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Nationally recognized pianist giving concert to benefit St. Gabriel Food Pantry

Aug 02, 2017 10:41AM ● By Today's Family
St. Gabriel is hosting a benefit concert for the St. Gabriel Food Pantry on Monday, August 28 at 7 pm. The community is invited to this free will offering event to support the St. Gabriel Food Pantry expansion.  Paul Todd and his son, Paul Todd Jr. are nationally recognized performing artists that have played all over the country.  Please pick up tickets at the parish office. $20/person is the suggested donation at the concert.

Paul's personal mission statement is to use his talents to help raise funds for charitable organizations. Over the years, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous charities nationwide.  PTC (Paul Todd Charities Inc.) has been founded to help with this endeavor.  This year, Paul has started a weekly television program which in the future will help raise funds for small charities and ministries that do not receive adequate publicity or funding. These organizations perform such services as feed the poor, house the homeless, and give needed care to underprivileged children.  His program can be seen Saturdays at 10:00 PM on the Christian Television Network. It is also on SkyAngel Satellite System, which is shown on the Dish Network Channel Angel One nationwide.

About Paul Todd & Paul Todd Jr.

A critically acclaimed prolific writer, entertainer, composer, arranger, and singer, Paul Todd has been amazing crowds since he won the prestigious National Yamaha Keyboard Contest at the young age of fourteen. His career began with classmate singer Linda Eder as "The Paul and Linda Show", playing clubs and opening for such celebrities as The Pointer Sisters, Rich Little, The Gatlin Brothers, and Joan Rivers. After beginning his own solo career, Paul has experienced all facets of the music industry, and has headlined in theaters and concert halls worldwide. His Broadway performances include the Beacon Theater, where he performed in a special production of "A Night on Broadway," with Broadway greats: Hinton Battle, Carla Burns, and Danielle Furland.  As a Christian artist, he has worked with some of his favorites, including; Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Phil Driscol.

About St. Gabriel Food Pantry, est. 1978:
If you need their services, please come to the food pantry, located in the building between St. Gabriel Church and Learning Loft Preschool. The phone number is 440-721-0306. They serve residents in Mentor who live east of Route 615 and south of 20, West Painesville Township to Liberty Street and all of Concord. If someone comes to the doors who lives outside this vicinity, they will still offer them food and then help them locate one of the 21 Lake County programs that assist people with food. They also have volunteers who deliver food to those who are homebound.

The Pantry is staffed by 40 volunteers Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you wish to make a donation to the food pantry, food items may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm. You may also drop off nonperishable items and/or cash donations at the parish office if the food pantry is closed. Kindly leave the items by the benches in front of the parish office.

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