The female indie-rock outfit Raining Jane is gearing up to give back with the From Me to You benefit concert for Olive Us Deserve to Learn, a campaign partnership between Olive PR Solutions and Feeding the Soul Foundation, which raises funds for the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT). Raining Jane will be supported by the Paul Cannon Band and the Lovebirds.
Raining Jane seems like the perfect fit for the event. The band established a Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, which helps empower young women through music. They were inspired to organize the camp after spending some time at the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls in Oregon, and knew they had to bring it down to Los Angeles. They were also featured on an episode of The Lazy Environmentalist, on the Sundance Channel, getting tips on how to be more earth-friendly. Suffice it to say, the girls are extremely involved in their community. The band members, who have an independent spirit and an ability to create great pop songs -- have collaborated with Jason Mraz in the past, opened for Sara Barreilles and had their stuff featured on shows like Grey's Anatomy and So You Think You Can Dance.
The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania is a worthy cause -- according to its website, only 5 percent of Tanzanian youth attend high school, one of the lowest rates in the world. IEFT operates secondary schools in rural villages for children who otherwise would not have had the opportunity. To find out more on the organization and how you can help, go here. The benefit will be at the House of Blues on Oct.16. For tickets, go here.