Monday, September 1, 2014

Honoring Christian Mann, Girlfriends Films Donates $1000 to USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Adult industry leader Christian Mann recently passed away, and as a result, Girlfriends Films will designate the studio’s September charity donation of $1,000 to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mann’s family requested contributions be made to the charity in lieu of flowers or other gifts.

Donations to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center allow it to continue to provide compassionate, innovative patient care and further the cutting-edge cancer research of its scientists. The research leads to a better understanding of the causes, and ultimately discovering cures, for cancer. The center’s highly skilled physicians, nurses and researchers are unwaveringly dedicated to the fight against cancer and truly appreciate all support from donors.

Girlfriends Films President Moose says, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mann family. Christian embodied everything good about our industry, allowing his actions and generosity to change perceptions of the adult entertainment. He showed we all have a social responsibility to give back to the community, which is something our charity program strives to do.”

Each month, Girlfriends Films turns to one of its employees or performers to select a charity to support. In 2013, the Girl- friends Films Charity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries. Charities supported in 2014 include Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Movember Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and more.

To join Girlfriends Films in supporting the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and honoring the life of Christian Mann, visit http://uscnorriscancer.usc.edu/support/ and note the donation is in remembrance of Mann.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Armed Services YMCA Chosen by Girlfriends Films Employee Dave as August Charity

Each month Girlfriends Films turns to one of its employees or performers to select a charity to sup- port. On behalf of Girlfriends Films employee Dave, the Armed Services YMCA will receive a check for $1,000 as the August Charity. The Armed Services YMCA is a top-rated military nonprofit de- signed to make military life easier on families.

“I am selecting this organization for two primary reasons,” states Dave. “First, their support of our military families, as it is the entire family that sacrifices when a loved one is called upon to assist in maintaining the safety many of us take for granted, and the freedoms allowing us to express our differing opinions. The second reason is because of its support of the needs of our troops’ children through its programs, as well as its collaborative efforts with Operation Homefront and other quality organizations.”

The Armed Services YMCA provides hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and support ser- vices to military service members and their families with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending America. Programs are offered at no or low cost and require no dues or membership fees.

In 2013, the Girlfriends Films Charity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries. Charities supported in 2014 include Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Movember Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and more.

To join Dave and Girlfriends Films in supporting the Armed Services YMCA, visit https://www.asymca. org/get-involved/donate/.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GFF Operations Manager Karen Chooses Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as July Charity

July’s Girlfriends Films charity is the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as selected by GFF Operations Manager Karen. As a result, the foundation will receive a check for $1000 on behalf of Karen in order to help continue its mission to provide optimal care and services to those affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

“I have been honored this month to choose a charity for our company’s monthly donation program,” states Karen. “My husband was diagnosed with early onset Dementia two years ago, and I have watched the man I’ve known and loved for over 40 years become unable to work, remember recent events, and perform ordinary daily activities. His onset was slow, and I didn’t recognize the signs at first. He kept getting lost and didn’t seem to remember the simplest things. Medication doesn’t seem to do much, but we hold out for a cure. I also watched my father, mother-in-law, and father in-law also suffer with this memory stealing disease. You never know if it will happen to you or your family.”

“I have chosen the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as my charity because this organization is helping raise awareness and educate health care profession and the public at large,” explains Karen. “They also provide care and services to individuals and caregivers confronting dementia through member organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals suffering with Dementia/Alzheimer’s, as well as their families.”

Each month, Girlfriends Films turns to its employees, performers, directors, and adult industry principals to select a charity to support. In 2013, the Girlfriends Films Charity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries.
“I hope others will join me and Girlfriends Films to help this wonderful charity,” adds Karen.
To join Karen and Girlfriends Films in supporting Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, visit http://www. alzfdn.org/ContributetoAFA/makeadonation.html.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GFF Employee Rhino Selects Movember as June Charity

Girlfriends Films’ Asst. Web Master and Warehouse Director, Rhino, has selected Movember as the June charity. The Movember Foundation will receive a check for $1,000 from Girlfriends Films, on behalf of Rhino, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.

Movember is held each year during the month of November. During the month, men around the world grow out their facial hair in order to raise money within the community to battle prostate and testicular cancer. “I’ve grown out my beard the past two years as part of Movember,” says Rhino.
“I’m a huge supporter of all cancer charities, but Movember holds a special place with me. Many men are unwilling to talk about the real dangers of prostate and testicular cancer, but Movember has given us a fun way to get educated on the matter.”

Each month, Girlfriends Films turns to its employees, performers, directors, and adult industry principals to select a charity to support. In 2013, the Girlfriends Films Charity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries.
To join Rhino and Girlfriends Films in supporting Movember, visit “http://us.movember.com/ donate” http://us.movember.com/donate.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stand Up to Cancer Named May Charity by Girlfriends Films Executive Assistant Dory

Girlfriends Films’ May Charity is Stand Up to Cancer (StandUp2Cancer.org), as select- ed by Executive Assistant Dory. The well-known charity, formed by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and championed by many Hollywood celebrities, will receive a check for $1,000 on behalf of Dory.
“Cancer has affected me and my family’s lives, in a huge way,” reveals Dory. “In the past three years, I have had four family members die from different types of cancer. My cousin is thankfully in remission, though it has already come back twice.”

“It has been an extremely sad and difficult time – we barely have time to mourn one loss before someone else is diagnosed,” says Dory. “This is why I’m grateful to Girl- friends Films for the opportunity to contribute towards finding a cure. Stand Up to Cancer is a great charity, helping to make a difference.”

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innova- tive cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C is bringing together the best and the brightest researchers and encouraging col- laboration instead of competition among the entire cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.

Each month, Girlfriends Films turns to its employees, performers, directors, and adult industry principals to select a charity to support. In 2013, the Girlfriends Films Char- ity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries.

To join Dory and Girlfriends Films in supporting Stand Up to Cancer, visit StandUp2Cancer.org.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Girlfriends Films Editor Evan K. Designates Prevent Child Abuse America to Receive April Charity Donation

Evan K., an editor and seven-year employee of Girlfriends Films, has designated Prevent Child Abuse America as the recipient of April’s charity donation. As a result, Girlfriends Films will write a check for $1,000 to the organization on behalf of Evan.

“After reviewing the list of charities on CharityWatch.org, one that caught my attention was Prevent Child Abuse America,” states Evan K. “I hear on the news about all the abuse many children in our country have endured – being a father of four, I can’t imagine my kids suffering like some of the children we learn about. It is a tragedy that can be prevented if parents had the proper tools and counseling to identify their negative behavior. I can only hope my contribution can save at least one child from enduring any form of abuse. I want to thank Girlfriends Films for allowing its employees to contribute towards a worthy cause.”

Prevent Child Abuse America works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide, rec- ognizing child development is a building block for both community and economic development. In- novative communities across the country are achieving great results in preventing abuse and neglect from ever occurring, and Prevent Child Abuse America is committed to bringing this kind of ingenuity to communities everywhere.

Each month, Girlfriends Films turns to its employees, performers, directors, and adult industry prin- cipals to select a charity to support. In 2013, the Girlfriends Films Charity Program donated over $20,000 to a wide array of philanthropic organizations, from medical institutes to animal sanctuaries.
“I am honored to be working for such a great company,” says Evan. “Employees are treated fairly, and even though our country is facing financial turmoil, I am blessed to still have my position. The experience working for Girlfriends Films on series like ‘Road Queen’ and ‘Lesbian Ghost Stories’ has been rewarding, and each day I continue to expand my knowledge in film editing. I have met wonder- ful co-workers and enjoy coming to work every day. I was amazed when we were recently asked to pick a charity in which our company will make a contribution to on our behalf. I embrace any corpora- tion that gives back to such charities and community.”

To join Evan and Girlfriends Films in supporting Prevent Child Abuse America, visit PreventChildA- buse.org.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Movie Editor Marla Diamond Selects National Alliance to End Homelessness as Girlfriends Films’ March Charity

Marla Diamond, a longtime movie editor for Girlfriends Films, 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 $1000 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,” admits 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 pos- sible.”

Marla continues, “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 <http://www.endhomelessness.org/section/policy> . From advocating for improved federal policy to analyzing enacted and proposed legislation, the Alliance actively engages in the legislative process. The Alliance works collab- oratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop, analyze, and advocate for policy solutions to home- lessness.

The Alliance provides capacity-building assistance through its Center for Capacity Building <http://www.endhome- lessness.org/section/aboutus/working_groups/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.

To join Marla and Girlfriends Films in supporting the National Alliance to End Homelessness, visit EndHomelessness.org.