How Hollywood Is Giving Back on #GivingTuesday
Cara Delevingne, Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington and more are calling on fans to help make a difference.
There's only one cure for the doldrums following a long weekend of binge-eating, binge-watching and binge-shopping: giving back! (Well, that, and a decent nap, probably.)
This Tuesday, several A-listers are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global event that encourages consumers to scratch that spending itch by donating to charities and nonprofits near and dear to their hearts. Founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the commercialization of the Thanksgiving weekend's Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganzas, Giving Tuesday has been gaining steam over the past two years. Even more "commercial" retailers are getting in on the giving spirit — Macy's is donating to the Make-a-Wish foundation and Nordstrom is donating shoes to kids in need.
Celebrities have come out in full force, too, championing their favorite causes — from UNICEF to the ASPCA — on social media and urging their followers to contribute.
See their charities of choice below.
Cara Delevingne: Girl Up
Sarah Paulson: Heifer International
Melinda Gates: Donation Matching Through Facebook Fundraisers
Kerry Washington: National Network to End Domestic Violence
Debra Messing: PSI, HIV/Aids Testing
Michael J. Fox: Parkinson's Research
Bruce Springsteen: Community FoodBank
Pink: No Kid Hungry
Mandy Moore: PSI and ASPCA
Barbra Streisand: Women's Heart Alliance
Susan Sarandon: Refuge Point
Chris Evans: Christopher's Haven
Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hispanic Federation
John Stamos: Childhelp
Sarah Hyland: No Kid Hungry
Ben Affleck: Feeding America
Larry Wilmore: UNICEF
Karlie Kloss: Kids Off the Block
Trisha Yearwood: Habitat for Humanity
Tony Goldwyn: Americares
Ricky Gervais: Cruelty Free International
Josh Groban: Find Your Light Foundation
Joe Manganiello: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh