A Faery Hunt Opens at Griffith Park

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A Faery Hunt Opens at Griffith Park
A Faery Hunt is celebrating its 4th anniversary this month. Named Best of LA by Los Angeles Magazine, A Faery Hunt is now one of the longest running children’s shows in Los Angeles. After numerous requests to have performances on the Westside, we are very pleased to announce we will be performing in Griffith Park! Soon to be known as “The Fern Dell Faeries,” the unique interactive children’s show will perform one Saturday a month in the clearings off of the Fern Dell Drive entrance of Griffith Park on the southwest side of the park. Our first performance will be Saturday, January 17, 2009.
A Faery Hunt has one more performance for this year — Sunday, December 21 at Corriganville in Simi Valley.  Hope to see you there!
Gift Giving for the Hoidays
A Faery Hunt is now a nonprofit, tax-deductible organization.  Giving a donation to the faeries supports the many programs A Faery Hunt gives back to the community. 
Besides making weekly visits to the ICU and Children’s Ward at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, in past years A Faery Hunt has worked with The Special Olympics, The Children’s Nature Institute, Los Angeles Shriners Children’s Hospital, The Girl Scouts of America (we’ve created a merit badge); Kid to Kid – an organization supporting autistic children; Project Safe, part of First 5 LA, improving the lives of young children and families throughout Los Angeles; many homeschool and mom’s groups; The Epilepsy Family Camp; The Down Syndrome Society of Los Angeles; and are recommended by CASA – the court-appointed advocates for the juvenile court in Ventura, to name a few.
Faery Gift Certificates
A Faery Hunt gift certificate is an easy and memorable gift to give a little loved one for this holiday season.  A Faery Hunt personalized Gift Certificate can accommodate any budget as small as one admission at $10 to a large group of faery hunters of any number. Please E-mail afaeryhunt@yahoo.com for your order.
We are also pleased to announce the launching of our Video Page. Right now you can see one of the shows, but if you’d like to see the last chapter, you will have to order the DVD or come to one of the weekly shows. “The gentle story – along with quirky and silly humor – has been hailed by critics, not to mention parents, as an enchanting experience for everyone,” says Los Angeles Parent Magazine. A Faery Hunt DVD is also available at the Faery Shoppe as well as your local City Library.
Faery Advertising on Video Page
We are now offering advertising space on the Video Page of our web site. Please call to get rates. All proceeds go to producing more of our child-safe website video entertainment.

This months featured advertiser is Flippie Slippies, custom flip-flops and sandals for toddlers, boys, girls and ladies. Click their banner on our video page or go to their website at www.flippieslippie.com for very fantastic flip-flop fashions. You can also call them at 888-991-3330.

We are offering a link on the Friends of the Faeries page for any size donation. We are a nonprofit tax-deductible community service organization. 100% of all the proceeds go to fund our community project.

Faeries At The Staple Center
This past month we participate with the first HNBA event (Humanitarian Neighborhood Basketball Alliance) at The Staples Center, Los Angeles as the pre-show to a Clippers game. The purpose of the HNBA’s events www.hnba.us is to promote humanitarian work within America and around the world. At each event at The Staples Center, the HNBA invites different charities to share the space with them. Along with A Faery Hunt, at the HNBA’s opening were Project Angel Food, Jessie’s Place, and Yachana Foundation. Below is a brief description of each charity and their contact info.
Project Angel Food Project Angel Food’s mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. From their kitchen, Project Angel Food staff and volunteers cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love. They act out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait. You can contact them on their website at  www.projectangelfood.org or call their Main Line at 323.845.1800.
Jessie’s Place When founder, Jessica McCall, saw the widespread poverty and despair on a trip to Rwanda while representing her organization, she along with Frederick Ndabaramiye and Zachary Deusingimana decided to open a community center, UBUMWE, in the town of Gisenyi. This center provides help to the handicapped population and to the street children of Gisenyi, by providing a place to live for the street children, so that they can go to school, and teach marketable skills to the handicapped. You can contact them through their website at –  www.jessiesplace.org or call the LA Chapter at Telephone 310.398.2594 or Email at info@jessiesplace.org
The Yachana Foundation Over the last 16 years, the Yachana Foundation has generated and invested approximately 5.2 million dollars in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The Foundation owns two for-profit companies, Yachana Lodge and Yachana Gourmet, which support the Yachana Technical High School. They are involved in Geotourism, education, agriculture, health, income generation and technical assistance. For more information go to their website at www.yachana.org.ec . You can also call or E-mail the US Director of Development at 310-691-2594 or hugh.yarbrough@yachana.org.ec

A Faery Hunt was so pleased to be able to network with these other worthy charities. A Faery Hunt is currently applying for grants to take fieldtrips to both Jessie’s Place and the Yachana to spread our wings and faery blessings across the world. Please visit the above websites if you would like to donate to these causes or volunteer.

Faeries At The Down Syndrome of Los Angeles Buddy Walk
A Faery Hunt was a sponsor of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles’ 14th Annual Buddy Walk. DSALA’s Mission Statement is, … to enhance the welfare of people with Down syndrome and their families through the development and promotion of education, counseling, employment and recreational programs and to increase public awareness understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome. For more information, please go to their website at  www.dsala.org or call the Glendale office at 818-242-7871.
Donations also support our weekly program at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The Bedside Faery Program has been running 2 ½ years. The faeries make weekly visits to the children in the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Ward bringing their stories, songs, laughter and smiles with them. The positive response from hospital staff, the children and their parents has been tremendous. If you would like to donate to any of the on-going or future programs, please call Debbie Rothstein at 818-324-6802. You may also send your tax-deductible donations made out to A Faery Hunt, c/o Debbie Rothstein, 8446 Tunney Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324. You can also make donations through our Faery Shoppe. Please note in your correspondence if you would like a mention and/or a link to your website on the Friends of the Faeries page.

A Faery Hunt offers performances to local elementary schools and community centers. Included with the performance is an activity book with classroom activities. The Faery Hunt activity book assists the teaching staff with fun projects that are sure to entertain and inspire the imaginations of children. In the spirit of the Guiding Principals of the Arts Content Standards, A Faery Hunt provides a profound learning through active participation and an interactive performance experience with professional performers.

A Faery Hunt offers shows and Enchanted Characters for private events, birthday parties, scouting troops, schools and camps. This has been done on a scale as small as an individual party and as large a venue as The Staple Center.
A Faery Hunt continues weekend performances on the 1st Sunday at Corriganville Park, Simi Valley; on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at O’Melveny Park, Granada Hills; and now on every 3rd Saturday at Griffith Park. See website for additional or cancelled performances. Please call ahead for reservations at (818) 324-6802 or by E-mail at afaeryhunt@yahoo.com.
A brand new story with the faeries will be opening soon. Join the faery folke on a new musical adventure with The Lia Fail, Stone of Destiny. Help the faeries search through Faeryland to find their true King.
Hope to see you soon in Faeryland.

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