Every year for the past 15 years, Stevie Wonder has held his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert, where the likes of Alicia Keys and The Jonas Brothers have joined the legendary singer-songwriter on stage in an effort to encourage concertgoers to bring presents for needy children who otherwise would receive no holiday gifts.
This month, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority becomes the first national Greek organization to partner with the 'Superstition' crooner. The sorority's International president Sheryl P. Underwood is looking forward to it.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to unite around the spirit of giving and bring joy to the hearts of some deserving children," the comedienne said.
Underwood, a former BET 'Comic View' host who appears regularly on 'The Tom Joyner Morning Show,' became the sorority's president in 2008 at the 23rd annual biennial business meeting in Las Vegas. Her election made her the first professional entertainer to hold the highest elected office of any National Pan-Hellenic Council Organization.
Underwood, a lifetime member, joined Zeta Phi Beta in 1990 and chartered a graduate chapter in Inglewood, California.
All 850 chapters of Zeta Phi Beta have signed on to collect toys.
Wonder's very own Inglewood-based radio station KJHL, a longtime partner in the annual event, will facilitate the collection and distribute the toys throughout California.
Supporters of Stevie Wonder's House Full of Toys who are unable to attend the concert may send toys through Dec.17 to the radio station at 161 North La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301.
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