Partay with Purpose! Hill Harper and Nate Parker Host Toy Drive Fundraiser

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Black Hollywood got in the holiday spirit last night for the “Manifest Your Destiny” 9th annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser at W Hollywood hotel.

Birth of a Nation star Nate Parker and Hill Harper arranged the festivities and called on their celeb buds to cross an item off a kid’s wish list.

“Soul Food’s” Vanessa Williams showed off her date for the evening–a Moana doll.

 

Vanessa, likely, put Moana under the tree with all the other donated toys that will go to impoverished kids through Salvation Army Transitional Living Center in LA and the Summer Empowerment Academy (SEA) foundation.

Checks are also appreciated–I mean look at those Kool-Aide smiles–as you can see.

#Repost @werunhollywood ・・・ Actors and philanthropists @hillharper and @origi_nate accepting a check donation from @100blackmen at their "Manifest Your Destiny" 9th Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser hosted by @lancegross with committee host @karrueche and @yvonneorji The donated toys and funds raised benefit disadvantaged youth, going to the Salvation Army Transitional Living Center in Los Angeles and the Summer Empowerment Academy (SEA) foundation, respectively. Go to werunhollywood.com for all the exclusive photos from this amazing charity event held inside the @whollywoodhotel #WeRunHollywood #HillHarper #NateParker #ManifestYourDestiny #9thAnnualToyDrive #100BlackMen #SummerEmpowermentAcademy #Philanthropy #Humanitarianism #GiveBack #Holiday #CarusoColeman #WHotelHollywood

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The 100 Black Men of America non profit presented Nate, Hill, Karrueche and Yvonne Orji with a cool G that will go towards supporting disadvantaged youth.

Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles made it a date night.

 

Insecure and How To Get Away with Murder casts collided for the fundraiser.

 

All I want for Christmas is a Black girl magic crossover. Amirite?

 

 

CSI Actor Hill Harper Starts Summer Youth Academy

Actor/author/best bud to POTUS  Hill Harper has got your kids covered for the summer. That is if you live in LA. He’s developed a mentoring and leadership academy for recently graduated middle schoolers whose families are struggling financially. Piggybacking off his his best-seller books teaching young men and women to tap into their best selves financially and mentally this is the CSI: NY’s next challenge to youth.

The Summer Youth Empowerment Academy is through Hill’s Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a non-prof that aims to give teens the academic, social and leadership skills needed to map out a better future for themselves.

The program is free to all kids worthy of the opportunity and is only for a week; July 21-25

All those interested in applying, click here. And for those feeling extra generous, you can support the summer program by purchasing a BluBond Tee to raise money for the Academy’s resources.

Who says summer can’t be fun and productive? Yes, it is possible.