Poverty Is Real organizes fundraising concerts and donates the money raised to local non-profits addressing homelessness and poverty in their communities.Lenz was the Presenting Sponsor of the Decatur, 2012 event, donating its marketing, PR, web, and design services to the cause.
Performing musicians throughout the weekend included Matthew Kahler, Eliot Bronson, The District Attorneys, Tedo Stone Arlington Priest, the Bitteroots, The Flint Hill Specials, Maria Gabriella, Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Spencer Smith, Kristen Englenz, Ryan Flanagan, The Skipperdees, and Mike Killeen and the Dregs.
The event also included two sold-out Saturday afternoon concerts for families featuring Eric Litwin, the “guitar-strumming, book-writing, song-singing, national-award-winning” bestselling author of the Pete the Cat picture books.
“We are honored to be affiliated with Poverty Is Real and proud to help support the Decatur Cooperative Ministry,” said Lenz president Richard J. Lenz.
Barnes Law Group and Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover were Gold Level Sponsors of the event. Local Business Sponsors included Paste Magazine, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Eddie’s Attic, Pure, Chick Fil-A, Pyrofly, Little Shop of Stories, the City of Decatur, the Decatur Business Association, and Lenz.