Mayor’s Holiday Fest

Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in the City of Lowell. According to the 2016 Point in Time Count there were there were a total 359 unaccompanied youth ages 18-24 and 15 unaccompanied youth under 18 in the City. These Youth are experiencing homelessness for a variety of reasons including family conflict and abuse, sexual identity, pregnancy, addiction or mental health issues, contact with the juvenile justice system or aging out of foster care. Homelessness for these youth takes the form of couch surfing, sleeping in their cars or in places not fit for human habitation. While some youth will enter shelters, most view this as a last resource as these shelters can be extremely dangerous places where they are at risk for sexual or physical abuse by older residents. Homeless youth are among the most vulnerable people in our community and are at elevated risk of sexual and physical exploitation and sex trafficking among other threats.

CORRECTION: Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in the City of Lowell. According to the 2017 Point in Time Count there were there were 658 homeless individuals and families and a total 14 unaccompanied youth ages 18-24 in the City. These youth are experiencing homelessness for a variety of reasons including family conflict and abuse, sexual identity, pregnancy, addiction or mental health issues, contact with the juvenile justice system or aging out of foster care. Homelessness for these youth takes the form of couch surfing, sleeping in cars or in places not fit for human habitation. While some youth will enter shelters, most view this as a last resource as these shelters can be extremely dangerous places where they are at risk for sexual or physical abuse by older residents. Homeless youth are among the most vulnerable people in our community and are at elevated risk of sexual and physical exploitation and sex trafficking among other threats.

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Attorney Richard Lalime (emcee of the event) and Jack McWilliams (Holiday Fest Committee Member) about the Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser.

Watch the Highlight Video from the Fest on YouTube — Click Here!

Watch the Slideshow on YouTube – Click Here!

www.facebook.com/mayorsholidayfest

LINKS TO THE BANDS – LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM

Gary Hoey

Mickey Kanan of Blackheart 

Peter Lavender

John Powhida

Downbeat 5

The Dirty Tricks

Chuck n the Reeds

Nico Rivers

Party Band Lowell

Bradley Copper Kettle & Friend

Arthur Thomas

Emily Desmond

Love Train – R&B-rock-soul band featuring John Wadkins, Lori Moscone Wadkins, John Styklunas, Steve Thorsen, and Dan Styklunas

REGISTER HERE FOR TICKETS/SPONSORSHIPS/DONATIONS

TICKETS/PERSON $20 (purchased prior to event)

Tickets purchased at the door will cost more.

SPONSORSHIPS $250, $500, $1000  – Description

SPONSORSHIPS OF $1000 OR MORE QUALIFY FOR THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (CITC) AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% CREDIT/REFUND. 

Sponsor Opportunities

Gold Sponsor                           $1,000  

  • Logo displayed on CTI Mayor’s Holiday Fest website and special inclusion in newspaper and radio coverage
  • Check presentation photo op: will also appear on commteam.org
  • Logo displayed at Event and on Event Program
  • Mention from podium and on all social media

Silver Sponsor                          $  500

  • Check presentation photo op: will also appear on commteam.org
  • Logo displayed at Event and on Event Program
  • Mention from podium and on all social media

Bronze Sponsor                       $  250

  • Logo displayed at Event and on Event Program
  • Mention from podium and on all social media

PARKING

 

SPONSORS

New England Medical Insurance

JONCAS ASSOCIATES

 

 

 

 

 

Lowell City Council

Lowell School Committee

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Chandler Travis for his inspiration. Chandler has been putting on his Christmas Cavalcade Benefits for the Homeless for over a decade. We highly recommend you grab another helping of holiday cheer at one of his upcoming Christmas Cavalcades. For more info, www.chandlertravis.com

 

Arthur Tingas and Kosta Cocalis – Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall – 437 Broadway Street, Lowell MA  01854 – http://zorbamusichall.com/

 

Holy Trinity Church – 62 Lewis Street, Lowell MA  01854 – http://holytrinitylowell.net/

 

Macheras Service Mart – 66 Broadway Street, Lowell MA  01854