Established in 1914, The Midnight Mission provides diverse services for homeless and near-homeless people of Los Angeles, striving to re-establish them as useful and self-respecting citizens.
The charity offers meals, drug and alcohol treatment and medical, legal and childcare services in an effort to build a bridge from homelessness and despair to self-sufficiency. It also provides educational opportunities, jobs and a safe place for homeless individuals and families to lay their heads at night.
The Mission offers help at no charge to any man, woman or child who walks through its doors in downtown L.A. The Midnight Mission is a California 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation and operates largely through private funding. Larry Adamson serves as CEO.
Golden Heart Awards:
Above: Larry Adamson and Damian De Langeron
Above: Midnight Mission: Anthony Hopkins and Dick Van Dyke
Above: ROBERT J DOWNEY AND SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS
The Midnight Mission - created annual gala of the Golden Heart Awards. Midnight Mission - is one of the oldest continuously operating human services organizations in the Los Angeles region. Centered in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, the Mission runs one of the most efficient direct service operations in the country. With only four executive managers throughout its over 100 year history, the Mission has been a consistent beacon of light for those with nowhere else to turn.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Robert Downey Jr., Andy Garcia at the Midnight Mission's 10th Annual Golden Heart Awards Beverly Hills, CA, USA
On May 10, 2010, Nestlé honored at the 10th annual Golden Heart Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The ceremonies recognize the company’s dedication of service to the Midnight Mission, a social service agency and shelter for the homeless serving Skid Row in Los Angeles.
Nestlé USA to receive the 2010 Golden Heart Award on May 10, 2010, honoring their outstanding corporate leadership and compassion for the homeless
The Midnight Mission has been advocating for the homeless and disenfranchised since 1914 with services and programs that help lead to self-sufficiency for homeless individuals and their families. The charity offers meals, drug and alcohol treatment and medical services as well as legal services and childcare in the hopes of alleviating the hopelessness and despair for those less fortunate. The Mission also provides education and employment opportunities, as well as a being a safe haven for those who have nowhere else to go.
Nestlé USA has long been committed to helping homeless men, women and children around the country and throughout the world, and no place are their contributions more generous than here in LA. More than one hundred Nestlé USA employees and their families volunteered their time this past holiday season to assemble food donation bags and distribute them to the homeless. “Nestlé’s commitment to the MidnightMission is second to none, from their executives’ presence at our holiday meal service to their very generous support,” said Larry Adamson, President and CEO of the Midnight Mission. “Nestlé is a company – a culture – of Golden Hearts. From the very top of their organization and throughout the culture of the company, Nestlé USA understands the value of building strong communities.
Ed Begley Jr. will be hosting the night's festivities, and Andy Garcia will be in attendance as Honorary Chair and celebrity presenter, presenting the Hopkins’ with their Golden Heart Award. Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan are supporting the event.
The Golden Heart Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on May 10, 2010. Tickets for the event are $250, and sponsorships are encouraged and available at a variety of levels from $1,000 - $25,000 (each are partially tax deductible). A reception at 6 PM will be followed by dinner, the awards presentation, entertainment by comedian Larry Miller and music by famed blues singer Tony Galla.
Grammy award-winning rocker Tom Petty, his wife, Dana Petty, along with The Edison and Sony Pictures Entertainment will be recognized at the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards for their compassion and involvement in services and programs offered on behalf of L.A.’s Skid Row population.
LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011– Grammy award-winning musician Tom Petty and his wife, Dana, will be honored at the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards on May 9 along with The Edison and Sony Pictures Entertainment for their philanthropic work with The Midnight Mission, a human services agency offering emergency services, drug and alcohol recovery and transitional programs for homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles. The Golden Heart Awards took place at Beverly Hilton Hotel and will begin with a 6:00 pm private reception, followed by dinner, the awards and entertainment by comedian Larry Miller and renowned singer Tony Galla. Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tom Petty and his wife Dana are generous supporters and in 2008 hosted a concert to benefit The MidnightMission. “Tom and Dana really capture what this event is about and that’s people using their gifts, talents, capacity and compassion to help others live better. I am inspired by their care and concern.” said Larry Adamson, president and CEO of The Midnight Mission. The Midnight Mission will also pay tribute to The Edison and Sony Pictures Entertainment at the gala, giving each organization a Golden Heart Award for their ongoing philanthropic commitment to the charity’s programs and services for the disadvantaged in greater Los Angeles.
The Edison, in Downtown's Historic core, celebrates an era of invention and imagination. Patrons enjoy Artisanal cocktails and signature food in one of the world's most unique and visionary spaces. The Edison is a consummate partner in addressing the issue of homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles by providing monetary support, in-kind gifts, and countless volunteer hours by executive staff and employees.
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world. This honoree’s commitment to helping The Midnight Mission raise funds and awareness is only surpassed by their volunteerism efforts. From serving meals year round to ensuring the needs of families in transition are met, the honorees are committed to helping The Midnight Mission help the homeless.
The Midnight Mission Golden Heart Awards Gala takes place on Tuesday, September 30th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening recognizes Carrie Fisher, famed writer and actress; Arlene Van Dyke, renowned make-up artist and wife of entertainer and 2005 Golden Heart honoree Dick Van Dyke; and Denise Salazar, Richie Sambora’s longtime executive assistant as well as a surprise guest, all honored for their noted contributions.
American rock icon Richie Sambora and Australian guitar sensation Orianthi will deliver a musical performance. KLOS radio personality Gary Moore will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Celebrity: Bai Ling, Carrie Fisher, Tommy Davidson, Piage Davis, Bruce Wagner, Dick Van Dyke, Mark Hammil, Arlene Silver, Paige Davis, Denise Salazar, Kim Paintet, Chad Lowe, Stephen Doan, Gary Moore, Orianthi, Mark Hammil, Bai Ling, Carrie Fisher, Tommy Davidson, Piage Davis, Damian De Langeron, Bruce Wagner.
WHO: The title sponsor is the Crean Foundation. Celebrities and tastemakers include Amber Valetta, Tony Dennison, Dick Van Dyke, Bruce Wagner, Ed Begley, Jr., Beverly De Angelo, Mireille Enos and fellow actor Alan Ruck as well as Councilmembers Jan Perry and Tom LaBonge.
Damian and Eva De Langeron Ambassador for Midnight Mission
and Golden Heart Awards www.goldenheartawards.orgDamian De Langeron - originally from Europe, philanthropist and artist.
Damian De Langeron is the founder of social media www.GoldenHeartAwards.org
Damian together with his team The De Langeron Club www.thedelangeronclub.com succeeded as Ambassador of Midnight Mission by creating events, celebrity liaison work, sponsorship.
One of Damian’s memorable concert created 2013 for Midnight Mission Christmas time with former 2d singer from band “Platters”
Damian together with his sister Eva De Langeron - traveled and worked throughout Europe attaining a solid reputation among charity and social life for his stunning philanthropic activity and liaison work. Since arriving in the US he has begun to generate the same enthusiastic response.
It is a Noblesse Obligé – the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged.
Damian, Eva is a philanthropists, liaison, an artists, a perpetuator of a society of prestige and culture. He is always a magnet for others who encompass the meaning of life.
De Langeron gathering the best of life, of people, and all for a responsibility to bring fortune to those less fortunate.
"According to De Langeron Motto: there is a time to gain and a time to share with others.”My experience of satisfaction of giving to others, create "happiness and light, laughter" my work being Ambassador for Shriners Hospital and Midnight Mission and many other organizations has filled me up and brought me happiness far beyond any temporary material acquisition.”
By Vanessa Terrazas
Links to events:
Above: The Midnight Mission Golden Heart Awards .org Damian De Langeron Oksana Grigorieva
Above: Virgil. The Platters 2d generation, Midnight Mission, Charity Noblesse Oblige Damian DeLangeron
Above: Larry Adamson
Above: Virgil The Platters, Midnight Mission, Noblesse Oblige charity Damain De Langeron
Above: Project Noblesse Oblige Damian De Langeron Midnigh Mission and Oksana Grigorieva
Above: The Midnight Mission's Golden Heart Awards The De Langeron Club
Above: "Noblesse Oblige"Charity Celebrity Event. MidnightMisson.org.Ambassador Sir Damian Delangeron
Above: Ambassador Sir Damian Delangeron I- MIDNIGHT MISSION CHRISTMAS DEC 25 10
Above: STEVE DOAN
Above: DEBI MAZAR, HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY,GOLDEN HEART AWARDS,BEVERLY HILLS
Above: Richie Sambora & Norm present Golden Heart Award 2014
Above: Celebrity Charity Anthony Hopkins, Dick Vun Dyke, Oksana Grigorieva,Damian De Langeron
Above: Larry Adamson Sasha Bloc charity Midnight Mission Host:Damian de Langeron,Vanessa Terrasaz