RED BANK, NJ - “Chicks With Picks:  Women with a Passion for Music” are appearing February 12th at NovelTeas on Bridge Ave. in Red Bank, sponsored by a newly formed non-profit, Musicians on a Mission, at a benefit for Family Promise of Monmouth County, the county’s only homeless shelter for families.

This is the fourth benefit held by Musicians on a Mission, which donates its musical services to worthy local causes.

“We’re looking to support small charities in the Monmouth County area,” said Jenny Woods, who started the group in early November with the help of a large community of local musicians.  Within a short time, the group’s Facebook page garnered more than 300 members.

Three popular local musicians are featured on the bill: Aster Pheonyx, Jo Wymer, and Laura Crisci.

MOAM has raised money and food donations for The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County, for Epiphany House and for the Homelesss Veterans of Monmouth County. In addition to hosting its own fundraisers, the group also matches its volunteer musicians to fundraisers needing entertainment.

“We’re excited to work with this wonderful new group,” said Shanna Goldstein, executive director. “They are providing a needed service for the non-profit community. Finding musicians for our events has never been an easy task, and we are grateful that these talented musicians are using their gifts for the greater good.”

 

About Family Promise of Monmouth County

Family Promise is the only shelter for homeless families in Monmouth County. It is committed to helping low-income families attain lasting independence. Since 2001 it has served 147 families--totaling 435 individuals, with 186 adults and 249 children. It boasts a success rate of permanency (the number of graduates of the shelter program who move into permanent housing) of 80 percent.  This is achieved by providing safe shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families and through programs designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness. For more information, visit our website, http://www.familypromisemc.org