LOS ANGELES — “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Giacomo Gianniotti is joining forces with a long-standing organization that works to help homeless youth in Los Angeles.
The organization My Friend’s Place was forced to pivot away from its annual fundraising event due to the coronavirus pandemic and came up with something different to raise some much-needed money.
“It’s been five years I’ve been working with them and I couldn’t be more proud,” Gianniotti said.
On the show, Gianniotti plays a doctor who works to save lives. In a different way, he’s tried to do the same thing in real life outside of a hospital.
For 32 years now, the staff and volunteers with My Friend’s Place have helped people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are experiencing homeless. The goal is to get them on the right path to wellness, self-sufficiency, and ultimately, their own places to call home.