Juelz Santana, Deemi
and Sizzla have partnered with the EARS foundation for “The Christmas for
Katrina” Toy Drive & Concert Event.
The EARS Foundation, along with sponsors Power 105.1, Toys for
Tots and The American Red Cross, will invite families displaced by Hurricane
Katrina to the event, free of charge.
Many families that were displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane
Katrina are now living in New York City.
The EARS Foundation is a charity organization that also produces
the popular “Lifebeat” benefit concert series.
The foundation was created to give back to the urban community
by developing urban music and music education.
"I watched in horror as the lives of people were stripped
away by Hurricane Katrina,” EARS founder Tonya Lewis said. “I saw
the faces of children, clinging to teddy bears and toys, after they lost everything.
Although I gave a financial contribution, the holidays are the hardest time
to deal with tragedy and many of these people are separated from their extended
families. We wanted to create an event where we, New Yorkers, could bring comfort
to these families living in our area.”
Juelz Santana will be performing songs from his newly released
album, ‘What The Game’s Been Missing, including his hit
single "There It Go (The Whistle Song)."
Santana’s album is currently the #1 Hip-Hop album in the
United States, holding top position on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/Rap Charts.
The album is also one of the Top 10 albums in the country according
to Billboard’s Top 200 Charts.
This event will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2005 from
2pm – 7pm at The Skate Key Entertainment Complex located at 220 East 138th
Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
is $10 and an unwrapped toy.