Ron Funches, Kevin Bacon and Costume Karaoke at a Skid Row learning center
(November 5th, 2016 Los Angeles, CA) – Kevin Bacon is currently working on his new Amazon Prime Original “I Love Dick” and took some time this weekend to meet up with the talented comedian Ron Funches best known for his roll as Shelly on NBC’s show “Undateable”. Both wanted to spread some joy and awareness to the people over at “School on Wheels” through Kevin Bacon’s Foundation, SixDegrees.Org.
School on Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to serve the educational needs of homeless children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. These are children living in shelters, motels, group foster homes, cars, campgrounds and on the street. Thousands of volunteers in six counties in Southern California work one-on- one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need. These volunteer tutors come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal: to reach out to a child, to teach, mentor, and assist in their educational life.
School on Wheels gives extra time and attention to homeless students so that they can be
successful in school. The program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear, helping them understand they are cared about and important.
– One-on- one weekly tutoring with a volunteer
– Backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms
– Help in locating lost records and assistance in entering school
– A Learning Center located in the heart of Skid Row
– Scholarships for educational opportunities and enrichment.
Funches, who performed the same Saturday evening at The Ice House in Pasadena, is one of a long list of celebrities that have supported the SixDegrees effort to demonstrate that we are all connected to one another. The celebrity partnerships within SixDegrees illustrate that you are never too busy to give back and create a lasting impact to deserving organizations in the communities you are working in.
Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere. Ron’s other television appearances include, recurring roles on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, KROLL SHOW, DRUNK HISTORY and many more. Currently you can catch Ron’s voice in the upcoming Dreamworks animated film TROLLS and look out for him in early 2017 on NBC’s new show, Powerless.