December 14, 2018
Photo courtesy of Saving Our Daughters
For a lot of celebrities, giving back translates to a dollar amount, but for Keke Palmer it’s not about the money. The actress recently hosted a luncheon that focused on literacy, building relationship skills, emotional management, and the arts with the organization, Saving Our Daughters.
The singer surprised girls from all over Cleveland and surrounding areas for an evening they’ll never forget!
Our @KekePalmer changing her girls lives in Cleveland Ohio, with her Saving Our Cinderellas Program. They will never forget their experience with her! 💕 #Bettertohaveloved #savingourcinderellas #girlempowerment pic.twitter.com/STkyqdOg40
— Saving Our Daughters (@SavingDaughters) December 11, 2018
Keke joined forces with Saving Our Daughters in 2014 after her Broadway stint as part of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, where she played the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway (à la Brandy).The former talk show host invited young girls to watch their first Broadway musical, where she played the lead role. From that, the “Brotherly Love” star launched the Saving Our Cinderellas program which focuses on inspiring girls of color to pursue the arts and to help stop bullying in schools. Listen to her talk more about the organization when she was a guest co-host on The View earlier this year:
In honor of the holiday season and in memory of Iliss Marie Benjamin, the daughter of Saving Our Daughters founder, Curtis Benjamin, the “I Don’t Belong To You” singer will host their 14th Annual Bratz Doll Drive. Last year, more than 70 first and second-grade girls were in attendance.
At the luncheon, Keke discussed her new song, “Better to Have Loved,” what inspired it, and the message behind the song. In addition, she touched on how to keep positive relationships between girls and their parents. Now, that’s something that should be talked about more!
Last year, Saving Our Daughters teamed up with TV One and the cast of their original movie, “When Love Kills” to have girls from the organization attend the debut screening in Atlanta. There, they discussed how they, and other young women, can avoid making Falicia Blakely’s mistakes.
Aside from her on-the-rise music career, the multi-talented star always brings us back to where we first fell in love with her, as an actress. Keke recently took her talents to another level when she starred in the movie “Pimp,” where she plays a lesbian hustler.
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