Sam Stevenson gives us the dirt on celebrity DoGooder trends worth talking about!
I have always been a huge fan of his, especially when he played the unusual Derek Zoolander, a male model that must defeat an evil fashion designer, in Zoolander. As I reminisced over his roles, I began to research a bit more about him and his career.
After coming across several interviews, movie reviews, and videos of live appearances, I stumbled upon his foundation, The Stiller Foundation, on Facebook. In a unsurprisingly funny video that welcomed me to the page, Stiller questions what the name of his foundation should be. He arrives at â€śThe Jennifer Aniston Campaign,â€ť joking that using her name will attract more donators. The foundationâ€™s alleged Jennifer Aniston website, actually links to the foundationâ€™s true Facebook page, where one can find its general information and mission.
The campaign launched in 2009 to, â€śsupport children around the world by providing educational opportunities to help them realize their full potential.â€ť Since its establishment, the foundationâ€™s focus has been working to fulfill its mission through the construction of schools. Partnered with Save the Children, Stiller had raised over $300,000 for a school in Ceverine, Haiti before the earthquake struck. Since, Stiller has launched his â€śHaitian School Initiativeâ€ť to build and provide schools for the ones who were affected.
Presently the foundation is working with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit design firm, to rebuild four damaged schools in the Port-Au-Prince area.
â€śIt could take more than 5 years to repair and rebuild Haitiâ€™s educational infrastructure,â€ś said Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity. â€śWhile this seems long to us, to a young child it is half their life. Transitional schools are the most cost effective way to give them access to be educated in the years while their country rebuilds.â€ť
Unfortunately for me, the campaign has nothing to do with his previous characterâ€™s foundation, â€śThe Zoolander Center for Kids Who Canâ€™t Read Good And Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.â€ť Yet, his campaign does do a lot of good, fortifying his spot as a Star DoGooder.
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