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Charlotte Symphony: Eva Mowry Lewis, Public Relations & Digital Media Coordinator
Contact: Eva Mowry Lewis, Public Relations & Digital Media Coordinator
For Immediate Release
Charlotte Symphony Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to Host Virtual Food Drive
April 16, 2012- The Charlotte Symphony has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank in a collaboration that nourishes the body as well as the soul.
The Charlotte Symphony will be hosting a virtual food drive through May 10. Patrons can make a donation of any amount to the Second Harvest “Give a Bit” website and present the donation receipt to the Charlotte Symphony box office to receive a a fifty percent discount on a second ticket when they purchase the first. The code for the virtual food drive is FRIENDS-SH.
The virtual food drive, powered by “Give a Bit,” is an online store that allows the donor to choose the items he or she would like to donate. Donors can fill a child’s backpack with nutritious foods for only five dollars or donate a Thanksgiving turkey for fifteen dollars.
Patrons can also call the Charlotte Symphony box office directly, mention “Friends of Second Harvest,” and twenty percent of proceeds from those ticket sales will go back to Second Harvest.
The eligible concerts are the Bach and Mahler performances on April 27 and 28 and Beethoven’s famed Missa Solemnis on May 11 and 12.
“This partnership with Second Harvest goes hand in hand with the Charlotte Symphony’s mission to serve the community,” says Alexandra Zsoldos, Director of Individual and Community Engagement at the Charlotte Symphony. “It’s great to partner with an organization that serves some of the community members that we serve through our music education and instrument donation programs. The virtual food drive is a vehicle for our supporters to give back to the community in a really meaningful way.”
"Second Harvest welcomes and appreciates the opportunity to partner with the Charlotte Symphony,” said Second Harvest Executive Director Kay Carter. “We are very grateful for their support in helping us feed hungry children, families and seniors in our 19 county region."
Second Harvest about statement
The Charlotte Symphony’s mission is to serve the whole community through music that educates, entertains, and enriches the human spirit. The Symphony serves the community through after-school music education programs and concerts, in-school music coaching, ensemble performances at nursing homes, the Instruments for Kids instrument donation program, Youth Orchestra and camps, and a child-friendly concert series.
Tickets start at $21.50 and are available by calling the Charlotte Symphony Ticket Office at (704) 972-2000, or at www.charlottesymphony.org.
To donate to the Second Harvest food drive, click here.
Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony aspires to serve the whole community through classical music that educates, entertains and enriches. The orchestra’s recently launched New American Orchestra Campaign will provide the financial stability for the Symphony to build a renewed and sustainable funding model. A non-traditional venture, the New American Orchestra Campaign seeks to address the immediate nature of the need through community-wide operating support. Through education, innovation and relentless passion, the Charlotte Symphony has served the community for 80 years and is a vital organization that fervently believes in the artistic enrichment of the human spirit.
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