Hugh Jackman, our resident Wolverine is a Laughing with friends for Charity!

 Hugh Jackman founded Laughing Man Foundation to help coffee farmers in developing countries!

Hugh Jackman founded Laughing Man Foundation to help coffee farmers in developing countries!

When we think of Hugh Jackman and his famous character, The Wolverine, its safe to say that Laughing is not the first thing that comes to mind!

This Australian actor has won over many adorers because of his awesome work in the films Wolverine-X Men Film Series, Van Helsing, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, etc! This actor has kept us in suspense and on the edge of our seats through many a movie minutes! But, there is one thing this generous actor has not kept us in limbo about and that is his propensity for charity work!

Jackman, a journalism major, has often lent his voice and finances to help various charities but Jackman went a step further when he started his Laughing Man Foundation!

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The Laughing Man Foundation is a marketplace for farmers in developing countries around the world! The Foundation works with farmers to secure their coffee bean crops and in exchange the farmers receive a fair market price.

Jackman stated that he was inspired to create Laughing Man Foundation after meeting a young hardworking father in Ethiopia and soon realized that the coffee farmer and he were very similar in the things that they wanted which included providing a good life for their respective families.

 Laughing Man Foundation strives to give farmers fair market price for for their coffee beans.

Laughing Man Foundation strives to give farmers fair market price for for their coffee beans.

It is a foundation platform that seemingly works for everyone. The farmers receive fair compensation for their coffee bean product, the product gets sold in various American retail stores like, Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Ebay. Then after the farmers are paid, 100% of the remaining profits go back into the Laughing Man Foundation which helps the foundation to continue to support community development in poverty stricken countries, provide educational programs to teach how to achieve goals and encourage and support for social entrepreneurs worldwide.

 Dukale’s Dream is one of Laughing Man Foundation’s best selling flavors!

Dukale’s Dream is one of Laughing Man Foundation’s best selling flavors!

Jackman states that he decided to donate 100% of the profits to farmers and the operational cost of The Laughing Man Foundation because he has all the money he needs and having the foundation gives him a chance to show his children that those with a lot have a responsibility to give back to help others.

Laughing Man Foundation has coffee shops that continues to bring in purchasing customers to this very day! The Dukale’s Dream and other flavors keep customers coming back! It has proven to be very helpful to the farmers and the foundation. For more information log onto laughingmanfoundation.org.

Posted on November 14, 2018 .

Drew Barrymore uses her Star Power and helps St. Jude Children

 Drew Barrymore serves as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ambassador

Drew Barrymore serves as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Ambassador

We have known of actress Drew Barrymore since she was in Stephen Speilberg’s Blockbuster movie calling “ET” Home. This versatile actress has keep us on the edge of our seats in her many performances in movies and TV. She has been on a screen entertaining millions since the age of six!

She has starred in a Plethora of movies and films every since. One of Barrymore’s role calls for her to take a back seat and allow some very special children the chance to let their stars shine! This is the role of being an ambassador to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Barrymore, who shows that she loves working with children, thinks that St. Jude is a great place to help children to heal. The fact that the families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not have to worry about a bill is incredible! It allows the family to just focus on the child and try to get them healthy! Barrymore, who is now the mother of two herself works to teach them at an early age about the importance of volunteering. To learn more about the incredible work being done at St. Jude go to stjude.org.

Posted on November 5, 2018 .

Carey Mulligan Helps Children of Wars!

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British born actress Carey Hannah Mulligan is an actress that has empathy and passion for others. This kind actress began her journey in hollywood in 2005 playing “Kitty Bennet” in the movie “Pride and Prejudice.

She has gone on to grow her acting scorecard and play some very complex characters such as her character “Sissy” in the film, Shame. But even more complex than the characters she plays is the topic of the charity she volunteers for, child wars.

The charity that Mulligan helps is called War Child and it is a charity that helps children in war torn countries all over the world to try and recoup from the horrors of war. Besides the very obvious horrors of war, war also causes psychological damage in children. War child works to provide children with trauma counselors, food vouchers, protection and community reintergration.

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Mulligan and her husband, Marcus Mumford, have hosted fundraisers statewide and abroad to help raise awareness for War Child’s Sister organization, Children In Conflict. Both organizations strive to give children from war torn countries, hope, education, and a chance at a productive life. For more information, log onto www.childreninconflict.org.

Posted on October 26, 2018 .

Zoe Saldano saves the Galaxy and is an HIV Advocate!

 Award winning Actress, Zoe Saldana, has been winning the hearts of movie goers for nearly 2 decades!

Award winning Actress, Zoe Saldana, has been winning the hearts of movie goers for nearly 2 decades!

Zoe Saldana has been mesmerizing movie goers for close to 2 decades. The Dominican Puerto Rican Princess, now mother, wife and actress, has captivated millions of hearts from the various blockbuster movies she starred in i.e., Center Stage, The Terminal, Star Trek, Columbian, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, etc..

Saldana’s involvement with being a big voice for change started long before she was staring in big budget blockbusters! As a young trained dancer and theatre performer, Saldana performed with a theatre troupe called “Faces.” It was here that Saldana got to perform theatre pieces that dealt with the tough subject of sex and drug abuse. These performances meant a lot to her because she was doing content that had an effect on those close to her age.

 Actress Zoe Saldana was awarded her well deserved STAR on Hollywoods Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California

Actress Zoe Saldana was awarded her well deserved STAR on Hollywoods Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California

Those performances had a two fold result in that one she had the chance to speak to those her age and two, the performances was training her to have great depth as a superstar actress. Fast-forward to today, Saldana is still committed to great movie content as well as helping others deal with tough life situations. One of Saldana’s personal projects has included working with the Abzyme Research Foundation which helped bring forth the music video “Free Me” of Sia’s in which Saldana starred in. The video focused on a mother who was pregnant but was also HIV positive. In the video, the mother-to-be finds out that her child, thanks to a medical vaccination, may possibly be born free of the disease. Money from the music project went towards helping those fighting the HIV. According to medical studies, HIV is the No. 1 killer of women of a reproductive childbearing age. Although she always had a heart for helping others, its obvious that as a new mother, Saldana looks at the world even more compassionately. I will always remember meeting the very first time I met the very young actress at a charity event at the Arizona Biltmore Estate in Scottsdale Arizona, and she was just as kind and compassionate then as she is now. There is still a fight to find a cure for HIV and that gives Saldana the desire to keep fighting to help others. To learn more, check out endhiv.com

Kate Bosworth aims to eradicate Human Trafficking!

 Actress Kate Bosworth works with CAST to help stop Human Trafficking.

Actress Kate Bosworth works with CAST to help stop Human Trafficking.

An actual Los Angeles native, Kate, actually born Catherine Ann Bosworth, began her acting career at the young age of 14 years old in the movie, The Horse Whisperer.

An Equestrian champion herself, this was the right movie to begin Kate’s young acting career. Bosworth went on to star in movies, The Newcomers, Remember The Titans, The Return of Superman and many more! Bosworth has always been active with charity work.

She has since turned her philanthropic endeavors to work to help eradicate human trafficking.

Recent studies show that human trafficking is the 21st centuries rise fastest growing criminal enterprise. Bosworth has joined the cause to fight human trafficking and is working hard to make others aware of this horrible issue in the United States of America.

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Bosworth and her husband Michael Polish made the movie “Nona,” to document a young girls life as she was brought from Honduras and sold into a Los Angeles, California sex ring. Bosworth recently attended a gala hosted by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST).

This organization helps human trafficking survivors by providing them with attorney fees, food and housing. Bosworth now works with CAST to help other human trafficking survivors. For more information or to learn how you can help, log onto www.castla.org.

Posted on October 23, 2018 .

Eva Longoria speaks out about Metastatic Breast Cancer

 Actress Eva Longoria supports women fighting breast cancer. Photo Credit: Latina.com

Actress Eva Longoria supports women fighting breast cancer. Photo Credit: Latina.com

The Stunning actress opened up about her sister’s fight with breast cancer. Longoria’s family stayed informed of medical health in her family, so when her sister was diagnosed at stage 1 Breast Cancer, they sprang into action to help her fight this disease.

Because her sister’s breast cancer was caught early, she received treatment and went into remission. Consequently, studies have shown that 1 in 3 people who have stage 1 breast cancer can develop metastatic breast cancer.

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Longoria shares that there has been so many advances made toward early detection and diagnosis, but there is not enough funding that goes towards funding research for Stage 4 cancer, which is know to others as Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). MBC is a cancer that spreads to other body parts such as the brain, liver or even in the bone. It is incurable.

Because MBC is relatively unspoken of Longoria and Norvartis have joined together to raise awareness and funds to go towards Stage 4 breast cancer research.

Posted on October 12, 2018 .

Superstar Comedian Kevin Hart is Putting His Money Where His Mouth is

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Superstar comedian Kevin Hart happily puts his money where his mouth is by taking the lead to donate $25,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX.  Hart challenged his celebrity friends to also donate to the people of Houston Texas.

The Hurricane has left a path of total destruction by flooding homes and claiming the lives of many Houston residents.  People's home have been destroyed and their belongings have been washed away by floodwaters. 

As of today, its estimated that 30,000 people will be in need of assistance and Hurricane Harvey has done upwards if 160 Billion dollars in damages.  Hart and his friends donations will be a needed source in the coming weeks to help Houston Texas to begin to rebuild.

Posted on September 1, 2017 .