During the month of December, 40 local musicians held virtual house concerts via  Facebook Live and raised a record $28,695 for local homeless shelters through the efforts of Singing For Shelter. 

 “Because of these musicians, The McKinney Shelter received $13,695 in direct  donations and Lucy’s Hearth received $15,000. We are grateful to these musicians and  to our enormously compassionate community for stepping up to help our homeless  neighbors during this trying time,” Singing For Shelter co-founder Mark Gorman said.   Singing For Shelter is in its 13th year and its annual holiday concerts have raised over  $113,000 for local homeless shelters. 

You can watch many of the concerts here – Watch | Dozens of local musicians are Singing For Shelter Dec. 5 – 22

 To donate directly to the shelters, please visit lucyshearth.org or mckinneyshelter.org 

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