Acclaimed actor Kirk Douglas, Kate Linder (from The Young and the Restless), Kayla Ewell (from The Vampire Diaries), Gilles Marini (The Sex and the City Movie), funnyman Donal Logue and more were on hand at the LA Mission this Thanksgiving in order to give generously of their time in order to help feed the needy here in SoCal. Here are a few photos of these fine folks workin’ hard for those in need this year:
Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas served up seasonal cheer to homeless people in Los Angeles on Wednesday, dishing up Thanksgiving turkey dinners to the needy for the fifth year in a row. The 92-year-old star of “Spartacus” and his wife Anne were joined by hundreds of volunteers to distribute free meals to thousands of people at the Los Angeles Mission on the city’s skid row. The couple are the founders of the mission’s Anne Douglas Center, which helps train homeless women for employment. “My wife has been trying to help the women that have been forced onto the streets, and she is determined to give them a better life through the Anne Douglas Center where they have programs that improve and rebuild their lives,” Douglas said in a statement. “We gladly come to serve men and women at Thanksgiving time to give them a good meal and strengthen their desire for a brighter future.” Organizers said more than a ton of turkey, 750 pounds of mashed potatoes, 90 gallons of gravy and 800 pounds of mixed vegetables were distributed at Wednesday’s event.
Kirk and his wife Anne Douglas are awesome. It’s just so wonderful to know that they founded such a great program at the LA Mission and never fail to give of their time each and every Thanksgiving season. Much love and props goes out to the celeb folks who, too, gave of their time to give back to the needy this season. I cannot help but be very impressed by those who give of their time … they never have to, but I know it is much appreciated by those who benefit of their kind generosity. Well done!! This spirit of thanksgiving is what makes this time of year so beautiful :)