Scientology Celebrity Centre Brings Out the Stars to Help Children in Need
CELEBRITIES TELL 'CHRISTMAS STORIES' TO BENEFIT UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDRENScientology Celebrity Centre staged its 20th annual fund-raiser for the Hollywood Police Department youth development programs this month, and it was a massive success, reports The Hollywood Sentinel. The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre presented "Christmas Stories XX" on December 1st, 2012. Members including stars John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Erika Christensen, Jim Meskimen, Jason Dohring, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols and film composer Mark Isham performed skits and told Christmas stories to benefit the Hollywood Police Department's youth programs for at-risk youth, as well as the Department's annual Christmas party for underprivileged children.
The Christmas Stories Stage
The Christmas Stories stage was a 1930s style radio show setting with performances of traditional and original stories and songs, now in its 20th year. The annual event has raised well over a quarter of a million dollars, with more than $305,000 in proceeds for these community programs since it began in 1992. The Hollywood police youth programs are operated by the police officers themselves and include educational, recreational and athletics activities as an alternative to gangs. This approach furnishes positive role models for Hollywood youth while providing leadership and academic life-skills, and instilling discipline.
Additionally, the funds generated from the show support the Hollywood Police Support Association's annual Christmas party which is organized in cooperation with the Hollywood community. Seeking out and inviting children who would otherwise have no Christmas, meals, games and toys, these are provided for each child and their families, complete with Santa Claus to deliver them.
LAPD Presents Certificate of Recommendation
LAPD Hollywood Division Captain Bea Girmala presented a Certificate of Recommendation on behalf of the LAPD to Greg LaClaire, Vice President of the Celebrity Centre to open the show's Second Act. "We present 'Christmas Stories' each year to support our police in their efforts to create a safe environment for children in Hollywood," said Mr. LaClaire. "Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard once stated that 'When children become unimportant to a society, that society has forfeited its future,' and it is with that exact purpose in mind that we organize benefits like this one."
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