SOURCE: Festival of Children

September 13, 2005 18:41 ET

Festival of Children Foundation Joins Forces With Operation USA on Toy Drive for Kids Displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Beth Broderick, Star of "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," and Laguna Playhouse Comedy "Bad Dates" to Kick-off Donation Effort

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 --


WHAT:

To share hope with and to benefit the children displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Festival of Children Foundation is holding a toy drive as part of its 4th Annual Festival of Children™, beginning on Saturday, September 17th and continuing through the end of the festival -- Friday, September 30th. Beth Broderick, Aunt Zelda on television's hit series "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," joins representatives from the Festival of Children Foundation and Operation USA to start the toy drive with a personal appearance for meet & greets and to sign autographs. Families are invited to bring a new, unwrapped non-electric toy or game with an attached note of hope which Los Angeles-based Operation USA will ship from their Wilmington, California, facility directly following the festival drive.

WHY:

The Festival of Children's mission is to provide support to the numerous charities that assist and provide services to children in Orange County and across the nation.

WHO:

Beth Broderick, Star of "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch"; Richard Walden, President and CEO of Operation USA; Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Founder and Executive Director of the Festival of Children Foundation.

The Festival of Children Foundation holds the annual Festival of Children at the South Coast Plaza as a forum for local children's charities to gain community support along with more than 100 special events including celebrity appearances, live performances, character appearances, arts & crafts, special demonstrations and more. All events are free to the public.

Operation USA, a non-profit Los Angeles-based disaster relief agency in operation for over 26 years, assists developing communities here and abroad in addressing problems relating to natural and man-made disasters and chronic poverty through the creation of sustainable health, nutrition and disaster response programs. We provide essential materials, training, advocacy and financial support for such programs.

Miss Broderick is currently starring in the Southern California premiere of Theresa Rebeck's hit comedy, "Bad Dates," showing at the Laguna Playhouse and directed by Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey.

WHEN:      Saturday, September 17, 2005
WHERE:     Carousel Court, South Coast Plaza, San Diego Freeway (405)
           @ Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
HOURS:     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Information

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    Festival of Children Foundation
    714.438.3286
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