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The Great Khalid Foundation, Chuco Relic team up for benefit tee shirt sale

Starting this Friday, The Great Khalid Foundation will be teaming up with Chuco Relic to sell the remaining Night for Sun City benefit concert tees.

“You can’t help but think of Chuco Relic when you think of t-shirts in El Paso,” said Linda  Wolfe, Executive Director of The Great Khalid Foundation, “making their stores a perfect  home for our limited stock of concert tees.”

The limited quantity of the exclusive shirts will be sold at all three Chuco Relic locations beginning on Friday, March 6.  Each shirt is $40 and all proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go towards  ongoing programming at the Foundation.

To kick-off the partnership, Chuco Relic will be hosting The Great Khalid Foundation team for a Meet & Greet at their central El Paso
location at 3750 Gateway Boulevard East, Suite B. The team will be on-site from 4 PM until 6 PM to promote the t-shirts.

“Chuco Relic is known for their commitment to celebrating El Paso,” said Linda Wolfe, “they showcase local talent and artfully bring our city to life.”

Started as a labor of love for both Khalid and his mother, The Great Khalid Foundation is Khalid’s namesake non-profit organization founded to give back to the families in the community of El Paso.

The Great Khalid Foundation announces Christmas with Khalid

On Friday, officials with the Great Khalid Foundation announced an agreement to team up with  Townsquare Media for the 2019 Season of Giving.

This year’s festive program promises a  number of holiday-inspired events culminating in the Christmas with Khalid toy  distribution.

“We had such a wonderful experience working with the KSII Mike & Tricia Morning show for our Back to School program,” said Linda Wolfe, Executive Director of The Great Khalid  Foundation, “and we’re excited to expand our partnership even further within the  Townsquare Media family.”

School districts from the region were invited to apply and elementary school officials have  been busy at work on the program application. The Great Khalid Foundation will select one  school to present each student with a wrapped Christmas gift this December.

“Our goal is  to keep Christmas alive for El Paso children who might not otherwise have a gift to open, said Linda Wolfe, “we’ve been fortunate enough to do this since 2017 and this will be our  first time under the umbrella of The Great Khalid Foundation.”

The Great Khalid Foundation and Townsquare Media would like to thank Comfort Zone Heating and Cooling, TFCU, and Southwest University along with Edge of Texas, Hawks  Audio Works, and VIVA Auto Group for their support of this year’s Season of Giving.

The Great Khalid Foundation is Khalid’s namesake non-profit organization founded to give  back to the families in the community of El Paso; and is a labor of love for both Khalid and his mother.

Khalid’s benefit concert for El Paso set, Tickets go on sale Wednesday morning

Tuesday morning, El Paso’s own global superstar Khalid formally announced that on September 1st he will headline a benefit concert along with special guests at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso.

The concert is in support of Khalid’s hometown and in response to the tragic mass shooting on August 3.

“I have been rocked to the core by the horrific act of gun violence that came to El Paso, and by the continued acts of senseless violence that our country faces daily,” Khalid shares. “I want to give back to my community of El Paso, the city of the 915, who has given so much to me. Please come out and let’s heal together through music while raising money to help those who need it.

Khalid will be raising funds through this concert to support the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation.

Dr. Heather Wilson, The University of Texas at El Paso Incoming President adds, “Khalid’s generous offer to put on a benefit concert is a touching example of the spirit of caring and kindness that typifies El Paso.  We will come together to help and to heal.  I invite you to join us at the concert to honor and support the victims and their families.”

In addition to attending the concert, donations for this cause can only be made directly through or by purchasing one of the commemorative shirts.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Wednesday, August 14th at 10am local time at This event is presented by The Great Khalid Foundation and manager Courtney Stewart’s Right Hand Foundation, and produced by Live Nation.

Hambric sixth-graders happy to receive backpacks from The Great Khalid Foundation

Earlier this week, sixth-graders at Jane A. Hambric School were treated to a new backpack and school supplies from The Great Khalid Foundation at a special presentation at the school.

Hambric was one of three schools selected throughout the city by the foundation for the back-to-school giveaway, which generously helped some 100 students at the campus.

The sentiment of thankfulness rang throughout the gym at Hambric where the backpacks were distributed. Students waited eagerly in line to receive their backpacks filled with supplies and many held large colorful signs thanking The Great Khalid Foundation.

“It makes me feel proud, it makes me feel happy,” said Linda Wolfe, executive director of The Great Khalid Foundation and Khalid’s mother, upon accepting the many signs gifted to her. “It makes me feel like everything that we are doing is worth it.”

The Great Khalid Foundation is a non-profit founded to give back to the families in the city of El Paso. The foundation works to alleviate some of the financial burden for parents and provide students with opportunities to succeed.

“(The backpacks) are expensive, and we know that it’s a need,” Wolfe said. “We didn’t want parents to incur costs.”

The students were more than grateful and excited to receive the backpacks from the foundation created by the singer Khalid, who is an SISD alumnus and Americas High School graduate.

Student Giselle Aguirre had a message for her generous donor that was unanimous with that of her peers, “Thank you Khalid and we all love you.”

Hambric principal Joanne Anguiano said the school wrote an essay to The Great Khalid Foundation about the school’s demographics, students’ needs, academics, and the way they support their students’ education to be considered for the backpack giveaway.

“One of the very important things that The Great Khalid Foundation did was help a lot of our students who come from a low economic status and a lot of what’s on their mind is that they don’t have materials ready,” Anguiano said.

“We want to take that off their mind so they can just focus on their academics, to be ready and prepared to hit the ground running. We want to get them prepared for life.”

This year, the foundation joined KISS FM’s Mike and Tricia’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. Wolfe said they decided on the partnership based on the radio team’s continued dedication to the community of El Paso over the last 23 years.

The backpacks and school supplies given to the Hambric students were donated by Walmart. Other supporters of this year’s Stuff the School Bus Drive were First Light Federal Credit Union, El Paso Electric and Western Tech.

Ramon Mendoza, a sixth-grader at Hambric, was thrilled to receive his Marvel-themed backpack.

“I want to be a singer like Khalid,” Mendoza said.

To view more Backpack giveway from The Great Khalid Foundation event photos, click here

The Great Khalid Foundation honors SISD seniors with scholarships

Three Socorro Independent School District seniors were recently surprised with a $10,000 scholarship from The Great Khalid Foundation.

The foundation is the SISD alumnus’ non-profit organization created to give back to the families in the El Paso community.

Steven Phan from Montwood High School, Celeste Barron from El Dorado, and Halie Chavira from Eastlake were the first recipients of the foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarships.

The students were presented the awards by Linda Wolfe, the foundation’s executive director and Khalid’s mother.

“We are excited that our first initiative as a formal organization is providing educational support for talented students in our community that dream of sharing their gifts with the world,” Wolfe said. “Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden on students and their families so they can go out and do great things with their creative gifts. It’s an honor to be a part of their journey as artists.”

The three surprise announcements were made at school assemblies in the presence of family and friends. The winners graciously accepted the awards and thanked the foundation, parents, and teachers for their support.

“My parents always told me, ‘if you want something, do it,’ and I really wanted this,” Chavira said. “I was not a good guitar player in the beginning but I practiced a lot. I play my guitar before school, during lunch, and after I do my homework. I’m always trying to learn new songs, chords and strum patterns to improve myself.”

Winning the scholarship was the first of two surprises. The aspiring artists also received a personal shout-out video from Khalid himself.

“I started crying when I saw the video,” Barron said. “I am really appreciative of them because this was such an amazing thing to do … tohelp the arts and support young musicians by helping us pay for college so we can fulfill our dreams.”

The Great Khalid Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors pursuing higher education in a performing arts program, according to the foundation’s press release.

Applicants submitted transcripts to show their academic achievements, wrote essays explaining what they hope to become, and a performance video showcasing their artistic talents.

“I submitted a piece by Pyotr Tchaikovsky that had a sentimental approach,” Phan said. “The composer found refuge in the music, and that really spoke to me. My goal is to take my music for people in dark corners who need light and need hope.”

Phan was the first student surprised with the award. The French horn player plans to study music at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Barron, a viola player, will study music education at the University of Texas at El Paso and play in the UTEP Symphony Orchestra. Chavira will attend McMurry University and hopes to join the music production industry and compose her own music.

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