Big Gigantic are taking fan outreach to a whole new level. Part of this effort is done through their fan club, the Lil G’s. In 2016, they stepped it up a level with A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation, which took a portion of all tickets sold and donated it to local charities. On Tuesday (August 8), the funk duo announced an even bigger expansion.
Billboard reports the Big G is partnering with Denver’s Youth on Record to build a digital computer lab in the Denver area. It will be used to to help with the latter’s for-credit courses and out-of-school programs. To do this, new computers and software updates are needed. this will be accomplished with new iMac computers, Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Controllers, a lab where practical application can be brought into use, and the necessary furniture to fill the lab.
In a statement, they went into detail about what is needed and what can be expected.
“Using the platform we have to raise awareness of issues in our community has always been important to us. We wanted to choose one larger project to raise funds for. Music and art programs are disappearing from Colorado schools, which means many kids are left without a creative outlet in school. That is something deeply saddening to us. With the help of our ABGDF team, we found Youth on Record, a nonprofit in Denver that provides music classes of all types for Colorado students who don’t have access to music at their school. A permanent computer lab at Youth on Record will be an invaluable tool for Colorado’s future young music makers; we’re proud to team up with our fans to make it a reality.”
Right now, Big Gigantic have raised over $20,000, with a goal of $50,000 by the end of 2017. You can help by making a donation.
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