VALENCIA, Calif. —Girlfriends Films Editor Marla Diamond has selected the National Alliance to End Homelessness as the GFF Charity of the Month. The organization, which campaigns to improve policy, build capacity, and educate opinion leaders, will receive a $1,000 donation from Girlfriends Films on behalf of Marla.
“Most of the charities on the list we were given are amazingly worthwhile causes, and it is very difficult to pick just one,” admitted Marla. “I have chosen the National Alliance to End Homelessness, as I am so saddened by the fact I see homeless people on the streets almost every day, sometimes mentally ill and/or in bad shape. I believe one of the most basic needs is for each person to have a home, and preferably one that is as safe and as comfortable as possible.”
To join Marla and Girlfriends Films in supporting the National Alliance to End Homelessness, click here.
Marla continued, “Although I don't know much about this charity, it had an A+ rating on CharityWatch.org, and I am sure they will use the donation towards the goal of ending homelessness, as their name implies.”
According to its website, the National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on federal homelessness policy. From advocating for improved federal policy to analyzing enacted and proposed legislation, the Alliance actively engages in the legislative process. The Alliance works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop, analyze, and advocate for policy solutions to homelessness.
The Alliance provides capacity-building assistance through its Center for Capacity Building to help communities turn policy solutions and proven best practices into viable, on-the-ground programs. The Alliance provides communities across the country with best practices, how-to kits, and technical assistance trainings to help them implement solutions developed through policy, research, and practice.
Girlfriends Films has a long history of charitable contributions, having donated over $20,000 in 2013. Each month a performer, director, industry principal, or member of the Girlfriends Films family is selected as part of the studio’s charity program, and a donation of $1,000 is given to a philanthropic organization of their choice. For more information, click here.
Any Girlfriends Films performers interested in participating may apply by emailing the following information to PR@GirlfriendsFilms.com: name, AIP charity of choice, reason(s) for selecting the charity. Chosen performers will be asked to submit a personal photo depicting the performer engaged with the charity, the charity’s mission, or a similar charitable act. The photo will be used for promotional purposes.