Teens create fundraiser, benefit concert at just 17 years old

Teens hosting benefit concert for Buckner Children's Home

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A concert this Saturday will benefit the Buckner Children’s Home here in Lubbock.

The benefit concert is hosted by an organization called Kindle Hope, founded by a group of teenagers who just want to make a difference in the world.

Gabriella Ghandour and Jet Hasie are high school seniors who love to sing. Now they are co-owners of their very own foundation called Kindle Hope.

Ghandour says she started it up back when she was only in the 6th grade.

"It’s not really about being impressive, I guess it’s about finding your passion and purpose. When we realized our passion was music, I wanted to do everything I could to help others with that,” Ghandour said.

She took the project a step further once she got into her teen years.

“When I got to high school, I wanted to make it something more. That’s when I thought of having a concert to raise a lot of money,” she said.

With the help of her musically-talented friends, they created an event called the Kindle Pop Benefit Concert to raise money for a local organization, the Buckner Children’s Home.

“The reason we specifically chose the Family Hope Center at Buckner was I felt like this program got to the root of the problem - to teach parents what they are doing wrong and how they can be better parents,” Ghandour said.

These teens believe this benefit concert will not only raise money for a good cause, but also show others that anything is possible.

“It has been tough, but we never steered away from the vision. If you really have the passion for something, it doesn’t matter what age you are, you’re not going to throw out your ideas,” Hasie said.

If you would like to purchase a ticket or learn more about Kindle Hope, visit https://kindle-hope.com/.

They hope to raise $10,000.

(Source: KCBD)

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