March 1, 2013 by shockboxtv
One of our missions is to spotlight individuals as well as organizations that strive to help out those less fortunate, so this past Thursday, we ventured to DTLA (Down Town Los Angeles for those of you living outside SoCal) to a classic venue, The Airliner in Lincoln Heights, for a brand new music festival that drew 10 (count ’em – TEN!) talented indie bands together under one roof in support of helping the homeless youth population in L.A.
“There are about 15,000 homeless youth living in L.A. and about 80% of them are unsheltered each night.” says DeNeisha Calvert, a volunteer at SafePlaceforYouth.org.
Betty Elektro (Elektro-PR), a lifetime resident of Los Angeles, created the festival in support of Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y), a dedicated non-profit organization that operates a youth homeless shelter in Venice, Ca.
We had the honor of covering Betty’s first fundraising event a few months ago for S.P.Y. on a rainy night in November when she brought a handful of talented DJs together at Blipsy Barcade in Hollywood. CLICK HERE to check out our fun interview with Betty from that event.
Last night’s concert at The Airliner featured live music simultaneously on two stages, wood and canvas painting, face painting and more. The event brought great people together and raised lots of money for S.P.Y.
We also caught up with S.P.Y volunteer DeNeisha Calvert for a quick sound-bite via video (CLICK HERE TO VIEW).
Cudos to the awesome DJs and bands who graciously donated their talents in support of the cause: Staytune_Olmos, Carman, Prysmic Light, Kyle Johnson, La Mer, The Wingard Manor, Oona, Father Tiger, Good Thunder, Ballerina Black, Ninja Betty & The Nunchix, The Echo and The Sound, Innaspace, and NoDigga. Many thanks to live artists Sia Abderezai, Days and jewelry designer MyDaniMonster as well for their involvement.