George Harrison's The Material World Foundation launches The Inner Light Challenge
AFTER DONATING AN IMMEDIATE $500,000 TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19
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26 MARCH 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic. To help raise additional funds the Foundation has also launched The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge asks people around the globe to share a verse, chorus, or line from The Beatles song ‘The Inner Light’ and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020. For every person that shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the #innerlight2020 hashtag, the Material World Foundation will give another $1 (up to $100,000) to help those affected by the virus.
Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.
Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven.
Olivia Harrison said, "These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time. There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”
The Inner Light Challenge:
The Inner Light - The Beatles
Without going out of my door
The farther one travels
Without going out of your door
The farther one travels
ABOUT THE CHARITIES
The Material World Foundation
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
Save the Children
When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, Save the Children are among the first to respond and the last to leave. Ensuring children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. Delivering lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. Whatever it takes for children — transforming their lives and the future we share — because every child deserves a future.
During this difficult time, for example, school districts are making the difficult decision to close due to COVID-19. An unintended consequence for kids is losing valuable learning and instruction time. The earliest years are most important for a child’s development, and missing out on learning now could have devastating impact on their future growth. As national leaders in early childhood education, Save the Children is committed to help children and families during this uncertain time by providing learning resources for our nation’s youngest learners.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Teams are already assisting with supporting hospitals in Northern Italy, helping with efforts in China, Hong Kong and Iran, and is also preparing to assist vulnerable communities in France, including migrants, homeless people, and unaccompanied minors. Many of these people are forced to live in unsanitary conditions in substandard housing or in overcrowded, makeshift encampments. These living conditions can foster the spread of infectious diseases such as coronavirus. https://
Source Universal Music Canada
March 27, 2020 11:31am ET by Pressparty