(Featured photo: Martyn Lucas.)*
Benefiting: Vogel Alcove: All proceeds from this event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Break the Cycle of Poverty for homeless children and their families in Dallas. Vogel Alcove provides educational, developmental and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. Using its “Two-Generational” approach to solving homelessness, services are provided to client families through the early childhood education program and Parent Opportunity Department. All of these services are free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn and grow together. See more below.
When: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Where: Streaming LIVE from Martyn’s YouTube Channel:
Who: Karen R. Hughes, President & CEO, Vogel Alcove.
John C. Wander, Chair, Board of Directors, Vogel Alcove.
What: Get together with friends virtually, dance like no one is watching and take advantage of these special offerings during the evening:
* Song Dedication at specific time. $150.00 each. Song Dedication at specific time. Sales end on Aug 19, 2020. You will be emailed the list of 650 songs to choose from. Also offered a time during the LIVE event.
* Be in the show LIVE on zoom call! Sing with Martyn. $1,000.00 each. Be in the show LIVE on zoom call and sing with Martyn. Sales end on Aug 19, 2020. You will be sent a Zoom link to join in.
Giveaway: Win an autographed Jon Bon Jovi guitar. Martyn will play a Bon Jovi song and guests will send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a random winner will be chosen.
World Piano Man Martyn Lucas: Martyn is an exceptionally talented performer who sang at Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s wedding. He achieved the “World Piano Man” award due to the many styles of his piano playing. Sir Elton John presented him with a formal tuxedo jacket covered in gold sequins. At a recent Vogel Alcove event, Martyn performed live and had the crowd on the dance floor dancing and singing along. Martyn sings in the voices of fourteen different singers including Sir Elton John, Pavarotti, Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, Richard Marx, Axel Rose, Sir Paul McCartney, Louis Armstrong and many more. Martyn also has an amazing repertoire of 650 songs.
Tickets: Tickets are complimentary, with special offerings, listed above. Eventbrite adds a small processing fee to the special offerings. Get tickets and register for special offerings here on EventBrite here: https://www.martynlucas.com/vogelalcove
Contact: For sponsorships, underwriting: Greg Brinkley, email@example.com or call 214-368-8686.
Donations benefit Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life — and the clock is ticking.
90% of brain development happens by the age of five. Without intervention at this critical time, homeless children may suffer lifelong social, emotional and educational deficits. That’s where we come in. And YOU can help.
With the 6th largest GDP of any American city, major cultural and sports programs, renowned medical centers and universities and more than 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters, Dallas is a thriving city with much to offer. However, Dallas also has the one of the HIGHEST child poverty rates in the country among cities with more than 1 million people. 30% of Dallas children grow up in poverty, or two of every five children. That means 3,000 kids in our city are currently experiencing homelessness.
Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families.
Fueled by extensive research from the Casey Foundation, Vogel Alcove features “two-generation” approach to support homeless children and their parents. Through this strategic initiative, Vogel Alcove has committed to ensuring that our work truly helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty. These services are offered through the Parent Opportunity Department and include one-on-one counseling from a team of licensed clinical social workers, as well as Job Ready, Career Ready, and Support System programming in the Parent Opportunity Center lab.
Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. We’re on a mission to help young children, and their families, overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Vogel Alcove.)