Do you need your summer fix of the brightest Broadway and Hollywood talent? Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids will raise awareness about the plight of kids in foster care, particularly those ages 10- 21 whom many consider “unadoptable” because of their age. This special event is presented by Seth Rudetsky/James Wesley and Beachbody.Com with majority of the proceeds go directly to You Gotta Believe, New York’s only nonprofit specifically focused on finding permanent families for youth in foster care for kids ages 10 and older. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to the Council on Adoptable Children (COAC).
The evening will star include musical performances and special appearances by Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Crow, Antwone Fisher, Sutton Foster, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Janice Huff, Jane Krakowski, Alec Mapa, Andrea McArdle, Patina Miller, Caroline Rhea, Tony Shellman, Charlene Tilton and many more. Seth Rudetsky will serve as Music Director.
Every year, nearly 25,000 kids age out of foster care in the U.S., left on their own to make it into adulthood without the safety net of a forever family to provide the security and comfort most of us take for granted. As many as 50 percent of kids who age out of foster care without a family are likely to experience homelessness.
In New York City, there are about 1,300 kids waiting to be adopted right now. There are an additional 700+ kids on the verge of aging out alone—many of whom were deemed ‘unadoptable’ by the system long ago. As each day goes by, they are one day closer to being pushed out onto their own without a family safety net unless an adoption takes place. This event brings awareness and will raise much-needed funds for this important cause.
Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids
St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street, NYC
Monday, June 29