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'The Voice' Winner Performs To Help The Homeless In Stamford

Javier Colon of "The Voice" fame will perform at the 10th annual Close to Home event on Feb. 23 in Greenwich
Javier Colon of "The Voice" fame will perform at the 10th annual Close to Home event on Feb. 23 in Greenwich Photo Credit: Tony Dube

GREENWICH, Conn. -- "The Voice" winner and Stratford native Javier Colon will perform at the 10th annual Close to Home event in Greenwich this February to benefit the Pacific House Young Adult Program that helps young adults avoid a lifetime of homelessness.

The popular yearly gathering will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to raise money for the program. Colon will provide an exclusive solo performance, and will also perform special selections with talented musicians from local high schools. The event will also feature delicious dessert and food tasting's from the area's finest artisanal bakeries, restaurants, and chocolatiers.

The event will feature musicians from Brunswick School, Darien High School, Greenwich High School, King School and Stamford High School, who will perform selections of jazz, instrumental, choral and popular music.

“This highly anticipated community tradition raises critical funds for homeless young men who have nowhere to call home. We thank all the restaurants and gourmet eateries for sharing their delicious tastes. We’re grateful to the many student groups from local high schools and Javier Colon for lending their voices to this cause,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., executive director of Pacific House in Stamford.

Having been introduced to millions of TV viewers as the winner on the inaugural season of NBC's "The Voice," singer-songwriter-guitarist Colon has won the attention of an international fan base that has embraced his personally-charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock and R&B.

The Pacific House Young Adult Program helps the homeless young adults in lower Fairfield County find housing and connects them with employment, education, and support services that prepare them for adulthood. Specialized case managers, programs and a dedicated living space at the Pacific House emergency shelter help these young people get their lives on track. The program is one of many services offered at the Pacific House emergency shelter, which serves Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and many other communities throughout Fairfield County.

Tickets for the event are on sale now, beginning at $50. Visi t www.pacifichouse.org/closetohome for more information or to purchase tickets.

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