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A Crystal Starr Christmas is a Concert and Toy drive/Give away for Children in Foster Care. This year we have Partnered with the Hathaway-Sycamore Family and Children Services Organization to bring joy and happiness to even more Children. 

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County, provides a comprehensive continuum of services to over 8,000 children and families annually through a network of facilities stretching across the greater Los Angeles area including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Antelope Valley.  Services include: a residential treatment center for youth ages six through 18; foster care and adoption services; a nonpublic school; school-based and outpatient mental health services; wraparound and in-home counseling services; a transitional living program for teens; a family resource center; and a grief and loss center for children.  The agency is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, certified by the Department of Mental Health, and accredited through The Joint Commission.

"Our mission is to "Fill" the arena with Children from the Foster care system and throw them a huge Christmas Party! Remember that feeling you had as a child waking up at 3am to the smell of warm cookies on the table and your mom in the hallway whispering "You can open just one"? Thats what we do for these kids. We make them feel like its 3am and they are allowed to open "Just One"."

"We know that it takes a "Village" to raise a child, so here we are, building a foundation for kids to look back on and experience a special concert that was organized just for them." 

We welcome this years Orchestra Elevation! 

find out more info about Elevation under the "2012 Artist" Tab

A Benefit Concert for the children of Hathaway-Sycamore Children and Family Service Org.

Led by an all Woman Orchestra Directed by Noriko Olling CSC 2011 was a hit! 

Last year 2011 These Special Guest Artists Donated their talent to the Foster Care Benefit Concert:

  • Crystal Starr-Broadway star/Recording artist
  • Judith Hill- Recording Artist
  • Darius McCrary- Actor/Recording Artist
  • Jon B-Recording Artist
  • Kem Anyanwu-Host
  • Compton College Drumline
  • Adaawe
  • Jesschelle and the JEMA Stars
  • Lailah Goins
  • Morgan
  • Rob Aloh Choir
  • Charliene Smith Dance crew
  • All Woman Orchestra Directed by Noriko Olling (Grammy winning Chaka Kahn and others)
  • Kai Olling
  • Urban Soul Radio
  • Special thanks to all the musicians who put forth the time and effort to make this Concert happen. You are appreciated! Thank you for giving back!

We are Thankful to all those who participated last year and looking forward to those participating this year!

A special thanks to Infusion and Mel Berman for donating the Largest Christmas tree we've ever seen for last years show!

Thanks to Jolly Lama for providing the children with a healthy Surbet during intermission!


Check out these Photos from  A Crystal Starr Christmas 2011!

  • 5 year old Kai singing oh Happy day
    5 year old Kai singing oh Happy day
  • Judith Hill performs
    Judith Hill performs
  • Kids receiving Toys
    Kids receiving Toys
  • A proud moment
    A proud moment
  • All the artist who donated their time
    All the artist who donated their time
  • Jema Stars!
    Jema Stars!
  • Her first day in Foster care
    Her first day in Foster care
  • Santa Claus!
    Santa Claus!
5 year old Kai singing oh Happy day
5 year old Kai singing oh Happy day