Big Brother Houseguests getting back together for charity events is always a great thing to see and this past week was a double dose of doing good for these BB alumni with Big Brother 18 HGs reuniting to help others for Christmas.
Checking out our Twitter timeline revealed the recent charitable efforts by BB18’s Bridgette, Paul, Victor, Bronte, Nicole, and Corey along with a bonus appearance by BB16’s Caleb at a Nashville get together. Read on for the details.
Project Backpacks for the Holidays is what brought Paul Abrahamian, Bronte D’Acquisto, Victor Arroyo, and Bridgette Dunning back together on Sunday in Burbank, CA. The HGs were at the event to meet and post for photos with fans who brought items to donate. The charity’s site says they “collect used and new backpacks, as well as items to fill them with to be personally distributed to the homeless days before Christmas.” You can donate locally or online through their website.
Earlier in the week Nicole Franzel and Corey Brooks traveled to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas to deliver toys and gifts for Christmas. Corey had helped raise funds with fans and supporters for the event. You can learn more about Cook Children’s on their site.
Then over the weekend the pair traveled to Nashville, TN and were spotted out with BB16’s Caleb Reynolds, who will be appearing on the upcoming season of Survivor 2017.
It’s wonderful to see Big Brother HGs supporting charities and helping out raising awareness and donations for great causes like these. Hopefully they’ll all get a little extra in their Christmas stockings!
Update: I was notified that Zakiyah Everette is also doing a fundraiser to help buy coats for those in need. You can contribute here.
.@zakiyaheverette had two fundraising drives for the holidays that just ended on the weekend. Here's more info about them. @bigbrothernet ? pic.twitter.com/FXLukP8MFO
— ZE Fandom (@ze_fandom) December 19, 2016
Source: Twitter – @bbbronte18, @deadskulltweets, @CalebReynolds, @AshleyJay45; Instagram – @bronteanned, @coconuts_, @coreybrooks
I’ll be honest, Nicole winning bb18 has really taken my heart out of this whole thing. Yes, there has been a lot of drama and a lot of odd things happening, perhaps even cheating and a lot of other strange things that have happened over the last 18 seasons and I’ve been there just about every one of them as a superfan, always looking the other way with the rest of us: but the overt and blatant cheating that happened during bb18, the bribes, etcetera, the oddities that have been proven to have happened, this time it’s just too much.
With everyone still sweeping it under the rug, and finally handing the prize to someone who absolutely does not deserve it, it just makes me sick to my stomach. I may change the way I feel by the time next season rolls around but I doubt it. I’ve never felt this disgusted with and also not interested in big brother as an institution anymore.
I don’t see it as a game anymore, because I know it’s rigged.
I was extremely disappointed to see Nicole win as well, I truly feel your pain :-(