Los Angeles – Sexual wellness authority, Wicked Pictures contract star, and ‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ creator jessica drake is campaigning for the adult industry to join forces for a Thanksgiving fundraiser. drake, still fresh from helping Team Wicked raise thousands of dollars for the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, has already established donation boxes for Downtown Women’s Center and LA Food Bank at the Wicked Pictures, AVN Media, and XBIZ Media offices in an effort to encourage members of the adult industry to give back to the community.
“Many people ask a good way to get involved with charity work, and I suggest finding a cause to help promote during the holidays,” says drake. “It’s the perfect time for people to make a difference, and Thanksgiving definitely ignites the spirit of kindness. I am hoping the L.A. adult entertainment industry will come together to show the world the tremendous positive impact we have on our local community.”
drake is encouraging other adult performers, production studios, and industry workers to drop off goods at one of the established donation locations – or even set up their own donation boxes, which drake will arrange to have picked up.
XBIZ Media Managing Editor Dan Miller has already answered drake’s call to action, and is excited to be a part of the cause.
“We’re delighted to support jessica’s efforts to give back to the community this Thanksgiving,” says Miller. “XBIZ is located in close proximity to downtown Los Angeles, so having our offices serve as one of jessica’s drop-off locations for a charity, such as Downtown Women’s Center, is ideal.”
AVN Media Chief Operating Officer Janet Gibson believes in the adult industry’s ability to create change when working together.
“Many adult companies have a long history of community outreach,” says Street. “We are glad to be involved with Wicked Pictures and jessica drake, as they try to bring awareness to local charities, while enlisting the support of the entire industry.”
The donation period will run from October 28 – November 25, 2014. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the LA Food Bank, while the following high quality, new or gently used items are requested for the Downtown Women’s Center:
· Bus tokens/ bus passes
· Storage bins (3 ft x 2 ft or smaller)
· Liquid Detergent
· Housekeeping Cleaning Spray
· Pots and pans
· Vintage and contemporary women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and household accents in new and gently-loved condition.
· Underwear & Bras (all sizes)
· Plus-sized clothing
· Overnight sanitary napkins
· Regular / super tampons
· Shoes sized 9-11 and larger
· $25 new gifts (clock radio, cookware set, towel set, etc.)
Both non-profit organizations also accept financial donations. To support LA Food Bank, click here. To support Downtown Women’s Shelter, click here.
Donation Box Locations include:
9040 Eton Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91304
AVN Media Network
9400 Penfield Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
5042 Wilshire Blvd. #487
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Companies wishing to become a drop-off location may email firstname.lastname@example.org.