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Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Needn't Be A Rock Star To Affect Change

Many are big fans of Jon Bon Jovi, not only for his music, but for his deep involvement in the New York area community.  For instance, he has been a friend to Covenant House programs for runaway and throwaway youth for over 30 years, and last year was enormously generous in his financial support of a transitional living program for homeless youth in Philadelphia.

Jon takes on innovative projects like the Soul Kitchen, his restaurant in Red Bank, N.J. that offers diners who cannot pay the suggested donation opportunities to volunteer time to the kitchen or in the community in order to earn a “dining certificate.” And he is continually pushing creative solutions to the poverty and hardship that weigh kids down. On June 12 at Covenant House's Night of Broadway Stars concert in Lincoln Center, Jon will receive the Beacon of Hope Award, which is bestowed upon advocates and activists whose lives and work offer opportunity and hope to homeless and trafficked young people.
A little known fact – Jon’s concern for helping homeless youth goes back more than three decades when, inspired by Covenant House’s New York City shelter, he wrote "Runaway," his first hit.
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