Children’s Christmas Store Kandi Burress, Romeo Miller, Leah Daniels-Butler
New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless celebrated it’s 22nd Children’s Christmas Store with Romeo Miller (Empire), Renee Lawless (Have and Have Nots), Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler (Empire) and Henry Butler, Darius McCrary (Family Matters), Kandi Burruss (Atlanta Housewives), Director/Author Matty Rich, Jackie Long (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Wendell James (Raising Whitley), Musical Legend/Author Charles Wright (Express Yourself), Amazon Best Seller Ms. Hitch “Why Married Men Cheat” and over 1200 children.
For the past 21 years, New Image has been operating a ‘Children’s Christmas Store’ program that provides toys, shoes, gift cards, refreshments, and a visit with Santa, for children of homeless and low-income families. Despite budget cuts and limited funding, The Twins (Co-Founders) continue to sponsor this generous event. The families were pre-qualified as being the neediest of the needy by local businesses, social service agencies, and churches. The ‘Christmas Store’ program allows these families to acquire food for Christmas dinner, and toys/gifts for their children in a joyous Winter Wonderland, filled wall-to-wall with toys, a Santa’s Cobbler Hut who provides shoes for the smallest and largest guests’, a ‘Santa’s Dollhouse’ where elves distribute dolls of all kinds, a Sports Center, Santa’s Baby House, a Board Game Center, and much more!
This year’s Children’s Christmas Store was held on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach. Sponsors included Vans, The Westin Hotel Long Beach, Walmart, Best Buy, Jakks Pacific Inc., ABC 7 Sparks of Love Toy Drive, Leap Frog, US Army, the Food Bank, One West Bank and numerous others.
KRPR Media supported with joint efforts to donate over $3000 worth of clothes, watches, mp3’s, services, funds and more towards the overall event!!! (Charles Wright, Ms’Hitch, Glenda Brass, Brahmashakti Fudail, KimiRhochelle Porter, Urban Lyfestyles Magazine, EK Concerts, Essex Porter, and Tracy Bennett.
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