Virgin Mobile USA announces 2009 “FreeFest” concert mobile fundraising to give back in bad economy: Text FreeFEST to 20222 for homeless youth centers
To respond to the sharp decrease in national social giving, Virgin Mobile FreeFest will also host a special VIP seating area for those who donate their time to community service at designated homeless youth shelters around the country. Virgin Mobile in partnership with MobileCause will encourage attendees and supporters to make Text-to-Give mobile donations by texting “FreeFEST” to 20222 to make a $5 donation which will go to select homeless youth centers around the country.
Weezer, Blink-182, Franz Ferdinand, and Public Enemy Plus More Than a Dozen Others Scheduled to Perform August 30, 2009. Speculation and predictions that have filled blogs and discussion boards can be put to rest. The Virgin Mobile Festival is returning, but with a catch. Admission will be free. All tickets will be given away, and previous Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers and Virgin Mobile customers will have the first crack at securing the 35,000 tickets.
“In a time of economic challenges and daily sacrifices, we wanted to throw a fantastic party so people could let loose and have a great time — on us,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder and President, Virgin Group. “Virgin Mobile FreeFest offers music fans a brilliant day of fun and music and a chance for them to give back to those even less fortunate.”
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By Daniel Scalisi, Founder/ EVP Sales & Market Development