Actor Peter Parros Joins Thanksgiving dinner to help Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice’s families in need

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice (BGCV) will be hosting its popular Thanksgiving Dinner celebration on Thursday, November 17th in the gym at the Club’s main site on Lincoln Blvd. Held annually since 2010, the free celebration provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of Club members and their families and this year, Actor Peter Parros of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” is among the notable volunteers, lending a hand in the celebration!

“We are grateful to our sponsors and terrific volunteers who come out year after year to support our Club families,” said Karen Papazian, Executive Director of the BGCV. “It’s a great event that sends a message of hope and encouragement at a time of year when it’s needed most.”

Wanting to make a difference in the lives of area youth, Actor Peter Parros has dedicated many Saturdays joining BGCV youth sailing events and is excited to join this year’s Thanksgiving celebration.

The celebration will be preceded by a turkey trot in the neighborhood at 3:30pm led by Club kids, and culminates with a wholesome meal, along with other festivities starting at 5:30pm. The event is sponsored by One Wealth Management. For information on sponsorships or to donate desserts and beverages, please contact Emily Harvey, development coordinator at

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @BGCVenice.

About Actor Peter Parros
An Entertainment Industry veteran, with a career spanning more than 30 years, currently starring as ‘David Harrington’ of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” (OWN TV), Peter Parros may be best known for his longtime role as ‘Dr. Ben Harris’ of “As the World Turns” (CBS), as ‘RC3’or ‘Reginald Cornelius, III’, of the popular TV Series “Knight Rider” or as ‘Officer Gus Grant’ of the new “Adam 12”. Making several guest appearances on hit TV shows “Seinfield”, “Castle”, “CSI: Miami”, “Law and Order”, “Royal Pains”, “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, “Charles in Charge”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “The Facts of Life” and “New York Undercover”, Parros’ film credits include “Death Before Dishonor” and “Real Genius”.

Follow and engage with Peter Parros on Twitter @PeterParros and Instagram/Facebook @OfficialPeterParros.

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Company Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice
Contact Person: Arleen Chikami
Phone: 310-574-5053
City: Venice
State: CA
Country: United States