(In photo above): For the third year in a row, Akon and the Konfidence Foundation gave back by hosting a toy giveaway to ensure less fortunate children in Metro Atlanta enjoy the holidays. On Monday, December 20, 2010, Akon and his mother Ms. Kine Gueye Thiam, President of the Konfidence Foundation, were on hand to personally distribute 2,000 holiday toys to Atlanta children in need at Cascade Family Skating Rink. Each child received an age appropriate toy to take home.
Additionally, Akon & the Konfidence Foundation teamed up with AG Entertainment’s owners, Alex Gidewon, Simon Gidewon, and The Gidewon Foundation to host the 6th Annual Christmas Holiday for Kids Affair on Monday, December 20th. The Foundations put together an afternoon of skating, games, music, food, and toy giveaways for over 600 less fortunate children living in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Akon was on hand to show support for the children with an autograph signing and handed out soccer balls, footballs and other toys to the children in attendance.
Recipients of the toys are children enrolled in the Thomas Armour Ballet after-school Morningside Elementary Outreach program. The program provides free ballet classes and equipment to more than 200 children. Funded in part by The Miami Foundation grants, the ballet program works with children to give them the tools they need to advance their education and careers.
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Happy Holidays from all of us at BlackGivesBack! May you have a joyous, safe and peaceful season.