Events, events, events!!!

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – ‘HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD’ LUNCHEON

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce of which D C Keeton Home Improvements is a member, presented their annual ‘Hero’s of Hollywood’ luncheon  at the Taglyn Cultural Center, with all proceeds benefiting various non-profits throughout the Hollywood area.  Honored was Mr. Hugh Hefner of Playboy Enterprises for his two donations totaling over one million dollars to preserve the Hollywood sign.   Also honored were the police officers who were responsible for preventing a major disaster at the corner of Vine and Sunset Blvd. when they were able to put down an individual who had taken to the streets firing his gun at random passing cars as well as pedestrians.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER RAISES OVER $20,OOO FOR HEIFER, INTERNATIONAL


David presented to La Crescenta teacher, Lorena Leininger, a special award plaque from Heifer, International for spearheading a fundraising campaign for the past school year among her 5th – 9th grade students raising over $21,000 in a short two months.  Lorena had previously traveled to Honduras with Heifer and saw just how important the work of this world-wide non-profit was in relieving poverty and hunger.  Upon returning she became dedicated to helping in any way possible to assist in Heifer’s efforts and the results were just astounding!

 

 

 

LGBT ANNUAL ‘PRIDE FESTIVAL’ IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

 

D.C. Keeton Home Improvements along with Heifer, International both had booths at the annual LGBT Festival held in West Hollywood in late June.   Over 100,000 attend the Festival each year and both booths garnered numerous connections with participants.

 

 

‘LARGEST MIXER’ AT THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM

 

D. C. Keeton Home Improvements purchased a booth for Heifer, International at the Largest Mixer, a semi-annual event held at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.   The event which is geared towards promoting business -to-business connections received over 3,000 visitors.   Heifer’s presence was to let businesses know about this outstanding non-profit and how their company could participate, either by outright donations or giving their clients and employees Christmas gifts of animals for villagers in developing countries rather than some other less meaningful item.   The gift of animals also make great birthday, graduation, wedding, etc., gifts as well.

 

GLAAD’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, ‘CHEF’S INVASION’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David was the co-chairman for the Silent Auction for the annual Chef’s Invasion, an annual fundraiser held by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).   Celebrities from the Hollywood community attended and promoted the important work for this dedicated non-profit.   Fran Drescher was the celebrity hostess for the event, and Lou Diamond Phillips was an honoree guest.   Frenchie Davis, recording artist and recent contestant on American Idol, Million Dollar Listing host, Madison Hildebrand, six-time Emmy Award winner, and head writer for the annual Oscar program, Bruce Vilanch, also were in attendance.  Chris Crary, contestant from Top Chef participated in the Invasion, as well as Campanile head chef, Michael Luna.   Over $69,000 was raised on a summer afternoon from more than 400 attendees.

 

 

HEIFER, INTERNATIONAL AT THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR

D. C. Keeton Home Improvements built two replica houses for the Heifer, International exhibit at the Orange County Fair, one representing Uganda, the other Thailand.  The houses were erected in the Big Red Barn at the Fairgrounds.  Over 1 million people attend the Fair each year during its 5 week run and Heifer has been a major exhibitor for the past 5 years, with many of the Fairs’ attendees stopping by the exhibit to learn about the important work of this outstanding world wide non-profit.

 

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