Actress, and fashion mogul and philanthropist La La Anthony hosted a “Winter Wonderland” charity event for 250 young girls enrolled in the non-profit, Girls Inc of NYC, on Thursday, December 21st from 4:00-7:30PM at The Gauchos Gym, 478 Gerard Avenue, in The Bronx.
“I’m blessed to be in a position to use my time and resources to make a difference in young people’s lives. Not everyone can call their friends at Brand Jordan and Apple and ask for product to donate,” say La La. She continues “It always feels good to give during the holiday season, but I think it’s even more important to GIVE BACK to those who are not only less fortunate but who are working hard and deserve it, than the young women of Girls Inc of NYC.”
Representatives from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr office presented La La with certificates of recognition, while NY Senator Gustavo Rivera who represents the Bronx attended the exclusive event. Some of La La’s celebrity friends including her Starz Power co-stars Jospeh Sikora & Michael Rainey Jr.; hip-hop stars A-Boogie, Lil Yachty, 6ix9ine, Dave East, Young M.A, Maino, and Jim Jones surprised a packed house with special performances. DJ Clue provided music while Eat Clean Bro, DJ Envy’s top pop soda & BCakeNY donated food and refreshments. There were a few other surprise guests who joined her including new Def Jam girl group Riplay and Atlantic recording artist Rico Nasty.
“Girls Inc of NYC I’m so grateful to have our girls take part in this amazing event,” says Marketta McPherson, Program Associate of Non-profit, Girls Inc of NYC. ”There are so many negative images and stereotypes out there that we try to company and La La is a wonderful role model for our girls because she is a successful business owner, actress and mother.”
Girls Inc of NYC is a unique non-profit founded to educate young women and give them the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in college, in their careers, and in their communities.