Performathon - Children Helping Children

CHAIRPERSON: Suzanne Lehrer

2019 Performathon took place on
February 2 ~ 3 and raised over $11,000 for HomeFront!

Congratulations to all the students and teachers who participated!!

The NJMTA Children Helping Children Performathon (CHCP) is an opportunity for students of all levels and ages to perform for both artistic enrichment and community service.  

Join us as we celebrate the 14th year of the NJMTA Performathon!  

For the 2nd year in a row, we will be raising funds for HomeFront’s program titled, “Joy, Hopes and Dreams” which provides after school, weekend and summer activities and experiences for low-income and homeless children, bringing them tutoring for school work as well as experiences with music, art, theater and sports.  More information can be found at:


The NJMTA 2020 Performathon: There will be a total of 12 separate 1-hour concerts devoted to raising money for HomeFront. Before the concerts, the performers will collect donations. The donations are brought to the concert and collected at the registration desk.

Recitals are free and open to the public.

Students are encouraged (not required) to submit a poem, a drawing, an essay, a collage or a painting to reflect on the title “What Music Means to Me.” In addition, this written or visual companion work could be related to any piece of music.

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, February 1st & 2nd, 2020

PLACE: The Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College of Rider University: The Playhouse

REGISTRATION: January 1, 2020 through February 2nd, 2020
A link will be available by December 1st. Please check back here to register online. Also, members will receive an email reminder once the form becomes available.   

RECITALS: All recitals will be about 1 hour, with 45 minutes of music and 15 minutes of set-up, awards and photos.   

FEE: There is no Registration fee. Students will collect donations for HomeFront’s Joy, Hopes and Dreams. Checks should be made out to:  “HomeFront”


Teachers, please plan and sign up to help out at the recitals.



“HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. We work to give our clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and we work to increase the availability of adequate, affordable housing. We help homeless families advocate for themselves individually and collectively.”


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