[KIKstart] – The all-girl band KIKstart loves helping. The girls always raise funds in their shows to benefit select organizations that minister to the people. They had a concert for the benefit of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry last September 28, 2013. The December 21, 2013 show was for the survivors of Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
“We always raise funds at our shows because I believe that if you get a chance to help people you should take it. And really, people always have a chance to help. It’s our way of volunteering while sharing our passion for music at the same time.” says Kalia Javan. “It’s hard for me to see people and know that they are hungry, and not able to afford any food. The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is local and helps our community so we chose to help them out in their efforts.” adds Keeli Javan. These girls can’t wait to do more to help — as Izzy Spayd puts it, “KIKstart loves to help everyone, but we’re first starting locally and working our way out slowly.”
On February 8, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., KIKstart will have a concert to help the SCV Food Pantry once again. The show, cleverly titled KIKstart Gives Music for Charity (KGMC), will be held at The Stage Door inside KGMC (Keyboard Galleria Music Center) at 21515 Soledad Canyon Rd. in Canyon Country (by Santa Clarita Lanes), 661-259-5397. Tickets are $10 per person, or $8 when you bring three canned food items. All tickets include admission, pizza and drinks, and are available for pre-purchase at KGMC or online at http://kikstartmerch.weebly.com.
Hurry, seats are limited — should they still be available, tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. KIKstart merchandise will also be sold at the day of the event, or online right now at http://kikstartmerch.weebly.com. All profits from tickets and merchandise sales, as well as all canned goods collected will be donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Come in to Keyboard Galleria Music Center with your ticket stubs between February 10-24, 2014 and receive 15% off your purchase total. Some exclusions apply, see store for details. KIKstart Gives Music for Charity is sponsored in part by Boston Scientific’s employee resource group, PEARL (Pacific East Asian Resources in Leadership); KGMC; and KIK It Up A Notch.
About the Santa Clarita Food Pantry
The SCV Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1986. Its mission is to alleviate hunger throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Its ultimate goal is to meet the current and future hunger needs of our neighbors in need and ensure self-sufficiency through active partnerships with other organizations throughout the community. Its commitment and vision is that “No child in the Santa Clarita Valley should go to bed hungry.” Visit www.scvfoodpantry.org for more information.
KIKstart is a three-piece band composed of 14-year old girls from Santa Clarita Valley, CA. Their first ever public performance was at Central Park during the Opening Ceremony of American Cancer Society’s 2013 SCV Relay For Life, and it was a huge success. KIKstart’s members Kalia Javan (vocalist/keyboardist), Izzy Spayd (guitarist), and Keeli Javan (vocalist/drummer) are all currently 9th grade students at Albert Einstein Academy in Valencia. The band covers songs by R5, Hanson, OneRepublic, Maroon 5, MKTO, The Cab, Faber Drive, Parachute, and other current band/artists. They are in the process of recording their first original song, Heart Might Break Again, which they will perform in public for the very first time at KIKstart Gives Music for Charity. Like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/kikstartband.