Paramount Pictures employees hold volunteer day

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Paramount Pictures employees visited Project Angel Food last Friday as part of their annual Viacommunity right, a worker completes a mural on the wall of the building  Photo by Gary McCarthy

Paramount Pictures employees visited Project Angel Food last Friday as part of their annual Viacommunity , a worker completes a mural on the wall of the building
Photo by Gary McCarthy

Independent Staff Report

HOLLYWOOD — Nearly 800 employees of Paramount Pictures last Friday spread out through the Southland, volunteering at local schools and community nonprofit organizations.

The 19th annual Viacommunity Day, named after Paramount’s parent company Viacom, was a day of community service.

Across Los Angeles, volunteers engaged in a wide range of philanthropic activities including cooking and serving lunch at the Downtown Women’s Center, kicking off Armed Forces Day with Saddles for Soldiers by building a wheelchair accessible pathway and creating an outdoor garden, hosting an interactive petting zoo for visually impaired children at Van Ness Elementary and marking Third Street Elementary School’s 90th anniversary with the planting of trees and an edible garden makeover.

At Citizens of the World Charter School, 1316 N. Bronson Ave., Hollywood, Paramount employees played playground games with students and organized the library.

At Helen Bernstein High School, 1309 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, employees performed gardening tasks and painted wall murals.

At Le Conte Middle School, volunteers constructed and installed benches, painted wall murals and did gardening tasks.

At the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park, volunteers painted classrooms and helped to improve the bioswale rainwater system

At Project Angel Food on Vine Street, volunteers helped prepare meals and repainted a parking lot mural.

And at Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter, Paramount employees conducted fitness and online safety workshops, played playground games and read stories to students.

 

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