As you may know, I started supporting Johnny's Angels: Depp Fans for Charity in 2010 when I first became aware of the good work they do. This great group of fans raises money for the Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (CHPCC), an organization that Johnny has supported for years. Johnny's Angels runs fundraisers throughout the year, most notably at Christmastime and in honor of Johnny's birthday in June.
The first time I donated to the cause, I had the opportunity to send Johnny a Christmas postcard. (You can see it here.) For his birthday last year, we could pick one of Johnny's characters and write a note about why that character means the most to us. This year, we were asked to give Johnny our review of his latest movie, Dark Shadows. (Although this fundraiser is over, don't let that stop you. Donate here to this wonderful charity!)
Each year, our offerings are compiled into a book and sent directly to Johnny as a gift. In return, he has written several thank you letters to us for our efforts and even donated more to CHPCC in Johnny's Angels' name. Johnny's on location shooting The Lone Ranger right now, but he took time out to send us a letter this week! Holy moly, check it out!!!
Of course, Johnny's responses are just (delectable, delicious, top-of-the-line) icing on the cake. Most important is that Johnny's Angels has raised thousands of dollars over the years for children who need it. This year's birthday fundraiser reached $4,400, our biggest sum yet!
Congratulations to our fearless leader, Christine, and all the Angels for making it happen!