R&B crooner Ne-Yo and his COMPOUND Entertainmentteamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of America to party with a purpose last night. See him alongside Kandi Burruss, Keshia Knight Pulliam and more inside....
Last night, Ne-Yo (posing above with Monyetta Shaw and their kids Madilyn Grace Smith and Mason Evan Smith) was a Do Gooder along with the Boys & Girls Club of America. He and his celeb friends had an evening of giving that touched the lives of nearly 500 underprivileged children.
DUring the event, Ne-Yo, whose Compound Foundation has been a longtime partner with Boys & Girls Club, was presented with an award from Toys For Tots by the US Marines.
Ne-Yo's mom, Loraine Smith, oversees the Compound Foundation. (This is a positive post so we will stick to the script, OK.....)
He recently spoke about his mom, revealing how she inspired his sense of giving.
"She is the person who taught me if you are given blessings you can be a blessing to someone else, and if you can help – you help. It’s not about cameras flashing or someone patting you on the back, it’s not about what you get in return, it’s simply about helping because it’s the right thing to do."
Atlanta celebs came out to support, including Bobby V and RHOA star Kandi Burruss.
Keshia Knight Pulliam was also on hand to sign autographs and spread holiday cheer.
During a recent interview, Ne-Yo was asked about his rewarding work with the organization, "Just the looks on the kids’ faces and knowing that I have given a kid who didn’t have a reason to smile, a reason to smile."
Author and former reality tv star Toya Wright was also a part of the event. She had her daughter Reginae Carter there too.
Toya joined Monyetta to help pass out gifts.
Kandi, Monyetta, Keshia and Toya all posed for a holiday pic.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed supported the event.
And Black Santa was there in full force. Gotta love it!
Photos via Prince Williams/ATLpics.Net/Toya's IG