The holidays were a lot brighter for thousands of metro Atlanta families this year thanks to V-103 radio personality Egypt Sherrod and the 4th Annual "Egypt Cares Give Back Tour" -- a week-long clothing, toiletry and toy drive that attracted the generosity of several residents, celebrities and notable public figures from around the metro-Atlanta area. This year "Egypt's Give Back Tour" benefited The Atlanta Children’s Shelter, The Cascade House and The Covenant House.
Working with the Egypt Cares Family Foundation, I For Talent Management and SJ Oglesby PR, special guests at the fundraiser included Nicci Gilbert (Grammy Award-winning singer and TV One's "R&B Divas" creator), Isaac Carree (Stellar Award-winning singer, songwriter & producer), Towanda Braxton (cast member of WE TV's "Braxton Family Values"), Mariah Huq and Quad Webb-Lunceford (cast member of Bravo TV's "Married to Medicine), Q Parker (actor and Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter & member of 112), Algebra Blessett (Grammy nominated singer & songwriter), Malinda Williams (NAACP Image Award-winning actress), Evelyn Wynn-Dixon (Mayor of Riverdale, Georgia), Tasha Cobbs (Stellar Award-winning gospel singer), Karyn Greer(news anchor for NBC's 11 Alive), Shay Johnson (cast member of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop), and Bobby Valentino (singer & songwriter).
"This event means so much too so many people and I can’t thank the local community enough for its support,” stated Egypt. “I relocated with my family to Atlanta in 2011 to join the V-103 family and I instantly fell in love with the warmth of the people of Atlanta, and the city I now call home. "However, after much consideration I have decided that the time is right for me to take a break from the station while I look to focus on a number of upcoming multi-media business opportunities. Have no fear; I have 19 years of my life invested in radio, and I have no plans of walking away from it permanently. I am very excited about the dynamic year ahead I have in store.” In 2014, Egypt will host several upcoming seasons of the popular HGTV series "Property Virgins,"launch a national tour to promote her real estate book, continue as a national speaker, and work on three new shows she co-created and will executive produce.
Egypt added, “I have enjoyed the past two years I spent as an on-air talent at V-103, and am looking forward to all the great blessings God continues to consistently place in my life. Thank you to the people of Atlanta...I love you forever!"
Check out photos from our previous Give Back Tours!