Band raises $25,296 for local agency
Published 8:01 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
Band Together raised $25,296 for the Pilot House, a Fairfield agency focused on helping families raising children with disabilities, through a recent conga drumming performance at Fairfield Theatre Co.'s StageOne.
The show was the group's 28th performance to benefit the nonprofit organization's new Early Intervention and Family Support program at its Special Needs Resource Center, according to a release. The funds will be used to keep fees down for families and provide scholarships and sliding scale rates for those in need.
The organization's programs include monthly Sibshops workshops for siblings 8 to 12 of children with special needs. The group, which meets Friday evenings, gives the siblings a chance to enjoy a pizza dinner and play games with other such siblings.
The band, comprised of dozens of local musicians, was founded in 2006 by Fairfield musicians Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito to raise money for local charities, and has raised more than $1 million so far.