Biel Brings Holiday Cheer to Sick Kids in Los Angeles 12/4/08
Jessica Biel and Make The Difference Network Bring Holiday Cheer to
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessica Biel and family today
unveiled the details of a successful holiday party held Dec. 2 at the
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The party, made possible by Biel's Make
The Difference Network, included numerous recording artists and gifts from
leading retailers in an effort to bring holiday spirit to children at the
"The kids really enjoyed numerous activities as well as seeing
some of the great artists we had at the hospital," said Biel.
"We're excited that this also highlighted the potential of our Make
The Difference Network. As a social cause network, it connects nonprofits
with potential donors, and takes advantage of celebrity influence to raise
awareness for organizations seeking funding as well as other needs."
The Biels welcomed the children and their families with a performance
by multi-platinum recording artist Alex Band of The Calling and a dance
performance by "So
You Think You Can Dance" finalist Twitch. The Biels spent the day
decorating Cake & Art cupcakes with the kids and designing custom
shoes with the team from TOMS Shoes. Cafe Primo served up gelato, while
the children crafted their own holiday cards and Santa stopped by to
present gifts for all. The kids also enjoyed face painting, lighting the
Menorah, playing dreidel and taking home flower and ornament arrangements
from Francy Flowers.
"Companies like Costco Wholesale, which has raised millions for
the hospital, and Hasbro, which provided toys for the kids, also made a
huge difference in the success of the party," Biel said.
In addition, recording artist Tyler Hilton and his foundation, T.H.
Books, donated new books for the CHLA library and Chaser LA gifted each
child with a limited edition wild life t-shirt.
Founded in 1901, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the
most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a
century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around
the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.
Jessica Biel and her family started the Make The Difference Network (MTDN),
a social cause network that connects nonprofit organizations with
potential donors and increases awareness for nonprofit organizations. The
Mission of MTDN is to democratize giving by increasing the visibility of
thousands of nonprofit organizations and empowering potential donors to
search, select and fund these organizations' specific "Wishes"
and then see the results of their giving. Visit http://www.mtdn.com or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOURCE Make The Difference Network
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