Famous Fone Friends (FFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by a group of I.A.T.S.E. Studio Teachers. It is comprised entirely of volunteers whose purpose is to connect seriously ill and hospitalized children with celebrities through phone calls and customized videos. Since its inception in 1986, about 15,000 calls have been made to over 400 hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Hospitals refer patients, indicating specific requests or interests, and FFF then coordinates the phone call from the requested celebrity list to the child. FFF runs on a very low annual budget and 100% of all donations go toward services. Donations are never requested from celebrities, hospitals, or families of children called.