By Sandra Rose  | 

La La's Winter Wonderland

Actress, fashion mogul and philanthropist La La Anthony hosted a “Winter Wonderland” Christmas charity event for 250 young girls enrolled in the non-profit Girls Inc of NYC, on Thursday, December 21st, at The Gauchos Gym in The Bronx.

La La partnered with Brand Jordan and Apple who donated sneakers, sports gear and electronic devices to the girls.

La La Anthony

“I’m blessed to be in a position to use my time and resources to make a difference in young people’s lives," she said. "Not everyone can call their friends at Brand Jordan and Apple and ask for product to donate." She continues “It always feels good to give during the holiday season, but I think it’s even more important to GIVE BACK to those who are not only less fortunate but who are working hard and deserve it, than the young women of Girls Inc of NYC.”

La La Anthony

La La’s celebrity guests including her Starz Power co-stars Joseph Sikora & Michael Rainey Jr.; hip-hop stars A-Boogie, Lil Yachty, 6ix9ine, Dave East, Young M.A, Maino, and Jim Jones surprised a packed house with special performances.

DJ Clue provided music, while Eat Clean Bro, DJ Envy’s top pop soda & BCakeNY donated food and refreshments. There were a few other surprise guests who joined her including new Def Jam girl group Riplay and Atlantic recording artist Rico Nasty.

La La Anthony

Representatives from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr's office presented La La with certificates of recognition, while NY Senator Gustavo Rivera who represents the Bronx attended the exclusive event.

La La Anthony

"Don't let anybody tell you what you can't do; you can do anything. I love you guys! Happy New Year!" La La said in a video uploaded to her account.


Photos by Sharief Ziyadat

  • Jen_no_juice

    Good to see folks give back to those less fortunate..... SN I must be getting old cause I don't know most of the rappers that came as "special guests"

  • Nice

    That’s nice. There’s also a documentary of Carmelo visiting young men at Rikers. It’s nice to see famous black people become more involved in social issues.

  • Renee26

    They all looked to be having a BALL enjoying themselves, those kids will probably never forget that event! I LOVE it ??

  • What?

    Now what she's been doing in recent...I likes. Cant wait for Power to return. Just never do radio in L.A. again, please!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this must be that new crop of "mumble rappers" folks keep referring to (not sure why but every time I read "mumble rapper" it cracks me up), ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

  • MsPam

    Yes, don’t let me get started! Michael Jordan probably made La La pay for every single one of those shoes.

  • MsPam

    I see the Five Blind Boys pick up a new client for their stylist business. ???

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    Her estranged husband was one of only 3 athletes with their own line of shoes with Jordan Brand as recently as Nov of this year. Melo, Jordan himself, and Chris Paul. Since he was 19 years old. Like she said those shoes were most likely donated. But you and your hater ass hater heart believe what you want to believe.

  • You Could Never

    Lala! Your event looks SMASHING girl. Gone head.

  • MsPam

    Please ain’t nobody hating on no bugged eyed La La. I know who has shoes with Jordan brand, bring those kids some scholarships money for college. Next month they will have grown out of those damn shoes, then what?!

  • Smith Jane

    it’s charity...
    So I’ll stop there...

  • klwbaby

    THEY NEED BOOKS!!!...??

  • You Could Never

    Can you EVER just say good job to ANYONE who is giving anything? EVER? You cant ever just say good job or...that was nice? You gotta find fault in everything folks do? Its a sad ass state to damn be in constantly to never see the good in anyone. Ever. Gave these kids SOMETHING. Some of them arent getting ANYTHING for Christmas. As a social worker Im sure you know of a child or a 100 that needs some shoes RIGHT NOW. But you cant just admit it. That someimes SOMETHING is better than nothing. I will pray for you and the other hateful ass folks that keep popping up on these posts with negativity each and every time they give a child something that they DIDNT HAVE TO.

  • You Could Never

    And in the MEANTIME I will sit this right here. Bc she is involved in this foundation and education.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Lala is so blah blah!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Lala out here making moves. Good to see this.

  • MsPam

    No! I deal with kids that think having name brands shoes, material things make them important. The kids I work with need someone to tell them that they are loved, wanted and cared about. Shoes can’t do that for them. Then people like me have to deal with their emotional/ mental issues when the newness of the Jordan shoes wear off. Ask yourself way is it the holidays season do you see people come out and give?! I deal with these kids 24/7 365 days a year. Besides they said it’s Jesus’s Birthday but why are people getting gifts for someone else birthday?! I say well done to people who aren’t looking for a photo op and a tax write off.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!


  • You Could Never

    So your issue isn't just with the shoes and the types of gifts. It's also an issue to you Bc you don't agree with Christmas. Do you have an issue when they give turkeys at Thanksgiving? Some do volunteer year round and you have an issue with that too. Bc you said the same thing about Ciara and Russia at the hospital with sick kids and the photos. I pointed out then that the photo op is needed to bring attention to the event etc. You just have an issue period. With a lot it seems. Praying for you.

    Ok. I'm not. Your soul can rock however it needs to.

  • A D N

    Seems like the event was a success and lots of hard work and planning. Great idea!

  • MsPam

    Yes it’s the shoes, the photo op, Christmas etc. You don’t see these clowns like La La until the holidays. What I do for kids, I do very well and I do it because I want to! Please don’t pray for me, as my Big Mama said to me you don’t want everyone praying for you because the devil comes in all colors and shapes. ??

  • JRock

    No. Calls La La to call the bug doctor.

  • JRock

    Nice to see people giving to the community but I agree with someone who made a comment below. Put your charity work towards education and not brand named gear that leads to a false sense of who these kids are.

    On another note, it's really a far stretch on Sandra's part to call her a philanthropist. She never stops with the jokes LOL. When you have Oprah type money than you can say that. Those Empire checks and those child support checks from DDog Melo don't come close to O's money. But we knew Sandra had to try.

    It's still a bug eyed bug's life for her and her pump pump pumped up plastic fake ass. Go see a bug doctor about the bug eyes and go see the recycle plastic man about recycling that fake plastic ass. She should be good after that.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I swear it's like 'groundhog day' with this, lol. i'll just say this. my parents didn't buy us a bunch of books. they invested in a good set of encyclopedias for the home and that was the main home 'library' ...however, we all had library cards very early on, and we frequented the public library. (I started out w/bad credit at 11 y/o 'cause I misplaced a couple of those nancy drew hardback mysteries, lol.)
    all my mother's children read and tested well above grade level in elem. school, and we got toys, shoes, dolls, bikes, and clothes for Christmas. we already had ACCESS to as many books as we could read. so as long as they have ACCESS to books (and aren't passed over in SCHOOL) they should be able to learn and enjoy reading AND an occasional new pair of shoes.

  • imright

    rock the all white when im feelin Gawdly ??

  • You Could Never

    Oh dont you worry. Your dark ass soul dont need my prayers

  • You Could Never

    Thank you for this. Same with me and my sibs and now our kids. All did well in school. My sister went to UNC-Chapel Hill on full academic scholarship. I went to college but some money came out of that from extra currc. activities (not all scholarships are GASP...based on BOOKS. Some are given by CIVIC orgs). My nephew did too. My kids are bright and Dub12 is a baby genius. But she is getting clothes, a whole lot of SHOES, and other items for Christmas. Not any books. She a straight A honors student so she doesnt need any. And we also are very big on volunteering. Bc as I just said volunteerism can get you a place or two AS WELL.

  • klwbaby

    My parents loved that fact that I was an avid reader but for Christmas and my birthday, I wanted toys, shoes, and whatever game console was released that year. Let these kids have the shoes and clothes, my goodness....??

  • MsPam

    I never asked for you to!!! ?????

  • Harley

    Agreed! She used to be shaped like sponge bob and had awful television presence. Don't get the hype

  • bemetoo

    So no invite for monica ciara or kelly rowland

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Maybe she can plan an event to spend some time with her husband. Are they even together anymore?

  • Malcom Flex

    Miss Sandra WHY? She paying you?

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly, thank you ?

  • KHJ2016

    Do celebrities put these things together just so they can take a bunch of selfies and pose for pics with no one, just to remain relevant? This isn't about the kids. This is about her having a photo shoot in a new outfit. Otherwise, she wouldn't have shown up dressed like she was going to a night club.