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Today we would like to introduce you to Charlie Wendell
Charlie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have always been passionate about three things throughout my life; Jesus, people, and music. So while I was in graduate school I decided to work on a project that allowed me to incorporate all three of those passions.
At the time I was also simultaneously working for a record label; G4 Muzik. While I loved my job, I just felt like somehow all the money, fame, and resources could be utilized to help make a difference in the community. I began working on a business plan that centered on a music festival that traveled all across the world. Well life literally took me across the world to Ethiopia. Before Melody of Hope could come to life, I had already made a commitment to move to Africa for 10 months to do mission work. It turned out to be a blessing because I got to see upfront what it was like to live in immense poverty and what it looked like to be without hope. When I returned to the states I relentlessly started to take steps to bring Melody of Hope to life.
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2017 Christmas Gala Press Release
Melody of Hope’s Fourth Annual “Hope for the Holidays” Christmas Gala
Nonprofit hosts annual gala benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
DALLAS (Sept. 14, 2017) – Melody of Hope is hosting their fourth annual Christmas gala, “Hope for the Holidays,” on Dec. 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the event will fund Melody of Hope’s benefit concerts for various local nonprofits. Items collected from the toy drive will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County which supports at-risk children.
The gala will be held at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. This is a new venue for Melody of Hope, but Bent Tree is looking forward to hosting the event.
“The goals of Melody of Hope and the people that they touch made us want to host their event this year,” Natasha Jankauskas, director of catering at Bent Tree, said. “We expect an amazing night for the guests. We have a traditional warm country club feel and the level of service that we provide is what sets us apart from any other venue.”
This year’s gala is supported by presenting sponsor Whole Health Kinetix. Clinical director Austin Wendell stated, “It’s our joy to come alongside Melody of Hope as the presenting sponsor this year because we view serving the community as a daily calling just like they do. We love giving back, whether it be with the patients we help or for a Christmas gala.”
At last year’s gala, Melody of Hope raised $12,000. The event was sponsored by more than 70 businesses and organizations, including J Paul Company, the Dallas Stars, Camp Craig Allen and Deep Ellum Brewing Co. The event sold out last year and is likely to do the same this year.
“I really enjoyed the 2016 gala,” Melody of Hope board member Brett Larson said. “We were well organized in the preparation and setup. I think all participants really had a great time. I know that our guests were quite impressed by it.”
A ticket to this year’s gala includes dinner provided by Bent Tree Country Club, dancing, a silent auction, and a live performance by Thomas Lightfoot, a soul/R&B artist from Dallas. Many nonprofit organizations will attend the event with the opportunity to promote their mission and display their efforts to make a difference in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.
Tickets cost $100 per person and $150 per couple. Tickets for the event can be found here.
About Melody of Hope
Melody of Hope is a nonprofit organization that exists to support and advocate for nonprofits across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. MOH hosts benefit concerts in popular venues while leveraging concert revenues for our nonprofit partners and causes. MOH strives to educate and mobilize donors—using music to extend the hope of Jesus.
2017 Kendra Gives Back Press Release
Kendra Gives Back
Kendra Scott hosts fundraising party for Melody of Hope
PLANO, TEXAS (July 28, 2017) – Kendra Scott will be hosting a “Kendra Gives Back” fundraising party for nonprofit organization Melody of Hope Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The event will take place at Kendra Scott at the Shops of Legacy in Plano.
During the event, 20 percent of sales will go toward Melody of Hope’s cause. Bracelets, necklaces and earrings can be purchased to support the nonprofit.
The partnership between Melody of Hope and Kendra Scott formed three years ago and has helped Melody of Hope gain support from the local community.
“Kendra Scott has graciously continued to support any charitable endeavor we have reached out to them about,” Executive Director of Melody of Hope, Charlie Wendell said. “By attaching our name to such a strong brand, we have been able to increase our visibility throughout the community.”
Kendra Scott is looking forward to partnering with Melody of Hope for the third year in a row, showing support for a good cause while providing a way for others to give back.
“We want to make a positive impact on our communities and believe giving back in a meaningful way is the truest form of success," Community Relations and event manager, Jenn Rich said. “Philanthropy is the heart of our company. Our wish is to give back to Melody of Hope—they share our same passion and we are beyond excited to have them in store.”
Melody of Hope will use the funds from the shopping event for the benefit concerts they host for their nonprofit partners.
Additional information about the event can be found on Melody of Hope’s website.
About Melody of Hope
Melody of Hope is a nonprofit organization that exists to support and become an advocate for nonprofits across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. MOH host benefit concerts in popular venues while leveraging concert revenues for nonprofit partners and causes. MOH strives to educate and mobilize donors—using music to extend the hope of Jesus.