LIONSHARES volunteers fill the Tiato dining room as they enjoy a complimentary breakfast before heading out to their work sites. More than 400 Lionsgate employees fanned out to 13 locations in the Los Angeles community for a day of volunteerism.
At McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica, LIONSHARES volunteers were assigned various activities, including painting a mural and gardening.
Volunteers fill several boxes with corn to make sure these high quality products get donated to those in need.
Two LIONSHARES volunteers perform for patrons of Sunrise Adult Living. Volunteers also enjoyed spending time with the center's Alzheimer patients.
Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger admire the superb technique of the junior golfers at Lionsgate’s inaugural Impact Day with the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club.
LIONSHARES partnered up with Friends of Ballona Wetlands, an organization that has been protecting and restoring the Ballona Wetlands for over 35 years.
The theme of the day was "Music," so volunteers were able to bring their instruments to play for the crowd.
The mural at McKinley Elementary School was designed to encourage students to "Be a McKinley Upstander."
LIONSHARE volunteers hard at work painting the pillars of McKinley Elementary School. Each pillar represented one of the "Six Pillars of Character."
The "Six Pillars of Character" are Responsibility, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring and Respect.
LIONSHARES volunteers were assigned to clear away brush, pick up trash, and plant new trees at the Ballona Wetlands.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer painting the "Trustworthy" pillar at McKinley Elementary School as part of Lionsgate’s first Impact Day.
LIONSHARES volunteers shucking and packing donated corn at the Westside Food Bank as part of Lionsgate's inaugural Impact Day.
This is not the first time LIONSHARES has volunteered with the Westside Food Bank. Several LIONSHARE volunteers attended their annual Hunger Walk in October 2012.
Volunteers are all smiles as they spend the day away from their desks and hard at work at the Westside Food Bank.
LIONSHARES volunteers were also assigned to sort canned food and fruit to be donated to families in need.
The Westside Food Bank LIONSHARES crew, elated about the success of their first Impact Day.
A large team of LIONSHARES volunteers worked with the Heal the Bay organization on Santa Monica beach.
Volunteers inspect the Ballona Wetlands after their hard labor is complete.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Rob Friedman and Vice Chairman Michael Burns at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica as part of Lionsgate’s first Impact Day.
LIONSHARES volunteers play ball with members of the Boys & Girls Club on Lionsgate’s first Impact Day.
A LIONSHARES volunteer plays carnival games with children at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica.
A LIONSHARES volunteer helps a Boys & Girls Club member find the perfect sticker. The Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club has aided more than 150,000 youth in the LA area since 1946.
LIONSHARES volunteers were assigned to coordinate the Boys & Girls Club's "Beginning of Summer" carnival and spend time with the children as they stopped in at educational stations.
LIONSHARES volunteers played a variety of carnival games with the Boys & Girls Club on Impact Day. The Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club strives to inspire its youth to achieve academic success and promote good character and citizenship
The event allowed volunteers to spend valuable one-on-one time with children of the Los Angeles community.
LIONSHARES volunteers bond over slushies at the Boys & Girls Club carnival.
Volunteers did beach cleanup, collecting over 81 pounds of litter to ensure cleanliness for LA beachgoers.
A LIONSHARES volunteer cuddles up with two puppies at the Amanda Foundation. The organization has volunteers who give the shy and mistreated orphans special attention.
This tired puppy takes a nap in the lap of one of our volunteers, exhausted from all the excitement of Impact Day.
LIONSHARES volunteers were assigned duties such as walking dogs, tending to cats, and cleaning cages.
Volunteers say goodbye to their new furry friends. LIONSHARES was proud to work with the Amanda Foundation, an organization that believes every animal deserves a second chance.
The Amanda Foundation LIONSHARES crew, elated after a wonderful volunteer experience
LIONSHARES volunteers worked with St. Joseph’s homeless service, the Bread and Roses Café. Each day, the café serves over 150 homeless men, women and children, replacing the traditional soup line with a complete restaurant experience.
LIONSHARES volunteers helped out at Couer d’Alene Elementary School in Venice on Lionsgate’s inaugural Impact Day.
Volunteers were assigned beautification projects such as painting, gardening and cleaning up classrooms.
LIONSHARES volunteers cleaning the classroom floors at Couer d’Alene Elementary on Impact Day.
A volunteer paints cabinets at the elementary school, which challenges its students to become lifelong learners.
LIONSHARES volunteers are all smiles after an amazing time helping out at Couer d’Alene Elementary School.
LIONSHARES volunteers helped out with the international nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity, on Lionsgate’s first Impact Day.
LIONSHARES volunteers paint siding at the Habitat for Humanity site on Impact day. Today, Habitat for Humanity has helped to build or repair over 600,000 houses.
Volunteers clean a rusted gate at the work site on Impact Day with Habitat for Humanity, an organization that has serviced more than 3 million people around the world.
LIONSHARES volunteers stay cool in the shade while sanding down and sawing wood for the Habitat for Humanity house.
LIONSHARES volunteers helped out at the Mattel Children’s Hospital for Lionsgate’s Inaugural “Impact Day.” Volunteers were assigned various tasks such as screening a film for the children, and helping the hospital staff to organize their common areas.
LIONSHARES volunteers ready for a day of service at the OPCC, a network of shelters and services for low-income and homeless youth, adults and families, battered women and their children, and those living with mental illness.
Volunteers were assigned to spend time with the homeless guests and serve them lunch. Each year, OPCC serves more than 8000 individuals, 85% of whom are homeless.
While on site, LIONSHARES volunteers were able to learn more about OPCC and its mission. OPCC’s aim is to empower people to rebuild their lives.
Volunteers were assigned tasks such as clearing away brush, picking up trash and spreading out mulch at Westchester Park in Los Angeles.
After a rewarding day of charity and hard work, LIONSHARES volunteers reunited to celebrate the success of the first Impact Day with drinks and music.
The LIONSHARES committee thanks everyone for a successful first Impact Day, and looks forward for many more to follow in future years.