Lesley has been actively involved in various charities such as the Animal Resource Foundation, Komen For the Cure, Prevent Cancer Foundation, American Diabetes Association and the Race for Hope (benefitting the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure).

Team Up For Nonprofits Hosts Next Gigs4Good In Seattle To Benefit One Day’s Wages

(Photo Credit: Well Done Organization -partner of ODW)

(Photo Credit: Well Done Organization -partner of ODW)

According to the United Nations, each person needs five to thirteen gallons of water per day to ensure that their basic needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning are met. However, 894 million people worldwide do not have access to improved water sources, which equates to one in six people. Right now, 2.5 billion people (which includes one billion children) live without basic sanitation and as a result, one child dies every 20 seconds due to poor sanitation. The numbers are staggering, and what is worse, is that these unnecessary deaths are preventable!

That is where groups like Seattle-based One Day’s Wages (ODW) come in. ODW is a grassroots movement of people, stories and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. The ODW Water Fund specifically addresses the lack of access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation which will in turn help reduce infant mortality, preventable diseases, and general quality of life.

Team Up For Nonprofits, a 501(c)3 that harnesses the power of music and social media to raise funds and awareness for other nonprofits, will be hosting their next Gigs4Good on Thursday, May 9 at the historic Columbia City Theater with proceeds benefitting the ODW Water Fund. This show will feature music from Seattle soul and hip hop artists Theoretics, Hot Bodies in Motion and Fly Moon Royalty.

From Gigs4Good #14, Wintersong (Photo Credit: Jesse Michener)

From Gigs4Good #14, Wintersong (Photo Credit: Jesse Michener)

For the past three years, Team Up for Nonprofits has been producing music benefits called Gigs4Good to build capacity for other nonprofits based in the Seattle area. Each Gigs4Good benefit supports nonprofit partners in three ways:

1. Raise much needed funds, a minimum of 75% of the ticket price to each event donated to the nonprofit partner (each show has a different partner)
2. Deliver increased awareness to the 20′s and 30′s age group, achieved through social media engagement, strategic event advertising and the use of carefully curated, high quality music events
3. Provide a low impact event in terms of resources and time required for nonprofit partners

Thursday, May 9, 2013 beginning at 7 p.m. (21 and over)

Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave South
Seattle, WA 98118
Ph. 206-722-3009

Tickets are $20. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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