Holiday fundraiser announces virtual Christmas Carol Contest

Savannah area nonprofit Shelter from the Rain is shifting its annual Christmas Concert to benefit single mothers to an online fundraiser in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an effort to stay safe during the holiday season, the organization has transformed their annual Christmas Concert into a virtual Christmas Carol Contest featuring Kim Gusby, Dedrick Clark, Lyn Avenue, Laiken Love, Porschia Mitchell, The Savannah Bananas, Reese Bailey and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

The online fundraiser will run from November 15 through December 20, 2020.

The online Christmas Carol video with the most votes will be the winner and announced the week of Christmas.

“2020 has been very hard on many of the families that we serve, but it has also presented an opportunity for us to develop creative ways to meet their needs and work more with our community partners”, says Jennifer Graham, Founder and Director of Shelter From the Rain.

The funds raised through this online fundraiser will provide assistance to single mothers and children in need. This year, the organization is also celebrating their 10-year anniversary and the funds raised online will support their Mental Health for Single Moms program, their Virtual Tutoring Services for Students of Single Mothers, their Community Diaper Bank and their ”Hope For the Holidays” Christmas Giveaway.

For more information on how you can help with this online fundraiser, visit: # # # Shelter From the Rain, Inc. (SFTR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based out of Savannah, Georgia, that provides assistance to low-income single mothers and children in need through acts of kindness that nurture the mind, body, and soul. For more information, visit or call 912-232-5860.

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