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We all know laughter is good for the soul. Well, our FOX 11 viewer of the week says it's even better if we combine laughter with giving back to the community. 

Laniea Dominguez is on a mission to persuade local comedians to donate a little bit of their time to raise money for different causes.  Dominguez started 'Comedy for Causes' four years ago when her church was having financial problems. She says, "I was afraid church wouldn't be there anymore. That's a place that I go and I need my church to be there.  So I thought, how can I help them make money? So I offered to do a comedy for causes show." Since then, Dominguez has done 20 comedy shows, raising anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000.  Dominguez says, "There was a little girl, she was 4 years old and she had passed away. The parents didn't have money for her funeral. So, we raised more than enough for that." 

Comedy for Causes is a side project for Laniea. She hopes to someday make it her full time job, taking it nationwide. 

Every Monday, we recognize people and organizations making a difference in the community. If you know of someone who should be recognized, here's how to let us know:


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Gina has seen her share of people throughout Southern California – real characters with real stories many making a difference each day with little to no recognition. These are Gina's People, hometown heroes who quietly go about making Southern California and the world a better place for all of us.

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