Instead of the classic red, a blue carpet was rolled out last Monday for a Teen Project fundraiser.
Held at the Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood, the event was to raise money for female Transition Age Youth (TAY). Not to be confused with our other favorite Tay, Taylor Swift.
Speaking of celebrities this VIP event was chock full of shining stars! It was hosted by Christine Devine of Fox 11 and popular comedian Raj Sharma, who honored AnnaLynne McCord for her charity work related to sex trafficking victims. Other stars that were spotted include Jennifer Finnigan, Cody Saintgnue, McNally Sagal, Jayde Nicole, Quinton Aaron, Max George, Blake Griffin, Abigail Savage, Diane Guerrero, Julie Lake, Calum Worthy, The Rhodes Brothers, Khleo Thomas, Denzel Whitaker, and Liliana Mumy.
Our very own Jackie Watson, The French Reporter, scoured the red carpet and conducted some top notch interviews prior to the event. (the Teen Project)
She even spoke with AnnaLynne McCord herself, who said “It’s not a 5-minute process. You don’t just rescue them you have to invest in them, educate them, teach them vocational skills, rehabilitate them. But when you do you’re not just investing in one person. You’re investing in someone who is going to go out and save thousands more. That’s what we really need. We need people to spread their love.”
“We just want to make sure that people out there know that this is something that is actually happening in the real world” chimed in a member of Phase Five.
The money raised from this event aided efforts for not only TAY, but a massive project of theirs known as Freehab. According to their website, “The Teen Project ‘s FREEHAB (freerehab) Life Transformation Center serves LA’s most vulnerable homeless youth, addicted and alone, refugees from foster care and abuse. There are approximately 4,000 youth living on our streets right now. FREEHAB gives these kids an equal chance at life. Freehab is a unique innovative center that combines drug treatment and technology to springboard youth lacking a family into a life of success.”
It was incredible to see such a wonderful turnout of talented and compassionate celebrities at this event to help out a good cause.
For more information please visit the Teen Project: www.theteenproject.com
-Written by Tansu Philip