Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, More Tapped for Covenant House Virtual Benefit
Jon Bon Jovi will be featured in a virtual concert raising money for Covenant House May 18, he announced today.
The event–dubbed A Night of Covenant House Stars–will also feature appearances by Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Diane Keaton, Dolly Parton, Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Rachel Brosnahan and John Dickerson.
The event will raise funds for Covenant House, is the largest, primarily privately funded charity in the Americas helping homeless and trafficked youth, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support in 31 cities across six countries. The charity is stepping up efforts to help disenfranchised youth affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
The concert will by co-hosted by 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (CBS’ The Good Fight) and CBS 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson, both members of the Covenant House Board of Directors.
The event will be streaming on Broadway on Demand, iHeartRadio Broadway, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Stars in the House, the YouTube online show who recently gathered the cast of Melrose Place for a reunion.
“This virus does not get the last word,” said Covenant House President & CEO Kevin Ryan in a statement. “This amazing group of stars uniting in love to help us care for kids is proof positive of that.”
“These stars have stepped up because they recognize that our young people don’t have the option to shelter at home without a home. For thousands of young people, Covenant House is their home,” said Ryan. “We need more food, more supplies, and we need to continue to provide staffing to care for sick and symptomatic youth. A Night of Covenant House Stars will help us keep our doors open, 24/7, when youth experiencing homelessness need us more than ever.”