(Newark, New Jersey) The James Brown Family Foundation will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation’s Harmony House in Newark, New Jersey. 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 is much more than a shelter; it offers stability to families facing seemly insurmountable barriers and enables them to restore their lives.
Christmas is a very special time, especially for children and 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 (JBFF)—extended charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015, by bringing the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey. With the help of PMG International, Grammy nominated Rapper and Actor JaRule, his wife Aisha and the kids of MTV’s “Follow The Rules” a comedic half-hour docu-series and fan favorite; Shanice Williams Fan; 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 it was the most tweeted live program on record. There was a special performance by Josiah Borden and Brandon Williams, even a visit from Jolly Saint Nick and his helpers, Fashion Inspires! Model Nai Williams, Xavier Hixon, Justin Barlow, Evaline (Auntie) Green, and Belvin Stockton. Select children and families of Harmony House received holiday gifting, caroling, pizza and more! The lively event ended with an indoor snowball fight! A special thanks to the staff of Harmony House; Lisa Chavis, Angela Hall and Angela Potts.