Metallica 2020 Helping Hands concert raises millions

More than $1.3 million and counting benefits All Within My Hands Foundation

Due to popular demand, Metallica’s Helping Hands 2020 streaming party benefitting the band’s All Within My Hands foundation has been extended. The live show may have ended, and the auction has closed, but there’s a little more time to catch this unique, worldwide concert event on demand. Ticket packages will be available to purchase until 11:59 pm PST on Giving Tuesday, December 1st at nugs.net.

Metallica thanks all those who supported AWMH by watching, donating and participating in the online auction. Thanks to the fans and generous sponsors, Metallica’s first ever pay-per-view event livestreamed on November 14th has raised over $1.3 million thus far. Those funds will be used to work with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, along with supporting COVID and disaster relief efforts in the coming months.

All Within My Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. Just this year, AWMH has donated $645,000 to COVID-19 related relief funds including Feeding America, Direct Relief, as well as to charities assisting those in the entertainment and hospitality industries suddenly without work. More recently the foundation donated $350,000 to aid those affected by the West Coast wildfires. Finally, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative is now in its second year, supported by a $1.5 million grant benefiting 15 community colleges across the country.

Metallica and All Within My Hands are committed to running an organization of the highest integrity where expenses are kept to a minimum and are paid for entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years and are excited to help in this mission. As always, one hundred percent of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event — tickets, fees and auction items — will go directly to help those in need, with Metallica and the foundation covering all production costs and expenses.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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