Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation & Bounty Team Up for 10th Annual Youth Holiday Party

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On Thursday, December 10th, Russell, Danny, Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and family will come together to celebrate the holiday season with the Tenth Annual Youth Holiday Party at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. For the first time, Procter & Gamble’s Bounty brand will be joining the Simmons Family and Rush Philanthropic to sponsor the holiday event. MTV’s Sway will once again join in the celebration as Master of Ceremonies with Hot97’s DJ ENVY providing the tunes.

“Bounty is pleased to take part in such a wonderful celebration honoring some of New York City’s most talented and creative children,” said Eric Higgs, brand manager for Bounty. “We recognize the importance of ‘hands on’ art education and the role that learning by doing can play through Rush Philanthropic opportunities outside the classroom.”

This annual holiday event is held in celebration of the creative energy of New York City youth and brings together over 400 underserved New York City youths affiliated with the 50 youth arts organizations Rush Philanthropic supports. The celebration allows young people to meet one another and get some well-deserved recognition for their hard work. Ranging from ages 6 to 18, the kids also get their chance to shine and have the opportunity to showcase their talents through spoken word, rap, dance and exhibiting artwork. Groups set to perform this year include Ballet Hispanico, Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band, Impact Repertory Theatre, Multicultural Music Group and more.

“As we all know to be true, the cultivation of creativity in our youth is crucial to their growth. To withhold art education is to deprive them of full development,” said Rush Philanthropic Co-Founder Russell Simmons. “The Rush Philanthropic annual holiday event continues to harvest the important seeds planted in the talented youth across New York City while celebrating their creative expression. We’re happy that Bounty recognizes the significance of the work we’re doing and has proudly stepped in to sponsor this year’s event.”

Inspired by sheer “green” practicality, designer Kristin Barrett Brown will use event sponsor Bounty as inspiration and transform the Fillmore into a Christmas themed winter wonderland. This year’s Christmas tree will be made entirely out of Bounty paper towel rolls, along with decorative ribbon used as trim in festive colors of green and red. The festive color scheme will continue throughout the Fillmore from floor to ceiling with glimmering paper starbursts and other Bounty decorative accents.

The evening will include yummy foods, surprise celebrity guests and raffle prizes from companies like Nintendo, Kidrobot, XBox, House of Dereon, G-Shock, EA Sports, Trikke, Flight Club, Carol’s Daughter and many more. Each child will also leave with an exclusive Bounty gift bag filled with bountiful goodies.

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