NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Music artists gather in Queens, NY, to join digital media mogul and fellow Queens native Lee "Q" O'Denat, CEO and founder of WorldStar and the WorldStar Foundation, to help children get ready to go back to school in style with new backpacks filled with essential school supplies on Saturday, August 27th, 2016.
Nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. To help fight the growing statistic and ensure that many children in its immediate reach are set up for educational success, WorldStarHipHop, the leading online entertainment video platform and multi-award winning Hip Hop artists and celebrities such as will help ensure that families in Queens, NY, will have the proper school supplies and backpacks when they send their children off to school this Fall.
Founded by WorldStarHipHop CEO and digital media mogul Lee "Q" O'Denat, the WorldStar Foundation is inviting local families to bring their children to the Jamaica Coliseum Mall in Jamaica Queens, NY on Saturday August 27th between 12pm and 2:30PM to pick up a fully equipped backpack filled with pencils, paper and a plethora of other essential school supplies. O'Denat will return to his native Queens, NY hometown with a number of surprise celebrities and artists to assist in preparing two-thousand K-12 students for the upcoming school year.
"We are proud to be coming back to Queens for the fourth year in a row and be able to put smiles on the faces of the kids and families who live here who need help getting ready to go back to school," says WorldstarHipHop CEO, Lee "Q" O'Denat. "The mission of this project is to make a difference in these kids' lives while benefitting the community. I want to inspire these kids to pursue their dreams without the struggles of jeopardizing their education so this project has always been close to my heart as all kids deserve a chance and the support to have the future they want."
The WorldstarHipHop Foundation's Back to School Giveaway was initiated to not only equip students with some essential educational tools, but to reignite the fire within students to persevere, stay focused and to never give up on accomplishing their goals."
One fully equipped backpack will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. In addition to receiving a backpack, each student will be eligible to participate in a free raffle for a chance to win a variety of premium prizes.
The WorldstarHipHop Foundation's fourth annual Backpack Giveaway will take place at the Jamaica Coliseum Mall located at 8902 165th Street in Jamaica, NY 11432.
WorldStar Hip Hop is a leading video platform worldwide specializing in curated, entertainment programming. Founded by digital media entrepreneur Lee "Q" O'Denat, the popular online destination and aggregator offers uniquely curated entertainment programming as well as originally created user-submitted content to over 30 million unique visitors a month while generating 500 million monthly page views. In addition WSHH has successfully launched off-site brand extensions including WorldStar Clothing, A forthcoming series in partnership with Adult Swim TV and WorldStar Films and the 2014 WorldStar Comedy Series tour among others. www.worldstarhiphop.com