Melissa Etheridge performs at the Calvin Theatre

Hampshire County

An American singer-songwriter teamed up with a local police department Saturday night. 

Melissa Etheridge performed at the Calvin Theatre, but before the concert, Ethridge joined the Northampton Police Department to collect toys and gift cars for foster children in the region. 

The non-profit organization, “Friends of Children” will distribute the gifts, they are dedicated to impacting the lives of hundreds of children who are in the foster care system.

Marlene Marrocco, a local resident, told 22News, “She coordinates with the local city or town that they are in and they work out with whatever charities we want the local people want. And she has basically promoted it and it’s been great.”

Donations were accepted at the Calvin Theatre until 7 p.m. Saturday evening. 

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