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NEWS: The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) continued the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation’s Harmony House, on Monday December 14, 2015. The children and families also received a visit from jolly Old Saint Nick and a special holiday performance from Josiah Borden and Brandon Williams.

Christmas is a very special time especially for children. Realizing that, James Brown created The James Brown Toy Giveaway. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation, extended his charitable giving on December 14, as she bought the James Brown Toy Giveaway to a group of children at The Harmony House in Newark, New Jersey.

Grammy nominated rapper and actor JaRule, his wife Aisha, with their two sons, Jeffery Jr. and Jordan of MTV’s “Follow The Rules,” a comedic half-hour docu-series; Shanice Williams, actress, singer and the new break-out star, best known for her role as “Dorothy” in the recently televised live performance of NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” — and Nai Williams, representing the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center Fashion Inspires Program, were on hand to give children holiday gifting.

About Harmony House:

Harmony House is the largest transitional living facility in Newark, New Jersey. Their primary goal is to help families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing and from dependency to self-sufficiency. Harmony House much more than shelter, it offers stability to families facing seemly insurmountable barriers and enables them to restore their lives.

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About The James Brown Family Foundation:

The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in accordance with the wishes of James Brown. Based on James Brown’s strong belief in education and his musical history with the world, The JBFF mission is to help those who are less fortunate. Our vision is to develop and support new and existing music education programs and provide support to students who pursue a career in the music and entertainment industry.

The James Brown Family Foundation continues giving annually in Augusta, Ga., his hometown, and has conducted turkey and toy giveaways in the tri-state area, helping children and families. Continuing this legacy was a tradition James Brown started over 20 years ago. For more information visit:

* Photo Caption: Group sing “James Brown” Joy. Photo by: Patrick Gilliam.

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