NAPPA’s Celebrity Stuff-a-thon Brings Smiles to Kids of the Ronald McDonald House

November 11, 2015

 

Last weekend, boxes filled with toys and games were overflowing from the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (LARMH), a home away from home for families with critically ill children receiving care at nearby hospitals. These items were donations given to the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) 4th Annual Celebrity Stuff-a-thon, a red carpet event presented by Billy Beez indoor play parks and hosted by “Good Luck Charlie” star, Leigh-Allyn Baker for the fourth year.

 

“As a parent, I cannot imagine what it would be like to have a child who is critically ill. The amount of worry and stress on the entire family would be overwhelming and debilitating,” says Baker. "I’m so grateful to the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for keeping families close during an unimaginable time so that they can focus on what matters most: their sick child.”

 

Each year, the Celebrity Stuff-a-thon brings together actors from today’s most popular TV shows to stuff over 500 bags with the toys, games, books, DVDs and school supplies. “We’re so grateful to our celebrity stuffers who not only come out for a day of community service, but also help spread the word of worthy charities, such as the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House through their social media reach,” says Julie Kertes, general manager of the National Parenting Publications Awards and What's In-Store Music Director of Operations.

 

This year's event was made extra special as some of the LARMH children were able to meet and greet their favorite TV stars from shows such as “Best Friends Whenever,” “BUNK’D,” “black-ish,” “I Didn’t Do It,” “Liv and Maddie,” “K.C. Undercover” and “Bella and the Bull Dogs” and help stuff bags on the assembly line.

 

The bags will be given to the families residing at The House to provide a little bit of cheer during their stay.

 

 

Thank you to the following celebs who came out to help:

 

Nathan Arenas (BUNK'D)

Leigh-Allyn Baker (Good Luck Charlie, Bad Hair Day)

Landry Bender (Best Friends Whenever)

Joelle Better (Bella & The Bulldogs)

Miles Brown (black-ish)

Damarr Calhoun (Instant Mom)

Jayla Calhoun (Family Time)

Michael Campion (Fuller House)

Brock Ciarlelli (The Middle)

Cooper Friedman (Girl Meets World)

Quinn Friedman (Those Who Can't)

Jessica Marie Garcia (Liv and Maddie)

Ricky Garcia (Best Friends Whenever)

Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs)

Sarah Gilman (I Didn't Do It)

Jordyn Jones (YouTube Sensation)

Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate)

David Justice (former MLB player)

Raquel Justice (Recovery Road)

Gus Kamp (Best Friends Whenever)

Amanda Leighton (The Fosters)

Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives)

Nina Lu (BUNK'D)

Gavin Macintosh (The Fosters)

Jax Malcolm (The Other Side of the Door)

Rio Mangini (Bella & The Bulldogs)

Marsai Martin (black-ish)

Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover)

Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken)

Murray Wyatt Rundus (Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything)

Joshua Rush (Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Disney’s The Lion Guard)

Sloane Morgan Siegel (Gortimer Gibbons: Life on Normal Street)

Brooke Sorenson (Modern Family)

Olivia Stuck (Girl Meets World)

Tylen Williams (Instant Mom)

Tyrel Williams (Lab Rats)

Tom Williamson (The Fosters)

Lulu Wilson (The Millers,Ouija 2)

 

 

 

 

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