As mentioned in our April 16, 2020 blog post, the I See You Awards® is partnering with Award-winning Detroit-based actor and musician Phil Elam to help provide much-needed financial assistance to organizations focused on helping healthcare workers, food banks and artists who have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are starting with Forgotten Harvest, which is located in Elam's hometown of Detroit. Metro Detroit also hosts I See You Awards® events, including our all-day film screenings, industry seminar and our signature event, the one-of-a-kind black tie, blue carpet awards ceremony.
We are so grateful for the media outlets that are helping get the word out about our fundraising campaign.
Ingrid Kelley of Fox 2 Detroit filed a report on our initiative on Thursday, April 16, 2020, which you can watch by clicking here.
Also, Brooke Allen, midday anchor for WWJ Newsradio 950, interviewed our founder, Terri Lee Chandler, and Elam on Friday, April 17. You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here.
As you'll hear in both interviews, Elam, a multiple I See You Awards® winner, will donate100-percent of the streaming royalties from his newly-released single “With You All The Way” to Forgotten Harvest. What we're calling Elam's "Anthem for Hope" can be streamed on the following platforms:
The I See You Awards® will donate 50-percent from all product sales purchased from our online store to four U.S. charities that are part of Feeding America, starting with Forgotten Harvest. The other charities are:
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Los Angeles, CA
Food Bank for New York City
New York, NY
How these charities were selected
“It is SO important today that each of us, in any way possible, spread love and do anything we can to help ease the suffering we’re all experiencing during this global pandemic,” Elam said. “Working with Terri Lee and the I See You Awards® to help provide assistance to organizations focused on helping the people who need it most makes perfect sense during these uncertain times.”
“The I See You Awards® was launched four years ago to recognize and reward the achievements of low-budget independent filmmakers,” Lee said. “With productions on hold indefinitely, this puts a hardship on many artists who make a living through their artistry. I am joining Phil in this effort because I believe it is important to support those in need during this difficult time."
Stay safe and stay healthy.