Who doesn’t remember banging pots and pans together as a child, hoping to be the next little drummer boy? And who doesn’t to this day, still feel like banging on something when the going gets tough.

If you’re one of those people who never fully lived out your childhood aspirations or if you’re one of those who just has a lot of stress to relieve, the second annual 24 hour Drum-A-Thon will give you the opportunity to do so. The only difference is that this time there is a good cause behind it. Really, it will make you a better person for doing it.

The 24-hour Drum-A-Thon, which takes place on March 25 is the perfect opportunity to have fun and better the community at the same time. This special event is being hosted to raise money for Habitat for Humanity – a non-profit organization that has been building and rehabilitating homes for families in need, since 1976.

The organization’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat is not a giveaway program but provides help for people to get off their feet. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.

To date, the organization has built more that 200,000 homes around the world, providing more than 1,000,000 people in 3,000 communities with safe shelter that they can afford. So what’s better than the feeling you’ll get knowing that you helped to better someone else’s life? No matter how old or how young you are, you can take part in the event and bang away.

The Drum-A-Thon will take place at Bang a Drum in Los Angeles, which is considered to be one of the premier drum shops in L.A.. The Drum-A-Thon will be lead by professional drummers and teachers, who just might teach you a few tricks of the trade. And if you find yourself enjoying yourself a little too much, Bang a Drum also offers regular free drum circles classes, where you can have fun and meet other people.

Do you think you can be the last man drumming? Sign up, get sponsors and see how much money you can raise. You just might find yourself wanting to get more involved with the community. So, what are you waiting for? GET UP AND GET OUT!

Bang a Drum is located at 1255 S. La Brea Avenue, in Los Angeles. Participation is free and open to the public. For more information on the cause, visit www.habitat.org or for a sponsorship application and more specifics on the event, visit www.bangadrum.com