Stevie Wonder benefit concert set Dec. 9
House of Toys’ at Staples Center
OW Staff Writer | 12/6/2018, midnight
Twenty-five time Grammy Award recipient and Oscar winner Stevie Wonder makes a special announcement about this year’s 22nd Annual House Full Of Toys Benefit Concert featuring the
Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music at STAPLES Center on Dec. 9.
“This year, the holiday season will not be joyful for some in our California family. Many lost lives, property, and dreams. Imagine a holiday after this tragedy. And so, this year, I am combining my Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert featuring Song Party, a celebration of life, love and music, with my House Full Of Hope,” Wonder said.
“Along with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), our goal is to raise money in support of all those who suffered loss to the catastrophic fires, to support the amazing firefighters who worked so hard to save lives and homes, and to support the first responders who are always there when we need them.”
“We are deeply grateful to Stevie Wonder for giving the gift of his extraordinary music to support those in need this holiday season,” said Nicole Sexton, president/CEO of Entertainment Industry Foundation. “Like Stevie, we are humbled by the work of California’s courageous firefighters and first responders. We are proud to support them through EIF’s crisis response program, Music for Relief, and honored that Stevie has chosen them as one of the beneficiaries of this event.”
This year as part of Stevie’s House Full of Hope, supporters are asked to donate to EIF’s Fire Fund at www.musicforrelief.org/hope or text GIVE25 to 50555 to make a $25 contribution.
Also, concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy on behalf of House Full Of Toys to benefit children, people with disabilities and families in need.