Support for Refugees

$2,664 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 26 months
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Jon Reynaga
on behalf of Andrea Pizziconi
 CHARLOTTE, NC
Exasperated by the tepid response to the global refugee crisis, three friends, singer and social entrepreneur Andrea Pizziconi , Grammy award-winning trumpeter and platinum producer Keyon Harrold and businessman and political strategist Jonathan Reynaga were moved to release an original song “Running” to create awareness and raise funds to support the urgent needs of the over 60 million people who have been displaced worldwide.  To ensure the song captured the sentiments of refugees, the lyrics and music were shared with recently resettled refugees, a process facilitated by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Released globally on World Refugee Day, Grammy award-winning singer Gregory Porter and Academy award-winning rapper and actor Common were enlisted by their long-term collaborator Harrold to record the song called “Running”.  This is the first installment of an initiative called Compositions for a Cause to advance social justice and humanitarian causes through innovative music collaborations.

Proceeds from “Running” will benefit organizations such as Refugees International (RI), Human Rights First  (HRF), and the International Rescue Committee  (IRC), as well as other frontline NGOs struggling to address the current crisis. Proceeds will support initiatives such as education for refugee children, emergency relief, and supporting global advocacy for rapid resettlement plans.

All the featured artists and partners involved in the “Running” campaign have donated their time and contributions to the project and campaign. #RefugeeSong

Two ways support the campaign:
1. Donate here with a note of support and encourage your friends to join you in raising awareness for refugees.
2. Download "Running" on iTunes .
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Thank you for your generous support of #RefugeeSong! The track is now available for purchase on iTunes, please share with your friends and download it today: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/running-refugee-song-feat./id1126426817
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Kai El' Zabar
17 months ago

This is a beautiful way to support a viable and important cause. Thank you Gregory Porter and Common!

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Raised by 74 people in 26 months
Created June 19, 2016
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$10
Neil Graham
15 months ago

I have used a you tube version of this song and feel compelled to also make a donation. Thank you to the people behind this song and the wider initiative.

$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
SG
$5
sema gunay
26 months ago

great organizations.congrats.

$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
SK
$30
sheb K
26 months ago
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Great song & cause! glad to help make a positive difference in the lives of others

$5
Anonymous
26 months ago
KT
$5
Kevin Toqe
26 months ago
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Good work and great cause!

Kai El' Zabar
17 months ago

This is a beautiful way to support a viable and important cause. Thank you Gregory Porter and Common!

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