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Melissa Etheridge collecting gifts for area foster children Saturday before evening concert


Friday, November 30, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Melissa Etheridge will be performing at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton. From 1-7 pm Melissa, in collaboration with the Northampton Police Department will be holding a gift drive to benefit Friends of Children, Inc. Friends of Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of hundreds of children each year by working to bring security and hope to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Through the community’s compassion and largesse, Friends of Children will be able to bring joy specifically to children who are part of the foster care system in the Pioneer Valley.

“We are delighted by this unexpected gift through such a talented artist that is so fitting at this time of year. It’s a wonderful chance to feel good in our community and to rise to acknowledge vulnerable kids who are not always remembered,” said Jane Lyons, Executive Director of Friends of Children.

Donations should be unwrapped toys for various ages, as well as gift cards that target our older youth. These include: UBER, grocery stores, Dunkin Donuts, CVS, Sephora, etc. Friends of Children will distribute the gifts.

Donations will be accepted December 1st, 1-7 pm at the Calvin Theatre, Northampton.