When a film production comes to a community, they also give back. Film and television productions have made multiple donations of clothes, furniture, tools, building materials, and much more to non-profit organizations such as: Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Big Brother/Big Sister, Cradle to Crayons, Project Home Again, Rosie’s Place, The Home for Little Wanderers, and Room 13 among others. For example, Grownups 2 alone donated $200,000 in used building materials for low income housing in Boston. And in the last five years, Project Home Again which is based in Lawrence and provides low income families with essential recycled household goods, has received donations from over 20 film and TV productions with as much as $300,000 worth of donations in a year.
Nancy Kanell, President & Founder of Project Home Again (Lawrence)
“We have grown more in the last 6 years than we did in the 10 years prior because of the film industry. In 2019, donations will easily be twice our own operating budget. Our inventory has grown so much that we just opened a second location. Members of the film community helped the architects design the space; they planned the fixtures and chose the paint and painted and installed everything we needed to create a space that looks like a beautiful store. PHA has helped over 10,000 families and with the continued magic from the film industry, we intend to help tens of thousands more.”
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