IamA (Musician, overbearing r/PAN streamer and the founder of HopefulCases, a charity using music to combat homeless and the way we think about giving. AMA!
My name is Will Boyajian, the founder of HopefulCases, and the big ol' mustached face you've be seeing on your r/Pan feed.
HopefulCases is a NYC based charity founded in 2017, where musicians would play music in the streets with a sign that read "If you're homeless or need help you can take as much money from the case as you need". Our musicians are volunteers. We get to play our music, people get help and a friendly face. It's a sweet system.
We used to spend hours and hours playing underground in the subways.
Since the pandemic has made it impossible to play in public, we've taken to the airwaves. Playing music on streaming services, and directing those who need help to simple ask through out website. We're not here to judge, we're here to give. Asking for help is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes you just need a little help from a neighbor to get out of a hole. We try to be, and encourage others, to be that neighbor.
We stream every weekday on r/pan at 11am and 3pm Est.
If you need help, you only have to ask: Hopefulcases.org/Help r/HopefulCasesMusic Instagram: @HopefulCasesMusic Twitch: HopefulCases
EDIT: 10:55AM. Gotta go run and do a stream, will be back in an hour or so! EDIT II: Im Back My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/AqMvIIi