Charities to benefit from Oscar viewing parties

AMPAS designates groups in 53 cities

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has designated charities in 53 cities that will benefit from official Oscar viewing parties, held in conjunction with the 81st Academy Awards on Feb. 22.

-- The 2009 Oscar charities are:

-- The Center for Family Resources, Atlanta, Ga.

-- LifeWorks, Austin, TX

-- AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Baltimore, Md.

-- The Ellie Fund, Boston, Ma.

-- Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

-- Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte, N.C.

-- Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Il.

-- People Working Cooperatively, Inc., Cincinnati, Oh.

-- Red River Theatres and Cross the Bridge, Concord, N.H.

-- USA Film Festival, Dallas, Tx.

-- Denver Film Society, Denver, Co.

-- Southgate Community Players, Detroit, Mi.

-- Waterfront Film Festival, Grand Rapids, Mi.

-- Community Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, N.C.

-- Junior League of Greenville, Greenville, S.C.

-- Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, Hartford, Ct.

-- Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, Hi.

-- Ronald McDonald House, Houston, Tx.

-- United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, In.

-- Variety of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.

-- Arthritis Foundation, Southern Nevada Branch, Las Vegas, N.V.

-- The Campus Theatre, Ltd., Lewisburg, Pa.

-- Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc., Little Rock, Ar.

-- Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, Ca.

-- Family and Children's Place, Louisville, Ky.

-- Ronald McDonald House, Memphis, Tn.

-- Miami Beach Cinematheque, Home of the Miami Beach Film Society, Miami, Fl.

-- COA Youth & Family Centers, Milwaukee, Wi.

-- Minnesota AIDS Project, Minneapolis, Mn.

-- Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, Tn.

-- American Red Cross, Southeast Louisiana Chapter, New Orleans, La.

-- Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Va.

-- Alzheimer's Association, Midlands Chapter, Omaha, Ne.

-- Variety of Orlando, Orlando, Fl.

-- Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach, Fl.

-- Palm Springs Women in Film & Television, Palm Springs, Ca.

-- Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, Pa.

-- Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter, Phoenix, Az.

-- Film Action Oregon, Portland, Or.

-- American Diabetes Association, Providence, R.I.

-- Theatre in the Park, Raleigh, N.C.

-- Central Virginia Film Institute, Richmond, Va.

-- Capital City AIDS Fund, Sacramento, Ca.

-- Cinema St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.

-- Utah AIDS Foundation, Salt Lake City, Ut.

-- Special Olympics Texas, San Antonio, Tx.

-- San Diego Film Foundation, San Diego, Ca.

-- California Film Institute, San Francisco, Ca.

-- Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, Seattle, Wa.

-- Isabel's House, Springfield, Mo.

-- Tampa Theatre, Tampa, Fl.

-- Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, Tucson, Az.

-- American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C.

A complete list of contact, venue and ticket information for each local ONA party can be found at www.oscar.com.
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