Photos: Long Beach Emergency Shelter for the Homeless Marks 25th year of The Christmas Store

A Long Beach Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, marked its 25th year of making a difference for families at Christmas Store.

Brenda Wilson, Executive Director and Lynda Moran, Deputy Director well known throughout the city of Long Beach as “The Twins” and Co-Founders of New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Inc. (New Image) provides bicycles, toys, shoes, clothing, and supermarket gift cards, to more than 2,000 children of homeless and low-income families during the holiday Season.  The event is strictly for children from homeless and low-income families by invitation only. Families must be referred by a social service agency, community business, or church who provide proof of eligibility.

With the help of this years celebrity elves, Ethan William Childress (Mixed-ish), Leah Daniels-Butler (Casting Director ‘Empire’), Antwone Fisher (Author & Screenwriter), Keith Burke (The Haves and Have Not) Jane Kennedy-Young (actress, philanthropist), Tyrone Dubose (Unsung), Game Executive and Director Matty Rich (‘Inkwell and ‘Crooklyn’)  Comedian Yvette the Funny Lady, Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders and more appearances, made the day even more special as the children received gifts from caring entertainers who took time out of their schedule.Ethan William Childress (Mixed-ish),With the help of this years celebrity elves, Ethan William Childress (Mixed-ish), Leah Daniels-Butler (Casting Director ‘Empire’), Antwone Fisher (Author & Screenwriter), Keith Burke (The Haves and Have Not) Jane Kennedy-Young (actress, philanthropist), Tyrone Dubose (Unsung), Game Executive and Director Matty Rich (‘Inkwell and ‘Crooklyn’)  Comedian Yvette the Funny Lady, Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders and more appearances, made the day even more special as the children received gifts from caring entertainers who took time out of their schedule.

“It’s a wonderful way to end 2020.  It’s a great honor being apart of a wonderful cause that gives to deserving families,” celebrity elf Tyrone Dubose said.

“This is my tenth year supporting this wonderful event,” said director Matty Rich, film director, screenwriter, and video game executive.

The festivities were held on Saturday, December 22, at the Hilton Hotel in Long Beach.

About New Image: 

New Image Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Inc. (New Image) is a non-profit organization, serving Los Angeles County’s homeless and low-income populations. Its mission is to decrease and prevent homelessness. It recently reached a major milestone, in its 30 years of operation, having served more than 3.1 million individuals and families with children. New Image has four programs which provide transitional housing and an array of comprehensive supportive services. For more information on how you can help visit their website at www.newimageshelter.com

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  • D.L White January 6, 2020

    A viable service, making a difficult life circumstance better. Nice

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