James Brown Toy Giveaway Uplifts Children Spirits for The Holidays

Charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House

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NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, December 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House.

Christmas is a very special time especially for children. Realizing that, James Brown created The James Brown Toy Giveaway. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation, extends his charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015 as she brings the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey!

Grammy® nominated rapper and actor JaRule, his wife Aisha of MTV's "Follow The Rules," a comedic half-hour docu-series, and Shanice Williams will join Mrs. Brown Thomas to bring seasonal joy to children. Shanice Williams -- actress, singer and the new break-out star best known for her role as "Dorothy" in the recently televised live performance of NBC's "The Wiz Live!" with over 11.5 million viewers (the most tweeted live program on record) -- will be a fan favorite. The children and families will receive holiday gifting, along with a visit from jolly old Saint Nick and special friends.

About Harmony House:
Harmony House is the largest transitional living facility in Newark, New Jersey. Their primary goal is to help families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing and from dependency to self-sufficiency. Harmony House much more than shelter, it offers stability to families facing seemly insurmountable barriers and enables them to restore their lives.

Learn more:

New Community Corporation, Harmony House, 278 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103.

About the James Brown Family Foundation:
The James Brown Family Foundation, (JBFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in accordance with the wishes of James Brown. Based on James Brown's strong belief in education and his musical history with the world, The JBFF mission is to help those who are less fortunate. Our vision is to develop and support new and existing music education programs and provide support to students who pursue a career in the music and entertainment industry.

The James Brown Family Foundation continues giving annually in Augusta, Ga., his hometown, and has conducted turkey and toy giveaways in the tri-state area, helping children and families. Continuing this legacy was a tradition James Brown started over 20 years ago. For more information visit:

Press Contact & RSVP:
(917) 420-4552
(845) 402-2200 ext. 105

Media references for additional background:

James Brown Family Foundation:
* (VIDEO) Fox News Interview with Kelly Wright Part 1

* (VIDEO) Fox News Interview with Kelly Wright Part 2
James Brown's music helping kids live 'Beyond the Dream'

Shanice Williams:


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TWITTER: @JamesBrownGirl

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