Geena hosted a holiday party for the kids at Toussaint Academy which is a center for homeless teens via the Father Joe's organization. Due to privacy issues the actual kids couldn't be photographed.
Geena put together a holiday party for the kids at Toussaint Academy in downtown San Diego.
It's a center for homeless teens here in San Diego through the Father Joe's organization.
There were so many wonderful people willing to donate their time! Casanova Fish Tacos provided the food for everyone.
There were tons of volunteers who helped set up and helped throughout the night.
There was even a photo booth courtest of JT Photo Booth!
And a craft booth courtesy of Dora Sainz.
And singer Frankie J even performed! Soooo cool! The kids loved him!
Here is Geena with some volunteers/friends. Thanks to Farmers Insurance office of Julie Garcia for donating the tree.
The Wow girls from Wow your Beauty Concierge did make-up and Hair at the event. Also the Shopaholics Boutique in Little Italy donated earrings for all the kids.
This is the "store" at the Toussaint Academy where the kids can use their earned tokens to buy things they need. When people donate used clothes or items they go here. The store teaches the kids the concept of earning money aka "tokens" to buy things they need.
This is little Hector from Casanova Fish Tacos helping out for the night.
Thanks to Casanova Fish Tacos for providing the food. Everyone loved it!
Also thanks to Cesar and Brannon from Prospect Bar and Lounge who provided the macaroni sides and other items for the kids.
There were fun props for the photo booth.
The kids ABSOLUTELY LOVED the photo booth provided by JT Photo Booth. Thanks so much for coming out guys!
Singer Frankie J performed!!!
He sang some of his own songs, as well as some classic Christmas Songs.
The kids loved it.
Here I am on stage ;)
This is the man in charge over at Toussaint Academy.
We put together a video from various celebs like Baby Bash, Deuce from Shake It Up, Skylar Grey, some UFC Fighters, and Rihanna encouraging the kids to keep their heads up and keep moving forward.
We also presented Toussaint Academy 5 laptop computers donated anonymously to their computer lab!
And then we gave each kid a gift bag filled with things they needed from various donors.
Here is the outside of Toussaint Academy. It's in downtown right on 5th and Ash.
Of course Channel 933 was in the house hooking up the kids with some prizes!
Special Thanks to the National Workers Comp Association for donating the drinks, water, and pan dulce!
Thanks to our old intern Guillermo and Cousin Chris for volunteering their time.
More volunteers being camera shy.
Thanks to Dora Sainz for providing the arts and crafts.
Beautiful art on the wall painted by the kids.
Fun in the photo booth with the guys from JT Photo Booth.
Here I am trying to get the darn video working. All in all it was a GREAT success! The kids had a good time. Special thank you to EVERYONE who helped out. You guys are all awesome.