It’s that time of year again, and we’re going full out with Blogathon 2009! Yes, I will be blogging every 1/2 hour for 24 consecutive hours on July 25/26 – there will be lots of caffeine involved
I have blogged for The Susan G. Komen Foundation during Blogthon 2006 and Children’s Literacy Initiative during Day of Blogs 2008. This year I am going to be blogging for The Actors Fund.
The Actors Fund is actually a bit of a misnomer since it benefits actors as well as all other performing arts and entertainment professionals (which, as you may have guessed, includes me, LOL). Here’s some general information from their website:
The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals – and not just actors! – in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs. As a national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Fund directly serves over 8,000 entertainment and performing arts professionals across the country, and approximately 300,000 more through Web resource programs. In providing care and service to professionals throughout the industry, The Fund’s programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature, and produce significant results, affecting the lives of people in our community year after year.
Employment in any division of the entertainment and performing arts industry is unpredictable. The life of an entertainment professional is very similar to any worker or independent contractor that moves from job to job to make their living. Work is erratic, security is fleeting and health insurance is often just a dream. For all of these reasons and many more, The Actors Fund is an indispensable and deeply significant part of the entire entertainment community.
I always think it’s important to know the mission statement of an organization before I decide to give money to that organization, so here is their mission statement:
The Actors Fund Mission Statement
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
If you would like to view their profile on Charity Navigator, then click here.
As always, I will be sharing fun facts and trivia throughout the evening as well as some nice ramblings! Please consider sponsoring me for Blogathon 2009. Even one dollar an hour would help! You can either sponsor by the hour or a flat sum for the day. If you have questions about sponsoring, please visit the Blogathon FAQ. Essentially, you click on my sponsor link to pledge your donation – then after the Blogathon you will receive an email directing you to the correct place to make your donation. Yes, it’s that easy!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask – otherwise, I’ll see you at Blogathon 2009!
This post is for the Blogathon 2009! I am blogging for The Actor’s Fund. For more information about what I am doing, please click here, or you can sponsor me!