Actor and National Spokesperson of the “Stop Bullying Now Foundation”, Vinicius Machado hosted the Stop Bullying Now Event on December 1, 2016 that benefited the homeless in South Los Angeles. The event was located The Big House At 180 E. 35th Street in the City of Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Machado along with other co-hosts Jorge Nuno (Social Entrepreneur & Candidate for the Los Angeles City Council District 9), Allen Maldonado (Actor-Blackish –ABC), Sarah Buehler (Actress-Speechless- ABC), Eric Lane (Actor-Empire), Tara Batesole (Actress- Almost Christmas), Dr. Levi Harrison (The Dr. Levi Show), Spicy Mari (Real 92.3 F.M.), Porscha Coleman (Silicon Valley – HBO), and Leah McKendrick (Actress-Bad Mom) were also in attendance. Dr. Sam Nguyen (Founder of (S.A.M) Stable Anchor Manor Foundation) was a special invited guests.
Guests that attended were asked to bring a coat, toy, can food or blanket for their donations. These items would later be distributed to homeless men and women in the South Los Angeles area. Many homeless men and women are outdoors in the cold with no shelter or food. The donations people have given will help bring warmth to them.
Melvin Jackson Jr. (Actor), Ciera Payton (Actress), Dominic Pace (Actor- Superstore – NBC), Isis King (Model-America’s Top Model), Usman Ally (Actor- A series of unfortunate events), Eshun Melvin (Actor-Teen Wolf), Steve Cederquist (Flip or Flop), Mary Kennedy (Actress-Shameless-Showtime), Justin Tinucci (Actor-Lady Dynamite – Netflix), Chloe Noelle (Actress-True Blood-HBO), Jax Malcolm (Actor-Hidden America with Jonah Ray-NBC), Serena Laurel (Actress-Short Girls Club), Thushari Jayasekera (Actress/Comedian), Katie Lohmann (Actress), Berna Roberts (Actress) and many others.
Delicious food and drinks were served while guests enjoyed music played by a D.J. Many stories were told how they were bullied or even witness others that have been bullied. Short speeches were given by Vinicius Machado, Arnold Garcia (President of ShineON Hollywood Magazine), Jorge Nuno, and Dr. Levi Harrison. Some mentioned how they had been a victim of being bullied and how it impacted their lives. Overall message is for all to love and treat everyone with respect. Support each other and raise awareness to stop bullying.
About Stop Bullying Now Foundation
Stop Bullying Now Foundation, Inc., has a mission to raise money to school districts around the country to try to eliminate and address the impact of students that has been bullied which causes death, metal or physical harm. School districts do not have funds to address this problem due to budget cuts.
To donate, please visit the website at www.stopbullyingnowfoundation.org.