Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company — the same group that produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit “The Concert for New York City” — have come together once again to present “12.12.12” the Concert For Sandy Relief. Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters, The Who and Kanye West are among the lineup for the Sandy Relief concert on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker TAG Heur and its Hollywood brand ambassadors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio proved that helping others never goes out of style. The elegant and charitable event was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 10th. It brought together NY and Hollywood celebrities, business, fashion and media leaders from around the world.
Hollywood couple, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were dining at a restaurant in New York City last Saturday. They noticed paparazzi outside and instead of hiding or lashing out at them, they quickly thought of a brilliant and kind plan. They grabbed sharpies and two brown paper take out bags, writing a note that said “We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. Why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it? (www.wwo.org, www.gildasclubnyc.org) Have a great day! They brought attention to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda’s Club New York City.
The former model and TV host will be hosting a gala, dubbed “The Flawsome Ball” on October 18th to benefit Tzone, a leadership development center within the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City. “Flawsome” is a word created by Banks that combines “flaws” and “awesome” to celebrate individuality.
In the spirit of giving back, guests donated new and unwrapped gifts for children ages 13-17 for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ — a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a documentary series on PBS inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sherly WuDunn’s best-selling book.
The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, Jordin Sparks, Kat Graham and Diego Boneta were all chosen to be the honorees for this year’s Power of Youth event. Variety’s Power of Youth is an initiative that celebrates top young talent and their involvement with philanthropic and humanitarian causes.
Around the world, billions of people are living without access to the financial services that many of us take for granted. Without access to savings accounts, insurance and fund transfers, individuals have a hard time to maintain financial stability.
In addition to making her mark in movies and TV shows, Olivia Wilde makes her mark in the philanthropy world as well. Wilde is a board member of Artists for Peace and Justice, a fundraising effort that aims to provide education, health and relief to the children living in the poorest areas of Haiti.
Even a modest examination of the state of the world reveals a divisive existence between our planets inhabitants. The abundant lifestyle of a few is in no way indicative of the lifestyle of many. When we remember this, we no longer assume others enjoy the same degree of prosperity we often granted. Adopting this realistic worldview can be intensely inspirational as it prompts us to be ever vigilant for opportunities to help those less fortunate than we.