Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Giving Back 2008

Girlfriends Films 2008 Charities
AIP Rating
Cancer Research Institute
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
American Humane Assn.
Doctors Without Borders
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Union of Concerned Scientists
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee
International Planned Parenthood Federation
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Conservation Fund
Free Speech Coalition
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Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP)
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Girlfriends Films has once again shared its profits with its customers by giving generously to charities, with the selections partly based on causes that are most likely to help our customers, their friends and families. Listed here are those charities that received donations of at least $1,000 from Girlfriends Films in 2008.

As the recipient of $5,000, ASACP was the biggest beneficiary.
The rating at right is that given by the American Institute of Philanthropy.

There were other acts of kindness and generosity through the year. This very sweet and wonderful dog that had become severely crippled with a hip problem was found at one of our shooting locations. We gave the owner $1,400 to get Daisy to a vet and get the proper care.

In 2008 Girlfriends Films is a New Corporate Sponsor of ASACP

By Tod Hunter
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Lesbian-content production company Girlfriends Films has joined ASACP at the Corporate Sponsor level.
"Girlfriends Films believes in preventing child pornography and helping parents prevent their kids from accessing web sites meant for just for adults. Our industry is truly fortunate to have ASACP and their leadership fighting for these causes. We are more than happy to support them," Girlfriends Films president Dan O'Connell said.
"And it's not just about kids and parents. The adult industry is constantly battled from many fronts — mostly religious and political — and ASACP's devotion to good causes supported by everyone on all sides goes a long way in cleaning up the industry's reputation and allowing us to continue in business."
Born from a documentary filmmaking class at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002, Girlfriends Films prides itself on being one of the few erotic film companies offering long-form adult entertainment with its "Thornhill Diaries," which has been seen in 13 videos in four separate video series.
"The video side of the industry has always been concerned about child protection, which is why we are so pleased companies like Girlfriends Films are learning about ASACP and its mission," ASACP CEO Joan Irvine said. "Dan O'Connell is an excellent example of how to run a successful business with a social conscience. Businesses such as Girlfriends Films help to shine a positive light on the industry and we are excited to have them as a sponsor."
Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online.
Ruby Tan of ASACP accepts a check from Girlfriends Films star Autum Moon.