Children

Spotlight: After-School All-Stars’s Celebrity Supporters

Improving kids’ lives by nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits through programs that incorporate independent learning, academics and enrichment activities What They Do: - Provide comprehensive after school programs that are fun for kids and also keep them safe and help them achieve success in school and life. - Prepare middle school kids for high school, college, and the 21st century by offering academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities. - Serve nearly 90,000 youth annually through out-of-school time programs in 14 regions across the country. - Offer a model after school program for middle-school kids that can be replicated anywhere across the country. Celebrity supporters After-School All-Stars has 17 known supporters, including Don Cheadle, Arno...

Spotlight: Free The Children’s Celebrity Supporters

Free The Children is a children’s charity organization founded in 1995 by children’s rights advocate Craig Kielburger, who was only 12-years-old at the time. The organization builds schools in developing countries. It also provides alternative income projects as well as school and health kits to people in developing rural areas. Free The Children was inspired by the death of Iqbal Masih, a twelve year old carpet factory laborer who spoke out against his working conditions and received help from the Bonded Labour Liberation Front of Pakistan. The organization has partnered with the United Nations, Me to We Style, National Bank Financial, and Oprah's Angel Network. Celebrity supporters Free The Children has 37 known supporters, including Richard Branson, Prince Harry, and Oprah ...

Ed Sheeran Collaborates On New Guitar For Charity

C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) and Ed Sheeran have joined forces once again to deliver the third in a series of Ed Sheeran Signature Artist Edition guitars. The third in a series of Ed Sheeran Signature Artist Edition guitarsThe newest installment from Martin Guitar celebrates Sheeran’s long-awaited third album ÷ (Divide). In 2013 and 2015, Martin Guitar and Sheeran unveiled their first and second collaborations, with each guitar custom designed to celebrate the artist’s first and second albums, respectively. His fans bought them up in record time. The latest model has been available for pre-order since April 21st and will be available for delivery beginning summer 2017. To find an Authorized Martin Dealer to pre-order the model, click here. After selling millions...

Imagine Dragons’ Singer Honored At 2017 TrevorLIVE New York Gala

Earlier this week, The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE New York gala at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds was honored with The Trevor Project’s Hero Award, LGBTQ advocate and equality trailblazer Edie Windsor received the Icon Award, and Deloitte was honored with the 20/20 award. The star-studded event was led by Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, and featured special performances by Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway stars Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan. Additional guests included BD Wong, Brendan Monaghan, Dana Goldberg, Denis O’Hare, EJ Johnson, Eli Tokash, Eric Rutherford, Freema Agyeman, Gideon Glick, Jackie Cruz, James Lecesne, Mark Herman, Mark Myars, Mark Woods, Max Emerson, Micah Jess...

International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day

According to the latest figures, more than 65.6 million people last year were forced to flee their homes because of crisis and disaster. This World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and YouTube’s Creators for Change program have joined seven YouTube stars to help raise awareness of refugee stories through a series of new YouTube videos. These #MoreThanARefugee videos are designed to help put names, faces and real stories to the people behind the staggering statistics and to help people around the world understand who refugees are and why they are displaced from their home countries. Over the past weeks, seven YouTube Creators including Mama Bee from Eh Bee Family, Tyler Oakley, Jouelzy, Fly with Haifa, Francis Maxwell of The Young Turks, Suli Breaks, and Greg ...

Stars Join Super Dads Campaign For UNICEF

Stars from the world of entertainment and sport including Mahershala Ali, David Beckham, the All Blacks, Daniel Cormier, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, Hugh Jackman, Sachin Tendulkar, Thalía and Chris Weidman joined Super Dads, a new UNICEF initiative launched for Father’s Day to celebrate fatherhood, and highlight the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of young children’s brains. Video: Super dads bring it for Father's Day I UNICEFWith more than 80 countries celebrating Fathers’ Dayon Sunday, the initiative invites families to post photos and videos of what it takes to be ‘super dads,’ using the hashtag #EarlyMomentsMatter on their Instagram and Twitter accounts. To inspire families across the world to ...

Usher’s New Look To Host Disruptive Innovation Summit

Usher's New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV, is hosting the inaugural Disruptive Innovation Summit at the new SunTrust Park on July 20th and 21st. UNL’s focus is on transforming the lives of underserved youth by developing passion-driven, global leaders. The event is for people ages 17-24 years old who have an interest in changing the world. The 2-day summit, hosted at the new Braves stadium, will feature speakers such as Usher, Jay Versace, Kate Atwood and other global innovators who will share details on their personal and professional journey. “The Summit is all about growing together – it’s going to be a transformative experience for attendees that will inspire leadership and creativity.” says Usher Raymond IV, Founder of ...

New York Tri-State Area Ronald McDonald House Charities African American Future Achievers Luncheon

Hearts were warmed as stars, family members, and loved ones gathered on June 7, 2017 at the beautiful Crystal Plaza (Livingston, NJ) for the annual Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon. New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon.The New York Tri-State Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association hosted the elegant luncheon for 14 deserving high school graduating seniors from across the New York Tri-State Area who will be attending 4 year colleges and universities in the fall. “The RMHC/African-American Future Achievers Scholarship program was designed to address the reality that many students of African descent face significant financial barriers ...

Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar Highlights Fathers’ Role In Children’s Early Development

Sachin Tendulkar and UNICEF today released a new video to celebrate fatherhood and highlight the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of young children’s brains. Video: Sachin Tendulkar on why early moments matter I UNICEFThe video will be played at the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy 2017 Final at The Oval, London on Sunday 18 June, when more than 80 countries celebrate Father’s Day. The video features cricketer and father-of-two Sachin Tendulkar who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. It is part of UNICEF’s Super Dads initiative, which invites families to post photos and videos of what it takes to be ‘super dads,’ using the hashtag #EarlyMomentsMatter on their Instagram ...

Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Announces 2017 Art For Life Benefit

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) has announced the honorees for the 2017 ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 15th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. RPAF which is dedicated to providing underserved inner city youth with significant exposure to the arts, as well as developing and supporting under-represented artists will honor Former President Consumer Beauty Division, Coty Inc., Esi Eggleston Bracey; rapper, author and producer, Chuck D; Chief Brand Officer, Uber, Bozoma Saint John and 2017 Featured Artist, Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities. Hosted by Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, guests will experience a night of fantasy opulence, magic and wonder at the “Midnight at the Oasis” themed p...

Global Leaders Unite To Bring Polio One Step Closer To Eradication

This week, global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge $1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease. Thirty years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year in more than 125 countries around the world. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a public-private partnership dedicated to ending the disease, the highly contagious virus has now been eliminated in all but three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. There have been only five cases to date in 2017. However, children remain at risk everywhere until polio is completely stopped. To end the disease for good, government r...

Kate Winslet Launches Exclusive Watches To Be Auctioned For Charity

In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris last week, the Swiss watchmaker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch. 3 models of the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet are being auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat FoundationThree models of this exclusive gold watch, which was produced in a very limited edition and named after the brand ambassador, will be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress. On Saturday 10 June 2017, in its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, Longines, together with its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the exclusive and very limited new timepi...

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