Bassnectar aims to raise 35,000 meals for Flint, Michigan
Giving back has always been at the forefront of what Bassnectar‘s work stands for. In the past few months alone, Bassnectar’s Be Interactive charity has raised enough money to provide 2,000 fans with a month of free therapy and they’ve funded a high school course on Climate Change with a $10,000 grant. Still, his motto remains, “WE CAN DO MORE,” showing just how far a dollar a person can go.
With $1 from each Bassnectar ticket going to straight into his charity initiatives, Bassnectar continues into spooky season by raising money directly from his three-night Halloween run in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With approximately 10,000 tickets in circulation for each night of Freakstyle, that’s over $30,000 from one event! Bassnectar has said elsewhere that the funds raised will continue to go toward his free therapy initiative.
In addition, Bassnectar’s Be Interactive has teamed up with Conscious Alliance to announce a new effort benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The two organizations aim to raise 35,000 meals through a food drive called “Flint Brain Food Drive.” The organizations have also incentivized fans to participate by offering a limited-edition Bassnectar Freestyle 2019 lunchbox to anyone who donates 20 non-perishable items and/or meet a suggested cash donation amount.
“We’re asking Bassnectar fans to select special, extra healthy & fun foods for their donations, things that kids will be excited to eat,” said Justin Levy, Executive Director of Conscious Alliance. “We hope everyone will bring something, and for those who bring a lot, we have the Freakstyle Lunchbox as a gift.”
“Years after the Flint Water Crisis, despite heroic activism and resilience in the city, lasting challenges remain. Bassnectar fans asked us to come together around the water crisis, and the opportunity is finally here.” says Lia Holland, Executive Director of Be Interactive. “Among their needs, this community lists food and water, and we are grateful to the inspiring kids and families of Flint for graciously welcoming our donation.”
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