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Music Kitchen- Food for the Soul brings top artists and classical chamber music to New York City Homeless Shelters. Celebrating 8 seasons with Project 8!
Kelly Hall-Tompkins
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members
                                    Final Campaign Update December 31st

                                      Success!!  We EXCEEDED our Goal!
                 Although most donations came offline and NOT through Indiegogo,
                                   Together we raised a total of $12,005$

             Whether you came with your credit card, checks, cash or Paypal,

        Thank you for contributing to this campaign and being part of our success!


“Just Three blocks from Lincoln Center…The concerts have an air of authenticity and directness that sometimes does not exist in concert halls.”

                                              The New York Times

                    Also featured on CBSNews.com and ABCNews.com

                           Give the Gift of Music this Holiday Season

                                           To Those Who Need it Most

  Music Kitchen’s Project 8: Festival of 8 Concerts for the 2013-2014 Season

“Thank you for your gift of music today as we endure some very hard times.  You were a breath of fresh air where hard times exist.  A temporary relief!!! Thank you for your care and concern!” - Sherry W., Shelter client

I am a professional violinist in New York City and also President and Founder of 501c3 organization Music Kitchen- Food for the Soul, which brings top musicians in concert in homeless shelters in New York City and beyond. Since 2005, I have presented 66 concerts (including 1 in Paris, France), over 100 top musicians and reached over 10,000 homeless shelter clients. Music Kitchen has been featured in The New York Times, ABCNews.com, CBSNews.com and the Hallmark Channel, among other media outlets.Music Kitchen is a creative project through which I present my favorite works with top players. To celebrate Music Kitchen’s 8 seasons and to bring even more great music to the community, we are launching Project 8, a festival of 8 concerts and 8 ensembles from solo to octet.  Music Kitchen audiences have called the concerts “Blissful” and “Awesome” so please help us reach our goal before December 31st and give The Gift of Music this holiday season.



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  • $100USD
    Kelly's New DVD!

    Get your signed copy of Kelly's new collector's edition DVD recording coming out in January, entitled "Imagination!"

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $200USD
    Music Kitchen Logo Mug

    Cozy up with your favorite steaming hot cup of coffee or tea, just in time for winter, and know that through your gift you have also brought comfort to those in need. Limited Edition- Order your mug today!

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Framed Photo from Project 8

    Framed photo of a performance, signed by all the artists involved in any performance of your choosing from the Project 8 Season Celebration! Photos by photographer Gregory Routt.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Concert Sponsor- Solo to Trio

    All of the above, plus be recognized as concert sponsor for solo through trio. And attend a Music Kitchen performance in shelter and meet the musicians!

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    Concert Sponsor -Sextet

    All of the above, plus Recognized as a concert sponsor for a concert of your choosing, quartet through sextet. Enjoy one of these amazing performances, with New York's top artists in your home, business or other concert venue! (***New York area only for this donation, International for $10,000+ donation. Please contact Kelly Hall-Tompkins for details.)

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    Concert for Your School!

    Are you a school, youth orchestra or other student group? Raise at least $5K and we will bring a Music Kitchen ensemble to perform at your school and throw your class a cupcake party! Plus, you can help to identify a shelter in your area to receive a performance and participate in the performance with the Music Kitchen ensemble! This is a great way to learn to help your local community.

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  • $10,000USD
    Matching Gift - Season Sponsor

    Recognized as an Official Project 8 2014 Season Sponsor. (Plus all of the above AND our eternal gratitude!)

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