Join us this month for our next event!
We are always in need of one day volunteers as well as people to help organize events. Our events vary in activity from environmental work to performance, tutoring youth, meal service at shelters to creating with young artists. AIM's purpose is to rally and mobilize those interested in community outreach. We wouldn't exist without our members and volunteers. Thank you for your interest in our mission. We can't wait to work with you!
Farm Sanctuary Tour
"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." -Jack London
Camp Hollywood Heart
Volunteers are needed to help create and/or host Team Building Night, which is the kids' first night at camp. It is a night that breaks the ice and encourages safety, collaboration, rapport and trust so that the kids can spend the rest of the week creating honest art. We will be conducting some creative team building activities in order to do this. The volunteers are vital in carrying this message of love and support to the kids.
Camp Hollywood HEART is not your typical summer camp. Located in the beautiful mountains of Malibu, California, we serve 80 young people ages 15-20 all impacted by HIV/AIDS. Campers come from all across the nation and have the opportunity to explore seven arts disciplines: acting, creative writing, culinary arts, documentary filmmaking, fashion, music, and visual arts. The week long camp ends with a live performance where our young artists showcase their creativity before the camp community and guests.
Camp Hollywood HEART has long since been supported by the film industry. Founded by movie producer David Gale, we have welcomed to camp such actors as Will Arnett, Charlize Theron, David Arquette, Michelle Williams, Daisy Fuentes, and Cuba Gooding Jr. to inspire our campers. Additionally, the creator of SpongeBob Square Pants, Steve Hillenberg, comes up every summer to teach an animation workshop.
We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our youth illustrating the value of this program. Roy, a Music camper, wrote a song and learned how to copyright it. Another camper found the courage through our Creative Writing program, to express her story as an abuse survivor through her poetry. Laithan and Carolyne learned how to speak openly about their HIV status through interacting with other HIV-infected campers in our stigma-free environment and they now provide AIDS education in schools. There is no doubt that for the past 20 years, this exceptional combination of arts and learning has transformed our campers’ lives.
WHERE: Gindling Hilltop Camp, Gate #4- 11495 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265
WHEN: August 15, 2016 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
HOW: Email to sign up
When you visit Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter, you’ll know right away that it is a special place. The sanctuaries are home to rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals — and each has a special story. Their stories of struggle and survival, against all odds, give the public insight into the realities farm animals face in the modern factory farming industry, but also introduce us to inspiring individuals through their heartwarming tales. Animals who began their lives abused and neglected now spend their days digging in the dirt, basking in the sun, and napping in the straw. Each animal is given the freedom and attention needed not only to recover but to thrive.
During our visit to the sanctuary, we will take an hour-long tour of the shelter with one a tour guide and meet the sanctuary animals along the way!
We will be discussing carpool and/or group transportation as we get closer!
WHERE: Farm Sanctuary in Acton, CA
WHEN: August 28, 2016 2 p.m.-3 p.m.