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Belushi has joined a long list of celebrity entertainers who have given of themselves to “at risk kids” though Safety Harbor Kids. Entertainers such as Grammy winners Jackson Browne, Carlos Santana, Tom Petty, Little Feat and other music professionals. Also, 100.3 The Sound of LA. HBO’s Big Love and Entourage, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, John Savage, producer Hawk Koch have donated their talents and other resources to this worthwhile organization to benefit children who have so little.
James Belushi rocks the house and has adults and kids alike on their feet.
This event was put on by a local nonprofit organization; Safety Harbor Kids, on December 11th from 2-7 pm. at Duke's Malibu restaurant. Duke's is located at 21150 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. Duke's provided the location, food and beverages to give needy and grateful children a special holiday experience.
About 80 West-side and Malibu residents including Miss Malibu, Brie Gabrielle and Miss Teen Malibu, Micaela Brookman and founding Malibu City Council woman Missy Zeitsoff got together with many celebrities, including Ed Asner and Jim Belushi to support the 138 local orphans, foster and homeless children that attended the event. Put on by local nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids.
This was Safety Harbor Kids 5th annual holiday event and the third one at Duke's.
The festivities kicked off with a rousing performance by Jim Belushi, backed by the Safety Harbor Travellin' Band, which got the kids and the adults dancing and shouting. Then, the children were treated to motivation speeches from former Olympian and Raider football great, Willy Gault, actors Sofia Milos, Bai Ling and Miss California, Katie Blair. After the uplifting talks, Pearl the Wonder horse began the kids activities which included music lessons by Malibu resident Sara Levy, art lessons and toy making at Santa's Workshop.
After stockings were given to each child, dinner was served. Then, presents were given, bringing beaming smiles across the youngster's faces. These kids have nothing and would get nothing if it wasn't for the great people who donated, to make this and other events happen says SHK President Petrie Alexandra Williams.
The next Safety Harbor Kids event is their 5th Annual Etiquette and Manners Brunch at La Costa Beach Club. To attend, become a member or sponsor a child visit www.safetyharborkids.org.
ABOUT SAFETY HARBOR KIDS:
Founded by John William, a parent-less child himself, SHK is approved by more than fifteen county and private group homes and shelters throughout Los Angeles to invite children to their special events. SHK has helped over two thousand children over five years learn that they can accomplish their goals and dreams.SHK is run by volunteers and the Board members take no salaries or donate them back. SHK runs on a 22% expense ratio and is supported by community and member donations. Donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to join James Belushi in helping change a needy child's life, call (800) 277-0497. You too can donate your time, talents and energy and become a member of this special family. Monetary donations are also welcome.
by Jungle Jim