Eddie Gomez is one artist who is putting his money where his mouth is by donating 100 percent of the profits from sales of his newly released EP titled “No,” through October 31st, to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. This non-profit organization seeks to “unite, engage and educate communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources.”
Gomez , a singer/songwriter who was raised on Portland and now residing in L.A., suffered from stuttering as a young child, which caused him to endure endless bullying. To concide with October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, he is not only donating profits from his record, but also producing and performing in a major benefit concert on October 9th with proceeds also going to PACER.
With an estimated 160,000 kids staying home from school to avoid bullies, and 13 million kids being bullied each year (source: PACER), Eddie “hopes to create awareness around bullying prevention and provide funding for a worthy foundation and join efforts to put an end to these senseless acts of cruelty and violence,” according to his publicist
Eddie is setting a good example as an artist going beyond just delivering a message and actually taking concrete steps to address a cause which is important to him. Hopefully more will follow his lead.
Here is the link to his EP on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-ep/id690255008 and check out the “Someday” Music Video below: