By Hilary Gridley
In light of recent reports revealing the lack of foster homes for children in need in Los Angeles, some big names in indie rock have stepped up to help the city’s overburdened system.
On September 19, Silversun Pickups will headline a night of music benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles, a local nonprofit that actively recruits, screens and trains volunteers to advocate on behalf of foster children.
“CASA Acoustic Night” will take place at The Satellite in Silverlake and feature intimate acoustic performances from Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups, Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf, and Patrick Park and Sara Lov. In addition, DJs from The One AM radio will be spinning throughout the night.
Proceeds will go toward CASA’s mission to expand their resources and support even more volunteers making a difference. Their volunteers are community members assigned to assist a foster child, investigate that child’s circumstances, work to secure needed services, and serve as a mentor for the child.
Tickets are available for $25 at www.thesatellitela.com. The event is 21+.
Can’t attend the event but still want to help L.A.’s foster children? Learn how your donations can help pay for school supplies, send a child to summer camp, or give a young person a chance to attend college here. Potential volunteers can also visit their site to learn about getting involved.