Hill Harper and Nate Parker’s 8th Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive & Fundraiser is happening on Tuesday, December 8th, and the Hollywood Unlocked will be serving up an exclusive inside look to this “party for a purpose.”
This event will bring the cheer of giving under one roof for the benefit of disadvantaged youth. For the past seven years, the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation has hosted these wildly popular and successful toy drives to collect toys and raise funds for the Summer Empowerment Academy Foundation (SEA). All toys donated will go to the Salvation Army Transitional Living Center of Los Angeles.
The event will take place at the Avalon Hollywood located at 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028 from 9:00pm-12:00am; Red Carpet starts at 8:00pm. The dress code is upscale chic and admission will be $20 at the door or $10 with a new, unwrapped toy. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.Give.MYDF.org/Toydrive.
Hosting the event will include our very own Jason Lee alongside the likes of Agostina Laneri, Amber Riley, Amber Rose, Daniel “ Booby” Gibson”, D.J. Fluker, Hosea Chanchez , Lil Rel Howery, Jackie Long, Nina Parker, Tatyana Ali, Tami Roman, and Tony Rock.
There will also be special performances by Melanie Fiona, B. Slade, MAJOR., PJ, and Charlie Bereal. Sounds by DJ Carisma and DJ R-Tistic.
Manifest Your Destiny (MYD) has a vision to enhance, engage, empower and inspire youth towards a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness. Embedded within this programmatic framework is an emphasis on empowerment, self-advocacy, self-esteem, violence prevention and conflict resolution. MYD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation which provides at-risk youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through Youth Development Programs, Academic Enrichment, College Access Skills & Resources, Psychosocial and Physical Development Strategies.
As you know, The Hollywood Unlocked was curated with the intent to share positive and truthful entertainment news via Hollywood. As the official media outlet, we will be holding exclusive red carpet celebrity interviews and delivering live social media coverage to shed light on the good vibes and cheer that comes with giving.
If you are not in the LA area but still want to give, visit give.mydf.org/toydrive
Special thanks to the partners and sponsors who helped make the planning of this event possible:
PARTNERS – NINE, NxD Group, NBC Universal Black Professional Alliance, DJ Carisma,DJ R-Tistic,DJ-TJ,
AMBASSADORS & SPONSORS – Monique Greene & Associates, Echo Hattix,The Truth Fund, 4Hundred Waze ,Party Lyfe Entertainment, With Sprinkles on Top, Sukari Spirits, Seduce Vodka, Sugar Rush, Wright Productions