Angel Entertainment Foundation Reaches Out To Help Abused Children and Entertainment Pros Heal: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Los Angeles, May 11, 2010 – Angeles Entertainment Foundation, a non profit organization that encourages self-expression through all aspects of film, video and music production is kicking off a fundraising “Operation Launch Party” this

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Aqua Lounge, 424 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 91210.

“I look forward to meeting everyone on the red carpet and to a great event in Beverly Hills,” said President Michelle Lovetro, CEO at Soaring High Productions and Film Investments. “Just a few months after our last Event Angel Entertainment Foundation has made big strides towards the ‘Launch Party’.”

The celebrity event will spotlight Carmina Salcido, Sonoma, CA, who 20 years ago survived her father’s murderous rampage that left seven family member dead and was featured on ABC’s 20/20 program. She talks about her life since then in her new book ‘Not Lost Forever’, of which she will autograph at the event.

Angel Entertainment Foundation is an organization devoted to teaching abused and troubled youth from the age of 10 to 18 the art of film making, video and music production. “

“We use these expressive disciplines as a way to heal the soul and provide a positive environment for struggling youth to communicate their feelings,” explained Lovetro . “This is done in a supervised environment, and we do have counselors on staff.”

Lavetro works in conjunction with Soaring High Entertainment Co-Op, so they can provide professional instruction utilizing people that have had years of experience in the industry. They also provide labs in acting, script writing, direction, set design, musical scoring, basically anything to do with production.

Angeles Entertainment Foundation  Goals:

1. Give the youth a sense of identity. Often with abuse kids lose their self esteem, turn to outside negative influences to cope. Through the performing arts they gain it back and feel they have value. Expression through creativity has been proven to be a positive form of therapy.

2. Give the youth a safe place where they can interact and build social skills.

3. To use the performing arts to teach valuable life skills, give them the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of success, the courage and motivation to reach for their dreams.

Guests invited and expected at Wednesday’s event include:  the cast of “Gravity”, Jon Harrison Taylor, Son of R&B legend Johnny Taylor, Chloe Jordache, who just released her CD. Other up and coming artist are included in line up.

Angeles Entertainment Foundation  has also partnered with Safe Passages and A&G Entertainment Productions.

Angel Entertainment Foundation has put together a proven, experienced and diverse team of seasoned practitioners. The Angel team is spearheaded by long-time therapist Dr. Kandis Blakely.

“It is our goal to train other mental health counselors and therapists in her proven NDT ‘New Decision Therapy’ that she has had great success with in several countries. Breaking the cycle is all about healing traumatic events in peoples past,” said Lovetro.

“We are a compassionate, passionate foundation ready to help damaged children and it is our goal to build awareness and grow year by year as a motivator of other foundations and non profits, not to just meet the children’s enrichment needs but also their mental and emotional needs,” she said.

“Most importantly today’s economy, non profits are struggling to stay in operation and I feel a collaborative effort will keep us all strong so the work may continue,” said Lovetro. “It is my goal at this time to have an all day concert inviting other non profits to participate in creating awareness to programs available to children who want enrichment as well as healing.”

For more information on Angel Entertainment Foundation, please visit: www.angelentertainmentfoundation.org

[Editors: For media interviews contact Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229]
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Kim Kardashian, Eduardo Garcia, and other celebs donate shoes for Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive

Kim Kardashian Gives advice on shoe throwing to Katie Gil, CSI Miami.

Throwing shoes is good for the ’sole’

TV Celebrity Interviewer Janeen Mansour with Kim Kardashian at Celebrity Shoe Drive.
TV Celebrity Interviewer
Janeen Mansour with
Kim Kardashian at
Celebrity Shoe Drive.

By George S. Mc Quade III

MAYO Communications, a full service publicity firm kicked off a successful first-time Celebrity Shoe Throwing event that should inspire and get Hollywood celebrities off on the right foot in this economically troubled tinsel town.

Billed as the Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive to benefit needy families of the Salvation Army, the event attracted more than 100 people and netted several large bins of shoes (about 75 pairs).

“I am here throwing shoes for a good cause,” said Kim Kardashian, reality TV show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” who came with Cheetah Girl Adrienne Bailon. “ I have never throw shoes before, except at someone I refuse to name. I love coming to these kinds of charities with a great cause, the Salvation Army.”

Most of the shoes donated and tossed at the Rancho Park Golf Course driving range were brand new Shoes. In fact there were nearly three dozen upscale tennis shoes donated by Ed Hardy, who also threw shoes in the men’s competition (January 10, 2009.)

Dubai.TV Celebrity Talk Show Host Janeen Mansour was MC, and threw the first pair of shoes, which turned out to be red and white, heavy duty, barely worn, Miami Heat’s SHAG tennis shoes. “No other non-profit organization has the range of social services to help the needy like the Salvation Army,” explained Mansour. “This was a fun event, and everyone had a great time for a good cause. We should do this more often.”

TV Anchor Janeen Mansour, Sol Romero, George McQuade, Timothy Woodward, Jr. and Ziad Batal.

TV Anchor Janeen Mansour, Sol Romero, George McQuade, Timothy Woodward, Jr. and Ziad Batal.

“This a great cause and I brought three bags of women’s shoes to donate to the Salvalation Army,” said Model and Actress Sol Romero. “These are my favorite charity events to attend, because you feel good after you leave.”

Actor Eduardo Garcia won the Golden Shoe Award in the Men’s competition for tossing 75 feet, Beverly Pomerantz, casting director, CATCH 21, won women’s award at 50 feet, and little girls named Nadine and Rachel won the children’s toss at around 25 feet.

Mar Vista Institute of Health donated back and neck messages and the tips the clinic’s staff received at the event to the Salvation Army. Ed Hardy Shoes donated several dozen boxes of new shoes. Actress Melanie Griffith donated a pair of maroon colored high heel shoes, too.

More than 100 volunteers, celebrities and golfers tossed shoes for the Salvation Army.

More than 100 volunteers,
celebrities and
golfers tossed shoes for
the Salvation Army.

Other celebrities chucking their shoes for a good cause included: Sol , “ The Edge of Darkness,” Elizabeth Nicole, “7th Heaven” and ABC’s “Port Charles,” Katie Gill, “CSI Miami,” Dyllan Christopher, “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Bones”Steffani Brass, “This Might Hurt” ABC, TV , Damien & Tourie Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz“NBC’s America’s Got Talent,” Timothy Woodward, Jr., “WGN Networks’ Whittaker Bay,” “Redefining Love, “ and Reality TV Producer Ziad Batal, “Hydra Executives.”

MAYO Communications competed with several other celebrity events including the BAFTA/LA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles event,People’s Choice Awards and The Golden Globes Awards/pre-parties and charity events like Eva Mendes receiving the “Spirit of Elysian” award star-studded party on the same day.

Not to be out done, the Janeen Mansour Celebrity Shoe Drive, who invited President Bush, who declined, had her own special awards, The Golden Shoe Award for Men’s, Ladies and Children’s competition. The successful event, which attracted TV and paparazzi, is already scheduled to take place again in July.

Read more about it in the Los Angele s Daily News

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