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David Arquette Helps Raise Money For Community Center

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David Arquette is raising money for the Ocean Park Community Center; which helps the homeless, people living with mental illness, at risk youth and victims of domestic violence with housing, food and other services.

He does this through the Vintage Hollywood Foundation wine and food fundraiser, being held on June 8 at his home in Beverly Hills.  The event is an intimate gathering of some of the top vintners and restaurants from around Los Angeles.

Vintage Hollywood is outdoor event attended by approximately 350 patrons, which showcases an exclusive group of prominent restaurants and wineries.

Celebrity guests in attendance will include Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Greg Germann (House of Lies), and Kirsten Nelson (Psych). Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie's Los Angeles, will serve as auctioneer for a live auction of unique food, wine and entertainment experiences, and Wheel of Fortune and KNX 1070 News radio afternoon drive host Jim Thornton will be the evening's Emcee.

Since 2001, Vintage Hollywood has raised over a million dollars to benefit our community. Proceeds from Vintage Hollywood go to the non-profit Vintage Hollywood Foundation, which promotes and supports charitable organizations that work to improve the health and well being of Southern California's diverse community. Previous beneficiaries have included JDRF, Save the Children, United Friends of the Children, and Children's Action Network.  Advisory board members include Mark Beringer - Winemaker; Suzanne Goin - Chef/Owner of AOC, Lucques, Tavern; Cary Tamura, Proprietor, Diogenes Wines; and Suzanne Tracht - Chef/Owner of Jar.

OPCC, founded in 1963, is the largest and most comprehensive provider of housing and services on the Westside of Los Angeles to low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, battered women and their children, at-risk youth, and people living with mental illness. OPCC provides everything from immediate services to meet people's basic human needs - food, clothing and showers - through case management, mental health services, advocacy and support in obtaining employment and benefits, as well as emergency, transitional and permanent housing. OPCC serves more than 5,000 people annually, empowering them to rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient.

FACTS FROM OPCC:

  • OPCC is the largest social service agency on the Westside of LA, providing housing and other services to thousands a year
  • OPCC helps our most vulnerable neighbors, people no one else has been able to help
  • OPCC helps in all areas: domestic violence, housing, mental illness, and kids at risk
  • Once OPCC helps someone get housed, they stay there. The national average for housing retention with this population is around 65%, OPCC's is 94%.

People can learn more by visiting opcc.org or following #opccla

More information, as well as event sponsorships, is available at the Vintage Hollywood website.

David and the Vintage Hollywood Foundation are on Twitter: @DavidArquette

Vintage Hollywood on Twitter: @VHFoundation

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