How did R&B superstar Ne-Yo spend his weekend? By giving gifts provided by Toys for Tots, books, clothing and meals to 3,000 children across the country. (Don’t you feel like a slacker now?)
This four-stop mini tour was part of Ne-Yo’s second annual The Giving Tour, an event sponsored by The Compound Foundation, a non-profit the “Miss Independent” singer co-founded. Established in 2007, the organization promotes the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes.
“The Giving Tour is rooted in our commitment to uplift youth growing up in the welfare system within underprivileged communities,” said the Grammy-award winning artist. “The Christmas season is all about giving of yourself – that’s the true meaning of Christmas. Helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves – that’s what this time of year is all about.”
On Friday, the composer for nearly every great modern pop diva landed in my dear Boston, bringing joy to the children of the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. Although the event was closed to the public, children from Boston’s The Home for Little Wanderers, the oldest non-profit child and family service agency in the country, were also in attendance.