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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 Gigs4Good In Seattle To Benefit Rain City Rock Camp For Girls

As a girl, growing up in today’s world can certainly be very tough to say the least. Images of what is considered beauty are thrown at young girls every day. With the usage of social media and the feeling of almost being anonymous behind a computer screen, there seems to be a trend of mean-spiritedness directed towards others. Trying to navigate successfully through the fast changing world is tough for adults, but especially for young girls trying to grow up into responsible women!

(Photo Credit: Rain City Rock Camp For Girls)

(Photo Credit: Rain City Rock Camp For Girls)

That is where Seattle-based Rain City Rock Camp for Girls comes in. Started in 2009 through the Portland-based Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Rain City Rock Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Their music education programs provide girls with an opportunity to participate in an environment that fosters leadership, encourages social change and cultivates a supportive community of female peers and mentors.

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, June 27 at Chop Suey on Capitol Hill with proceeds benefiting Rain City Rock Camp for Girls. The show will feature music from female artists Kaylee Cole, Sera Cahoone, Deep Sea Diver, The Redwood Plan, The Local Strangers, Cumulus, Naomi Wachira and Betsy Olson. You can find a Spotify playlist of the artists here and a YouTube playlist here.

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 percent of the ticket price to each event is donated to the nonprofit partner (each show has a different partner).

2. Deliver increased awareness to the 20s and 30s 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.

WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (21 and over)

WHERE:
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
Ph. 206-324-8005

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

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