AAP – Food Samaritans to Benefit from Barry Manilow’s ‘A Gift of Love’ Holiday Concerts

PALM SPRINGS – Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow has announced that he will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise money for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley.

AAP – Food Samaritans is among the beneficiaries. Now in its 30th year of service to the community, AAP – Food Samaritans of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

Manilow’s A Gift of Love V concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!. Concerts are scheduled for December 7 and 8 and again December 10, 11 and 12 at the McCallum Theatre.

In a prepared statement, Mark Anton, CEO/Executive Director of the charity said,  “Barry Manilow is an outstanding member of our Palm Springs community, and we are all so very fortunate that he is so generous. After such a long period where we were unable to hold fundraising events, this is a tremendous opportunity for us. If you’re thinking about going, please select AAP – Food Samaritans at the time of purchase.”

Tickets range from $59.99 to $499.99. A limited number of VIP tickets range from $500 to $2,000 and include special access and benefits. All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase. General and VIP Premium tickets are on sale exclusively online at AGOL5.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818.

Manilow is contributing his performances to the A Gift of Love V concerts and will not be compensated. 100% of the proceeds will be given to charities.


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