MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- "Song for Syria," a benefit concert featuring Mamaroneck High School (MHS) students playing a mix of rock, jazz, classical and alternative music will be held Thursday, June 9, with monies going to help Syrian refugees.
Performers are current MHS students along with a few solo artists and alumni. The concert is the brainchild of The Refugee Project, a student-run MHS club of 15 spanning grades nine to 12 that was founded in the fall.
Chloe Malushaga, president of the club, said the group was moved by the image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi on the shores of a Turkish beach last September and felt compelled to do something. They chose Syria because it's the most pressing refugee crisis since World War II.
The club is fundraising through the International Rescue Committee which is an approved charity for matching gifts at many corporations. Tickets for the performance, which starts at 6:30 p.m., are $8 for adults, $5 for students. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and have a picnic. Food will be available for purchase.
The event will be held outdoors on the baseball field; in case of rain it will move indoors to the McLain Auditorium.People can support the cause by making a tax-deductible donation of $10 or more on the group's fundraising page at http://diy.rescue.org/songforsyria .