Giving Back to the Community
The Famed Wax Attraction Donates a Portion of Tickets Purchased by LA Residents
Hollywood will get some sprucing-up thanks to some of those very celebrities who have made Tinseltown famous – or at least from their wax doubles.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood today presented the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a check for $5,744 to be put towards assisting efforts to improve the city of Hollywood. The funds are the result of a program that Madame Tussauds Hollywood initiated to give back to the community and which donates $.50 of every ticket sold to a local resident to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The $5,744 is the cumulative amount of money raised through this program for the year of 2011.
“Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a valued member of our community,” said Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “We sincerely thank them for this contribution and thank the local Angelinos whose visits to their attraction helped raise this money.”
Since early 2010, Madame Tussauds Hollywood has offered Los Angeles residents a 50% discount on tickets booked online in advance via www.madametussauds.com and donated a portion from each of those sales directly to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to assist with its efforts to improve Hollywood.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an important landmark – one that is the highlight of many tourists’ trips to Los Angeles and one that should be treasured by us, the local community as well,” said Colin Thomas, general manager of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. “We’re happy that we are able to contribute to its upkeep and future enjoyment by everyone.”