In a full-circle moment, she presented a check to a charity that closely mirrors her childhood dream
Raini Rodriguez does a TON of charity work. This past weekend, she accepted a $250,000 check for Lollipop Theatre!
Lollipop Theater is a non-profit organization that arranges showings of first-run movies to children confined in hospitals. Isn’t that amazing?!
Here’s why it’s even more amazing: When we sat down with Raini this summer and asked her about discovering her passion for performing, she revealed something we never knew. As a young girl, Raini spent a lot of time in the hospital due to her severe asthma. During one of her stays, she decided that she wanted to be a doctor, so that one day, she could put on shows for pediatric patients! When she realized that there was an actual career for this – acting – she pursued her passion in a big way.
Raini may be a hugely famous actress, but she’ll never forget her roots. For Raini, it was never about being famous; it was about making a difference – and making kids smile. The fact that she’s making kids smile through her acting and her devotion to charity work is absolutely beautiful.