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Concerts For A Cause For This Holiday Season

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Starting Friday, Be the Change Youth Initiative presents a series of Concerts for a Cause here in the Chattanooga area.

The concerts will celebrate the holiday season by providing gifts for youth - a toy drive in collaboration with the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults; Chattanooga Room in the Inn - and Isaiah 117 House.

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Be the Change Youth Initiative

Friday’s opening concert: Teni Rane and In the Company of Wolves, a 21-and-up show at Redbud in Highland Park, starting at 7 PM.

Concerts for a Cause banner.
Be the Change Youth Initiative

Sydney Guerrette is founder and president of Be The Change.

Her mom Deirdre Catlett is its operations director.

Erin Creal is executive director of Chattanooga Room in the Inn.

Concerts for a Cause banner.
Be the Change Youth Initiative

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