For the past several months young cast members have invited other members of the Broadway community to join in "The Knitting Project" – an initiative to provide New York's homeless and other individuals in need with scarves for the winter weather.
On Dec. 18 Broadway Kids Care will perform a holiday concert and present hand-knitted scarves to veteran actors living at the Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Actors' Home.
During the annual Holiday Festival at the Marriot Marquis Hotel on Dec. 19, Broadway Kids will also stuff holiday stockings for the children of the New York-based Freedom House – a shelter for disabled women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Broadway Kids Care will also team Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in its upcoming endeavors. Scarves knitted by the Broadway community will be distributed through February 2008.
Further information is available by visiting www.bwaykidscare.org. *
Founded earlier this year by Kelly Gonda, president of East of Doheny Productions, Broadway Kids Care brings together the children from current and past Broadway shows, affording them the opportunity to perform community service and, in the process, instill a strong philanthropic sensibility and foster a sense of community among the young actors and their families.