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Carter Lay Presents: Do Good Mob, Jeffrey’s Hope

 

Meet Jeffrey of Jeffrey’s Hope! Behind the scenes during our video shoot with Jeffrey.

The Carter Lay Charitable Fund Launches New Online Series To Help Non Profits, Kicks Off With Jeffrey’s Hope To Raise $1 Million Dollars For Universal Playground

I am happy to announce the premiere episodes of “Do Good Mob” – an ongoing digital series highlighting inspiring individuals with worthy causes by telling their stories to the world and to ultimately raise funds and awareness presented by Philanthropist Carter Lay and Created and Executive Produced by myself, EMMY award winning producer David Beebe and ofcourse Carter Lay. The series will feature and tell the stories of non-profits in small cities and throughout the world. WATCH HERE!

The first episode of the series features 11 year old Jeffrey Lopez Jr., founder of Jeffrey’s Hope, born with spina bfida, one kidney, rocker feet and no bottom, who relies on a wheelchair for navigation. We first told you about Jeffrey with our Style Seen Daily article, Little Boy with Big Plans for Universal Playground.

Local news covered the Lopez family’s mission to help Jeffrey build a universal playground in Corona, CA.

Jeffrey’s mission is to build a Universal Playground in his hometown of Corona, California, where able bodied and disabled body people of all ages can play together.  Because of Jeffrey, we are happy to announce The City of Corona’s Parks and Recreation Commission is now fundraising for $1 million dollars to build a Universal Playground.

(R to L) Carter Lay with Jeffrey and his little brother, Dr. Bill Pinsky, founder of Racing For Kids at The Toyota Grand Prix Celebrity Race in Long Beach, CA April 20, 2013. –

The Carter Lay Charitable Fund kicked off the fundraising campaign by being the first to donate and is fully financing the production of the “Do Good Mob” as his team travels the world to uncover stories to share with the world further highlighting Carter’s mission of raising awareness and funds for non-profits.

“Jeffrey has so much to offer, he’s such a little man and takes everything so well and is always so happy, you can’t help but want to help,” said Carter Lay, whose grandfather Herman founded the Frito-Lay company.

Jeffrey with his #DOGOODMOB

In the Jeffery’s Hope episode, “The Do Good Mob” bring together a mob of people to help Jeffrey, including West Coast Customs CEO Ryan Friedinglaus and his team, City of Corona Mayor Karen Spiegel and her council members, police, firefighters, teachers, family, friends, supporters. This touching and emotional episode is full of surprises for Jeffrey including gifting the hard working boy with a one of a kind pimped out wheelchair designed by West Coast Customs and Colours Wheelchair.

Behind the scenes shooting at West Coast Customs with CEO Ryan Friendinglaus. #DOGOODMOB

One of a kind wheelchair made especially for Jeffrey is ultra light, has wi fi and speakers, sound effects, his “Jeffrey’s Hope” logo on the back!

We surprise Jeffrey at Buena Vista Park in Corona with a large gathering of supporters all there to honor the boy and Carter Lay opens up the surprise with the mayor announcing an initiative to build a Universal Playground along with surprise visits from the Corona Police and Fire Departments.

The City of Corona Mayor, Karen Speigel, center in red, with #DOGOODMOB

“Us as adults need to take a look at how a little kid can inspire so many of us,” shared City of Corona Mayor Karen Spiegel.

Rapper Andre Legacy, center, voiced our short documentary.

Rapper Andre Legacy was brought in to voice over the episode.

Carter Lay, David Beebe, Crystal Fambrini and Jeffrey Lopez.  (and my dog sunny!) #DOGOODMOB

“Recently Carter Lay and Crystal Fambrini came to me with a vision to help share the untold stories of the non-profit world and efforts to make the world a better place. We immediately knew we were going to distribute the series on YouTube because it was the best way to reach and engage with a global audience and within we transformed a vision into a reality. You don’t get the chance in Hollywood that much to work on a series that impacts so many others in a positive way and I am beyond honored to have had the opportunity to be involved. I can’t wait to share the stories of so many of the other non-profits we are working with,” said David Beebe.

To donate to the cause: http://www.crowdrise.com/jeffreyshope/fundraiser/lisaalvarezlopez

The Carter Lay Charitable Fund #DOGOODMOB series premiere announcement as seen in New York Times Square, March 2014.

About The Carter Lay Charitable Fund

The Carter Lay Charitable Fund was founded by Carter Lay, the California philanthropist and health and exercise enthusiast from the potato chip family that we all know and love. In 2012, Carter was diagnosed with leukemia, a traumatic event that had him reevaluate his life, goals and health. During his recovery he launched The Carter Lay Charitable Fund to raise awareness and funds to support cancer research, art programs in hospitals, at risk youth programs, music education, and to build schools around the world to help children earn an education. Carter is committed to giving back and bringing smiles, laughter and love to the world. He encourages you to come along on the journey with him. Currently The Carter Lay Charitable Fund supports Adopt the Arts, After School All Stars, Artists For Peace & Justice, Hasbro Children’s Hospital of Rhode Island, Jeffrey’s Hope, Little Kids Rock, Long Beach Miller Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Orange County Children’s Hospital, Pencils of Promise, Racing For Kids, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Women’s Cancer Research. Doctors have now diagnosed Carter as cancer free.

 

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Posted on: March 25, 2014