Give to St. Jude, Get a Beach Album Your Family Will Love!

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

We were so inspired by the work of a 6-year-old podcaster that we’ve decided to join forces with her. Chloe (Chloe’s Friendship Circle) has been podcasting for almost a year and has started a campaign to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So every time you download our new album Lollipop Motel, we’ll donate 50% of the proceeds to Chloe’s fundraising drive for St. Jude’s.

St. Jude’s is unique because it’s not just a hospital for kids; it’s a hospital that through its foundation is able to assist families struggling to pay to maintain their kids’ health so they’re not worrying about a hospital bill on top of worrying about their children’s well being.

Lollipop Motel album cover - Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym JamLollipop Motel is a collection of fun, energetic rock-n-roll songs celebrating family vacation time at the beach, namely the Jersey Shore, inspired by the Jersey Shore’s most famous rock-n-roller, Bruce Springsteen and the folks who made the scene along with him, like Southside Johnny. You’ll get funny moments in songs like “Restless Heart” and “Jam Packed” to genuinely heartwarming moments like the fondly nostalgic “Lollipop Motel” title track. The sun-drenched “Day at the Beach” will whet your appetite for an actual day at the beach.

If you have an Apple device and prefer the simplicity of downloading music in iTunes, get your music here.

If you’re comfortable downloading ZIP files and copying them into your favorite music player, get your music right from my own web site.

Other download options include bandcamp (pay-what-you-want) or CD Baby (especially convenient if you already have an account with them), Amazon Music and Google Play Store.

Another very cool connection to St. Jude’s is that Lollipop Motel includes a cover of “Free to Be…You and Me,” the title track of the groundbreaking project by Marlo Thomas, who is the daughter of St. Jude’s founder Danny Thomas. So when you buy this album that concludes with “Free to Be…You and Me,” you’re helping one of Marlo’s favorite organizations too!

What are your favorite charities; what does it mean to you to give back to your community? Discuss in the comments below.

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