A night for tots and toys for Stevie Wonder.
Superstar and world icon, Stevie Wonder returns to Microsoft Theater for his 24th House Full of Toys Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 17th. “”Today, more than ever throughout the world, we are challenged with many issues. Social, political, economic, and spiritual, but that must not stop our opportunity to give and share in the spirit and reason for the season. I am as always overjoyed to again present the celebration of House Full of Toys”.
“House Full of Toys will benefit, children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concertgoers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy. Your charitable gift is 100% tax deductible since no goods or services will be provided in consideration for your gift. Wonder’s We Are You Foundation, is a nonprofit organization, IRC501(c)3).” said Wonder.
Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music, having received numerous awards and honors including 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.
His humanitarian efforts are known worldwide. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and is a Commander of France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Wonder has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on persons with disabilities.
On a personal note, this writer first met Wonder in the summer of 1997 in Leimert Park as he left the World Stage Performing Arts Center with the assistance of his driver. I asked the driver if I could say hi to Wonder, and the driver said of course. I thanked Wonder for being my hero and giving the world the gift of his music. As I said goodbye, Wonder asked me what my name was and I stated, “Najee Ali.” I’m an activist. Wonder smiled and said “I know who you are. You are always calling in on the FrontPage, which is the popular morning talk show.”
Wonder told me to keep up the good work. I never dreamed that I would eventually be a guest host for a day with Wonder on the KJLH FrontPage morning show and go on to continue to support Wonder as much as possible.
Every year Wonder has held this charity concert I have taken joy in dropping off toys at KJLH Radio Station for this charity. Wonder is one of the greatest human beings to ever walk on the planet. He has given humanity so much of himself. I encourage you to please support Wonder in helping disadvantaged children and support the House Full of Toys concert.
Tickets are now on sale to the public and can be purchased here.