On Thursday Dec 17th, IHEARTCOMIX and Brownies & Lemonade will partner up for a 24 hour global telethon, live exclusively on Twitch, to help fight homelessness nationwide. Between 2016-2019, the Los Angeles music community came together to raise over $200,000 for local charities Downtown Women’s Center and My Friend’s Place, to bring awareness to the homeless epidemic in their backyard. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this holiday event is now being held online and the giving is going national with SchoolHouse Connection added. Watch LA GIVES BACK’s 24 hour global telethon, starting on Thursday 12.17 @ 5pm PST here: https://www.twitch.tv/browniesandlemonade.
There will be exclusive performances by A-Trak, AC Slater, Alfie Templeman, Baauer & Holly (performing a live score of Planet’s Mad), Brainfeeder presents THE HIT w/ Flying Lotus, Claud, Matt Berninger (The National), Madeon, Giraffage, Mija, MNDR are debuting Between Two Tunes, Manila Killa, Pussy Riot, Rufus Wainwright, Claude VonStroke, Tim Heidecker & Weyes Blood, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Snakehips, etc etc.
As well as appearances by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Eric Andre, HEALTH will read a Christmas story, Joel McHale and Keyboard Cat, for instance! You can see the full line up here.
To support SchoolHouse Connection, Downtown Women’s Center and My Friend’s Place, LA Gives Back is partnering with Fandiem — a digital sweepstakes marketplace bringing exclusive experiences and prizes to super-fans.
Starting today, fans can donate for a chance to win prizes such as an Ariana Grande Mega Merch Pack, a signed case of ranch dressing by comedian Eric Andre, exclusive signed OBEY GIANT ART / Shepard Fairey prints, a year’s supply of Guayakí Yerba Mate, a limited edition Sofi Tukker x Solé bicycle, a signed Cody Bellinger jersey and many more prizes available only on Fandiem.com/LAGB.
To discuss the current state of the homelessness crisis, there will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from Schoolhouse Connection, My Friend’s Place, and the Downtown Women’s Center. Tabitha Denholm from Women Under the Influence will host this panel discussion. Hi-res posters here.
All sales, donations, auction sales and charitable contributions will go towards the national charity SchoolHouse Connection and Los Angeles charities Downtown Women’s Center and My Friend’s Place.
More information on LA GIVES BACK, Downtown Women’s Center, My Friend’s Place, Twitch and Fandiem:
LA GIVES BACK began in 2016 as a response to the growing homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. What started as a one night event has since evolved into a movement led by some of the entertainment industry’s most influential curators and personalities. Every year, LAGB mobilizes the LA creative community to raise crucial funds for local organizations who combat homelessness year round, and now, nation wide.
SchoolHouse Connection is a national non-profit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. We provide strategic advocacy and practical assistance in partnership with early childhood programs, schools, institutions of higher education, service providers, families, and youth. Our vision is that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full access to quality learning, birth through higher education, so they will never be homeless as adults, and the next generation will never be homeless.
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC envisions Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first permanent supportive housing provider for women in the U.S.
My Friend’s Place assists and inspires homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives through a broad continuum of care including meals, employment and education assistance, case management and more. Founded in 1988, My Friend’s Place serves nearly half of homeless youth in Los Angeles.