Dream Records announces the release today, of its high energy, yet nostalgic & emotional Dream Christmas record. The project features artists such as Stephen Petree, Coffey Anderson, Press Play, I’m OK You’re OK, Joel Bodker, Sada K, Stephen Wrabel and Tyler Logan performing unique and heart-felt renditions of well-known Christmas songs, like “Silent Night” and “Winter Wonderland,” while artists like Petree deliver stirring songs such as “O Holy Night” in a way never before heard.
The sale of Dream Christmas will give the Los Angeles Dream Center the opportunity to give thousands of children Christmas this winter season, as well as providing LA families with necessary food and clothing. In addition, the following events will benefit from the Dream Christmas project, through these amazing outreaches in the L.A. area throughout the 2009 holiday season!
“THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY” EVENT :
THE DREAM CENTER will hold its annual “Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway” on Sunday, November
22 at 11:00 a.m., giving away 2,000 turkeys to families in need. Last year, the line for turkeys stretched
½ mile down Sunset Blvd.
“CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY” EVENT :
The Armand Hammer Foundation, The Los Angeles Defenders, official team of Los Angeles Lakers and Rodney Jerkins & Darkchild Productions will partner with the DREAM CENTER to host the 15th Annual “Christmas in the City” on December 20 at 9:00 a.m. at USC’s Galen Center. The DREAM CENTER will give away 4,000 bikes, 2,000 scooters, and 6,000 wrapped toys to inner city children in L.A. and will bus in around 2,000 children from their project sites. Dream Records will be giving away the Dream Christmas album to the children at this event, in which five children will be given an extra special “Dream Christmas” package. Last year the families started lining up on the sidewalk 24-hours in advance and slept on the street with their kids just to get a bike.
Proceeds from album sales will go directly to the Dream Center, a non-profit organization helping inner cities restore hope for residents. There are 115 Dream Center locations across the country that offer many outreach services to inner city neighborhoods, like Adopt-A-Block and The RE:scue Project. Both of these programs help to clean up inner city streets and help people affected by drugs, violence and human trafficking.
The Los Angeles Dream Center alone houses over 750 people, serves 30,000 meals a week, and distributes 1 million pounds of food each month.
The release of Dream Christmas coincides closely with the 15th anniversary of the Dream Center. Founded by Pastors Matthew and Tommy Barnett in 1994, the two purchased the former site of the Queen of Angels Hospital, where they now house and feed thousands of people every month.