What is our goal?
The goal of the Def Comedy Jam live stream is to raise funds to provide basic needs for essential workers in vulnerable and underserved communities. Supplies include items such as hand sanitizer, masks and more for the most vulnerable communities currently impacted by COVID-19.
How will the funds be used?
100% of proceeds will be used to benefit individuals in inner city communities- specifically targeting our hometown of Queens that has been highlighted as the most affected area in New York. Brave and inspiring people within the community are putting up a valiant fight against COVID-19, we must support them!!
How will the funds be managed?
Funds contributed on this page will be received and managed by Rush Philanthropic, a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit organization.
Who will manage distribution of supplies?
Distribution efforts will be coordinated with our partner community based organizations including, LIFE Camp, Inc. led by Erica Ford, with support of a network of various organizations within the New York Metropolitan area. (List of participating organizations shall be furnished upon request)
Who will receive supplies?
Supplies purchased/collected will be distributed amongst essential workers specifically in Queens, NY and other affected communities.
Where can you watch?
The livestream will be viewed on Facebook or Twitch THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 at 7:00PM PST/10:00PM EST. Please visit to view: https://linktr.ee/HealingThroughLaughter
THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 at 7:00PM PST/10:00PM EST
ABOUT RUSH PHILANTHROPIC ARTS FOUNDATION
Co-founded by Danny Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts) is dedicated to providing underserved youth with contemporary art education, and developing and supporting artists, curators and new audiences.
ABOUT LIFE CAMP, Inc.
LIFE Camp provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize youth to prevent and heal from violence in New York City’s most underserved communities.
*Additional info about our partner community based organizations available upon request.
For Media Inquiries:
Capitol Public Relations
(for LIFE Camp, Inc.)
The Catalyst Group
For Corporate Donations:
Capitol Public Relations