- Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
As part of its year-end fundraising efforts, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation enlisted the cast of Scandal to record a one minute holiday poem based on "The Night Before Christmas" asking union performers to give back to the SAG Foundation this "Givemas" (http://youtu.be/FBK5_4Kokug).
Dressed up in reindeer antlers, Santa hats and other props, the Scandal cast delivered a spirited, funny and compelling year-end appeal to fellow performers to "support SAG Foundation in any amount. Giving is easy and every bit counts."
“Kerry Washington and the cast of Scandal have made us feel like George Bailey at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life,” said Cyd Wilson, Executive Director of the SAG Foundation. “They came in with the best attitudes and brought this idea of ‘Givemas’ to life. They gave us the greatest gift of their support this season.”
Cast members who donated their time, humor and energy to the public service announcement include Paul Adelstein, Kate Burton, Portia De Rossi, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn, Joe Morton, George Newbern, Jeff Perry, Darby Stanchfield, Jon Tenney, Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young.
Tax deductible, year-end donations can be made to the SAG Foundation at members.sagfoundation.org/donations.
About the Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Founded in 1985, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs: BookPALS and StorylineOnline.net. The SAG Foundation, a national non-profit organization independent from SAG-AFTRA, relies solely on support from grants, sponsorships, and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and to create new ones. The SAG Foundation operates Actors Centers in Los Angeles and New York, the Don La Fontaine Voiceover Lab in Los Angeles and the Entertainment Industry Foundation Voiceover Lab in New York. For more information, visit sagfoundation.org. Follow @SAGFoundation on Twitter and Instagram. Like and subscribe to SAGFoundation on Facebook and YouTube.