A few months ago, Century 21 Department Store and the successful 9/11 nonprofit organization, Tuesday's Children, teamed up to raise money to support families of 9/11 victims. Today marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and they have raised over $125,000. This is half of their fundraising goal. Throughout the rest of September, Century 21 shoppers can exclusively download the song "Survivor Tree" by Men in My Head for just $1. All the proceeds from this will go straight towards this great cause.
The story behind this song: It was written and performed by one of the owners of Century 21, Eddie Gindi. Over the summer it hit #1 on Billboard Single Sales. It is meant to capture the emotional journey of those families who were affected by 9/11. As a second generation, family-owned business, Century 21's downtown location has been the center of fashion for over 50 years. It is also a World Trade Center Neighbor, and its reopening was marked a point of rebirth for the lower Manhattan neighborhood.
About Century 21 Department Store: "Century 21 Department Store, established in 1961, is legendary for its exceptional offering of pure designer merchandise in every category at 40-65% off retail every day. A leader in high-end fashion retail for over 50 years, Century 21 Department Store offers men's, women's and children's apparel, footwear, outerwear, lingerie and accessories along with cosmetics and home goods at select stores. The retailer is headquartered in Downtown Manhattan, with four other locations in New York including Lincoln Square, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and three additional locations in New Jersey including Paramus, Morristown and Elizabeth. As well as online at C21Stores.com."
About Tuesday's Children: "Tuesday's Children has made a long-term commitment to meet the needs of every individual directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. We provide support at each and every stage of life through innovative, needs-based programs and mental health support. Our international initiative Project Common Bond unites young people from around the globe to share their common experience of losing a loved one in a terrorist act to heal together and learn important leadership and peace-building skills. Tuesday's Children's strength is building community which has a profound and positive impact on collective healing. To learn more, visit www.tuesdayschildren.org."
About Men In My Head: "Men In My Head is known for their unique sound- a mix of alternative rock and funk, sprinkled with hints of blues and soul- as well as their passion for songwriting and performing. Lead by front man and guitarist, Eddie Gindi, Men In My Head creates music that resonates with fans of all ages and leaves lasting impressions with meaningful lyrics about life's journey and dreams not yet realized. Their collaboration with Grammy nominated producer, Arty Skye and Skyelab Music Group led to the release of their debut album in August 2010. The band plans to release their second full-length album in the summer of 2013. Their single, "Survivor Tree" off the latest album has already sold over 100,000 copies and hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Singles chart. To learn more, visit www.meninmyhead.com."