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GBK Gifting Lounge Brings Together Celebrities and Charities Celebrating the 2017 AMAs

GBK Giftiing Lounge 2017 American Music Awards
Written by Jane Emery

In celebration of the 2017 American Music Awards nominees and presenters came out for the  luxurious GBK Gifting Lounge in West Hollywood. Attendees such as Randy Jackson, Joey Lawrence, Bridgette Neilsen, Khandi Alexander and Sofia Milos were on hand to have a good time, help raise funds for charitable organizations, and check out new offerings from some of the most celebrated brands in the world.

Several charitable organizations were represented, taking the opportunity to educate attendees about the work they do. SPB is dedicated to eliminating the gap between disasters and recovery efforts. The organization focuses its attention on not just responding to need in the aftermath of disasters but giving communities the tools to better prepare for the impact of tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Joyce Geraurd , Kari Ann Penichi

Joyce Geraurd , Kari Ann Penichi is a resource for families affected by the recent spate of mass shootings in the U.S. Created following the Las Vegas shootings in October of this year, the group has broadened its outreach to include those impacted by other tragedies such as the church shooting in Texas. Route91strong provides financial assistance and long-term support to victim’s loved ones.

Randy Jackson

The mission of the Joyce and Michael Ohoven’s Hope for Children in Need is to help to make education available to underprivileged children around the globe. Rather than just sending money, Hope for Children in Need takes the direct approach. This 501c3 actually builds schools in areas where the need exists. Recently the organization has also been closely involved in hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Christmas is brighter for needy children in LA thanks to Baroness Kimberly Moore, the woman behind the Adopt A Letter program. Each year the program responds to letters to Santa written by children who are desperate for help. The Kimberly Moore Foundation has answered the letters of over 40,000 children in the LA area. Those in attendance were given complimentary tickets to the foundations annual Adopt A Letter Celebrity Poker Christmas Tournament. For more info go to:

The celebration was also a showcase for emerging brands and exciting new products at the 2017 GBK Gifting Lounge in honor of the American Music Awards. Continue reading to check out all who traveled from across the country and from around the world to come share their wares with Hollywood HERE.

Madchen Amick – Riverdale, Stephen Glickman – Big Time Rush - GBK gifting lounge 2017 AMAs

Madchen Amick – Riverdale, Stephen Glickman – Big Time Rush

Many celebrites attended to lend their support to the charities and learn about new brands, including:

Alli Fitz – Singer
Andy Lawrence – Actor/Musician
Asia Monet Ray – People vs. OJ Simpson
Bleona – Singer
Brigitte Nielson – Beverly Hills Cop, Red Sonja
Crystal Hunt – Actress/Producer
Emma Kenney – Shameless
Jake Borelli
JD McCrary – Lion King Remake
Jessica Hall – TV Personality
Jessica Morris – One Life To Live
Jillian Rose Reed – Awkward
Joey Lawrence – Melissa and Joey
Joyce Giraud – Real Housewives
Khandi Alexander – Real Housewives
Madchen Amick – Riverdale
Marcus Scriber – Blackish
Matty Cardarople – Stranger Things
Myko Oliver
Patti Stanger – Millionaire Matchmaker
Randy Jackson – American Idol
Savanah Outen – Singer/YouTube Star
Scheana Marie – Vanderpump Rules
Sky Katz – Disney Star, “Raven’s Home”
Sofia Milios
Stephen Glickman – Big Time Rush
Ta’Rhonda Jones – Empire
Trinitee Stokes – KC Undercover
Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith – Price is Right


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Jane Emery