Last week, new radio station Brigade-Radio-One brought more than 400 children from local homeless shelters to a breakfast at Salt Creek Grille in Valencia to help them celebrate the Christmas spirit of giving and hope. Founders Ethan Dettenmaier and Lota Hadley of Santa Clarita are in their seventh year of bringing excitement to local children, including time with 100 characters and talent from shows such as “Star Wars Rebels,” “The Avengers,” “The Defenders,” “A-Team,” “X-Files” and “The Regular Show.” Actors volunteer their time to make the morning magical and unforgettable.
The Make The World A Better Place Children’s Foundation was designed by 14-year-old Shawn Dettenmaier when she, as a third grader, created the “Combat Radio Christmas Event For Homeless Children” in collaboration with her father’s radio program, Combat Radio.
Brigade-Radio-One is based at Universal Studios in the San Fernando Valley. It features shows hosted by Sheila E., the members of Guns N’ Roses, the producers of “Big Bang Theory,” the director of “Daredevil,” “The Flash,” and many more.
The central focus of the station, in addition to the entertainment, is its collaboration with the Make The World A Better Place Children’s Foundation. These two organizations have teamed up with Salt Creek Grille to bring Christmas to needy children through Breakfast With Santa, in addition to adopting homeless shelters across the San Fernando Valley.
In October, Shawn Dettenmaier was honored by Mayor Garcetti and the L.A. City Council with a proclamation for her charity work. For more information, visit Brigaderadioone.org and find Make The World A Better Place Children’s Foundation on Facebook.