Help a Teen This Christmas!
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.
See the full list HERE.
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.
For more information about Honor Cards, visit communitycrossroadscenter.org, call 752-0829 or email email@example.com.
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.”
Danny Gokey at the Wisconsin Club Country Club on October 19th, 2016
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!
There aren’t too many artists that let you walk all over their face…. but anything for a good cause, right Danny? 🙂
We previously promoted the concert here:
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
“FLORENCE, SC – The Pee Dee region will welcome the 2016 Christmas season with both reverence and celebration when Contemporary Christian music chart-topper and K-Love’s Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey comes to the Florence Civic Center’s Uptown Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 17.