Multi-platinum Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Goodwill Industries of Houston connected donors and Goodwill job connection program participants with a benefit concert and donation event held in Houston, TX last week (12/11).

Through a national partnership between Bush and Goodwill Industries International, fans were encouraged to provide an item or financial donation for free entry into Bush’s live concert, meet some of Goodwill’s job connection center program participants in person, and see how their donations directly impact lives and help create jobs.

The event brought to life the meaning of Bush’s Top 30-and-climbing single “Trailer Hitch,” which reminds us that we collect so many things that we don’t need and we can’t take it with us when we go… so why not “give it away”?

Goodwill Industries of Houston President and CEO Steve Lufburrow attended the event, hosted by KKBQ “The New 93Q”, to talk about the initiative and help kick off the live concert with Bush.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s event. It was an honor to help Houstonians make the connection between the everyday items they donate to Goodwill and the members of their community who have received jobs or are going through training for future careers because of those donations. Goodwill’s message is ‘Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.’ And last night, we got to see the magic of that message in person,” said Bush.

“We are honored that the Houston community was chosen as the kick-off for Kristian’s partnership with our Goodwill agencies across North America,” said Steve Lufburrow, president and CEO of Goodwill Houston. “Kristian’s concert last evening drew hundreds of Houston area residents who brought used clothing, household goods and monetary donations. The revenue from the sale of these donations empowers community residents to meet their goals and fulfill their futures through job training programs and support services. We are grateful for Kristian’s support of Goodwill, and encourage others to donate what they no longer need.”

Earlier this week, Bush performed an exclusive concert preview for Houston media in a news conference at Goodwill Houston headquarters. He visited with staff, toured the job connection center and talked about the importance of the partnership and the #GiveItAway campaign.

“Trailer Hitch” is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY (Streamsound Records), executive produced by Byron Gallimore.

Fans are encouraged to continue donating to Goodwill year round. For more information on the #GiveItAway campaign, click here.

Source: PR Newswire

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