SAN DIEGO–More than $2,300 and forty large boxes of clothing were donated to the Veterans Village of San Diego as part of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus community outreach mission.
“On any given day, more than 500 veterans find a helping hand at the Veterans Village,” said Marc Mangiantini, San Diego Gay Men Chorus Director of Outreach. “We’re proud to be part of the amazing work they do to improve the lives of the men and women who served our country.”
Singers and audience members made cash donations into a giant ruby-red slipper at the recent Feelin’ Groovy—Songs of the ‘60s summer concert series. And, throughout the summer, clothing was gathered by chorus members and the University Christian Church in Hillcrest where the chorus holds its rehearsals.
This is the third year SDGMC’s outreach efforts have helped local groups. Past concert partnerships have benefited a scholarship program for abused children, a shelter for homeless and low-income women, a youth arts and music program and Mama’s Kitchen.
The chorus has entertained San Diego audiences for nearly 30 years. With more than 150 members, it is one of the largest choruses of its type in the world.
The chorus will host Info Night on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at the University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue in San Diego. For more information, visit to sdgmc.org or call (877) 296-SONG.