Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Ne-Yo Hosts His Annual Compound Foundation Giving TourĀ®

The Boys and Girls Club Joins R&B Superstar Ne-Yo and Compound Foundation to Celebrate and Bring Joy to Children of the Foster Care System.

New York, NY, November 29, 2011 --( Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. serve as the sites for the Compound Foundation’s Annual GIVING TOUR, a celebration of giving. R&B Superstar Ne-Yo, Founder of The Compound Foundation, will kick-off the 4-city tour, highlighted by gifts provided by Toys for Tots, books, clothing and meals for 3,000 area children ages 3-18. Compound Foundation, The Boys and Girls Clubs and its partners are working to drive community awareness and action as part of its campaign to benefit children in foster care and group homes.

In addition to being one of the most anticipated events of the year, this Giving Tour will also serve as a platform to raise awareness for two important organizations, The Compound Foundation and The Boys and Girls Club of America. Our holiday, Ne-Yo turbo-charged reindeer sled has left the station and is making its way to four metropolitan cities to provide a special holiday for kids and youth in need. “We are bringing the magical experience of Christmas to children that otherwise might not have an opportunity to experience it. I love this time of year and can’t wait to see the wonderment in the eyes and the smiles of joy on the faces of the children as they come out and share in the holiday festivities,” said Loraine Smith, President of The Compound Foundation. The Foundation’s Annual Giving Tour is our biggest charity event of the year. This national celebration brings holiday cheer and a sense of solidarity and belonging to youth in foster care and group homes. “We know the importance of helping others and giving back and we understand that the little things we do can sometimes have a huge effect on these children for years to come,” says Board Chair, Seth Bernstein

"The Giving Tour is rooted in our commitment to the uplift youth growing in the welfare system within underprivileged communities. The Christmas season is all about giving of yourself – That’s the true meaning of Christmas. Helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves – That’s what this time of year is all about. We are pleased to continue the program for a fourth year and are excited to enter new markets in 2011. Our annual events aim to ensure that foster youth experience the rights and privileges of childhood all children are entitled to, such as holiday giving and traditions,” says Ne-Yo “I am also pleased to be joined, for the second year, by Angela and Vanessa Simmons. They will join us and actively sign autographs, taking photographs with those in attendance and distributing their Pastry products.”

The four-city celebration tour will kick off in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 7th; then moves to Chicago on Thursday, December 8th; and then to Boston on Friday, December 9th; and finally to Washington D.C. on Sunday, December 11th.

These events are private and are not open to the public. Toys and monetary contributions can be sent to: The Compound Foundation, 602 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 payable to The Compound Foundation or via Pay Pal on their website

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About The Compound Foundation
The Compound Foundation was founded in 2007 by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith and his business partner Reynell Hay to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes. The Foundation’s goal is to support bright futures for young people by helping them to forge healthy relationships, pursue education and training, and realize their dreams. For additional information visit:

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