Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Mighty Giveback Concert Raises $1,008,723 to Support Affordable Housing
Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle announced today that its sold-out Mighty Giveback concert at Red Hat Amphitheater last Friday raised $1,008,723 to help provide affordable housing in local communities. The show’s fundraising success was made possible with generous support from 161 sponsors, including Coastal Credit Union Foundation, and 5,000 attendees. Net proceeds from these funds will soon be disbursed to 11 nonprofit organizations – including Habitat for Humanity, Hope Renovations, and Passage Home – that are making the biggest impact on individuals and families every day.
During the October 28th show, The Mighty Giveback’s sold-out crowd was dazzled by the six-piece American country band Turnpike Troubadours. Opening acts included Raleigh’s own alternative country band American Aquarium, and hardcore honky tonk locals The Backsliders.
“Live music and community shined brightly this past Friday night,” said Thorne Daubenspeck, Executive Director of Band Together. “It was absolutely amazing to look into the crowd of community members, leaders, partners and sponsors. It was the epitome of collective power. For the past year we have been joining forces with so many individuals and organizations to reach our $1 million goal, and the Mighty Giveback was the perfect culmination of our hard work. We are so grateful for each and every person who was involved – attendees, sponsors, donors, vendors, bidders, and fans. We couldn’t have done this without you.”
Each nonprofit organization was selected through United Way’s rigorous and community-driven application process and chosen for their proven ability to make an impact on affordable housing through United Way’s mission to eradicate poverty and increase social mobility. For more information about the nonprofit recipients, please visit this link.
“For someone working hard to triumph over the challenges that come with experiencing poverty, a safe and affordable home is everything. Rather than worrying about the roof over their heads, families can be free to focus on their children’s education, ensure they have enough healthy food to eat every day, and begin building toward a more stable future,” said Eric Guckian, United Way of the Greater Triangle’s President and CEO. “As the cost of housing continues to rise for everyone, we knew we needed to act. Thank you to Band Together, Coastal Credit Union Foundation, and the thousands of Triangle music lovers that showed up for the community big time.”
While the funds raised from The Mighty Giveback concert will strengthen existing affordable housing initiatives in the Triangle, the challenge is far from over. Triangle residents can still donate through this link.
For three years, Band Together and United Way of the Greater Triangle have been working together to tackle the Triangle’s toughest challenges. With support from individual donors and corporate sponsors, the two organizations have raised more than $3 million and supported thousands of our neighbors in need. Last year’s efforts raised more than $1 million for more than 100 nonprofits supporting community recovery and stabilization efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about what those funds accomplished, visit United Way of the Greater Triangle’s website.