November 21, 2011 /EIN Presswire/ -- The Messengers, a Grammy nominated songwriting and production team formed by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger, today announced their first annual "Musical Toy Drive and FUNdraiser" charity event to benefit Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on Thursday December 1st, 2011 8-11pm at Castle Ivar, by invitation.
Considering Nasri's Christian/Palestinian roots and Adam's Jewish background, The Messengers are utilizing their diverse cultures to rewrite the holiday season in the spirit of fun and hope for every child. Toys collected by the drive will be donated to Children Affected by Aids Foundation. In addition, all monies raised will go to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
"Our mission is to bring out the fun in fundraising," commented Nasri Atweh. "This is no stuffy, red-carpet charity event."
The Messengers' Musical Toy Drive and FUNdraiser - the first ever of its kind, takes place on World AIDS Day this year, December 1st.
Surprise musical acts will perform acoustic sets of holiday-themed music in between sets by The Messengers' fellow Producer - DJ Frank E. Confirmed performers, in addition to The Messengers, include newly-signed Epic Records band Tucker, as well as the duo of Alexus Phomvongsa, age 14, and Brian Shin, age 16, who were discovered on YouTube singing "Mistletoe," the number one hit song written and produced by The Messengers with Justin Bieber.
"We're excited to put a focus on musical instruments and encouraging kids to play," says Adam Messinger. "Who knows where Justin Bieber would be today if he never got his first toy drum set."
Beyond cocktails and entertainment, food will be generously provided by f?k? Burgers, along with complimentary hair jewelry offered by Untamed Instincts.
Admission for invited guests to the party, is a musical toy. There will also be a silent auction and prizes to be raffled at the event.
For 10 days leading into the FUNdraiser, there will be a global public auction for a "Studio Session with The Messengers" on eBay's charity site.
To learn more about The Messengers visit http://www.themessengersmusic.tumblr.com. For more details or to donate to The Messengers' Musical Toy Drive and FUNdraiser visit http://www.facebook.com/TheMessengersMusicalToyDriveFUNdraiser.
For information about the charities benefited, visit CAAF (www.caaf.org), and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (www.pedaids.org).
For information about event sponsors and acts visit f?k? Burger (www.fukuburger.com), Tucker (www.youtube.com/user/TuckerOfficial), Sony ATV Publishing (www.sonyatv.com), Three Piece Productions, Untamed Instincts (www.untamedinstincts.com), DJ Frank E (www.djfranke.com) and Castle Ivar (www.castleivar.com).
About The Messengers
The Messengers is a Grammy nominated Canadian songwriting and production team currently based in Los Angeles, California. The duo consists of singer/lyricist Nasri (full name Nasri Atweh) and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Adam Messinger. They have created with/for artists such as Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Michael Bolton, JoJo, Jason Derulo, Cody Simpson, Iyaz, Big Time Rush, Kris Allen, Prince Royce, Vanessa Hudgens, Elliot Yamin, No Angels, and New Kids On The Block. Their work has resulted in two 2011 Grammy Award nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album - Justin Bieber (My World 2.0) and Best Contemporary R&B Album - Chris Brown (Graffiti). As well, their collaboration between Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts "That Should Be Me" won a 2011 CMT Music Award for Best Collaborative Video.
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