James Brown Family Children Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer to Harlem

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Deanna Brown-Thomas, President of the James Brown Family Children Foundation continued the legacy of her father James Brown (The Godfather of Soul) on December 21, 2011 by conducting a holiday party for the children from the Drew Hamilton Learning Center and Dunlevy Milbank Campus. The event was held at the Harlem Lanes and the children and their families were treated to a delightful afternoon of bowling, the music of James Brown, face painting, snacks, Santa who delivered a shopping bag filled with incredible gifts to each child, and a surprise visit by Jaheim.

The Drew Hamilton Learning Center children were accompanied by their parents/grandparents and staff. This was our first family outing and the parents networked, had fun, learned how to bowl and spent quality time with their children. They were thrilled with the bowling and many of them will return to Harlem Lanes and have added this as one of their family health goals for the year. This is an event that our families will not forget!

Special thanks to the James Brown Family Children Foundation for making a difference in the lives in the lives of our children and families. We look forward to Mrs. Deanna Brown-Thomas and members of the James Brown Family Children Foundation visiting our sites in the future.

Photo credit: Donna Chandler