by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes
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When Danny’s Farm needed support, Alec Baldwin was more than happy to help lend a hand.

The Pasadena, CA based organization runs a small working farm and social environment for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. When LA County code enforcement officials shut down the program last fall, a grassroots effort was undertaken to help save the operation.

Enter Alec Baldwin. The 53-year-old read about the farm’s struggles in the LA Times and immediately offered whatever support they might need.

“Alec is going to auction naming opportunities for the animals, as well as meet guests at the VIP cocktail reception,” Cathy Gott told the Pasadena Weekly. “He’ll be there the whole night. I’ve never met anyone like him in my life. He is so gracious. He reads everything we send him without assistants. He really cares. I was worried that he would leave early and we’d have to start the program early.”

The California State Polytechnic University at Ponoma ultimately saved the day by agreeing to open up a version of Danny’s Farm as part of its veterinary school and agriculture program. Baldwin will be at the benefit to help fund the new facility.  ”He’s amazing and really has a huge heart,” added Gott.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • timm

    Good to hear she’s going about it the right way this time. She had no regard for zoning laws.