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December 22, 2016

Filming organizations give back to Altadena for Christmas

Photo from FilmLA news release

It's the charitable season and it seems like a good time to recognize a couple of organizations who are connected with the film industry and have been giving back to our community.

We would like to tip our hat to FilmLA and Altadena Community Chest for their charitable efforts in our community.

FilmLA is LA County's contractor responsible for issuing filming permits in Altadena. This year, the staff at FilmLA organized a toy drive for the Altadena's Five Acres Orphanage and Foster Home. The staffers purchased toys as well as toothbrushes, underwear, socks and bedding for the kids in the foster home.

The Altadena Community Chest is a 501c(3) charity connected with a local film location service called Home Shoot Home. Both are run by Altadenean Russ Fega. Mr. Fega's has worked with film companies (like ABC/Disney) and with local filming hosts to promote a give-back philosophy. Since 2011 Altadena Community Chest had obtained over $32,000 and donated the proceeds to several local charities. (2011:$4,810, 2012:10,195, 2013:8,300, 2014:$3,600, 2015:$5,822). In our view this is a most impressive effort by Mr. Fega to give back. We hope others in the filming organizations, who operate in Altadena, will follow his generous example.

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