Released today, Precious to Me, will bring awareness to a shared vision in which all children have safe permanent families with the support they need to thrive. All proceeds from the album will directly benefit The Alliance. You can follow this link to order the album and get a digital copy instantly: https://blueelan.lnk.to/preciousdigital
The Alliance provides services to impoverished, abused, and neglected young people; providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and access to education. The Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children of all ages within the foster care system are able to fulfill their potential.
Blue Élan/KZZ Music founder, Kirk Pasich, explains the significance of this project to the label: “We chose to revisit classic songs from over the years. Some are just songs we and the artists love - “Call Me The Breeze,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Bennie and the Jets.” Others are songs that we thought said something in their own way about helping children - “Runaway Train,” “It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go,” “When The Children Cry.”
Label artists Soul Asylum, Gerry Beckley (of the band America), Ozomatli, Chelsea Williams, and label alumni Bob Gentry, Cindy Alexander, Mustangs of the West, Bryan Stephens and Scout Durwood, were joined by label friends Sam Morrow, Ginny Luke, Maiya Sykes, Mary Scholz and Bernie Barlow to record the 15 classic tracks, handpicked by producers Pasich and Colin Devlin. Recording sessions took place over a period of time and slowly the album began to take shape. The idea to gather this collection and benefit such a worthwhile charity as The Alliance for Children’s Rights was born. Blue Élan has supported the charity with various releases over the past few years and looks forward to bringing awareness to the work that they do to help children succeed and flourish.
Why the Alliance for Children’s Rights
Since 1992, the Alliance for Children’s Rights has provided services to impoverished, abused, and neglected young people. By providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and access to education, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential. Blue Élan and the Alliance for Children Rights share a vision in which all children have safe, permanent families with the support they need to thrive. Your support will help provide free legal services and advocacy for children in foster care, training and education for those who work with or care for these children, and system-wide reform to change policies to improve children’s lives. The Alliance cuts through the bureaucracy of the courts, healthcare system, school districts, and government agencies to secure a brighter future for children in need. Their staff and extensive network of pro bono attorneys advocate directly for individual children and work toward broader policy solutions to expedite adoptions out of foster care, secure medical coverage, critical therapies, housing, and education, support children recovering from trauma and those with disabilities, and assist young adults aging out of foster care as they grow into independence and self-reliance. Learn more about the Alliance for Children's Rights here: https://found.ee/PghX