Save the Children’s Virtual Benefit Festival for COVID-19 Relief

The Young Patrons of Save the Children announced today a virtual benefit concert raising funds to support children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will feature streamed performances from ​Andy Grammer, Caroline Jones, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Duncan Sheik, John Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, Charity & Matty from The Head and the Heart, Jason Mraz, Jon Batiste, Josh Kelley, LP, Mat Kearney, Matt Nathanson, Morgan Evans, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, members of Ripe, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Cabrera, Smallpools, Trevor Hall, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, Will Joseph Cook, Yoke Lore. Introducing Alexis Wilkins, Diana DeMuth, John K, Modern Love Child. Viewers will have the opportunity to access a live interactive chat as well as donate in real time. The event will be streamed on Monday, May 25, at 6 p.m. EST ​via YouTube.

Save the Children is responding to the global pandemic in a way that is unlike any other humanitarian crisis in its 101 years. COVID-19 is threatening to undermine children’s ability to survive, learn and be protected. Hunger, social-emotional health and education are immediate and pressing issues that must be addressed. With a footprint in rural America and 120 countries, they are focused on preventing and managing the spread of the virus, helping children learn and supporting their psychological wellbeing, ensuring families have the basic means to survive and keeping children, families and communities safe. Save the Children is on the front lines in the U.S. and internationally, and prepared to go the distance in the fight to suppress the pandemic’s impacts on vulnerable children.

Save the Children​ believes every child deserves a future. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, they’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.