The Oxfam Action Corps NYC's 2nd Annual Oxfam Jam hit the stage this Thursday night at Piano's Upstairs Lounge. This all volunteer curated event is part of concert series to fundraise for Oxfam's work and create awareness of hunger and poverty issues around the globe.
The night kicked off with the amazing songstress, Dyllan who enchanted us with her beautiful voice and melodies. Next on stage was a wildly creative set from Tattoo Money. Not only did his set bring every last person on the room who wasn't already standing to their feet, but his stage graphics created a visual experience unlike no other concert. Corey Cambridge rounded out the night with a high-energy set that got the whole room jumping. Corey was definitely a crowd pleaser, performing practically in the audience. Talk about crowd participation - we love it!
Laura Brooks who live painted throughout the night. Her beautiful painting was part of our raffle and given to one lucky winner at the end of the night. The raffle also included pieces from our favorite Action Corps designer, Lysa Ann. This brand new clothing line creates unique pieces to let every girl express herself and is focused on fit. Most importantly, pieces are "green," being made from either vintage or upcycled fabric, all to benefit nonprofits or others in need.
The night was a huge success with high energy and good vibes flowing throughout the night with a diverse mix of music and art. We shared the night and Oxfam message with approximately 125 people and raised almost $250 that will go directly to Oxfam's work. To put that number in Oxfam perspective, $250 can buy: 1 water pump for clean water in communities that would otherwise have to walk miles, 1 treat mosquito net to protect a whole family against deadly disease, buy school supplies for two students, and irrigate a farmer's land for 2 months. Thanks for making a difference!
Big thank you to everyone who made this night possible and for everyone who came out!
Laura's Painting Almost Finished: