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!
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)
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
TICKETS: Tickets are $20. Please click here to purchase tickets.