The sCare Foundation Announces its Inaugural Fundraising Event
This Halloween the horror community is going to give back in a big way. The newly formed sCare Foundation will host its inaugural fundraising event on October 30, 2011, in the Conga Room at L.A. Live. An evening filled with entertainment, dancing and an exciting auction, the event will benefit the CHAMPION Fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to support the life-saving programs of the Hollywood Homeless Youth Project (HHYP).
“I am so pleased with the response we have received thus far in the formation of sCare and this event,” commented sCare Foundation founder Malek Akkad. “The response has been overwhelming, and we know that organizations such as ours are truly a group effort. We look forward to helping the children that will benefit from CHAMPION Fund as well as expanding our reach in the future.”
The sCare Foundation was created to focus on issues affecting today’s youth – poverty and homelessness. There are over 1.6 million homeless youth in American, and an additional 5-7% become homeless in any given year. And currently youth in the United States are more likely to live in poverty than any other developed nation. The goal of the sCare Foundation is to be help alleviate some of these issues.
Additionally, the sCare Foundation is pleased to have writer/director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and producer/director James Wan (Saw franchise) as part of its honorary board.
Founded by Malek Akkad, producer of the successful Halloween franchise, sCare Foundation (Suspense Community Allocating Relief and Empowerment Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the hardships of poverty and homelessness facing today’s youth throughout North America. sCare Foundation’s focus will be to provide financial support to existing youth programs throughout North America as well as arranging special sCare Foundation activities for the children such as set visits, movie screenings, celebrity meet-and-greets and more. In addition to working with children in need, the sCare Foundation aims to involve more young people in philanthropy and develop their passions and skills to give back to their own communities. sCare wholeheartedly believes that the suspense genre demographic is an untapped resource of unlimited potential in giving and changing our global community. It can be a part of the solution. To learn more about sCare Foundation and the Board members, please visit the The sCare Foundation online.
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