August 08, 2011 01:30pm
$1000 to Girls Inc
Source: Girlfriends Films PR
by: Company Press Release
(CHATSWORTH, CA) -- Girlfriends Films is making a $1000 donation to Girls Inc. Of Alameda County, California, on behalf of adult star Jiz Lee. August’s monetary gift is in accordance with the lesbian studio’s monthly charity program. Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. It offers academic enrichment activities, skill-building programs, and counseling services to girls and their families. The charity is dear to Jiz Lee’s heart and representative of Girlfriends Films’ values.
Jiz Lee explains her selection of Girls Inc.: "As an adult performer who runs a monthly charity fundraiser myself (Karma Pervs), I was immediately attracted to Girlfriends Films' generous donation program. So when company owner Dan O'Connell asked if I would be interested in selecting the next organization, I enthusiastically agreed. I received an international list of top-rated charity organizations, and several stood out. But who to choose? I paced between nature conservation to legal defense to medical services... And then I saw Girls Inc. Having had a personal connection with the program, I know first-hand its value and can proudly stand behind my choice."
"For several summers I worked as a Swimming Instructor in Oakland, where I had the pleasure of teaching young women from Girls Inc how to swim," continues Lee. "We held class in the shallow end of the pool, and through patience, fun games and gentle coaxing, their hard-held beliefs of ‘I'm gonna Drown’ subsided. We progressed from dunking our heads, to floating, treading water, getting from one end of the pool to the other, and soon they were jumping confidently into the 13’ deep-end. Swimming became a metaphor for life, and witnessing these young women overcome their fear continues to inspire me to this day."
"The summer activity was merely one of hundreds of diverse Girls Inc programs, serving to expand girls’ capacity for confident and responsible adulthood, economic independence, and personal fulfillment. Like our swimming classes, the programs build self-esteem, foster creativity and promote critical thinking skills, inspiring girls to be ‘strong, smart, and bold’. I think it's particularly important to hold these programs for youth in high-risk, underserved areas. Girls Inc. also impresses me in its sexual health programming. Information is unbiased, and teens are empowered with resources to take their sexuality into their own hands, without shame. I think Girls Inc. Is one of the best youth programs in the country, and because the donation is going to the Girls Inc. Of Alameda County, I know it will have a profound impact within my community for hundreds of young women in the Bay Area."
To aid Girlfriends Films and Jiz Lee in supporting Girls Inc. Of Alameda County, visit https://NPO.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=409.
Girlfriends Films Vice President Moose states, "We are proud to work with Jiz Lee. Jiz is a truly exceptional person both on and off camera, with innate character traits making her a better performer. It’s obvious Jiz put a lot of thought into her selection of a charity, finding one dear to her heart and with the ability to make a great impact on her local community."
Jiz Lee appeared in Juicy Pink Box’s "Taxi: Volume 1" and "Taxi: Volume 2," distributed by Girlfriends Films. Fans can expect Jiz in several hit Girlfriends Films series releasing late 2011.
Each month, Girlfriends Films selects an adult performer from received entries and makes a $1000 donation in her name to the specified charity. 2011 donation include Melissa Monet’s choice of Planned Parenthood, Lily Cade’s selection of Lambda Legal, Ryan Keely’s pick of NPR and Trinity St. Clair’s selection of Life 4 Paws.
Girlfriends Films has a long history of charitable contributions, having donated over $20,000 in 2010 alone. The company recently restructured its charity program from an annual end-of-year donation to an ongoing, monthly program. Any Girlfriends Films performers interested in participating may apply by emailing the following information to PR@GirlfriendsFilms.com: name, AIP charity of choice, reason(s) for selecting the charity. Chosen performers will be asked to submit a personal photo depicting the performer engaged with the charity, the charity’s mission, or a similar charitable act. The photo will be used for promotional purposes.
About Girls Inc. of Alameda County:
Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. It is a local affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, which provides vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. In 2007, Girls Inc. of Alameda County served 7,000 girls and their families through year-round academic, enrichment and skills building programs, as well as counseling services. The purpose of these programs — specifically designed for girls ages 5-18 — is to expand girls’ capacity for confident and responsible adulthood, economic independence, and personal fulfillment. Girls Inc. offers award-winning local and national programs that also build self-esteem, foster creativity, and promote critical thinking skills. Its nationally developed programs are the result of studies conducted by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center - the largest and most comprehensive research center on girls in the country. Girls Inc. programs take place at a variety of community and school-based sites on a year-round basis. No other youth agency in the Bay Area offers such comprehensive programming designed specifically for girls. For more information, visit www.GirlsInc-Alameda.org.
About Jiz Lee:
Jiz Lee is a genderqueer porn star who is known for a gender-bending androgynous look, female ejaculation, vaginal fisting, strap-on performance, and fun sex-positive attitude about sex. The award-winning performer, who prefers the pronouns "they/them" instead of "she/her" is an advocate for ethical empowerment of realistic bodies and equal gender agency in pornography. In their short years in the adult industry, Jiz has performed for celebrated directors and renown female pornographers, and has contributed as a writer to numerous print and online publications. With a background in arts management, Jiz is also a philanthropist and created the Karma Pervs membership pay site as a creative outlet benefiting sex-positive, queer and kink-friendly non-profit organizations. Ever fascinated by the radical potential of sex, love, and art, Jiz runs a personal blog about sex work as a medium for social activism at www.JizLee.com.
About Girlfriends Films:
Girlfriends Films was created to provide realistic lesbian-sex movies for discerning viewers who demand the best. The studio’s combination of gorgeous performers, talented directors and aesthetic focus allows for Girlfriends Films to continuously produce best-selling movies appealing to both men and women. Girlfriends Films received AVN’s Best All-Girl Series award the last four years running and remains "The Most Downloaded Studio" year after year on Hot Movies. For more information, visit www.GirlfriendsFilms.com, www.Facebook.com/Gf.Films and www.Twitter.com/GF_Films.
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