Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Message of thanks from Keli Richards




Two weeks ago, following our interview with 1980s adult film star Keli Richards, we launched a fundraiser for her. 

Thanks to your generous donations, we have since raised over $2,000 for Keli.
When we contacted her this week to give her the result of the fundraiser, she was overwhelmed by your kindness. She has asked us to share the following to thank all of you who donated:

I would like to extend all my gratitude to all those who donated money to help me begin rebuilding my life.  I am humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity. Not only did you help me, you also supported and loved me more than I could ever have imagined. 

I have just read all your comments and I can’t stop crying. I feel so thankful to those people who have generously helped me. I know I have made my mistakes: I take full responsibility for them, and hope that I can be an example to someone else who feels they will never be good enough. Acceptance is the answer to ALL of my problems today.

I appreciate your words as you have been encouraging and empowering. You spoke from the heart and with pure honesty. You helped me to accept myself and my circumstances just the way they are, and to start to work on some overdue changes that needed to be made. I recently was offered a full-time position back in the medical field. I get to put my scrubs back on.

I have also been very fortunate through word of mouth, thanks to all of you, to be getting work in the industry and I’m having fun. I can give a little enjoyment to some while using my caring for others. I came back because I’m not ashamed of who I am anymore and just maybe I can help some of the other ladies from making the mistakes I made. The past made me who I am today and I think I might have  found part of my purpose.

If God would grant one wish come true it would make me very glad to be able to express in words a special tribute to my dad. “While his life on earth has ended and he’s now with God above I will always remember him in the memory of his love.” 

Thank you
With all my love, hugs and kisses,
Keli Richards.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

KELI RICHARDS FUNDRAISER


VIA THE RIALTO REPORT:

A few days ago we published an interview with 1980s adult film star Keli Richards. In that interview, Keli shared stories from the sets of some of her most popular films like Caught from Behind, The Devil in Miss Jones 4 and For Your Thighs Only.

But Keli also opens up about her personal life, sharing intimate and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of family loss, domestic abuse and separation from her son. Keli has had more than her fair share of hardship in life, but she’s doing her best to get back on her feet and is looking to the future.

A few hours after we released the podcast, you contacted us expressing compassion for Keli’s struggle and asking us to initiate one of the occasional fundraisers we run to help golden age adult film veterans. In conjunction with The Golden Age Appreciation Fund, we’ve raised over $20,000 for people like Sharon Mitchell, Kay Parker, Tom Byron, George Payne and Jean Silver – all because of your generosity.

Keli recently lost the job she referred to in the interview, and is struggling to stay afloat as she looks for new options.

Over the years since we began The Rialto Report, we’ve had many people ask us if they can contribute to the Rialto Report since we don’t accept advertising of any kind – and these fundraisers are the answer.

Anything you are able to give will help and show Keli how appreciated she is. 100% of the money you donate is given to Keli.

The fundraiser will be open until Sunday October 28th. Please the donate link below to give what you can. All monies will be given to Keli and thank you as always for your generosity. We are always grateful for your willingness to help.

The fundraiser is closed. Final details will be posted shortly. Thank you.