The Vintage Hollywood Foundation benefits charitable organizations that work to improve the health and well-being of Southern California’s diverse community. This year our beneficiary is OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center).
OPCC, founded in 1963, is the largest and most comprehensive provider of housing and services on the Westside of Los Angeles to low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, battered women and their children, at-risk youth, and people living with mental illness. OPCC provides everything from immediate services to meet people’s basic human needs – food, clothing and showers – through case management, mental health services, advocacy and support in obtaining employment and benefits, as well as emergency, transitional and permanent housing. OPCC serves more than 8,000 people annually, empowering them to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient.
Proceeds from past Vintage Hollywood events have benefited charities including:
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Los Angeles Chapter. JDRF is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
Children’s Action Network (CAN) uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life. CAN is dedicated to finding homes for the more than 129,000 children in the United States who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, comprising 28 national Save the Children organizations working in more than 110 countries to ensure the well-being of children.
United Friends of the Children was founded in 1979 by Nancy Daly Riordan to address the unmet needs of Los Angeles County’s foster youth – a most vulnerable and underserved population. Today, UFC provides support services to more than 2,000 current and former foster youth each year, working to provide them with the opportunity to finish high school, find housing, attend college and build the skills to support themselves.