Actor, singer, and lifetime philanthropist Tom Jackson brings a new twist to his nationwide tour The Huron Carole by presenting galas in a dozen cities across Canada this Christmas.
Honoring 28 years of fundraising history, Tom’s varied philanthropic national projects have generated over $200 million in combined cash/in-kind donations for food banks and disaster relief. The 2015 gala tour will begin in St. John’s on November 28 and end in Victoria on December 18. Presenting Sponsor is Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.
Why a Gala?
For ten years, Tom has been producing gala events for various charities and the time was right to incorporate this model into The Huron Carole tour for 2015. At a time when ‘economic downturn’ is a media catch phrase, this evolution from concert to more intimate gathering presents the opportunity to examine how corporate sponsors and supporters can best participate and attend. Corporate partners in particular are encouraged to celebrate those who are demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility and community through volunteerism. The long-term view is to create and sustain turnkey fundraising gala events suited to everyone’s respective mission statements.
The show is a state-of-the-art, multi-media magical journey featuring enchanting songs of Christmas with a shimmering light of faith and plenty of TomFoolery. At the heart of this classic story is how Christmas literally saved Tom’s life and helped provide hope for millions of needy Canadians for almost three decades.
The comment has been heard over and over:
“Christmas doesn’t start until I’ve been to The Huron Carole.”
Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, is a musician, beloved TV personality (North of 60, Star Trek, Law and Order), and long-time champion for the marginalized. Having experienced life on the streets himself, he discovered music was his way out – and an opportunity to help others.
The Huron Carole is a project of the Christmas & Winter Relief Association whose mandate is to support organizations doing hands-on work with the homeless and hungry in Canada.