It is amazing what can be accomplished when talent, passion, and hard work collide to support noble cause.
What started off in 2014 as a simple desire to raise some money for our local Shriners Hospital, blossomed into an extraordinary sellout event showcasing the Pioneer Valley's amazing local musicians as well as bringing more awareness to the wonderful work being accomplished by the Shriners Hospital!
We have already raised over $103,000!
We are determined to make sure 100% of net proceeds goes directly to the local Springfield Shriners Hospital or Boston Shriners Hospital. When you make a donation to Shriners Hospital through our event, you choose which hospital you would like to support!
Our event is usually an annual 6 hour music festival held at the Knights of Columbus #4044 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Four of the Pioneer Valley’s amazing local bands and numerous local musicians donate their time and talent to bring awareness to the medical excellence at the Shriners Hospitals.
What the Rock the House team has found out over the past five years is the enormous impact Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield MA has had on the local community. From the bands, to the fan’s that show up willing to buy raffle tickets and corporate sponsors, everyone seems to know someone who has benefited from Shriners.
The local Shriners, or nobles as they call themselves, are seen in all the local parades and are a respected group by the community. They are seen working hard to raise money to support the 22 hospitals they have across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The best part about Shriners Hospital is that they will treat any child, regardless of the families ability to pay.
When you take a quick look at what Shriners Hospitals for Children does, it is not hard to figure out why the answer was yes when we reached out to the community for help on Rock the House for Shriners event!
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patient's' ability to pay.
In 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry publication, released the results of the largest study of charitable and non-profit organization popularity and credibility. The study showed that the Shriners Hospitals were ranked as the 9th "most popular charity/non-profit in America" out of over 100 charities researched with 40% of Americans over the age of 12 choosing "Love" and "Like A Lot" for the Shriners Hospitals.
Shriners Hospital, a 501 3 (c) entity is supported by over 230,000 Shriners across the U.S. Shriners is highly rated by Charity Navigator receiving 4 out of 4 stars with an overall rating of 95.61 out of 100.