Covenant House logoAudra is aiming to raise more than $25,000 for her Covenant House 2015 Broadway Sleep Out fundraising campaign to support homeless young people. In 2014 she raised over $17,000 by offering unique “Audrafied prizes” and this year she is upping the ante with a new suite of special incentives. To encourage people to donate, she’s offering personalized Tweets, signed CDs, singing telegrams, video messages, and even a chance to join her for hot chocolate at Sardi’s to patrons who make a gift to Covenant House between now and next Wednesday, August 5 at noon EDT. Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas and provides shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth.

The following prizes are in exchange for donations ranging from $50 to $2,250 that are made between now and Wednesday, August 5 at noon EDT:

*For a $50 donation, Audra will recognize you in the “Cool People Hall of Fame” on her Facebook page.
*For a $100 donation, Audra will tweet you her personal thanks. (Share your handle with her on the donation form!)
*For a $250 donation, Audra will send you a signed copy of her 2013 recording “Go Back Home,” courtesy of Nonesuch.
*For a $500 donation, Audra will send you or someone special of your choosing a video message filmed on the night of her Sleep Out in November.
*For a $1,000 donation, Audra will deliver a singing telegram via phone to you or a loved one when she sleeps out on the evening of November 19.
*For a $2,250 donation, Audra will join you and one guest for hot chocolate at Sardi’s in New York before the Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth on November 19.

To be eligible for prizes, donations must be made on Audra McDonald’s fundraising page before the deadline on August 5.

Nearly 2 million children in the Americas face homelessness every year, of which Covenant House helps more than 57,000 annually, providing shelter, food and immediate crisis care. It is the largest privately funded agency providing these services, and since it was founded in 1972 it has helped more than 1.2 million youths find a way off the streets and into a hopeful future.

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