AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY MAGIC
Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:30-10pm
An Evening of Holiday Magic Fundraising Gala is the CD release party to celebrate the gifted singers, songwriters and story tellers who have made this years CD compilation possible. Some of them will perform live and all attendees will have a downloadable version of the recording for themselves. You will enjoy dinner, drinks, a silent auction, wine pull, photos with Santa and more. It’s a holiday festive good time!
Be sure to try the Holiday Magitini too! Its delicious! All proceeds will be used to create smiles by distributing the recording and activity/coloring books to children spending their holidays in a hospital around the country and in London and Singapore! We truly hope you will join us!
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
The first CD was produced in 2003, when professional voice actor and Albuquerque native Jeff Gelder was tasked in a Landmark Education class to come up with a project that would enhance the community and ultimately take on a life of its own. That’s just what has happened, as Gelder now fields many inquiries about the CD all year long.
“This year we hope to once again have CD’s for Children’s Hospital’s in San Diego, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Orange, New Orleans, Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Madera, Wilmington, Oakland, Omaha, Providence, St. Louis, Greenville, NC, Greenville, SC, Raleigh, Aurora, Cleaveland, Minneapolis, Detroit, Fargo, Duluth, plus Singapore, Asia, Newcastle Upon Tyne and London, England and more!
Here are the details… Through the generous donations of several singers and actors we are creating the 16th annual compilation recording titled “Holiday Magic, A Gift for Children of all Ages 2019.” The tale is shared by Jeffery the reindeer and Santa Claus as they make their way from the North Pole to visit the children. They are joined by Jeffery’s cousin Carlito who lives at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Kate the adventurous reindeer from Milwaukee, Mrs. Claus, Trixie the Jersey Reindeer, and Thalion, Master Elf, who runs Santa’s workshop! Our 2018 Jeffery the surfer reindeer and Santa story revolves around Miracles and our guest character is the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Our goal is to brighten the holidays for the children spending the season at Children’s Hospital’s and their siblings. Last year nearly 10,000 copies of the CD were delivered to Children’s Hospitals internationally and they were thrilled to have them and distribute them to their patients!
This year’s goal is to produce and deliver 10,000 copies, which will be delivered around the country and to London and Singapore in December. Please consider donating a minimum of $50 or more. No amount is too big or too small. Your gift is much needed and immensely appreciated! Every donation goes toward gifting a CD to a child,” says Gelder. “This is a labor of love that is received with much joy by children who are unfortunately spending the holiday season in the hospital and their siblings, who often crave attention due to so much being given to the ailing member of their family,” Gelder said. “We appreciate all donations! The more donations the more children that will be receiving a CD.” Thank you for your time and consideration, and make it a happy holiday season!