Photo Flash: Broadway Kids Care Holiday Activities
Broadway Kids Care (BKC), the new organization of theater kids for kids (and others), hosted its first annual holiday season of activities.† Kids from such Broadway shows as Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Tarzan, The Farnsworth Invention, Sunday in the Park With George and more, performed a Holiday Concert at the Lillian Booth Actors Home on Tuesday, December 18, where they also distributed scarves collected through "The Knitting Project" (BKC members, along with fellow actors and theater patrons combined their efforts to knit scarves for residents of this Actors' Fund of America residence).
On Wednesday, December 19 BKC kids stuffed holiday stockings for the children of Freedom House NYC at their annual Holiday Festival at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
Founded earlier this year by Kelly Gonda, President of East of Doheny Productions, BKC brings together the children from current and past Broadway shows, affording them the opportunity to perform community service and, in the process, instill a strong philanthropic sensibility and foster a sense of community among the young actors and their families.
During its brief history, BKC's members have participated in a variety of charitable works. They have hosted Halloween and Easter events where they assembled gifts for the children of Freedom House. Their gifts continue with the presentation of the scarves from "The Knitting Project" and holiday stockings.
Photos by Molly Barnett
Will Willoughby of Broadway Kids Care and organization founder Kelly Gonda, with a few of the organizations members
Will Willoughby and Michael Rosenberg of East of Doheny
Broadway Kids show of their new sweatshirts