By Maxine Tatlonghari on
LookToTheStars.org’s Hollywood Insider Maxine Tatlonghari was able to catch up exclusively with actress Ally Walker (“Sons of Anarchy”) at the WE CAN Community-wide Food Drive benefiting the Burbank Temporary Aid Center co-hosted by Ali Landry and Yum! Brands on November 16, 2010 at the Burbank Boys and Girls Club.
Ally, what brought you out today?
Food (laughs) … No seriously, I will do anything for kids. I’ve always been an advocate for children… especially children who may not be as fortunate as other children. I have three kids myself and when I heard about this [event], I said, “Absolutely, I would love to do it.” I did a documentary on foster care a few years ago that won a few film festivals, but I always grew up with the guidance of my grandparents and parents who instilled in me the need to give back – so anytime I can, I will.
Tell us about some of the charities you support?
I am on the board of CYFC – which is Children Youth Family Collaborative – which helps tutors and mentors go out and help foster kids throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. I work with a lot of environmental groups like NRDC, and I just went to Ocean Park Community Center to make a donation and support their work. I’ve also supported Save the Children for about 15 years.
But my main thing really was to make this documentary which shows what life is like for foster kids, which took me about five years to make. And you know, charity starts at home.
We have a lot of kids right here who may not be as fortunate as other kids, so if you can’t do something abroad it’s always good to take a look in your own backyard and see what needs to be done.
How can people see your documentary?
I’ve been talking to some people about possibly redistributing it online so that may happen.
Please keep us posted…
I will absolutely do that!
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