Georgia Van Cuylenburg
Georgia has truly dedicated her life to the happiness of children. It is the through line of every one of her days, her decisions and everything she does. She has chosen to combine her entertainment work with her philanthropy work to, not only share positive messages on camera but, to have a platform from which she can speak and act, on behalf of children, when the cameras are turned off. Nothing makes her happier than putting a smile on a child's face. She is putting her heart and mind into finding innovative and sustainable ways to put, and keep, smiles on the faces of children all around the world.
It is Georgia absolute pleasure and joy to work and volunteer with many non profit and social enterprise organizations. Whether her involvement is as founder or as a volunteer each one is uniquely special to her. She choose her organizations because of the long term sustainable change they are making for children and families in America and around the world. Below are the organizations she spends the majority of her time with. (she wishes it could be more)
Arts Bridging the Gap
The majority of Georgia's life is spent working as the Executive Director of Arts Bridging the Gap - ensuring that underserved youth have access to top quality arts education in order to improve their academic and socio-emotional success. Georgia started ABG because she could no longer stand seeing her precious kids not having access to the resources and outlet for expression that they deserve and need to have the best future possible.
Children's Alopecia Project
Georgia supports and advocates for her favorite Alopecia support organization CAP. She attends their yearly summer camps and speaks on their behalf at a variety of events. She loves her CAP kids and considers them to be family.
She is also a huge supporter of the CAP Mexico group - GroupoMexico.
Serve Needy - India
Georgia recently visited and volunteered with her new second family in Hyderabad Serve Needy and Serve Needy Home for Children. She is truly moved and inspired by the commitment of Serve Needy's founding family to bring love and dignity to those most in need in India. She is currently finishing her VR documentary that showcases their work with the intention of bringing international awareness and financial support to their mission. Her long term intention is to work directly with the family and their orphan children to find them a safe and positive future in a positive family setting.
The Los Angeles Mission
Georgia spends every Wednesday and every major holiday down at the LA Mission working with local friends and neighbors who are experiencing tough times. She is honored to also be running their new project MISSION:GARDEN She loves the staff and students at the Mission and is proud and honored to be able support in anyway she can. You will always find her running the children's Art area on her knees covered in stickers, laughing and playing with the children of the Skid Row community.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Georgia's has found her newest LA family members at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She is truly honored to be a regular guest reader for their Stories Under the Stars Nights where she reads with the patients and their siblings. She is also a newly certified volunteer cuddler and just loves being with the babies in the NICCU unit and lending any comfort that she can to them and their families.
Georgia's works with Hopemill to provide backpacks and resources to our friends and neighbors currently experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. The backpacks are filled with a sense of worth, value and possibility and are intended to create hope for our friends that will encourage them to seek more help and begin a path out of their current challenges.