Last week was a big week for So Family.  We headed to Los Angeles for the celebrity event Bowling for Autism during the BET Awards weekend.  Industry Kids presented Bowling for Autism, in collaboration with Vibe Magazine, and So Family, at Lucky Strike L.A. Live.  So Family hosted the Family Gifting Suite, which was centered around children’s products.  We had the most amazing sponsors participate in the gifting suite.  Hasbro joined us and showcased their newest product from Play-Doh, the Cake Mountain Set (image below).  Tiggly wowed attendees with their Tiggly Shapes and their pop-up photo booth.  Girlz N’ Dollz brightened up the suite with their unique dollhouse boxes and adorable plush dolls that everyone fell in love with.  Isossy Children sent over samples from their children’s clothing line, which included gorgeous dresses for little girls.  SprayGround delivered on their cool bags for the entire family.  We were so excited to have two new children’s books to showcase in the suite.  Mechal Roe, author and illustrator of Happy Hair, was happy to introduce the world to her fun confidence-builiding book about girls loving themselves.  Shaniqua Davis, author of Chloe and Her Two Red Shoes, was excited to share her children’s book about an adventurous little girl named Chloe.  Guest also left the event with a healthy snack thanks to GoGo Squeez providing the perfect snack for guest.

It was important for us to raise awareness about Autism.  Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person’s life.  As a Special Needs Early Childhood Educator raising awareness about Autism and ASD is something I take very seriously.  I understand the importance of the continued research dedicated to understanding and treating Autism.  For more information about Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) visit the Autism Speaks website,

It was such a great feeling to see so many celebrities and music industry guest attend and support our event.  I’d like to send a special thank you out to all of them.  There was so much fun had by all and everyone walked away with some of the top children’s products in the market.  Get a glimpse inside the event by browsing some of our event photos below.  View the full gallery on the So Family Events page or on the So Family Flickr page.

FYI: Our Bowling for Autism video will launch tomorrow morning, 7/8/14, on SO Family TV.  Stay Tuned!!!

~Moncia J~

Disclaimer:  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   


Tiggly Pop-Up Photo Booth –

Hasbro’s Play-Doh -Cake Mountain –

Girlz N’ Dollz Adorable Plush Dolls –

The new Happy Hair children’s book – Happy Hair Girls FaceBook

The Lovable Chloe from children’s book Chloe and Her Two Red Shoes –

Fabulous Children’s Clothing fro Isossy Children –

Deja Riley & Genevieve  Jackson holding their Girlz N’ Dollz

Deja Riley & Genevieve  Jackson holding their SprayGround bags

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