Songs for Solace Virtual Concert for YWCA Toronto

by Gillian Hay in Ontario, Canada

Songs for Solace Virtual Concert for YWCA Toronto
We did it
On 15th March 2021 we successfully raised $3,880 with 73 supporters in 28 days

``Songs for Solace is a charity concert put on by young artists banding together to champion women through raising money for YWCA Toronto.

by Gillian Hay in Ontario, Canada

1613141333_bd426153-9dff-44cb-b5f1-a386b99e8c14.jpgHi friends! My name is Gillian Hay and I am a musician and mother-baby nurse in Toronto. I want to shine some light on a need in our society in these difficult times, so welcome to the fundraising page for Songs for Solace - a virtual charity concert for YWCA Toronto. My idea for this event came from two of my major passions in life - music and caring for others. On March 12, we will combine these two elements to create and foster good will in our community. Solace means to comfort or console in a time of distress or sadness. I want to bring that emotion into action by creating something enjoyable while making a positive impact and empowering women in our community. We are a group of young Canadian musicians coming together virtually to champion women by sharing music and a connection in these tough times.

What is Songs for Solace?

Songs for Solace is a virtual concert that will be taking place on March 12th at 8pm EST. There will be 8 artists featured and the event will be presented on Facebook Live. Get ready to cozy up at home with a nice warm (or cold) beverage and watch and listen to some talented musicians! 

What happens to my donation?

Money raised will be donated to YWCA Toronto to help transform the lives of women and girls through programs and services such as shelter and housing, parenting and childcare, and employment and training. YWCA Toronto is a registered charity that welcomes women of all faiths, sexual orientations, races, cultural affiliations and creeds. A small percentage of the donations will also be going to the artists performing at the event. As we all know, this has been a tough period for the music industry and these artists have worked hard on their craft and performance. You will be able to view each of their bios through our Facebook Event Page and check out their music on multiple streaming platforms. 

Why should I donate?

YWCA Toronto is one of the largest women's organizations in Canada which has been providing services on the frontline since 1873. As part of a national and international feminist movement, it is a turning point in the lives of over 25 million women and girls worldwide. You can help change someone’s life by donating. The money raised will help women, children and gender-diverse people escape violence, move out of poverty and find safe, affordable housing. Thank you so much for reading and donating and please stay tuned for updates on the event! We can’t wait to see you ~virtually~ on March 12th! 

Cover Art: The wonderful Hannah Quarin

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