Grammy Award nominated artist Aloe Blacc will be performing in Bed-Stuy to support a toy and coat drive for those in need in the neighborhood.
The Winter Wonderland event will be held on December 8 at Premier, 253 Nostrand Ave.
Nonprofit A Little Piece of Light (ALPOL) is hosting the event with the Circle for Justice Innovations and the Brooklyn Nets, and it will be collecting lightly-used winter coats and toys “to bring joy and warmth to some of the most marginalized in our community.”
“The toy and coat drive will bring much-needed comfort and happiness to those in our community who are too often overlooked and who are working hard to get back on their feet after a life of trauma incited by sexism, racism, violence, poverty, and the criminal justice system,” said Donna Hylton, founder of A Little Piece of Light.
“We encourage the community to donate what they can, and we are confident these acts of kindness will have a profound impact on someone’s life.”
Now through Dec. 7, toys, children’s books, games and lightly used winter coats can be donated to ALPOL at 365 Marcus Garvey Blvd. Donations will be distributed at the event to women and their families, girls and LGBTQ individuals impacted by abuse, trauma, violence, and incarceration.
The Winter Wonderland event will take place from noon until 7:00pm on Dec. 8, and will feature the performance by Aloe Blacc at 1:00pm, a Santa appearance with photo opportunities and DJ entertainment throughout the day. There will also be new clothing giveaways, face painting, a facials & make-up station, raffles and refreshments.
The event is free event and open to the public. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test is required for entry. Temperature checks will be conducted at the door.