This Busker Performs to Help the Homeless
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Photo: Chris Leamy
Singer-songwriter Chris Leamy is taking his music to the streets, in the name of helping the homeless community. When the busker sees a person begging for money, he asks if he can sit next to them and play his guitar. If passersby feel compelled to drop some coin into his guitar case for the performance, Leamy in turn gives proceeds to whomever he’s sitting with. Not a bad deal.
He’s recently partnered with the Bowery Mission to generate more funding and awareness for the local homeless. He’s also gained a bit of a social media following by way of #heplaysforme, sharing stories about Manhattan’s homeless community.
Have you seen this in action around the neighborhood?