Employees of Viacom celebrated a day of giving back to the community by adding their creative touches to Linden House, a transitional facility for young adults run by the Family Service Agency of Burbank.
Viacommunity Day is an annual event that brings together employees from the companies under the Viacom umbrella, including Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank and Nickelodeon Games in Glendale, VH1 and Comedy Central, said Carson Smith, human resources manager at Nickelodeon in Burbank. The cost of materials is covered by Viacom.
“One day a year we go out in the community and do something good,” Smith said. “It is an opportunity to reach out in the community, where we work and many of us live, to help.”
So on April 20, a team of more than 25 employees got an early start to work their magic at Linden House.
Emily Asaro, a production assistant who works on “Dora the Explorer,” was working on a mural on the walls in the garage, which will become a workout and social area. The abstract design was created by employee George Nachev. Storyboard artist Ysty Veluz liked the colors in the design — olive, gray-blue and flesh tones, with white intersecting lines.