By Renita Manley-Garrett on
For the third time, Barry Manilow will be contributing five concert performances for “A Gift of Love III” at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre during the holiday season.
His set goal for the benefit: $1.5 million.
The concert benefit will be raising funds for over 30 charities in Coachella Valley. The performances are scheduled for December 8th and 9th, and December 11th-13th 2015. Concert times varies.
Manilow’s performances will include a mix of popular holiday pieces and his hit songs. His past performances have been filled with many festive elements including snow and an appearance from Santa Claus. Manilow also performed with a children’s choir during “A Gift of Love” past benefit.
VIP tickets to “A Gift of Love III” are selling out, with limited availability at agiftoflove3.com. VIP ticket purchasers are able to choose which organization they’d like their donation to assist. Funds from tickets purchasers who do not choose a specific organization will go to a general fund, which will be distributed amongst all participating organizations equally. Barry Manilow will not be receiving any proceeds from his donated performances. General tickets will be available in the late summer.
Here is a list of the charities Barry Manilow’s performance at “A Gift of Love III” will benefit:
ACT For MS
Advancing the Interests of Animals
AIDS Assistance Program
Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation
Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert
College of the Desert Foundation
Desert AIDS Project
Desert Cancer Foundation
Gary Kitchen Memorial Foundation
Gilda’s Club Desert Cities California
Guide Dogs of the Desert
Joslyn Senior Center
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
The Living Desert
The Manilow Music Project
Martha’s Village & Kitchen
McCallum Theatre Institute
Mizell Senior Center
Neuro Vitality Center
Paws and Hearts
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding “All Special Needs – All Ages”
Sanctuary Palm Springs
Temple Isaiah Fund
Tools for Tomorrow
United Cerebral Palsy – Inland Empire
The Well in the Desert
For more information about “A Gift of Love III”, click here.
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