Demi Moore is bringing attention to human trafficking as she narrates and hosts the CNN documentary, Nepal’s Stolen Children, on Sunday June 26th. This won’t be the first time the actress strives to use her celebrity for good – Here are a few of Moore’s most charitable acts.
1. Along with husband Ashton Kutcher, Moore created the Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA), which strives to raise awareness and eliminate child sex slavery across the world. They recruited a few famous faces, including Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and more, to star in a series of viral videos proclaiming: “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.”
2. In 2010, Moore defeated Kevin Bacon to win $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Celebrity Challenge. She chose to support the organization GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, a non-profit group which aims to empower young women who have been the victims of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking.
3. The avid Twitter user was praised earlier this month for voicing her objection to puppy-mills via the microblogging site. “Help spread the word about Puppy Mills-Millions of Dogs desperately need our help!” she wrote to nearly four million followers. The tweet came at the request of dogsinacage.com, and was later shared by frequent animal activists, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.
4. Moore travelled to Haiti with the Artists for Peace and Justice following the earthquake of 2010. She was joined by fellow celebs Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, who were all on hand to help the organization improve conditions for survivors.
5. The actress and her husband have been supporters of Chrysalis, a non-profit organization which offers employment opportunities to the homeless. Chrysalis hosts a star studded Butterfly Ball each year to raise funds for their employment programs.