Open your wallet to support the Unison Fund and get some good loot in the process
Restaurants could reopen and bands could start operating again, but members of the music industry and its supporting infrastructure are still in need of help.
The Unison Fund has one more week left in its Band Together online silent auction and this year’s offering list really is something special. From autographed sports memorabilia and ticket packages to a winner’s choice concert, to high-end artwork and jewelry for men and women, there’s a whole buffet of prizes to choose from.
In the first year of the pandemic, the Unison Fund provided more than $ 2.5 million in financial assistance to more than 2,200 people working in the entertainment industry, an astonishing increase of 3,021% nothing than in 2020, to say nothing of this year. There has also been an increase in demand for counseling services – a 208% increase in crisis response counseling and a 142% increase in general counseling – throughout the pandemic.
All proceeds from the auction, which ends Oct. 12, will be used to support the incredible supportive work provided by the Unison Fund, described as “the premier music industry charity in Canada” that supports mental and financial support to musicians across the industry and both financially and emotionally.
“As many music workers grapple with the financial and emotional impact of COVID-19, we believe it is essential that we do everything we can to come together and support the Canadian music community during this time.”
Other items of note on this year’s auction include:
- Replica of the Kansas City Chiefs Riddell helmet autographed by Patrick Mahomes
- Elvis Presley 24KT Gold Plated Split Lane Vinyl (Framed)
- Century series jersey autographed by Paul Henderson
- Lithograph “Where legends begin” autographed by Dickie Moore, Maurice Richard and Henri Richard
- Framed photograph of The Who with signature replicas of all members
Ready to place your bid? Go ahead and be generous – the Unison Fund supports artists we all know and love and have missed so much.