Stars including Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Kevin McHale have joined forces to raise money for a cause close to Naya’s heart, Alexandria House.
Alexandria House is a ‘transitional residence and education and enrichment center for homeless women and children’ in LA, and the Santana Lopez actress worked with them before she died.
Introducing the fundraiser in a video, the cast looked back on Naya’s annual Christmas parties, dubbed ‘Snixxmas’, which always doubled as a toy drive for homeless children.
Artie Abrams actor Kevin began the video, saying: ‘As the holiday season approaches, we can’t help but reflect on the year that’s passed.’
Tina Cohen-Chang actress Jenna added: ‘And this year, the thing we’re thinking about most is our incredible friend Naya and the wonderful memories she’s left us with.’
Naya died earlier this year (Picture: Getty Images)
‘We loved Naya, as all of you did,’ Quinn Fabray actress Dianna continued. ‘She made a massive impact on this world.’
The cast went on to speak about Naya’s Snixxmas parties and her recent connection to Alexandria House.
Referencing Naya’s son Josey, Kurt Hummel actor Chris Colfer recalled: ‘Naya said working with Alexandria House was the biggest blessing of her and Josey’s lives. She not only raised funds and donated, she also volunteered her time.’
She played Santana Lopez in Glee (Picture: Getty Images)
Will Schuester actor Matthew Morrison explained: ‘We will all be making a donation in Naya’s name to Alexandria House and we have started a GoFundMe so that you can contribute as well.’
Sue Sylvester actress Jane Lynch continued: ‘We ask you all to join our effort to bring a little Snixxmas cheer into the lives of those in need.’
In just 10 hours, the GoFundMe has already raised more than $12,000 (£9,000) of its $50,000 (£37,000) target.
Naya died in July this year after going missing for five days following a boating trip with her son on Lake Piru in California.
Following her death, tributes from her friends, fans and co-stars flooded in.
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