“Days of Our Lives” cast gives back and hopes fans will pay it forward.
NBC Senior Vice President of Drama Programming, Bruce Evans announced last week that the NBC daytime drama Days Of Our Lives has become partners with Habitat for Humanity in a special outreach program. “Fans have given so much to DAYS over these 45 years, and this is one way DAYS can give back to them – and hopefully encourage them to give back to their own communities.”
The show will be traveling to several different US cities over the next few months helping on building projects with Habitat for Humanity. Their first event will feature DAYS female talent, staff and crew participating in the Women’s Empowerment (WE) Build for the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys of North Los Angeles chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They will be attending the Science, Engineering & Technology Mentorship Day of the WE Build which will take place on Sunday, May 23rd in Pacoima, California.
“We’re thrilled that Days of our Lives has stepped up and committed to supporting our Habitat and its mission. With such a large and devoted fan base, the show and its stars are in a unique position to encourage viewers to follow their lead by donating time and money to provide affordable housing for low income working families who are the backbone of our communities,” commented Donna Deutchman the CEO of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys of North Los Angeles Habitat for Humanity. If you would like more information regarding this project, you can find it on the Habitat for Humanity website.
The next destination for the Days cast will be returning to Detroit, Michigan to assist the Detroit chapter in finishing the Interfaith Build. The cast will be there on June 16th-18th and attend the house blessing and dedication. “This great city has become an important part of the DAYS family. We look forward to working with the Detroit chapter of Habitat for Humanity helping to make a difference,” explains Greg Meng, Senior Vice President of Corday Productions and Executive In Charge of Production for “Days of our Lives.” To find out more information on this build, you can find it on the Detroit Chapter’s website.
In July, the crew travels to the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania to assist the Philadelphia Chapter with several buildings that are now in the demolition stage. By helping the Philadelphia Chapter in July, they will be helping to celebrate the chapter’s 25th anniversary. If you would like more information on this project, please visit the Philadelphia Chapter’s website.
Days actress, Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker Dimera) will be heading up each of these projects as Team Captain, “I’m looking forward to this journey with my cast and crew in helping create better living situations and bigger Habitat communities. I have wanted to make a difference in the lives of others since I was younger and this organization allows me to be a part of such positive change which fulfills that dream.”
“Days of our Lives” has decided to reach out and give back in honor of their sapphire anniversary in the hope that others do the same. Events in other cities are also being planned for later this summer and will be announced in the upcoming weeks. If you would like to donate to Habitat for Humanity or participate in any of the DAYS/Habitat for Humanity builds, please visit one of the websites noted above.
NBC’s Days of our Lives will celebrate its 45th year on the air in November 2010 and has already garnered numerous Emmy Awards and nominations, as well as multiple “Soap Opera Digest” and “People’s Choice” Awards. Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television.