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The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)

Making Children Smile

FAMOUS FONE FRIENDS is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides bright moments in the lives of children who are hospitalized or home-bound due to serious illness or injury. Celebrities telephone these children to talk about hobbies, friends, school and other subjects of interest. FAMOUS FONE FRIENDS can be an actor, athlete or musician – even Mickey Mouse, Sponge Bob or Bart Simpson!

Hospitals phone/fax in the name of the children, giving ages, brief medical descriptions, phone numbers and sometimes, requests for specific celebrities. FFF then contacts that celebrity, relaying information about the child. Every effort is made to have the child called as soon as possible as children are often referred when they are in dire and immediate need of a lift in spirits. Sometimes a child’s condition changes: for the better and he is discharged; or for the worse, and he may be in Intensive Care and unable to speak on the phone, so FFF volunteers work to connect children with celebrities as quickly and expediently as possible.

FFF is supported from annual donations by Studio Teachers and members of the community.

Some of the celebrities that volunteer on a regular basis are: Ben Savage, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler and Jay Leno. As popular as their live-action shows might be, this is a perfect venue for voice-over artists, as you can imagine, because it is all done by telephone. Can you imagine being eight years old and receiving a call from Captain Hook, Roger Rabbit, Pinky, Phil and/or Lil? Well, Corey Burton, Jess Harnell, Rob Paulsen and Kath Souci are a few of the unsung voice-over artists who dedicate time regularly, calling kids who need a little brightness in their lives.

If you know a hospitalized child who would like a call from his/her favorite animated character or TV star or athlete, call FAMOUS FONE FRIENDS at 1-310-204-5683 or e-mail fonefriends@aol.com for more information.

Nancy proudly supports the following organizations in their efforts to help others:

Happy House

The Way to Happiness

Devonshire PALS

Citizens Commission
on Human Rights

Delphi Academy of Los Angeles

Scientology
Volunteer Ministers

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Famous Fone Friends

 

 

 

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