The history of community involvement and support by Local One is both rich and diverse.
Many organizations in the theatre district itself and throughout the jurisdiction are strongly supported by Local One.
The Actors Fund, which provides social services for all those in the entertainment industry, has partnered with Local One in terms of services for the membership and their families and, in return, Local One supports The Actors Fund throughout the year. President James J. Claffey, Jr. is the first Local One President to sit on The Actors Fund Board of Trustees and Recording-Corresponding Secretary Robert C. Score serves on The Actors Fund National Board of Advisors and the newly formed Senior Needs Committee.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, recognized as an international leader in the fight against AIDS, is also strongly supported throughout the year by Local One in many ways. Recording-Corresponding Secretary Robert C. Score proudly serves as a member of their Board of Trustees.
St. Malachy’s Church, also known as The Actors Chapel and The Actors Templeare both located in the heart of the theatre district and receive year-round support from Local One.
Other neighborhood social service organizations and community groups that Local One supports include The Fountain House, an exceptional organization helping those in need of mental health issues, Encore Community Services, another exceptional organization helping seniors throughout New York City, and Samaritan Village, a much needed organization helping United States military veterans who have proudly served their country. Local One also supports the Professional Performing High School, the local New York City Public High School School.
In addition to the already mentioned neighborhood organizations, Local One supports Yonkers Partners in Education, The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, The Kristen Ann Carr Foundation for Cancer Research, The Medicare Rights Center, The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Career Transition for Dancers, The Angel Guardians for the Elderly and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation among many others.
Local One proudly upholds the labor movement’s commitment to the social fabric of our community, our neighbors and our families. It is a tradition that goes back 125 years since our founding and will surely continue into the future to fill whatever voids exist and to help be the safety net for all those in need.
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