Christmas comes early for Hollywood Boys & Girls Club

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and actor Jake T. Austin bring the holiday spirit to Disadvantaged Hollywood Boys and Girls

From the left: Ken Misajet (CHA Health Systems), Yoona Lee (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center), Hannah Kang, (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center), Sinae Kim (CHA Health Systems; VP of Strategy), Mark Frenzel (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center), Jake T. Austin, Hyobin Song (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, executive; VP of Marketing), Hannah Ortiz (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center) and Jamie Son (CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center)

It’s a season of giving, where surprises wait around every corner, especially for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. Staff from CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA HPMC) shared good cheer – and 200 $25 gift cards — with their surprise guest, Jake T. Austin, who was on-hand on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to take pictures, mingle with the kids, craft holiday ornaments and help with giveaways.

Austin has grown up in-front of the cameras and many know him for his roles as Jesus Foster on the family/teen drama series The Fosters (2013-15), the DreamWorks feature Hotel for Dogs (2009), Max Russo on the series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) and the voice of Diego on Dora the Explorer (2000) and Go, Diego! Go! (2005).

By partnering with organizations like Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, CHA HPMC aims to find health solutions for surrounding communities in need. Austin is highly supportive of the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood’s work to encourage creativity and provide a safe space for youth of all ages.

Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin presenting gift cards from CHA Hollywood Presbyterian to kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

As the first community hospital in Hollywood, and one of the first in Los Angeles, CHA HPMC has cared for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924, and embraces the area’s diverse, multicultural patient populations by providing all who walk through its doors quality care in a compassionate manner.

CHA HPMC is a nationally recognized acute care facility that offers comprehensive health care services with a medical staff of more than 500 physicians and specialists, representing 69 specialties and 75 different countries. CHA HPMC is committed to serving its local communities with quality medical and nursing care in a compassionate manner.

For 80 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood has been at the forefront of youth development — supporting young people from over 70 different zip codes, including South Los Angeles, Valley, North Hollywood, West Hollywood, Downtown, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake — from disadvantaged circumstances and carrying out their mission to inspire young people, especially those who need them most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults.

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