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Phat Inc. Magazine and Subaru of San Bernardino Support Santa with 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Local celebrity Vincent Ayon aka Invinceable, the publisher of Phat Inc. Magazine, is once again donning his Santa hat. With the support of Subaru of San Bernardino, the former hip-hop artist proudly presents his 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive. Hosted by Albert Ricks of Subaru San Bernardino and Phat Inc. Magazine, the 4th Annual Red Carpet Toy Drive takes place on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. at the San Bernardino Auto Center, located at 645 Auto Center Drive in San Bernardino. The Red Carpet Toy Drive has become a staple in the Inland Empire community and is recognized as one of the area’s most entertaining and charitable events. Over 200 toys were collected and distributed last year.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Subaru of San Bernardino for our annual Red Carpet Toy Drive,” says Invinceable, founder and publisher of Phat Inc. Magazine. “It’s an honor for Phat Inc. Magazine to be able to continue to bring cheer during the holiday season to so many wonderful kids. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together in the Christmas spirit while making a difference in the life of a child.”

The Red Carpet Toy Drive is free to the public and promises to be a day filled with music, courtesy of the Inland Empire’s own Chris Loos of Old School 104.7 FM, live music performances, special guest celebrities, raffles, giveaways, and free goodie bags to the first 100 guests. Attendees who bring an unwrapped toy will receive a complimentary taco plate and a free beverage.

As with previous Christmas events, proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of the San Bernardino Mountain Communities. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau over 28.5% of children in the Inland Empire are living far below the poverty level. For over 20 years the Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Communities has been helping these young people to reach their dreams and realize their full potential.

Invinceable has always strived to make his community proud. The rap music artist first made national headlines with the release of his single, “A Soldier Never Dies.” The touching anthem was dedicated to the memory of Invinceable’s cousin, Anthony Hector Vargas, a Marine who lost his life in a San Bernadino neighborhood home after returning from battle in Iraq.

For additional information regarding supporting or attending the Red Carpet Toy Drive, contact Invinceable at hello@phatincmag.com.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration in High Desert

VICTORVILLE, CA- The High Desert Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday December 17.  The celebration will be at Victor Valley College downstairs in the Student Activities Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  This event is for all ages and free to the public.  Come learn about Kwanza and participate in this event.
The Alumnae Chapter will also sponsor the 11th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Peace March Monday January 16, 2017.  The location is the corner of Seneca Rd. and Civic Drive in Victorville (Victorville Courthouse).  The March begins at 10 a.m.  This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on both events, call 760-951-0680 or 760-240-7147.

Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Spreads Holiday Cheer

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RIVERSIDE, CA- The Fair Housing Council of Riverside was the site of holiday joy and the spirit of giving on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  The Riverside Alumni Chapter (RAC) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and members of its Kappa League Youth Program collaborated with the Council, community volunteers and local charitable organizations to provide turkeys, canned goods, clothing, socks, shoes and toys to families in need.
Over 400 families were served with the help of community partners, which included the Silhouettes of RAC Kappa Alpha Psi, Theta Pi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., the Pi Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Martin Luther King High School Black Student Union.
On the heels of its successful turkey giveaway, the Fraternity is in the midst of finalizing the details of its upcoming Shop with a Kappa event, which is its annual toy distribution to Riverside children.
“Every year we look forward to shopping with the children and their families, because it allows Kappa to impact the children in a meaningful and memorable way”, says Polemarch Demarius Carmichael.   Walmart Stores has partnered with the Fraternity to host the annual shopping spree, which will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Participants are referred by the Fair Housing Council and other charitable organizations based on need.