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‘Three Dog Night’ concert will help fight youth homelessness

The profit concert on Thursday, June 30, will elevate funds for non-profit group Doors of Change.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — An upcoming profit concert that includes the basic rock group Three Dog Night hopes to boost money to fight our county’s homeless youth drawback. In this Zevely Zone, I discovered how the non-profit group Doors of Change is making a distinction. 

I met the members of the group on the streets of Oceanside the place they have been placing up flyers. They hope homeless youth will spot the flyers and open a useful door they by no means thought doable.  

Elliott Guist was homeless for 5 years however because of his love of music, he was by no means really alone. “I have played under the stars, in the snow, the rain,” stated Elliott as he performed his violin for us.

Elliott heard about Doors of Change when he was homeless, residing in Ocean Beach. The non-profit group entices younger adults to depart the streets behind for a promise of free artwork provides and musical devices. “It was a really safe welcoming environment and I really appreciated what they were doing,” stated Elliott.

“We put these flyers where we hope young people will see them,” stated Program Director Joanne Newgard. She offers younger adults ages 17-25 what they should develop into self-sufficient. “Laptops, cellphones, ID’s, gas cards, helping them with Medi-Cal and of course finding safe shelter and housing is critical,” stated Joanne.  

The program has helped 2,300 younger adults get off the streets. “Well, the music and art program that Jeffrey Sitcov founded twenty years ago has really been the secret sauce,” stated Joanne.

“If we don’t help these kids, they are going to be like the adults you see on the streets downtown,” stated Doors of Change Founder Jeffrey Sitcov. He raises money for his program by promoting memorabilia signed by the legends of music. “Elton John, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, Bruce Springsteen,” stated Jeffrey. “We have now sold $871,000 over 20 years to fund our program.”

Doors of Change is holding a profit concert with the basic rock band Three Dog Night on Thursday, June thirtieth. The concert will be held on the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista.  

I will be co-hosting the concert with 100% of the proceeds serving to homeless youth. Three Dog Night had 20 hits within the prime 40 corresponding to Joy to the World and Mama Told Me Not to Come.

Jeffrey employed Elliott to show music and help with program outreach. “He is a different person today,” stated Jeffrey. “If they trust you, they ask for help.”

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Now it is Elliott who’s hoping somebody similar to him spots a flyer and realizes they are not alone. “You can do it whatever it is that you want to do. You can find a way to make it happen,” stated Elliott.

The Three Dog Night profit concert takes place on Thursday, June thirtieth. For ticket data click here.

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