"It's Christmas Time in the City" Helps Benefit Covenant House


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Michael Tinholme
NEW YORK, NY - Blue Planet Records announced today that proceeds from jazz singer/songwriter Michael Tinholme's It's Christmas Time in the City will benefit Covenant House, the largest nonprofit agency in the Americas helping homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited kids.

“I remember more than one Christmas I spent on the streets as a teenager," says Tinholme. “Thankfully there were people who came into my life to help when I needed it most. Covenant House has always been a place where kids on the street know that they can go for protection and to lift them up. I am humbled by this opportunity to support Covenant House and I hope this effort will make a solid, real world impact on children who really need our help this holiday season."

“Covenant House is very grateful that Michael has chosen to share his unique talent to help our kids," says Covenant House spokesman Tom Manning. “The fact that Michael knows what our kids go through on the street makes his support all the more special. It is through efforts like this that we will continue to pursue our mission of getting all kids off the streets."

$1 from every CD sold online and 15% of all downloads of It's Christmas Time in the City will go to benefit Covenant House.

“I've been given a gift, a career making music with some of the most talented jazz musicians in the world," says Tinholme. “It is my goal to use this gift to spread the word that more and more children are pouring onto the streets, that more and more are missing every day, and that there are people on the streets that seek to exploit the innocent. Places like Covenant House confront those exploiters and traffickers of innocent children and gets children off the streets. They deserve the support of all of us."

About Covenant House

Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest nonprofit agency in the Americas helping homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited kids, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support at more than two dozen facilities, NINELINE.org, Covenant House NINELINE (1-800-999-9999) and covenanthouse.org.

More About It's Christmas Time in the City

$1 of every CD of It's Christmas Time in the City by singer songwriter Michael Tinholme sold online and 15% of all downloads of this CD will go to benefit Covenant House-on the front lines against the exploitation of children and getting homeless children off the streets.

From the recording artist who brought you the singles “When Winter Falls on New York the Whole World Knows its Christmas Time," “Brother Can You Spare a Dime," “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," “The Partys Over," and “Make Someone Happy."

From It's Christmas Time in the City Michael Tinholme introduces his new single his remake of John Lennons classic “Happy Christmas (War is Over)" with legendary Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Lukather and his all-star band.

It's Christmas Time in the City features ten great Christmas classics and two new Christmas originals by Michael Tinholme “When Winter Falls on New York" and “Maybe Next Year." We all remember those great classic recordings by Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, Its Christmas Time in the City is in the tradition of these great recordings.

Spanning from despair and homelessness to working and recording with the worlds most renowned and accomplished musicians, Michael Tinholme is a singer and songsmith with a special gift and compelling personal story.

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