( ENSPIRE COMMUNITY ) Hoodies for the Homeless at Brooklyn Bowl
At the Brooklyn Bowl on July 21, the hip-hop/rock band known as PushMethod performed for a movement called the “Hoodies for the Homeless.” It’s an initiative to inspire people across New York City to keep the homeless warm throughout the fall and winter months. Front man Tavis Stage of PushMethod was the one who was behind the idea after witnessing so many people struggle on the city streets. The mission for “Hoodies for the Homeless” is simple: to provide as much warm clothing for the homeless as possible. Many people throughout New York City are displaced and homeless, and are forced to suffer on the streets during the winter months. Hoodies and various other winter clothing has been collected and distributed to shelters across the city thanks to this movement.
Music has always been universal, and has been able to bring so many people together. Music was the catalyst to bring attention to the issue that continues to affect so many homeless people throughout New York City. During the winter months, temperatures have been known to go into the single digits, and even into the negative digits.
The Brooklyn Bowl has been known to provide a number of different concerts. The benefit concert had a significant amount of energy. The crowd was jumping up and down, and thrilled with the vibe that surrounded everyone on that Tuesday night. PushMethod rocked the stage as everyone knew they could, and David Correy showed up on stage to make a special performance. Correy was responsible for providing the voice for the 2014 FIFA World Cup song. This clearly was collaboration in the making of popular and artistic musicians. Other artists who took the stage included NoMBe, an artist who has gone viral as well as MotherMother, as the headliner. They all rocked out in order to support this amazing cause to help the homeless.
The event was sponsored by a number of large companies throughout New York and the globe, including Abercrombie and Fitch, The Hoodie Shop, the New York Giants, firstborn, Kelly Anne , #Hashtag Lunchbag, Havas media and others. Everyone was asked to bring a hoodie to the event, and it resulted in donation tables stacked with hoodies.
Everyone was able to enjoy good music and participate in a cause where clean and warm hoodies will be delivered to shelters across all five boroughs of New York City.
As everyone gathered to listen to music and bring hoodies, it was an event to show that there is still good in mankind, and that a difference could be made when people work together. It was such a privilege to see musicians use their talents and creativity to bring awareness to social issues.