Los Angeles (December, 2015) – On Sunday, December 13th, The Epps Foundation and 20th Century Fox hosted the Celebrity Family Sunday Funday Toy Drive & Screening of Alvin & The Chipmunks Chip Road, in support of the Epps Foundation’s community initiative.
Along with many celebrities and their families in attendance, The Epps Foundation gave 20 single parent families from The Alexandria House, PATH Gramercy, Children’s Institute and Project Fly L.A. organizations a holiday treat of a lifetime. These selected families were treated to a red carpet experience along with a private advance screening of Alvin & The Chipmunks Road Chip, sponsored by 20th Century Fox. Children of these families were also surprised with an unwrapped toy, gifted by each celebrity in attendance.
Celebrities in attendance included: Tia Mowry, Torrei Hart, Nick Young (Lakers) Jordan Clarkson (Lakers), Brandon Bass (Lakers), actress Essence Atkins, Kamil McFadden (Dinsey KC Undercover), Aubrey Anderson Emmons (ABC’s Modern Family), Miles Brown (ABC’s Blackish), Marsai Martin (ABC’s Blackish), actress Kym Whitley, Flex Alexander (OWN’s Flex & Shanice), Taryll Jackson (Lifetime’s The Jacksons, Next Generation), Malaysia Pargo (VH1’s Basketball Wives), TV Personality Zena Foster, Laura Govan (VH1’s Basketball Wives), former NBA player Daniel Gibson, Farrah Abraham (MTV’s Teen Mom), actress Jennifer Freeman, Albert Tsai (ABC’s Dr. Ken), Trinitee Stokes (Disney’s K.C. Undercover), Jailen Bates (Nickelodeon’s WITS Academy), Rio Mangini (Nickelodeon’s Bella & The Bulldogs), Erica Campbell (Gospel Recording Artist), Jaime Camil (CW’s Jane The Virgin).
Epps Foundation co-founders Mechelle and Mike Epps were excited to team up with 20th Century Fox to host this special event. With this event produced and coordinated by The Powerhouse Agency, The Epps Foundation was able to have a successful event for a special cause. Mechelle Epps can’t thank everyone enough for their time, support and contribution to this community initiative. The Epps Foundation looks forward to continuing it’s mission of enhancing the lives of under-privileged and at-risk youth worldwide through more community initiatives.
About The Epps Foundation:
Founders Michael and Mechelle Epps created The Epps Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit) to assist in enhancing the lives of at-risk and under-privilege youth through a variety of resources and initiatives.
About PATH (People Assisting the Homeless):
PATH is ending homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. We do this by building housing and providing supportive services throughout California. In just the last two years, PATH has helped over 5,000 people move into permanent housing! Our ambitious new goal is to help 10,000 Make It Home by 2020. http://www.epath.org/
About Alexandria House:
Alexandria House is a transitional shelter home of hospitality for women and children in need and a neighborhood center for education, advocacy, and action.
About The Children’s Institute:
The Children’s Institute provides healing so traumatized children can recover and lead healthy lives, while working to shape the field of children’s services through innovative research, demonstration projects and professionally accredited training programs.
About Project Fly LA:
Project Fly LA is a support system geared towards giving local children the tools necessary to enhance their self-esteem and better prepare them for their education.