Two years after launching Calling All Crows, a service organization dedicated to mobilizing musicians and their fans to empower women around the world, Chad Stokes has raised nearly $175,000 raised in support in Sudanese women. Fans have boasted over 8,000 hours of service to the cause.
Chad Stokes & Friends are set to launch their show December 1st in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall. All proceeds will benefit Calling All Crows. Fans are encouraged to bring pocket collected pocket change and bring it to the shows in support of Bringing Change to Women, a campaign aimed at closing the gap on their 2010 goal of raising $100,000 for Oxfam America to provide job training to Sudanese women.
Pre-show service projects focused on women’s empowerment, organized by Calling All Crows, will be announced for each city on the Chad Stokes & Friends Tour in the coming weeks. Matt Embree of Rx Bandits, Lauren Coleman of Pebaluna, The White Buffalo, and Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival are among the lineup for the show.
A benefit show at the House of Blues on December 10th will serve as the tour’s finale and the centerpiece of Calling All Crow’s 3rd Annual Benefit Weekend in Boston, MA. A special Meet and Greet will be available for a $75 donation.
Chad & Friends Tour Dates:
12/1/2010 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
12/3/2010 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
12/4/2010 – Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward
12/5/2010 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
12/7/2010 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
12/8/2010 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
12/10/2010 – Boston, MA – House of Blues