Children Mending Hearts (CMH), a national charity organization based in Los Angeles, will join 12 Las Vegas-based child advocacy groups to host its third installment of the traveling workshop, Please Mr. President, in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, September 25th.
This activity-filled event will host more than 1000 at-risk children and teens, who will enjoy an afternoon of arts, crafts, food and fun, and special performances by The Fulcos and Kristy Kay alongside some of their favorite young stars, including Tate Donovan (The OC), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Josie Loren (Make It or Break It), Ryan Ochoa (iCarly), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), and Le Reve performers, as well as Francia Raisa (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group performers who are tentatively scheduled to appear.
The participating organizations are After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, HopeLink Family Resource Center, Street Teens, Hope for Homeless Teens, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, HELP of Southern Nevada, Shade Tree, Southern Nevada Children First, St Jude’s Ranch for Children, the Department of Family Services, and the Clark County School District-Community Partnership Program.
Founded in 2008, CMH has expanded its reach globally and has garnered a substantial following including Sheryl Crow, Anderson Cooper, Marisa Tomei, Joel Madden, Nicole Richie, Sharon Stone, and board member Ben Affleck, just to name a few.
“We are so excited to embark upon our third workshop in a city where it is so needed,” says CMH founder Lysa Heslov. “It is deeply rewarding to be a part of an organization that makes a profound difference in lives of children, through the power of arts and cultural programs,” adds Ben Affleck.
For further information about Children Mending Hearts, please visit www.childrenmendinghearts.org.