By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 26, 2007
There's no place like home for the holidays, however, what happens if you aren't at home for Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Christmas but are in the hospital instead?
Find out how you can make this holiday season a bit brighter for sick children by donating your voice for a noble cause.
Voice actor Jeff Gelder of GelderHead Productions is looking for voice talent to participate with him on a project called "Holiday Magic 2007â€¦ a gift for children of all ages," a CD featuring music and a holiday tale that will be distributed to sick children at Children's Hospital San Diego and their siblings.
Last year, Jeff produced the first Holiday Magic CD and distributed 1500 CDs to four hospitals, and Jeff tells me that there are more hospitals requesting the CD. The first edition of the CD was produced in 2003. Among the talent involved is Connie Terwilliger, Voice Over Expert and professional voiceover talent.
Jeff hopes to exceed that number this year and plans to "play Santa" in December at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.
"For every $2.00 donation a child will receive a CD of their own. This is a labor of love that is received with much joy by children who are unfortunately spending the holiday season in the hospital and their siblings, who often crave attention due to so much being given to the ailing member of their family," Jeff said. He confides "We appreciate all donations! The more donations the more children that will be receiving a CD."
Donations are requested throughout the year. Checks of any denomination should be made out to GelderHead Productions (with Children's Hospital CD Fund on the memo line) and sent to P.O. Box 3386, San Diego, CA 92163-3386, or donate via Paypal at http://www.HolidayMagicCD.com and click on "Make a Donation."
For those who would like to get involved in the project, contact Jeff at jeff (at) gelderhead.com
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