Bravo television “Married to Medicine” reality stars Dr. Scott & Contessa Metcalfe do not need any cameras rolling when it comes to an opportunity to teach their little people about giving back and serving the community. The Metcalfe’s did not hesitate when they found out there was a need for volunteers to participate in restaurant owner Ebony Austin’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive.
“We make a habit of practicing what we teach especially when it comes to training our children to become responsible adults. It’s a privilege to serve your community and we were thrilled as a family to see all the smiles on the faces of the children as they picked out their favorite toy amongst the many choices of some amazing gifts,” exclaimed Dr. Contessa Scott.
This year Nouveau’s annual toy drive and skate party took place at the Cascade Skating Rink in Atlanta, GA. Guests walked into the newly renovated skating rink greeted by three different black Santas, the mascots of the All Star Kids, the choice of bikes, video games, dolls, speak and spells learning games, toys, trucks, clothing, Air Jordans, Timberland boots, Ugg boots, coats, and the Nouveau staff who volunteered to help guests not only find the right toy but also help guests carry the heavy items to their cars.
The Mayor of Atlanta Andre Dickens issued a proclamation while other celebrities came out to support, including Clifford “TI” Harris along with his mom Violetta Morgan, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality stars Ralph Pittman Jr., Dennis McKinley, Yandy Smith-Harris, Mendeecees Harris, radio personality Jazzy McBee, celebrity publicist Phreshy, artist Swayvo Twain and others. The 3rd annual toy drive was also powered by The G.O.A.T Lounge, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Socu, Girls Who Brunch and KaLi Soul events.
Four Spellman College students received scholarships to help with their upcoming spring semester expenses, 3 families were awarded keys to newly renovated townhomes with a 1 year lease paid in full, a full refrigerator and gifts for their kids. Of the recipients two were working single moms and a single mother that was a victim of a house fire which left her and her four children homeless. Ebony Austin was able to obtain the townhomes through her non for profit Hiz Creations and she has already started enrolling her employees in homebuyer workshops to prepare them for homeownership in the near future.