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Rolling Stones deliver for Photocharity

Proceeds from the Saturday auction and gala dinner concert at the Del Mar Hilton will help homeless and disenfranchised San Diego youth.

Photo by Pia Juliana Squillino, executive business assistant to Mick Jagger

Share PhotoRolling Stones members Ronnie Wood (left) and Keith Richards are shown with one of two Fender Stratocaster guitars the two of them signed, along with fellow Stones Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, for this year’s auction by here Photocharity. But sometimes you can give to help others get what they need. King and former Tijuana guitarist Carlos Santana are eager to lend a helping hand. So are Diana Krall, Joe Cocker, Rob Thomas, Ziggy Marley, Lucinda Williams, Jonny Lang and erstwhile San Diego troubadour Jewel.

All of these artists have contributed autographed
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The name of the Youth Band stems from Photocharity’s weekly Taking Music to the Streets program. It provides free musical instruction and instruments to homeless San Diego youth each Sunday afternoon at Ocean Beach’s Episcopal Church Center.

The success of the program, which uses music
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cheap Michael Kors handbags outlet 500 homeless youth, between the ages of 12 to 24, have participated in Taking Music to the Streets, which also provides them with free dinners, clothing shoes and medical evaluations.

The Celebration of Hope Gala Dinner Auction’s
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"I’m very passionate about the issue of homeless youth and do a lot of work with various organizations," said Morse, 22. "When I found out about Photocharity, it
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Where: Del Mar Hilton,
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Tickets: $180 (general) $250 (VIP; all tickets are tax deductible)

Phone: (760) 505 7077Since its launch here in 2001, Photocharity has raised $2.5 million.

The bulk of that has funded programs at the Storefront, San Diego Youth Services’ emergency shelter for homeless and runaway youth. Of that amount, $750,000 has come from auctioning signed musical memorabilia donated by the Stones, King, Elton John, The Who, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain and others.

Even without this year’s auction proceeds, the Storefront’s music, art and daily breakfast program is already fully funded by Photocharity through June, 2015. Sitcov said his organization is now turning its attention more fully to helping homeless youth between the ages of 18 to 24, for whom very few services are available.

This year’s Photocharity auction items include an Epiphone electric guitar signed by blues giant King, 88, who has singlehandedly helped Photocharity raise $165,000 by donating more than a dozen autographed guitars over the past decade. Also on the block: Two Fender Stratocaster guitars, which were donated and signed earlier this year by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones.Articles Connexes:

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