Last weekend’s Girls Rock benefit show at Mike N Molly’s in downtown Champaign raised over $1,000, according to financial information from event organizer Isaac Arms.
The February 27 show raised $980 at the door and received additional donations online, pushing its first night of funding over the $1,000 mark.
“One of the points of the benefit last night was to raise awareness,” Arms said, a day after the show. “It’s helped us field interest for instructors and board members.”
The show at Mike N Molly’s featured performances from Central Illinois singer-songwriters Rebecca Rego, Emily Otnes, Maddy Marsan, and Fiona Kimble.
The concert was designed to help raise money to fund a Girls Rock camp located in Champaign-Urbana. Girls Rock Camp Alliance is an international coalition of organizers whose goal is “to empower girls and women using the tools of music education to foster self-esteem and confidence.”
Girls Rock currently has locations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and one camp in Brazil.
The initial funds raised by the February 27 show will help Arms and organizing partner Jessica Rasmussen travel to Philadelphia at the end of the month for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance conference, with the rest going towards building a website for the Champaign-Urbana camp and getting the actually camp running.
You can contact the Champaign-Urbana branch for Girls Rock through firstname.lastname@example.org and can also donate to through email address via PayPal.