San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2006
Proceeds from iTunes sales of acclaimed singer-songwriter Kiff's single "Coming Home," about loved ones far away, will go to non-profit group Cellphones for Soldiers to help our troops call home this Christmas and into the New Year.
"You can imagine how much it must mean for these soldiers and their families just to hear 'I love you' from 7,000 miles away," said Kiff. "It's especially important now as they are facing uncertain times at home as well as abroad."
In addition, Kiff will be setting up drop boxes in San Francisco and Los Angeles for those who wish to donate their old cell phones to this very worthy cause. The phones (not usable in Iraq) are refurbished, sold and intensely-in-demand calling cards are sent directly to troops. More info and the song "Coming Home" can be found at http://www.kiff.com and http://www.myspace.com/kiffmusic.
Kiff has reason to spread good cheer this holiday season. He's been selling out shows on both coasts, winning media raves for his latest album "You Can't Keep It Down" and was recently invited to perform at the San Francisco chapter's annual GRAMMY® celebration.
His self-produced album from PeaceLabs Records is currently featured in "Music Connection" Magazine's Top 10 Demo Critiques of the 2006. Also this year, Kiff's single "Now" was included in several "Best Of" compilations while his song "How it Feels" landed on primetime TV show "Pepper Dennis."
Kiff and his music have been called "Stunning" (SF Weekly), "A Minor Masterpiece" (Haight Ashbury News), "A rising star" (NYC's MUG), "Verge of the big time" (San Francisco Chronicle) with "Echos of Maroon 5 and Stevie Wonder" (Music Connection magazine).
He is currently working on a new album and will kick off his "Coming Home" tour this Spring with new songs and old favorites. The single "Coming Home" is a catchy pop anthem for those far away who have home in their hearts. Yet that's not the only reason Kiff is donating the proceeds from the tune -- he has a history of public and community service. In the 90s, he worked in the White House as a young legislative aide, where he helped create the national service program, Americorps.
"Even though I no longer serve through AmeriCorps, I'm honored if my music can continue to be of service," the artist said. "Cellphones for Soldiers gets phone cards directly in the hands of troops -- no middlemen, politics or red tape. Just the gift of home."
The money from the song and cell phone donations go to the homegrown non-profit group Cellphones for Soldiers (cellphonesforsoldiers.com), which gives away tens of thousands of 60-minute prepaid phone cards that can be used in Iraq, Afghanistan and everywhere else troops are assigned, including ships. The armed services set up phone banks yet the cards are needed to use them. Even one used cell phone can mean dozens of soldiers get pre-paid calling cards.
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