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Robert Meachem/Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans 2011 Christmas Toy Giveaway


On December 15th, Super Bowl champion WR Robert Meachem and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, and friends will team up with a number of corporate partners to make Christmas 2011 special for deserving kids, and their families during these economically challenging times. Saints teammates Jimmy Graham, Chris Ivory, Adrian Arrington, Joe Morgan, Martez Wilson and the Saintsations will be joined by other special guests to distribute toys including a special Christmas Performance by local music sensation Kevin Stylez.

Entergy of New Orleans, Macy's, Le Pavillon Hotel, Academy Sports, and All Saints Insurance have become major contributors for this annual event; that helped over 500 families last year. The "Saintly Christmas Affair" will be held at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 2515 Franklin Avenue from 6:17 p.m until 8:17p.m.

Meachem has been challenging fans to donate unwrapped gifts. This is the second year Meachem has spearheaded the Neighborhood Housing Service of New Orleans Toy Give-Away. NHS of New Orleans is a 501c non-profit organization that provides comprehensive homeownership services for first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners through counseling, classroom training, financing options, construction management services, and community development initiatives.

Meachem attributes the Partnership Neighborhood Housing Services as the perfect match. "I'm just trying to do everything I can to help give back, to be a blessing to others," the Champion says. Meachem, along with his teammates, and other community partners look forward to showing that it's better to give than receive.   

Community members are strongly encouraged to arrive early; gifts and toys are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Families will also be able to learn about home-buyer initiatives, including affordable housing that can make families homeowners by next year's holiday season.  The Robert Meachem/Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans Toy Give-Away December 15, 2011 will begin at 6:17pm at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 2515 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116. Please contact Johnathan Thomas for more information (504)339-2390,

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, Inc. revitalizes communities by increasing the number of homeowners and transforming vacant or substandard properties into sustainable homeownership.  We improve quality of life through informed community development initiatives, leadership development, education, outreach & collaboration.

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