G.H.W.R. Youth Center Youth Perform at Hip Hop for Hope Event

People of all ages and from as far as Texas came out to enjoy the 3rd annual Hip Hop for Hope event on Friday, December 13th. Hip Hop for Hope is an all-ages food and toy drive concert benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County and Toys for Tots. The amount of canned food collected and the cash donated by the event co-organizer equaled 2,278 meals. In addition, 118 toys were collected.

This year’s show opened with a special dance performance by a group of about 30 local elementary and middle school youth who participated in a dance class held at the Gene Hoularis and Waldo Rodriguez Youth Center. The youth who participated in the dance group were very excited to be a part of the show and to have the opportunity to share the stage with the artists.  Although some of the youth had little to no dance experience, they stuck with the class and accomplished their goal of performing on stage in front of a crowd. Event co-organizer and performer, Eric “Ghambit” Munoz, was very grateful for their participation and invited them back on stage to dance with him while he performed the last song of his set. To further express gratitude, the kids were treated to a pizza party.GHWR Youth Center Dance Group

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