Billy Gilman at Balise Toyota of Warwick Raises $3,252 for Local Children’s Hospital
Sunday, January 29th was a wonderful day, not only for Billy Gilman fans across Rhode Island, but for the local children’s hospital. In one short afternoon, $3,252 was raised for the cause.
Balise Toyota of Warwick hosted over 500 of Billy’s biggest fans for an intimate, up close and personal appearance to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. For a donation of $20 to the cause, fans were given a professional photograph of NBC’s The Voice runner-up to be signed at the meeting. They also took selfies with the star. The meet-and-greet followed a short 15-minute performance where Gilman belted out the single that put the young artist on the map back in 2000, One Voice. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the song spoke to the meaning of the day–making the world a better place and supporting the causes and the people who deserve it.
“I truly am grateful that you are all here today…I really wanted to pay it forward and continue to create awareness for people and causes and foundations that I truly get inspiration from and believe in,” noted Billy in a speech to the crowd during his performance. “So when Balise said ‘we want to partner with you’…I said ‘can we get Hasbro involved,’ and I’m very happy that they said yes.”
Balise has a long-standing relationship with Hasbro Children’s Hospital including announcing the hospital as the Balise Subaru “Share the Love” beneficiary for the second year in a row this past fall. Last year, the campaign which ran from mid-November 2015 to early January 2016 raised over $30,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
The day was an incredible success and we are thankful for each and every person who came out, sang along with us and made a donation to support local children.