The Eric and Joe Show and Give 270 presents $10K donation to Helping Hand of Hope Affordable Christmas

Today, representatives from The Eric and Joe Show and Give 270 joined various event sponsors to present a $10,000 check to Helping Hand of Hope Affordable Christmas. The Eric and Joe Show, which was presented by Magnolia Bank, is an annual variety show. The donation is based on proceeds from this year’s show that took place at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown November 19- 21. 

“Each year, we put together this silly show with the hope of bringing a little joy to our community and show them the love of Christ,” said Joe Bennett, The Eric and Joe Show co-founder and writer. “The fact that we are able to make a donation of this level is a testament to the generous spirit of our community and their willingness to endure our show.”

The Eric & Joe Show began in 2013 when two lifelong friends had a hair-brained idea to write, produce and perform a variety show in their hometown. Much to the creator’s amazement, the production was a success. So much so, it has become an annual, family-friendly event for many across the region. 

The 2021 show was the eighth installment. Since 2013, the event has raised more than $50,000 for area nonprofits including the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin, Mission Hope for Kids, Clarity Solutions and more.

The Eric and Joe Show is a fundraiser of Give 270, a local non-profit that focuses on venture philanthropy projects benefiting communities in Hardin, LaRue, and Meade County Kentucky. Since its founding in 2016, Give 270 has raised and distributed nearly $300,000 for area non-profits and worthwhile causes.

“As a Give 270 fundraiser and with the support of our generous sponsors and attendees, we are able to make a lasting impact in our community,” said Eric Clemens, The Eric and Joe Show co-founder and Give 270 board chair. “Affordable Christmas is an important service in our community around the holidays, and we are so excited to support area families.”

Affordable Christmas is a ministry of Helping Hand of Hope that empowers low-income parents by enabling them to purchase Christmas gifts for their children at a reduced cost. Learn more at

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