WorldStar Foundation Launches Second Annual Skid Row Los Angeles Christmas Giveaway Program with LL Cool J

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Formerly Homeless World Star Hip Hop Founder/CEO Lee “Q” O’Denat Leads Effort to Distribute Care Packages to Residents of L..A. Skid Row on December 13th

WorldStarHipHop.com, the world’s most successful urban entertainment website founded by the once-homeless Lee “Q” O’Denat, will once again help residents of the Los Angeles Skid Row district during the holiday season by giving away over 1,000 care packages. The World Star Skid Row Christmas Giveaway is a program of the Worldstar Foundation, the charitable arm of the popular website. The event will take place on Saturday, December 13 starting at 8 am PT at the Rotary House Homeless Shelter (543 S. Crocker St., Los Angeles, CA 90013). Q will lead the effort to distribute care packages, with a special appearance by famous rapper/entrepreneur/actor LL Cool J from 1-2 pm PT.

“We were able to help hundreds of people living in the Skid Row area last year and we are expanding the program this year,” said Q, founder and CEO of WorldStarHipHop.com. “I’m well aware personally that the very words Skid Row imply sadness and hopelessness, but it’s our hope that our program can bring a bit of joy to people in this area.”

Among organizations partnering with the Worldstar Foundation for the project are the Los Angeles Barber College, which will have 13 barbers offering first-come-first-served haircuts from 8:00 am - 10:00am on December 13; Subway Restaurants, offering 1,000 sandwiches; RIF LA, providing over 250 pairs of sneakers; Nuvino, making a $5,000 donation; and SRDC, the Skid Row Development Corporation.

The Christmas Giveaway will include food, fleece blankets, personal items such as scarves and gloves, dental packs, hand-warmers, and other necessities as part of Skid Row program.

A mini documentary film on the Los Angeles Skid Row area can be seen at: http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhtI0seebOqn1tTiOU .

A brief clip of World Star’s first Christmas with residents can be seen at
http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhncSEv102LXOm7m1V

About WSHH: WorldStarHipHop.com is the foremost urban media website that provides viewers with the latest headlines, viral video content and urban news. With over 26-million unique visits per month, the site has been awarded “Best Hip-Hop Online Site” by BET for five consecutive years and has been ranked No. 1 on Source magazine’s Power List. Once homeless and now considered one of the hottest entrepreneurs and most influential hip-hop personalities in the country, Lee “Q” O’Denat is the founder/CEO of the website which has an unprecedented global following. The Skid Row Christmas Giveaway is a holiday program of the WorldStar Foundation.

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