Children Uniting Nations Celebrates 11th Annual Day of the Child November 22; Rides From Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch at the Barker Hangar

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Join Over 3000 Foster and At-Risk Youth & Mentors, Celebrities and Performers As We Celebrate Our Children in Need by Showing Them They Are Not Forgotten and Provide Them with Backpacks, Activities and School Supplies

The Day of the Child is designed to bring awareness and support to the needs of children who, by no fault of their own, are living in and out of home care. Children Uniting Nations Day of the Child is the community's way of letting foster children know that someone cares by providing mentors for the day. Ultimately, Day of the Child encourages mentoring and underscores the need for these children to develop meaningful connections with adults in their community. The long-term goal is to get members of the community to dedicate two days a month to be a permanent mentor for these children.

This event takes several hundreds of high-risk children from foster homes, residential facilities and homeless shelters for a day of fun, games, rides and love with thousands of volunteer mentors. Foster youth spend the day enjoying rides, games, live entertainment, food and fun with our communities' most caring mentors. At the end of the day, the children receive care packages including books, educational materials and every day necessities, which are donated by generous organizations and companies.

Numerous celebrities and elected officials have donated their time as mentors and volunteers such as Pierce Brosnan, Sela Ward, Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Arquette, Jane Seymour, Tara Reid, N'Sync's J.C. Chasez, Paul Rodriguez, Victoria Rowell, Jose Celano, California Governor Gray Davis and First Lady Sharon Davis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Commissioner Ken Podziba and Commissioner William Bell to name a few. Past performers include Aaron Carter, Colby O'Donis, Run DMC, Coolio, 3rd Storee, Hanson, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Pointer Sisters, Nick Cannon and many local acts and national recording artists.

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