How the Dec. 5 Celtic Christmas Concert will benefit Chase Lake School

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celtic-christmasSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church is hosting a Celtic Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 5 benefiting Chase Lake Community School’s Safety Net Program for students in need.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Alban’s, 21405 82nd Pl. W., Edmonds. Donations of cash or non-perishable food will be collected at the door.

Chase Lake Safety Net works to reduce hurdles to success caused by poverty, homelessness, and family disruption. They provide immediate emergency help with basic needs (food, clothing, transportation) as well as family advocacy and help connecting with community providers. The goal is to ensure a safe and stable environment to students so they can focus on their education.

During the last school year, the program:

  • sent home 679 wheeled backpacks full of groceries for students and their families.
  • provided food baskets, gift cards, and winter coats to 62 of the school’s families during the winter holidays.
  • gave out 3,414 after-school snacks to homeless students before their long rides home.
  • distributed 27 emergency gift cards to families for food, household items or fuel.

The evening concert will feature contemporary Celtic music with Windham Hill/ArkMusic recording artists Jeff Johnson on keys and vocals; Brian Dunning, flutes and whistles; Wendy Goodwin, violin and special guest Eric Miller on guitar.

For information, call 425-778-0371 or email stalbansedmonds@gmail.com.

 

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  1. Thank you to everyone who came to the Celtic Christmas concert to hear outstanding music and support Chase Lake Community School’s Safety Net Program. We raised $1500 and received 300 food items. All of the proceeds support the program as the concert is paid for by St. Alban’s Endowment Fund. A special thanks goes to Teresa and myedmondsnews for providing this forum to advertise and also the support they provide with articles about the concert and the Safety Net Program.

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