Hill Harper & Nate Parker Host 10th Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser on December 5

Nate Parker (L) and Hill Harper (R) pse together at their Annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser. Courtesy: thejasminebrand

*Hill Harper and fellow actor Nate Parker team up again to host their 10th Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser — and this year the men are joined by a host committee of change makers that include political commentator Angela Rye, popular DJ B Hen, TV personality Vanessa Simmons and iHeart Media program director, Doc Wynter.

The charity event takes place in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8pm-12am at the Avalon Hollywood – 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 and boasts attendance by numerous leading actors, entertainers and philanthropists.

For the past nine years the dynamic duo has changed the lives of underprivileged youth across Los Angeles. Both men are respected for their activism; but in addition, Harper is a successful actor, author, television host and entrepreneur and Parker has gleaned success as an actor (You’ve seen ‘Birth of a Nation’ right?), director, producer, writer, and musical performer.

Together, these two powerhouse men create a joyful holiday season for hundreds as they collect toys for youth and raise funds for the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation?s Summer Empowerment Academy and the Nate Parker Foundation?s Summer Film Institute.

The toys donated benefit the Salvation Army Transitional Living Center and other families in need.

Hill Harper speaks to students attending class at Manifest Your Destiny

Hill Harper speaks on the event, ?I am grateful to be a blessing to so many people in need. This event not only supports youth for the holidays, but year round as proceeds fund programming and initiatives for my non-profit. The work that we do truly changes
the lives of so many young people. My goal is to be the change I seek in the world.?

The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation provides at-risk youth with a path to empowerment and educational excellence through programs that focus on academic enrichment, college preparation and psycho-social and physical development.

This year the event will honor donors, volunteers and friends that have supported the toy drive for the past 10 years. Guests will enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails as twenty people are recognized for their contributions and commitment to the community.

Nate Parker entertains questions at an NPF event

?I appreciate having Hill Harper as a partner for the annual toy drive. Our organizations share in the same mission ? to transform the lives of youth. We recognize the power that lies in what we do and we are thankful for the countless people, organizations, and
companies that support us in this mission,? adds Nate Parker.

The Nate Parker Film Institute educates and trains minorities in filmmaking and story telling.

See the details directly below for the December 5th event (Please bring a new, wrapped toy!) 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Hosted by: Hill Harper & Nate Parker
Venue: Avalon Hollywood
Address: 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
VIP Reception: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Red Carpet: 8:00pm-9:30pm

For more information on the toy drive and to purchase tickets visit www.grapevite.com/toydrive2017.

For partnership, sponsorship, talent & RSVP submissions e-mail with Subject: “10th Annual Toy Drive” to Erika McCall: erika@mydf.org.

For Volunteer Opportunities e-mail: mydvolunteers@gmail.com.

Get social with us via the hashtag #MYDToyDrive.

About Manifest Your Destiny
The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation?s vision is to enhance, engage, empower and inspire youth towards a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness. Embedded within this programmatic framework is an emphasis on empowerment, self-advocacy, self-esteem, violence prevention and conflict resolution.

MYD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation, which provides at-risk youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through youth development programs, academic enrichment, college access skills & resources, and psycho-social and physical development
strategies. For more information visit www.mydf.org.

About the Nate Parker Foundation
The Nate Parker Foundation provides support and resources to transforming the lives of African and African American youth and families through culturally responsive programs and strategic grantmaking.

The foundation is committed to providing grants to innovative organizations and initiatives that are working to empower and transform black lives. The Nate Parker Summer Film Institute is a
highly competitive program for students who have a passion for film, storytelling, and social justice. For more information visit www.nateparkerfoundation.org

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