Kids will celebrate summer and charity with a little celebrity help this Saturday, August 28, at the Los Angeles Mission.
Fifth Street between Wall and San Pedro will be transformed into a playground with food, games, prizes, crafts, face painting tent, giant inflatable slide and more. Children who live in the area will have a day of carefree summer fun at the Los Angeles Mission’s Annual End of Summer Block Party. There will be health screenings, a reading tent and lots of books given away.
Free backpacks will be filled with school supplies and handed out to those in need at the event. The Los Angeles Mission’s End of Summer Block Party fills a large need for the economically challenged families of Skid Row. With the backpacks and school supplies, families won’t have to decide between food and school. It gives children who experience fear, hunger, health issues and stress on a daily basis a chance to spend the day just being a kid!
Some of the celebrities who will make an appearance at the event are Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M., Sarah Drew, Grey’s Anatomy, RJ Mitte, Breaking Bad, Romy Rosemont, Glee, Joey King, Ramona and Beezus, Ryan Egglod, 90210, Taylor Spreitler, Melissa and Joey, Amanda Schull, One Tree Hill, Natasha Alam, True Blood, Anneliese Van Der Pol, That’s so Raven, Jared Kusnitz, Surviving Suburbia, Ashley Holiday, Huge (ABC Family), Harvey Guillen, Huge, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Days of Our Lives, Camil Banus, Days of Our Lives, Louise Sorel, Days of Our Lives, Kevin J. Ryan, Days of Our Lives, Jamey Geston, Wreck the Halls, Melody Hollis, Fred Claus, Jamal Mixon, Nutty Professor, Jerod Mixon, Nutty Professor, Brandon Molale, Dodgeball, CC Perkinson, Most Popular, Ashley Argota, Tru Jackson, VP, Sterling Beaumon, Lost, Jayson Blair, The Hard Times of R J Berger, Nathan Coenen, Tinglewood (short), Mason Cook, Treasure Buddies, Alyssa Diaz, Red Dawn, Kenton Duty, Lost, Tanna Frederick, Hollywood Dreams, Kerri Kasem, Radio/TV personality, Amanda Pajer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Frank Payne, My Wife and Kids, Collins Pennie, Fame, Amber Rose, Model, Kristen Ruhlin, Descent, Tom Schanley, Outlaw, Robert Thompson, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Jo Jo Wright, KIIS Radio.
The event starts at 11am and runs until 3pm at the Los Angeles Mission, 303 East 5th Street (on the corner of 5th and Wall Street), Los Angeles, CA 90013.