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.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS/SPONSORSHIPS/DONATIONS

Tickets may also be purchased online or at the door 

or by check payable to Community Teamwork, 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852 Attn: Mayor’s Fest

3rd Annual Mayor’s  Rock n’ Roll Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness

Thursday, December 12th, Doors open at 6pm

Zorba’s Music Hall – 453 Market Street, Lowell MA  01852

Suggested donation of $20 per ticket

$10 Student Discount, 21+ required

Dinner reservations available  978.459.7652 / 978.452.8092 

Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in the City of Lowell. Community Teamwork estimates that there are over 100 young people in Lowell each year who are experiencing homelessness for a variety of reasons.

To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor Bill Samaras is continuing and building upon last year’s very successful Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth and we hope that you will join with us to help make it an even bigger success!

Last year’s Holiday Fest raised $18,000 (and the year before $11,000) that will be donated to CTI’s Youth Services Program designed with youth and young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in mind. The program offers Transitional Housing Opportunities, Rapid Rehousing, Community Connections and work closely with UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College as part of their College Engagement programming. The team has been working hard to connect with youth and young adults (YYA), identify community resources and work towards stabilization.Their mission is to provide supportive and comprehensive services to some of the estimated 150-250 young adults in the region who are at risk or currently struggling with housing instability each year.

This program has been working with teens to help them reunite with their families, or find safe affordable housing on their own. In many cases it is simply a matter of helping a young person with a security deposit or to clear up past debts that can save them from spending years couch surfing, sleeping in their cars or in places not fit for human habitation.

The team is excited about all the wonderful things to come and what this programming will do for all of our young people in need!

Listen to Mayor’s Fest Committee Members – Jack McWilliams and Jon Geer discuss this upcoming event with Teddy Panos on WCAP 12/3/19

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
  • 10 Complimentary Tickets to the Event
  • Eligible for Community Tax Credit (CITC) – eligible for 50% credit/refund

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
  • 5 Complimentary Tickets to the Event

Bronze Sponsor                       $  250

  • Logo displayed at Event and on Event Program
  • Mention from podium and on all social media
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the Event

SPONSORSHIPS OF $1000 OR MORE QUALIFY FOR THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (CITC) AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A 50% CREDIT/REFUND.  Donate online or if you would like to sponsor, you can also send checks to:  Community Teamwork, Inc., c/o Mayor’s Holiday Fest, 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA  01852

2019 LINEUP (check back for updates)

Love Train (with Dan Styklunas) ~ HOUSE BAND
John Powida
Mickey Kanan
Peter Lavender  
Emily Desmond
Kevin Wall
Abbie Barrett
Jenna Markard
Kelly Knapp
Funrazrs
All D’s Boyz
Silvertongue   @silvertonguesound

 

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS/SPONSORSHIPS/DONATIONS

TICKETS/PERSON $20  / Students $10 – must be 21+

More about Sponsorships

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door or by check payable to Community Teamwork, 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852 Attn: Mayor’s Fest

 

2019 SPONSORS

SANDI A. WILSON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS ENDOWMENT FUND

 

GEORGE AND CAROL DUNCAN

SPRING MAN. CORP – JEFFREY DESMARAIS

CENTRAL PLAZA REALTY – JIM AND EFFIE DRAGON

 


 

NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL INSURANCE – STEPHEN J. MALLETTE

 


 

 

DEBRA NUTTER

 

 

 

MARINA SCHELL

 

 

 

 

 

  VICHTCHA KONG

 

KLEIN HORNIG LLP – AMANDA COTE

 

ALINE ROY

 

LISA ANSARA

 

KAREN FREDERICK

 

Lowell School Committee

William Samaras, Mayor & School Committee Chair

Andre P. Descoteaux

Jackie Doherty, School Committee Vice-Chair

Robert J. Hoey Jr

Dominik Hok Lay

Connie AMartin

Gerard Nutter

 


MATTHEW ARONSON

JACK MOYNIHAN / CAROLYN WALSH

GEORGE’S TEXTILES

O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME

VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT 11/27/18 – Thank you John Heslin   – What a fantastic night!!

2018 Media

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Mayor Bill Samaras and Former Mayor Ed Kennedy about the 2nd Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser 2018

Listen to WCAP’s Teddy Panos interview Jack McWilliams and Jon Geer (two members of of the Mayor’s Holiday Fest Committee) about the Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth ~ Rock n’ Roll Fundraiser 2018.

2017 Media

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 2017.

Watch the 2017 Highlight Video from the Fest on YouTube — Click Here!

Watch the 2017 Slideshow on YouTube – Click Here!

 

PARKING

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Arthur Tingas and Kosta Cocalis

Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall 

437 Broadway Street, Lowell MA  01854

Welcome to Olympia’s Zorba Music Hall Dining, Dancing & Entertainment

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

62 Lewis Street, Lowell MA  01854

http://holytrinitylowell.net/

 Macheras Service Mart

66 Broadway Street, Lowell MA  01854

Owl Stamp Visual Solutions

Lowell City Council

Lowell School Committee

 

Sponsors 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunny Sky and Rainbows Child Care Center

 

Jack O’Connor

George and Carol Duncan

John Chemaly

Gary Sepe

Lowell School Committee

  • William Samaras, Mayor & School Committee Chair
  • Andre P. Descoteaux
  • Jackie Doherty, School Committee Vice-Chair
  • Robert J. Hoey Jr
  • Dominik Hok Lay
  • Connie AMartin
  • Gerard Nutter

Lowell City Council

  • Mayor William Bill Samaras
  • Rita M. Mercier
  • Vesna Nuon
  • Karen A. Cirillo
  • David J. Conway
  • Rodney M. Elliott
  • James L. Milinazzo
  • Edward J. Kennedy, Jr.
  • John J. Leahy

 

 

SPONSORS 2017 – WE NEED YOU!

New England Medical Insurance

JONCAS ASSOCIATES

 

 

 

 

 

Lowell City Council

Lowell School Committee

 

Special Thanks 2017

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