When you think of Alice Cooper you probably think “Rock Star.” Or, you may hear those signature raspy vocals. The Alice Cooper band brings back concert memories for many, but the band that originated here in Phoenix in the late 1960s is up to more than just “shock-rock” these days.
The band’s founder is decidedly different from his stage persona. Alice Cooper is a warm, family man with a huge desire to help local youth. Alice Cooper started Solid Rock in 1995 and I’m excited to share that Homes for Good is partnering with this iconic philanthropist for the month of September to further help our younger generations.
Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock began on a simple premise that inside every teen there is a purpose. As a faith-based organization, Solid Rock’s primary mission is to make a difference in the lives of teens by helping them meet the spiritual, economical, physical and social needs of teenagers.
Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center provides a safe, engaging environment for teens when they’re not in school. They believe that too much free time for a teen is their worst enemy. At Solid Rock teens can discover music, arts, vocational programs and fellowship that challenge them to discover their passion and creativity.
We are currently living in a time where public schools are cutting funding for empowerment programs like music, art and dance. Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center allows teenagers to find their creative purpose and to reach excellence. Through the month of September, Homes for Good will be raising funds to specifically help raise money for funding for art, music and dance programs and for teens to create healthy snacks and drinks with a new juice bar at Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center. With Austin Bates of V.I.P. Mortgage matching all donations as my title partner, that means more opportunity to reach our goal, and to make a significant impact.
I would also like to thank Kimberly Cabral (Founder/Publisher) and Michelle Cardini (Marketing and Communications Manager) of Mothers Awareness on School-aged Children (MASK) for the work and fundraising accomplished this past month which totaled $1,020 in support of MASK’s back to school prep at Noterra Canyon school in Phoenix. It was a privilege representing you and your story in the community, and I look forward to continuing to build off of the good and the many established relationships!
I am often asked how people can get involved and really there are so many ways. You can donate through my website, but you can also nominate a local organization. However, perhaps the most impactful way you can help is to share. Share these stories, talk to people, tell them how they can get involved and help me affect real and lasting change.
“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion”
— Paulo Coelho