Pop Artist Alex Young Selects Family-to-Family, Inc. to receive funds raised through sales of holiday song, “Christmas Kiss”

Pop Artist Alex Young Selects Family-to-Family, Inc. to receive funds raised through sales of holiday song, “Christmas Kiss”

NEW YORK, NY, Feb.__

Pop singer Alex Young called on her fans in December to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy using the sales of her song “Christmas Kiss”, an original interpretation of two classic holiday songs, made available on iTunes.

Funds raised were contributed to Family-to-Family, a New York-based non-profit organization, whose Hurricane Relief efforts create impactful one-to-one connections, matching donors across the U.S. with hurricane affected families in need of basic household items lost in the storm.

Alex Young chose to partner with Family-to-Family because she wanted to ensure that the all the funds raised by her “Christmas Kiss” campaign would have immediate and direct impact for Sandy storm families who needed it most.

The artist shared, “I really wanted to find a way to help provide relief to Sandy victims and Family-to-Family’s programs stood out among the many non-profit organizations.  I felt strongly that their hands on approach, taking the time to connect directly with those in need would ensure that my “Christmas Kiss” relief funds would have immediate and direct impact for those who needed help most.”

In an effort to help families with their most critical needs, Family-to-Family will be using the funds to provide 100 beds for children and their parents in Coney Island, NY who are currently displaced, sleeping on makeshift bedding and living with neighbors/friends/family.

“We at PS 90 are so grateful for this grant which will provide much needed temporary sleeping accommodations for children and their families. No matter where they are living, be it in their own homes, or in a warm environment with their family and friends (while they are displaced) they will know that others care about their well-being.” Dorris Torres, Parent Coordinator, PS 90

“Our ‘on the ground’ and ‘in the community’ approach allows us to react quickly to address one specific need after another,” explained Pam Koner, Family-to-Family Founder and Executive Director. “We are, in a sense, an organization that is plugging up the many holes that are springing up as a result of the hurricane’s devastation. Alex’s donation to our efforts will impact families struggling to put some form of “normal” back into their lives…and that’s a big thing!”

To date, Family-to-Family has provided Hurricane Sandy victims with everything from pillows, blankets, clothing, kitchen items and small appliances to holiday toys and dinners, space heaters, cleaning products, cell phones and more.

For more information about Family-to-Family visit www.family-to-family.org, follow Family-to-Family on Twitter at @famtofamily, or ‘like’ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/famtofamily.

For Alex Young: www.alexyoungmusic.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexyoungmusic. Twitter: www.twitter.com/alexyoungmusic.