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Universal Studios Hollywood Employee Volunteers Bring “Christmas in Spring” to 1000 M.E.N.D. Low Income Families for 27th Year

Hi everyone!

Universal Studios Hollywood continued a springtime tradition to bring Christmas cheer to 1000 needy families in the San Fernando Valley. Universal partnered with M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) to bring custom-prepared food and activities, including carnival games and face painting along with some of the most popular Universal Hollywood characters to greet. Minions from “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” joined SpongeBob, Scooby Doo, Shaggy, King Julien, Puss N’ Boots and Santa Claus as part of the community outreach event for the 27th year. It’s nice to see Universal Hollywood doing so much for families in the area, we weren’t able to make it to the event this year but hopefully in 2019 to share it with everyone.

Hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood employee volunteers came together in partnership with M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) to bring merriment and joy to 1,000 family members living in poverty for it’s annual “Christmas in Spring” philanthropic event on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Photos by Moses Sparks/Universal Studios Hollywood.

“Christmas in Spring” is a charity event sponsored by Universal Studios Hollywood and it’s Discover a Star Foundation. The Foundation gives grants to “deserving organizations whose initiatives help individuals and families to achieve more productive and fulfilling lives.” The Discover a Star Foundation was founded in 1995 by Universal Hollywood executives to give back to the community, it also includes an annual “Day of Giving” community outreach program in November.

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