“Christian singer Danny Gokey shared messages of inspiration Saturday during a benefit concert at the Douglas County Fair for the Howell family, which lost a mother and five children in a Riddle house fire March 1. “When I heard about this cause for our Christian brother Jimmy Howell (the father), I was touched,” Gokey said to the crowd during the concert.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW)- Community members were asked to bring donations of school supplies for Fill a Backpack Fill a Need to see a concert performed by Wisconsin native and American Idol alumni Danny Gokey.
The Christian singer has prioritized family both at his shows and behind the scenes with his band members.
“Just be there on the bus and just kiss your kids goodnight that makes it worth it,” said Gokey’s guitar player Miguel Perez. His wife and three children were with the band in Wausau and even took in a little fun at the 400 Block’s splash pad before seeing Dad perform.
“The fact that we can have families out here having a good time building a rapport with each other is amazing,” bassist Eric Ramey said. “Bringing back that foundation of family is important. It’s the foundation of who we are,” said drummer Bernard Bell.
Ramey and Bell say band members have also become like family because they spend so much time on the road together. “So, the family aspect is there, I treat him like my brother,” Ramey said of Bell.
Sophia’s Heart is hosting an end of year holiday auction to raise funds for an after school music and arts program in Milwaukee. Funds will go to support programming needs such as bus passes for students, uniforms, music equipment and their annual tour.
Sophia’s Heart Foundation provides an after school music and arts program for at-risk youth, ages 11 -17, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin founded by BMG Recording Artist and American Idol alumnus, Danny Gokey.
A painting of a stranger making his way toward a snow-covered bench is being used to bring hope to local homeless people seeking shelter this winter.
Titled “Hope in Front of Me,” the work by artist William Mangum is featured on the Honor Card, a holiday season fundraiser for homeless shelters. This year’s card takes its name from a song by former “American Idol” contestant Danny Gokey, who sings of hope ahead in spite of brokenness and struggle. “This song has an amazing symbolism of the journey that the homeless and needy encounter each day,”
Greenville, North Carolina’s homeless shelter, Community Crossroads Center, unveiled this year’s card at St. James United Methodist Church.
To read more about the efforts to help the homeless click HERE.
To help those in need Open Door Mission kicked off their “Turkey N Fixin” campaign Friday. The Open Door Mission is planning on delivering 5,000 turkey-n-fixin boxes to families in need. The best part is that the boxes will be delivered to the families’ houses, so they can enjoy their Thanksgiving meal at home.
American Idol contestant Danny Gokey was on hand Friday at the Shadow Lake Hy-Vee to help kick off the event. He says that helping those in need is very important to him. “I’ve been that guy who’s, you know, had to deal with homelessness myself. Whether you see it or not, it’s there.”
To read the full article, click HERE. Thanks to Wolf 93.3 Country Radio and 107.3 The Fish Christian Radio for supporting the campaign.
The annual benefit for the SHF Milwaukee Area youth and arts program celebrated its fifth gala in style at the elegant WCCC location. Auction items, cocktail hour, wonderful dining, performances by the Sophia’s Heart Choir and the foundation’s founder, Danny Gokey, topped the evening!
The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir opened the evening’s entertainment by performing covers of pop hits and an original song, too. Danny Gokey sang, “Symptoms”, “Better Than Gold”, “Long Train Running”. The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir returned to back Danny on, “Hope in Front of Me”, “Better Than I Found It”, “My Life” and more.
Seven years after his season of “American Idol” ended, we think this just might be the most unusual promotion…. Danny Gokey‘s face is the inspiration for an 11 acre cornfield maze! It’s being used to promote an upcoming fundraiser at the Florence Civic Center’s Uptown Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The charity event will benefit the House of Hope and Sophia’s Heart Foundation. Organizers report that the idea to use Danny’s face was agreed to by his management in just an hour! (Early consent was essential since mazes have to be planted that way, not cut into the shape!) and that Danny is expected to get a bird’s eye view of the maze by riding a helicopter over the field the day of the show!