On November 10th Steve was once again an Event Chair for the 19th Annual Friends of CLARE Tribute Dinner. As many are aware, Steve has been heavily involved with the CLARE Foundation since his move to Venice, CA back when filming True Blood.
We asked Steve in 2014 why he chose to work with CLARE, to which he responded:
…So, I was working at the treatment center as a volunteer and one of the things that I specifically liked about CLARE is that it’s for everybody, it’s a non-paying clinic and it’s one of the only places where you can get a bed for free in this town. So we, … as you know, addiction centers and treatment facilities cost anything from 30 to 60 grand a month for an individual, and ours is free. Most of the people who work there are volunteers, there are obviously people on staff, but the money we raise mostly goes to getting a bed. It’s 24 thousand dollars for a bed for a year and when you think that 60 grand is most places a month and ours is one individual for a whole year for 24 thousand dollars … that’s unbelievable. So, that’s what we try and do.
Below are the highlights (that we are aware of) of Steve’s involvement with CLARE:
- 2011 – Honoree of the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award
- 2011 – Volunteer in CLARE’s Drug Court Program
- 2012 – Honorary Dinner Chair for Tribute Dinner
- 2012 – Volunteer in CLARE’s Drug Court Program
- 2013 – Joins the Board of Directors
- 2014 – Event Chair of Tribute Dinner
- 2015 – Panel member on the current state of addiction in Hollywood
- 2015 – Event Chair of Tribute Dinner
This year Steve again served as Event Chair of the Tribute Dinner which saw Jamie Lee Curtis receive the Friends of CLARE Tribute Award, Kevin Zegers receive the Spirit of CLARE Award, and Will I. receive Client of the Year. Master of Ceremonies was Pat O’Brien.
CLARE shared this video featuring Kevin Zegers on their Facebook page, which is how we obtained these photos.