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This week, acclaimed actor and director Scott L. Schwartz will return to Chicago, IL to show his support for Alicia's House Food Pantry for a week of fundraising events.

Scott will start off his trip to Chicago by visiting NBC’s “The Talk”, and re-visiting WGN on Monday September 12, 2011. Last year Scott helped Alicia’s House Food Pantry raise over $40,000.

Scott is a essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry and will start the week of fundraising with “Tip A Star” (celebrities serving for tips) at Rasberry’s Pancake House (3145 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL 60475) from 10am – 12:30pm on Wednesday September 14, 2011, Aurelio’s Pizza (1372 Main St., Crete, IL 60417) on Thursday September 15, 2011 from 5pm-8pm, and the most popular on the agenda is the Celebrity Golf Outing on Saturday September 17, 2011 at Lincolnshire Country Club (390 East Richton Rd., Crete, IL), followed by dinner with the stars and a huge silent auction.

Scott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Spiderman, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek Voyager, among other feature films. But this “The Ultimate Nice Guy” has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 12 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. He realizes the value and impact of making a lasting impression on children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special. Scott enjoys visiting pediatric hospitals and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits. They are always smiling during his visits and usually begging him to return soon.

This year Scott joined the board of “Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting”. RWE is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. For more information, visit

The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation is making a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping Santa’s Gift, RWE, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and Toys for Tots Foundation of Seal Beach.

In 2010 Alicia’s House fed 4403 families, 15,401 people, and distributed 150,358 pounds of food. They were able to do this because of the celebrities, local businesses and individuals that supported their annual event. This year with the economy the way it is Juan Hernandez of Alicia’s House states that he has noticed an increase of over 48% in the amount of individuals they are helping. Alicia’s House is completely supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and the various fundraisers. All of the money raised will go to feed the hungry and support the pantry. Alicia’s House Food Pantry is 100% Non-profit.

To honor the memory of Alicia, who passed away at the age of 4, January 14, 2001, her Grandma Stella & her Poppy Juan started a non-for profit food pantry called Alicia’s House. Alicia’s House will continue to feed hundreds of hungry families and each box of food distributed will contain Alicia’s special loving touch. The goal of Alicia’s House is to try and alleviate hunger and some of the problems associated with hunger. Alicia’s House provides food, at no cost, to low-income residents of Crete, Beecher, Steger, Monee, University Park, and South Chicago Heights. Alicia loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her grandma, at the church pantry, making boxes of food to hand out to people in need. Although her grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the boxes, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each box would contain a special treat, usually candy.

Find out more about Alicia’s House here. And read Look To The Stars’ exclusive interview with Scott here.

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