Casting Society Cares
About Casting Society Cares:
CASTING SOCIETY CARES is the charitable division of the Casting Society of America. The CSC is partnering with a variety of philanthropic organizations to provide our members with the opportunity to give back, to raise awareness, and to support our local communities.
We welcome any ideas and partnership requests from our members and colleagues, and we are always looking for more volunteers!
We give back.
Here are some of the ways CSA gets involved with the community.
LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
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. Please click here for more info
ANNUAL VETERANS CELEBRATION
This amazing event for our Veterans brings our community together to honor those men and women of the Armed Forces, celebrating friendship, food and giving. We are building a future where Veterans across the USA will have a place of honor to be embraced, acknowledged, and welcomed by their communities, where food, music, laughter, and fun will be our language from the heart. Please click here for more info
STOCKINGS WITH CARE
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. Please click here for more info
MEALS FOR MONOLOGUES
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.
We are always open to new ideas for ways to give back, contact the office with any questions or suggestions.