Thank you for joining us for Metallica’s final show of the year, the Helping Hands Concert & Auction at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on Friday, December 16th. Whether you were there in person or in spirit we are humbled by your support. As our third Helping Hands event, this was the first time it was streamed live with a full audience in the house, thanks to our friends at Paramount+. If you missed it Live, or would like to relive it, our friends at Paramount are offering the full show on-demand streaming on their family of networks, including Paramount+ and Pluto.
The third in the band's series of fundraising shows will help fight hunger and aid in disaster relief.
Metallica‘s December 16 Helping Hands concert raised millions for the group’s All Within My Hands Foundation. In a release on Wednesday (February 8), the band announced that the gig at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles raised around $3 million, all of which will go to the foundation’s efforts to support workforce education, fight hunger and provide disaster relief and other critical local services.
Since graduating from high school back in 2012, Uniqua Allen has struggled with paying for her college courses and has had to stop school and start again more than once. Now, with a little help from heavy metal legends Metallica, she will be able to finish her degree this year. “It literally changed my life,” she said.
The American Association of Community Colleges highlights the Metallica Scholars Initiative in its December 22/January 2023 Community College Journal in a feature called Metal Meets Mettle.
Live Music and the Fight Against Hunger
At every tour stop, either All Within My Hands or Metallica have donated a portion of ticket sales to a local food bank or community service organization. In November of both 2018 and 2020, AWMH held its signature benefit: The Helping Hands Concert & Auction. As with all AWMH fundraisers, 100% of proceeds from ticket sales, the auctions, and event merch went directly to the Foundation.
Metallica Scholars and Workforce Education
Following its first two incredibly successful years, the Metallica Scholars Initiative is expanding into 23 community colleges for the 2021-2022 school year! This program is designed to support students training to enter the American workforce. To support these schools and students, AWMH is donating $1.6 Million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported Metallica over the last four decades.
Monthly Auctions for Collectible Memorabilia
On the first Tuesday of every month, AWMH conducts fundraisers typically in the form of auctions, which are now hosted on Givergy! These fundraisers allow fans to bid on unique Metallica experiences and autographed Metallica memorabilia. All proceeds from these fundraisers benefit All Within My Hands and help further the Foundation’s work in the areas of food insecurity, workforce education, and critical local services.
Supporting AWMH through Metallica Store Sales
Purchasing select Metallica live recordings and merchandise is a great way for fans to show their support of AWMH. Whether recordings from the Helping Hands Benefits, The ABCs of Metallica children’s book, or a limited-edition t-shirt, proceeds from sales of these products go back to the Foundation and help AWMH fulfill its mission.