Shaffer Chimere Smith otherwise known as singer, producer and songwriter Ne-Yo. He and his Compound Foundation teamed up with The Boys and Girls Club to bring smiles on children’s faces for the holidays. Photos inside.
Ne-Yo and the Compound Foundation helped underprivileged youth and foster care children, in Atlanta for the 6th year in a row. 500 children received gifts from Coca Cola, Creative Recreation, Ubisoft, Toys for Tots and Carolâ€™s Daughter.
The Compound FoundationÂ andÂ The Boys and Girls ClubÂ teamed up for the 6thÂ AnnualÂ Compound Foundation Giving Tour, working to create awareness and action towards their goal of helping under privileged youth and foster care children. As founder of The Compound Foundation, NE-YOÂ kicked-off the tour at The Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas on December 17th, followed by Los Angeles on December 18th, Newark on December 19thand then ending inÂ Atlanta on December 20th.
â€œWe createdÂ The Giving TourÂ to help uplift the spirits of these children who for many reasons may not be able to experience the holiday,” saidÂ Compound Foundation Executive Director Khalilah Abdul-Baqi.Â “Each child that we have reached since our inaugural event five years ago still holds a piece of my heart, andÂ Iâ€™m thrilled to continue this amazing series with another round of outstanding and deserving kids.â€
This highly anticipated event commits to providing a brighter holiday season for youth living in foster care. Raising awareness towards two important foundations, The Compound Foundation and The Boys and Girls Club of America, the Giving Tour serves as an experience and celebration of giving
Photos: Chris Mitchell/CME 3000, Boys & Girls Club, Elizabeth Ye