Tuesday September 12th is HAAM Benefit Day, a nationally recognized city-wide musical celebration that helps keep music in Austin alive and well. Join others in attracting national and local attention as well as giving your customers, clients and employees the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the musicians of Austin. This amazing day is made possible by the many businesses and volunteers that sign up to support HAAM.
Since 2005, HAAM has helped over 4,200 musicians access over $40 million in affordable healthcare services. This is a critical time for HAAM. We now have over 2,200 members (which is a 35% increase from this same time last year) and each month musicians are coming to us in need. HAAM Benefit Day is a critical part of fundraising to fill the accompanying gap in our budget.
Funds raised on HAAM Benefit Day are crucial to ensuring that local musicians continue to receive primary medical, dental, vision, hearing and mental health services through HAAM and our affiliate service providers. Last year we raised just over $500,000 from more than 300 participating businesses, and this year we have set a goal of raising $520,000.