Casting Society Cares works with local community volunteers to support the following charitable organizations:
A Cause for Entertainment is an industry-focused charity committed to raising money to benefit the fight against breast cancer and support those directly affected by the disease. To date, ACFE has raised over $100,000 to support the cause. We are 100% volunteer run and are looking for volunteers to help in every aspect at this year’s event, from running the merch table, taking donations, checking-in guests, selling squares on our drawing board, helping facilitate the FUND-A-NEED and much more.
Visit www.causeforentertainment.com to learn more
A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) is a network of transformative arts programs at partnering human service agencies nationwide. Their programs provide art as a tool for empowerment and healing to hundreds of thousands of women, men and children who have experienced violence and trauma. Their goal is replacing violence and shame with safety and hope. Their network of partners includes domestic violence shelters, sexual assault agencies, homeless shelters, veteran’s programs, foster youth services, substance abuse treatment centers, school districts, community programs, and more.
Visit www.awbw.org to learn more.
Each spring, Friends of the LA River makes sure the LA River is a playground for every Angeleno. Our Annual River Clean Up, the largest of its kind, mobilized over 10,000 volunteers in 2017 alone. In the past 28 years, an estimated 50,000 FoLAR-led volunteers have removed over 400 tons of garbage from the LA River that would have otherwise washed into the Pacific Ocean. Together with our partners and community members, we can achieve a brighter future for our River!
Visit www.folar.org to learn more
The Project Angel Food mission is to feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illness.
Volunteers and staff cook and deliver the nearly 1,200 nutritious meals each day, free of charge, to homes throughout Los Angeles County to alleviate hunger, prevent malnutrition and return their clients to health. A lot of care and love goes into each meal, whether they are dicing red onions or portioning out beef stroganoff, a steady stream of devoted volunteers have a hand in almost every aspect of meal production. On any given day in their kitchen, you will see a miracle in action, with people of all ages coming together to give back to their most fragile neighbors.
Visit www.angelfood.org to learn more
The Mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Over the past few years the CSA has helped to raise money and donations with holiday food drives to help support the local community.
Visit lafoodbank.org to learn more
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.
Visit healthebay.org to find out more
Addiction shatters lives. We believe that together we have the capacity to reduce the devastating impact of addiction on families across America. Together we can help parents prevent their children from developing an addiction to alcohol and other drugs and ensure that those afflicted with this disease gain access to proven and effective treatments and long-term recovery programs. Together, united, we are Shatterproof. Together we can reduce the stigma and secrecy associated with addiction, removing the shame felt by those struggling with this disease and their families. Together we can change the conversation about addiction.
Visit www.shatterproof.org to learn more
Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless.
Visit shelterpartnership.org to learn more
Founded in New York in 1992 by CSA member Rosalie Joseph and Tom Fontana, Stockings With Care is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making sure that New York-area families in need have everything they need to create the magic of Christmas morning for their kids. Last year, Stockings With Care played Santa to over 1,500 kids. For us, it's about opening hearts, inspiring dreams and preserving the dignity of parents and their families. Stockings With Care works with coalitions which assist families either living in homeless shelters or who are in jeopardy of becoming homeless and cannot afford to celebrate their holiday. Social workers at each of these coalitions work with the parents to make their wish lists. These lists are passed on to Stockings With Care. Through the generosity of our individual Santas, private and corporate donors and a small army of volunteers, we make sure that every child gets at least two things on their list and that each child has at least three gifts to open on Christmas morning. Thousands of gifts are wrapped and delivered to the parents, empowering them to create magic for their kids.
Visit stockingswithcare.org to learn more
Since 2007, various casting offices around the United States organize and see actors who participate in food drives – a great way to give back to the community and see actors at the same time. The program currently serves Chicago, Portland, Oklahoma and Louisiana, with new areas added every year. In 2011 – MFM collected 46 boxes for the Louisiana SPCA and Second Harvest, 831 lbs of food for the Oregon Food Bank, almost 500 items in Oklahoma, and after seeing 300 people in Chicago, 30 boxes of food were collected for the Chicago Food Depository.
The Compton Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a 40-year commitment to restore the City of Compton by painting homes, schools and churches on quarterly workdays in partnership with volunteers to make a sustainable impact in Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride within each neighborhood.
Visit www.justdogood.org to find out more
Venice Community Housing works to reduce homelessness, maximize affordable housing, empower low income constituents, provide social services, and advocate for public policy that protects and strengthens the economic, racial and cultural diversity of Venice and other neighborhoods on the Westside of Los Angeles. VCH is a broad-based organization providing low-income and permanent supportive housing, youth programming, resident and homeless services, and community based solutions to meet those in need.
Visit www.vchcorp.org to learn more