CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Girlfriends Films is donating $1,000 to Best Friends Animal Society on behalf of AVN Media Network founder Paul Fishbein.
The monetary gift is the January selection for Girlfriends Films monthly charity program. Fishbein’s donation is dedicated to ensuring the prevention of homeless pets.
“I have always been impressed with Best Friends Animal Society as they seem to actually spend all the proceeds they receive on rescuing, rehabilitating and placing the animals in proper homes,” Fishbein said. “It’s not a money grab like some animal-rescue organizations. They care about saving lives.”
With 2011 coming to an end, Girlfriends Films is celebrating by making additional $1,000 donations.
“We had a great year and wanted to give back even more,” said Moose, Girlfriends Films vice president.
“Five additional charities dear to the hearts of Girlfriends Films’ employees will also receive $1000, in addition to our contribution on behalf of Paul. We hope it helps further the organizations’ great causes.”
Checks were sent out to the Cancer Research Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Doctors Without Borders and Compassion and Choices.
“Girlfriends Films has a strong track record for philanthropy within the adult industry and beyond,” Fishbein said. “Their charity program is a great idea, and one I hope other studios take note of. Allowing me to select where the January donation goes is an honor I am thankful for.”
Past charities include Lambda Legal, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NPR, Cancer Research Institute, and more. Popular lesbian performer Jelena Jensen also selected Best Friends Animal Society in November 2011.
Girlfriends Films calls on its community of fans and followers to join Fishbein in the prevention of homeless pets.
Donations of all sizes may be made directly to Best Friends Animal Society here.
Girlfriends Films has a history of charitable contributions, having donated more than $40,000 in 2010 and 2011. The company recently restructured its charity program from an annual end-of-year donation to an ongoing, monthly program.