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2018 Youth Choir Benefit Concert

Join us on Sunday, May 6,​ 7:00 p.m., at Binkley Baptist Church for the 2018 Youth Choir Benefit Concert.

The fourth annual Youth Choir Benefit Concert ​features Youth Choirs from University Presbyterian Church​, University United Methodist Church, United Church of Chapel Hill​, and Binkley Baptist Church​. The concert will feature choral selections performed by each of the Youth Choirs and six anthems performed by all the choirs together. This year’s benefit concert proceeds will go to support a local mental health initiative​, Josh’s Hope Foundation, based in Hillsborough, NC, and a representative from Josh’s Hope will speak at the concert.

Four years ago, singers and directors from UPC, UUMC, and UCCH brainstormed together and came up with what has become an annual Youth Choir Benefit Concert that has expanded to include Binkley Baptist Church’s Youth Choir. Representatives from each choir got together in the fall and chose Josh’s Hope as the local nonprofit to benefit from the proceeds of the donations​ collected at the concert.

Over the past three years, funds collected from the Benefit Concert have gone to support TABLE, the Sophie Foundation, and the Carrboro Refugee Support Center. Planning of the concert offers youth a chance to get to know each other, sing together, and research and support local issues that they feel are important to the youth and young adults in our community.

Donation checks may be made payable to Binkley Baptist Church, with Youth Choir Benefit Concert in the memo line.

Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Hillsborough, NC. They serve residents of Central North Carolina, ages 18-35 who live with mental health conditions and/or struggle with a substance disorder. Services include vocational skills, job preparedness, independent life skills, and therapeutic supports customized to meet the individual needs of participants.

In addition to providing skills training and therapeutic supports, Josh’s Hope helps participants identify resources, build emotional toolkits, and develop plans to successfully transition to independent living. They also work with parents, training them in ways to help their child transition to adult services and navigate multiple systems. To learn more visit, www.joshshopefoundation.org.