Glee Star Does His Bit For Kids At Risk - Autism Mom Blog

Glee Star Does His Bit For Kids At Risk

Patrick Gallagher, star of music TV phenomenon Glee got together with some of Hollywood’s brightest entertainers to promote positive programs that assist at-risk youth.

Gallagher teamed up with musicians Amy Scruggs, Invinceable, Madisen Hill and Brittany Flickinger, Comedian/Actor Scott Vinci, Actresses Helenna Santos, Nadjah Dabney, Kristen Ruhlin, Ariel Teal Toombs, and Actors Rene Cadet and James Giordano among others to appear in a Public Service Announcement, with filming commencing in Burbank on Sunday. The PSA aims to educate the public on the challenges faced by at-risk youth as well as promoting the red carpet fundraiser “Big Kids Care” scheduled for July 21st.

Big Kids Care benefits not-for-profit organization San Bernardino County Prevention, Resource, Intervention, Mentoring, Education (SBC PRIME). SBC PRIME provides weekly workshops, with mentoring and information services for 13 – 21 year olds from low income, probation and foster care homes. The group meets for 4 hours and covers topics such as preparing for employment, managing money, preparing for a college education and stress management. The young adults were even treated to a day of pampering recently; receiving pedicures and massages as part of the program!

SBC PRIME also supply much needed items such as school supplies, food and retail vouchers, personal hygiene products and transport services to around 180 youth and always welcome contributions.

SBC Prime is no stranger to celebrity endorsement. Youth advocates for Big Kids Care include Paul Butler, child star of Children of the Corn, Sonny with a Chance and My Sister’s Keeper, Jordan Butler (Playhouse Disney), Gabreon Womack (Playhouse Disney and Lakeview Terrace) and Nya Womack.”

“Why not try to give them (disadvantaged teens) some hope?” said Crystal Butler, founder of the organization. “Our goal is to prevent incarceration, teen pregnancy, drug use, homelessness and unemployment” According to Ms Butler, over 21% of San Bernardino youth live in poverty.

Canadian born Gallagher plays the love sick, somewhat depressed Coach Tanaka on Glee and has appeared in dozens of movies and television programs including the Night at the Museum Films, True Blood, The Line and Da Vinci’s Inquest among others. Gallagher is said to be thrilled to be involved with the project.

Tickets for the red carpet event are extremely limited and available exclusively to members of the entertainment industry and to sponsors.

To become a Big Kid that Cares either through donation or sponsorship, contact the event organizers, ARC Talent Management or donate directly to the organization.

About the Author: Susan Long has used her knowledge of the housing industry to benefit low income families for many years through her work at Sell Property Quickly

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