Starting this evening at The Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas, Ne-Yo is kicking off the 6th Annual Compound Foundation Giving Tour, a series of events to raise awareness about and drum up support for underprivileged and foster youth.
Ne-Yo is the founder of The Compound Foundation, launched in 2007 with his business partner Reynell Hay. The organization provides grants to nonprofit organizations, awards scholarships, builds recording studios in group homes around the country, and does other philanthropic work all to benefit children in tough circumstances.
The concert tonight will be followed by one in Los Angeles tomorrow, another in Newark on Wednesday, and wrap up in Atlanta on Thursday. The events are meant to brighten the holidays for children who may otherwise not participate in the giving of the season. For example, 500 children between the ages of three and 18 will receive toys, clothes, and other gifts at the Newark event, which will also be attended by Mayor Cory Booker. New York Giants player Deon Grant is among the scheduled guests, according to the press release. Gifts will be provided by companies including by Carol’s Daughter and Coca Cola, among other organizations.
Unfortunately, these are private events, but you can donate on the foundation’s website. If you’d like to see Ne-Yo in concert (and take a little trip), he’ll be performing in the UK in March.