Big Soul Project ended 2018 with a jubilant Christmas Concert at Dominion-Chalmers Church. At the end of the concert, we had everyone in the audience (800+) singing and dancing!
Not only did the audiences of our Christmas Concert and Rehearsal join the choir in lifting all our hearts in song, but they donated an amazing $5,700 for the Ottawa Food Bank! A very generous donor matched this for a total donation of $11,400. Since each dollar raised turns into five dollars of buying power, this translates into $57,000 worth of food to help people get beyond hunger – pretty amazing!
What you may not know is that we use our Christmas ticket sales to perform benefit concerts for many grass-root charities. In 2018, Big Soul raised $37,000 to fund programs for women and girls' education and work in Uganda and Tanzania, settling refugee families here in Ottawa, and supporting local street youth.