Langston has shown tremendous character by showing true compassion for children of all races and communities and not being afraid to challenge the status quo.
All Langston's life, Santa was a white man with a long beard. So he decided that he would take on a new image of Santa, black with a short beard. Langston doesn't care about what Santa looks like, but more what he represents. Love, Kindness, Joy and a sense of coming together. He is using the character of Santa to help reduce racial tensions in America and spread that joy for children of all races.
Langston has been able to create a wonderful sense of happiness in people visiting his L.A. mall location every Christmas. Making headlines in the LA Times and featured on 60-second docs, he has helped people understand that stereotypes are far less superior to the feelings of joy, happiness and community.
I admire how Langston has kept at this for years. He was first worried there would be backlash, but did it anyway. Since putting on the red suit, he has had a tremendous response.
Langston is inspiring the lives of children. Making dreams come true, and showing the world that happiness and joy transcends race. The Children's Miracle Network seeks to do just that, make dreams come true and help children in need. Kids all across the country are stricken will illness and pain, being robbed of their childhood carelessness and joy. Langston could use this donation to help lift these kids out of their saddened state and put smiles on the faces that need it most.