UniversalGiving Partners with Yonas Media for "Healing of the Nation" Tour

Feb 11, 2011

The upcoming "Healing of the Nation Tour" is traveling the country to share music and opportunities to get involved.  They anticipate connecting with thousands of young adults to engage in activism, community involvement, and volunteering.  The tour plans to visit more than 20 cities, and donate to a local nonprofit in each city.  UniversalGiving has joined with them to facilitate all the donations through our website.

Visit the tour website to find out more, and see if they're coming to a city near you!  The tour launches March 19th in San Francisco.

Here's more information from a recent press release:

February 8, 2011 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) To kick off the release of their much anticipated album Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, West Coast hip-hop crew Zion I & The Grouch are excited to announce a nationwide tour, starting March 19 at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.  The trio, long since known for tackling weighty topics, are donating 100% of all ticketing fees sold through ZioniAndTheGrouch.com to local community organizations.  The group has partnered up with different organizations in every city, such as Universal Giving, Project Commotion, Self Enhancement Center, and Urban Peak.

“Touching people with our music is the main thing we can do," explains The Grouch of the motive behind the donations, "but contributing in a monetary way is taking things to the next level.”

"This album is intended to stimulate positive change in people's lives," says Zumbi.  "Whether that be a smile during hard times, or a shift in perspective, the idea is that we help to facilitate a soulful healing session.  This record is like a massage for the mind, body, and spirit."

The Healing of the Nation Tour also features Blu, and The Jacka on select dates, with The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia) opening each show.  Heroes in the Healing of the Nation features Freeway, Fashawn, Casual, Mystic, Eric Rachmany, Jacob Hemphill of Soja, Eligh, Marty James, Los Rakas, Codany Holiday, and the R.O.D Project and is due out March 22, 2011.

Looking for ways to get started giving? Check out our Healing The Nation SplashPage featuring our Yonas Media/UniversalGiving Non-Profit partners and links to how you can support them. We're registering the local nonprofits on our site as we speak, and will have all eligible organizations soon!

Are you a partner nonprofit looking for the way to get registered?  Head to our NGO Services Page to begin the process!

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