Recently, singer-songwriters Sam Robbins and Abrielle Scharff performed at Portsmouth Book and Bar and raised $500 to support the youth served by The Chase Home for Children.
Currently a junior studying studio composition (songwriting) in the conservatory of music at SUNY Purchase, Scharff, who grew up in the Portsmouth area, performs at school and other venues in New York.
“I am so grateful for the amazing turn out—not only because it made for fun on the night of a little snow storm, but because we got a great crowd of gracious people who were willing and wanting to donate to this cause,” said Scharff.
Offering a home for some youth and working with others in their own homes, Chase Home provides evidence-based treatment and support to families in crisis.
Executive Director Meme Wheeler said she is thankful for the support. She also expressed enthusiasm at how the event attracted a substantial number of younger people.
“It is great to see the next generation getting involved and making a difference,” she said. “Abrielle and Sam stepped up and make a big difference for Chase Home.”
Founded in 1877 as an orphanage, Chase Home has evolved through the years to meet needs in the greater Seacoast community related to children and youth. Major sponsors of Chase Home in 2017 include The Gove Group Real Estate in Stratham.
To learn more about Chase Home, or to offer support, visit www.chasehome.org.