Malaak Compton-Rock, one of the judges who voted to send Angelo home, says she's inspired every week by the contestants' commitment to giving.
After the first episode aired, Malaak says her husband, Chris Rock, sent her a text message from his stand-up comedy tour that said, "Congratulations, honey. You have a hit show."
High ratings aren't the only positive things surrounding this show. "Everyone I've talked to…they're just so inspired by it," she says. "I feel so blessed to be a part of this movement."
Malaak continues to help spread the giving spirit across America. For the first episode, she hosted a Big Give viewing party at the home of music mogul Antonio "L.A." Reid and his wife, Erica. Each guest was asked to bring shoes to donate to New York's Henry Street Settlement for the homeless. One unexpected guest, Project Runway's Tim Gunn, surprised the hosts by donating 500 pairs on behalf of Liz Claiborne!