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David Philp
YouChoose, LLC


Friday, November 16, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 with lobby entertainment!)

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Wayne YMCA
One Pike Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470

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When you Register Now, the funds are collected by the Wayne United Methodist Church.  The church will dispurse net proceeds to Wayne's Social Services program. 

Wayne Food BankFunds will be used to subsidize meals for children and families in Wayne via debit cards and non-perishable food purchases for Wayne's Food Bank, located in the Packanack Community Church.

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Will Rock 4 Food '80s Night

What is this?

Will Rock For Food '80s Night is...

  • A live music event where YOU can help raise money for food directly for those in Wayne who need it.
  • A music event built around music of the 1980s where YOU can choose the songs performed live.
  • A great, fun night for the whole family where YOU can sing/play with the band if you're one of the lucky 18 who choose (and pay for) your favorite song.

"Last night me and Kate, we laid in bed talkin' 'bout getting out.  Packing up our bags, maybe heading south.  I'm thirty-five, we got a boy of our own now, last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said, 'Son, take a good look around.  This is your hometown.'"

- Bruce Springsteen, "My Hometown" (1984)  Springsteen My Hometown

Have you felt that way over the last half-decade? Have you felt the sting of the economy, felt the pull to leave your town and go somewhere else, to a place where it just has to be better?

We probably all have.

But guess what?  The majority of us are still here. We stayed behind because we fear the unknown, because there really isn't a better place to go, or, very simply, because this is our hometown.

Will Rock 4 Food '80s Night 

We're going to do something to help our friends, our neighbors, our fellow parishoners. We're going to take matters into our own hands, even if it's for just one night - Saturday night, November 3rd 

Help the hungry kids and families of Wayne - and have a great time doing it. 

Will Rock 4 Food '80s Night

Mellencamp Small Town"No I cannot forget where it is that I come from.  I cannot forget the people who love me.  Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town and people let me be just what I want to be."

- John Cougar Mellencamp, "Small Town" (1985)

I've been there.  And maybe you've been there too.

My name is Dave Philp, Chief Organizer Guy from YouChoose, LLC, your producer of:

Will Rock 4 Food '80s Night

I was unemployed and then underemployed for 18 months in '07-'08.  I was downsized out of a 6-figure gig at the beginning of the recession. My wife, kids and I survived on Cobra healthcare, my 401-K, loans from family and the generosity of others (a card with $100, anonymously given to us at church one Sunday, was a windfall!).  We never missed a mortgage payment or meal, but the threat was very real and very unforgettable.

MJ Man In The Mirror

"Gotta make a change for once in my life.  It's gonna feel real good. Gonna make a difference.  Gonna make it right."

- From Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" (1988)

Bright Idea

About a year after I finally got work, a commission-only sales job, my father died.  I went through a life crisis.  What was I doing with my life?  How could I be happy, do good things, and do something that would honor my father's memory?  

With the help some great friends and Parish Drive, the "house band" of the Wayne United Methodist Church, YouChoose was born.  

Over the past 18 months, we've put on Decade Night fundraising events, just like:

Will Rock 4 Food '80s Night

YouChoose Silhouette logoWe play the songs YOU choose.  We raise money for GREAT causes. Everybody has a totally awesome time.  And we try to make a difference.  

Will you help us make a difference on Saturday, November 3rd at the Wayne YMCA?

"Everybody's got a hungry heart.  Everybody's got a hungry heart.  LaySpringsteen Hungry Heart down your money and you play your part.  Everybody's got a hungry heart."

- Bruce Springsteen "Hungry Heart" (1980)

Please come on November 3rd and help the hungry.  If you can't make it, click Register Now! and make a donation.  

This will be an amazing night of incredible music from the 1980s.  Click Register Now! and pay for your song (there are NO TICKET OR SERVICE CHARGES when you register online!), then click Contact Us and tell us what song it is you wanna hear.  And if you want to sing and/or play your song with the band, be our guest.  

We can't wait to meet you!  See you on November 3rd!