Many children that live at the Catholic Children's Home have benefited from the generosity of local musicians and their fans over the last half-dozen years. One local musician - Jay Lipe – organizes the event and raises money to buy sports and music equipment for the kids through a concert called “Something Bigger Than Yourself.”
He says he was called to do this to show the children that even though they are away from their families at Christmastime, there are still people that care.
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This is the 7th year for the benefit, so he says he would like to be able to help out 7 homes this year. Last year he says they raised enough money to help out kids in Farmington, Missouri as well as in Alton. You can hear the full interview with Lipe by Clicking here: