CableCares L.A. Donated $225K


LOS ANGELES — When the cable
industry’s annual convention
finished up here, it left
behind more than $225,000 in
charitable donations via the
CableCares initiative.

Some 245 people also volunteered
time to CableCares
activities, such as working at
the South Central Los Angeles
youth shelter A Place Called
Home, during the May 11-13
Cable Show, the National Cable
& Telecommunications Association
said last week.

In three years of good works
at cable conventions, CableCares
has raised some $1.3 million
in donations, equipment and
financial aid in New Orleans,
Washington, D.C., and L.A., the
NCTA said.

Some specifics: CableCares
will sponsor 18 children to attend
A Place Called Home’s
“Bridge to the Future” program
for one year, making those children
the first in their family to
attend college. APCH received
20 Mac laptop computers, with
Microsoft MacOffice software,
from Intel; 100 soccer balls
from Gol TV; basketball rims
and other gear from ESPN; art
supplies from VCI; furniture
from Sí TV; and two Flip Video
cameras from Cisco.

Furniture and household
items from The Cable Show’s
“My World” exhibit went to
the local Los Angeles community.
And an interactive white
board went to Gompers Middle
School, one of Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s
“partnership” schools in South
Los Angeles.