Friday, November 26, 2010

CheekyMac Charities First Fundraiser

On the 6th of November 2010 CheekyMac Charities held "Briland's Be Your Best Talent Quest" - a talent show for the youth of Harbour Island. The money raised on the night was used to buy fans that were donated to the Harbour Island All Age School. Chico said, "I went to a parent teacher meeting one night at the school and listened to a young student talk about how incredibly hot it is in their learning communities. I understand how hard it is to learn in that environment - once attending the school myself and felt the need to help out." Chico and Danielle were excited that they could work so closely with the Harbour Island community to put on an event for the talented youth. Danielle stated, "It was so inspiring to see how many amazing people were committed to donating their time and money towards this event. Any event that involves children is always a joy - children have such innocence and purity. The children of Harbour Island are incredibly talented and I know that many of them will go far!"

The winners & judges.

Many hotels and local businesses from Harbour Island donated money and dinners for the night. Danielle said, "It is awesome when you see a local community get behind their kids and encourage positive events. I think the island needs more of it. We plan on bigger and betters events upon our return to the island. It's exciting." Judges on the night included Hollywood Director Bill Corcoron, Minister John, Local Photographer Chanella Percentie and Danielle herself. The night was hosted by Chico, who also performed songs from his new album and a song on Drug Awareness. First prize of $400 cash, a photo shoot and a professional recording session with Afro Head Studios went to "The Rapping Angels" - a talented group of 4 boys including Shannon, Johnny, Solomon and Jaden, rapping Christ Warriors. 

The winners won $400 cash, a photo shoot and
a recording session with Afro Head Studios.
Second prize of $150 cash and a photo shoot went to "Soldiers For Christ", a band of 5 boys branching from the Church of God including AJ, Anton, Antonio, Leon and Ben. And third prize of $100 cash went to "The Wilson 5" - an inspiring family of 5 children including Aaron, Lucy, Montez, Monica and Madison, who sang and played instruments. Encouragement awards were also given to other contestants. 

Chico singing 'Over', a song about Drug Awareness.
Bill Corcoran, Minister John & Danielle judging.

The night was a great success. They managed to raise $1260 and after paying the winners their prize money they were able to order and deliver ten 18 inch Lasko Pedestal fans to the school. Ms. Missick, Principal of H.I.A.A.S was very appreciative of the fans and knew the students would benefit greatly from them. Chico replied, "In the end all the glory goes to God and the kids!"

Delivering fans to the school.

Friday, August 27, 2010


The children and leaders made a quilt of our dreams patches!
Recently Chico and Danielle volunteered at 'S.P.A.C.E to Create' - a far reaching community camp for the youth of Chico's home town in the Bahamas - Harbour Island. They spent three fun filled weeks working with the youth to create a variety show including skits, dance and musical numbers reflective of the theme 'I Have a Dream'. Danielle comments, "This camp was an inspiration. The children and leaders were an incredible bunch of people and to see so many of them pull together and put on an inspiring and innovative performance that touched the community was a blessing. It has inspired Chico and I to push for what we believe we were put here to do. Our mission in life is to reach the youth through our film and music and inspire others to make a difference. Programs like this are a God given gift and give communities like Harbour Island a hope. Will Simmons (S.P.A.C.E Founder) should be so proud of himself and Chico and I are blessed to have worked with him and the rest of the leaders." 
I love this job!
The amazing cherubs!

Introducing CheekyMac Charities

Rainbows are heaven smiling!
Hey guys & gals! Welcome to CheekyMac Charities Blog! Here you can keep up with all of our news and up & coming projects; including current feature films, albums, music videos, concerts, tours and fund raising events that are currently in production. Chico Johnson and Danielle McAlpine Johnson founded the non-profit organisation CheekyMac Charities in July 201o and in conjunction with their production company 'Power of Agape', they aim to create and produce a variety of films, albums and music videos in a means to reach the youth and make a difference. They aspire to use their art form and these projects to raise money for a variety of charities, particularly youth driven projects.