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!
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.
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.
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.