Words into Action

There are some pretty amazing people who work at the Writers Guild of America. Some of these great folks recently volunteered to refurbish some of the Guild's outdated computers for donation to worthwhile organizations in the Los Angeles area.
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"Words into Action" volunteers Caroline and Kevin dive into computer repair.

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Each week, after work, dedicated volunteers donated their time to this important project. Our group worked with a number of organizations that help kids explore self-expression through the written word.
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Danan, sporting a new look.

Helen is no longer at the WGA. We miss her.

From group homes to community centers, "Words into Action" has made a difference by making computers available to kids to help them in developing their literacy and computer skills.

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Pat says she knows nothing about computers.

Me, mere seconds before almost being electrocuted.

Randall now works at WGA, East.

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Kevin, Caroline and Danan try to act as though they have no idea their picture is being taken.

Hey, they're volunteers, not actors.

"Words into Actions" Recipients To Date

Mid-Valley Youth Center

Van Nuys

2 computers

Keniston House (Group home for teens)

Los Angeles

2 computers

Gardner House (Group home for teens)

Los Angeles 1 computer
Acts for Children Bloomington 2 computers
Boys & Girls Club of Echo Park Echo Park 4 computers
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica Santa Monica 3 computers
St. John's Children Center Gardena 2 computers
Good Shepherd Mother-Child Rescue Los Angeles 3 computers
Centro Latino de Educación Popular Los Angeles 2 computers
Rosemont Children's Center Los Angeles 3 computers and 1 printer
Children's Bureau of Southern California Los Angeles 2 computers
Patterns (Behavioral Health Services, Inc.) Hawthorne 2 computers
Brownson House Community Center Los Angeles 2 computers
People Who Care Youth Center, Inc. Los Angeles 2 computers
Harambee Christian Youth Center Pasadena 2 computers and 1 printer
Semillas del Pueblo East Los Angeles 4 computers
South Central Prevention Coalition South Central 4 computers, 13 monitors
Total equipment donated 40 computers,
2 printers,
13 monitors

Our project has also been the recipient of generous donations from individuals. We'd like to thank Jerry Lazar, Patricia Tobias, Laura Krehbiel, Mark Tang, Julienne La Fleur, Alex Stein and Angela Kirgo for their gracious donations of computer equipment to "Words into Action."