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DSU Charity for Change Concert Raises Money for COVID-19 Relief, Navajo Water Project

by Paige Hawk May 13, 2021

The altruism and creativity of DeSales University students shined at this spring’s Charity for Change concert.

The Charity for Change cast, made up of more than 25 talented DSU students, sang and danced to songs from fan-favorite musicals such as Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Hamilton, and more, all to raise money for worthy causes. 

“Charity for Change is especially important now because it seems like the world is falling apart lately… We want to be a beacon of hope, however small, to our school and the community.”

John Drumgoole ’23

This year’s concert raised funds for the DeSales Emergency Relief Fund and the Navajo Water Project. The DeSales Emergency Relief Fund aids DSU students who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, while the Navajo Water Project helps secure clean drinking water for Navajo families. 

“This is one part of the bigger fight to ensure all humans are treated equally, with dignity and respect, and protected in their right to life and freedom,” Drumgoole adds. 

From rehearsals to the live performance, the Charity for Change cast worked tirelessly to make the concert a success. The event also included a magic act, food and drinks, a 50/50 raffle, and a special appearance by Frankie the Bulldog. To date, the students have raised more than $1,400 and counting.