BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Victorino Noval Foundation and actress Jaime Pressly will be hosting the 4th annual "Spark of Love Toy Drive" on December 15th. The event is being held in conjunction with Southern California firefighters, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary collecting toys for children. The toy drive will take place at Noval's Beverly Hills estate, Villa Noval. Noval's son, Franco said, "This really is just such a great family event. It's just like MY THREE SONS plus one."
Victorino will be premiering his heartfelt REEL AID film, GOING BEYOND, which was directed by Andrew Lauer, with Jeremy Irons. The Reel Aid Organization is a 501c3 non-profit that produces promotional videos and marketing tools for other non-profits. Reel Aid has provided fundraising, outreach, and educational programs for a long list of charities.
"I really liked working with Victorino when he helped executive produce GRIDIRON HEROES. I can never say no to him. We are making LITTLE CUBA together in Cuba. I have been there five times in the making of this film. We both share a deep admiration for the Cuban people," said Lauer.
Lauer is no stranger to producing films that bring attention to those in need, but who also possess a strong will and determination to survive. Some of these films include:THE TECHUAN PROJECT, about deaf children overcoming obstacles in rural Mexico and GRIDIRON HEROES, an emotionally triumphant story of a high school football player who, after being paralyzed in a game, came back against all odds to help others like him.
Jaime, who unlike her MY NAME IS EARL character Joy Turner who battles against good karma, genuinely loves St. Jude Children's Hospital, and has been active with the organization for years. "This year I thought since I was executive producing "Rouge Follies," and it was around the holidays, why not team-up with St. Jude?" said Pressly.
Jaime appreciated Noval's participation, stating on Good Morning L.A., "Due to the economic climate, it was difficult to raise funds for this event. Thankfully, a man named Victorino Noval jumped on board to produce with us, and helped raise a large amount of money to cover the costs, making sure it all goes to the charity."https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=13805&pID=23530
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SOURCE Victorino Noval Foundation