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'A Cappella Cares' benefits CARE Fund Feb. 24

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Lindsey Hadlock

Cornell’s a cappella groups are coming together for a concert to benefit Cornell employees.

Hosted by the student comedy group Whistling Shrimp, the concert will be held Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall. Open to the public and family-friendly, the event supports the Emergency Cornellians Aiding and Responding to Employees (CARE) Fund, which aids Cornell employees who experience a major financial crisis. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Electronic tickets: $10 adults/$5 children 15 and under. Cornell students: $8. All tickets $10 at the door.

To purchase tickets:

Can’t make the concert but want to support the CARE Fund? Donate as little as $1 per paycheck or make a one-time donation of $24 or more to the fund by March 6 at the CARE Fund site. You will be eligible for a drawing for two prizes: New York City Adventure for Two, including round-trip tickets on the Campus-to-Campus Bus, a two-night stay at the Cornell Club and a $200 gift certificate at Union Square Café; and one for an Ithaca Staycation for Two, including dinner at Taverna Banfi and an overnight at the William Henry Miller Inn.

Employees eligible for CARE Fund support include families dislocated from their homes in the wake of such disasters as fire or flood; victims of domestic violence; serious illnesses and accidents requiring health care that is not covered by insurance or family funds; and other nonrecurring sudden or emergency-related financial hardships. Applicants who are approved for funding receive between $200 and $1,500.

The CARE Fund is staffed by Cornell volunteers and funded through the donations of faculty, staff and others interested in supporting Cornell employees. All donations go directly to employees. Any amount not awarded in a given year is carried forward to the next fiscal year.