As Christmas draws near, the spirit of giving is taking root in California among the stars. Disney star Kamil McFadden (“KC Undercover”) will co-chair Jingle All the Way with Tamala Jones (“Castle”) and celebrity publicist Darren Dickerson of DSD Publicity. The event is in its fifth year and is a celebrity story reading and toy distribution initiative.
This is the second consecutive year Jingle All The Way will team with actor Hill Harper’s “Manifest Your Destiny” toy drive campaign to deliver a day filled with the spirit of Christmas at the Salvation Army Westwood Transitional Village on December 12th.
Meanwhile, students at Executive Prep Academy of Finance will host their own Jingle All The Way Toy Drive s part of a school wide community service initiative to benefit families in South Los Angeles. December 1st through December 18th students will collect toys at their campus to be distributed to programs and shelters in the surrounding area. The students will serve as Santa’s Helpers at Harper’s event before returning to their campus to distribute toys in their community.
Dickerson began Jingle All The Way to engage Hollywood in a program to read classic holiday stories to children as they waited in long lines to receive toys collected during Christmas drives. The goal is to make it a memorable day for the families while also raising awareness of the need to support under-served communities and families during the holidays.
For more information visit about Jingle All The Way and how to donate toys visit www.jingleholidaydrive.com.