Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield once again utilized the paparazzi for good, and social media has been buzzing about it. It’s quite refreshing to see celebrities look beyond themselves and react to the ever-present paparazzi in such a positive way. Especially something creative and heartfelt as this:
In an effort to help make sure more light is shed on Stone and Garfield’s initiative I thought it’d be great to share with you what these organizations are all about. If one speaks to you click on the link provided and see how you can help.
Remember what Shonda Rhimes recently said, “[y]es, the real world sucks. It’s scary and hard. But all that is relative. Have some perspective. We are quite lucky…give back. Find at least one cause and devote some time every week to it. Dedicate a slice of your energy to make the world suck less every week. Appreciate what you have. Don’t be an asshole.” It’s fair to say, this couple share the same sentiment.
Youth Mentoring Connection’s mission is to awaken at-risk youth to their power, unique gifts and purpose by matching them with caring adult mentors and placing that “match” within a structured group dynamic that provides the resources youth need to reach productive, conscious adulthood. The organization further seeks to awaken society to the needs, promise and value of this overlooked population.
Youth Mentoring Connection’s vision is of a community where young people are truly seen and not just watched, where society understands and accepts its responsibility in meeting the needs of all young people, and where young people bring their gifts back into their communities as productive members of society.
Autism Speaks’ goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. The organization strives to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and they work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
The aim is to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to their concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is their firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
Worldwide Orphans (WWO) mission is to transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world.
The organization believes that institutionalized children must be integrated in their own communities and cultures, and to that end, all WWO programs include orphans and children from the local areas.
Gilda’s Club New York City (GCNYC) offers a place where men, women and children living with cancer – and their families and friends – can join together to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Every year, nearly 35,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in New York City, and each diagnosis affects an entire circle of family and friends. Once you walk through their red door, you enter a special community where living with cancer is the common denominator — and you can choose how you would like to participate. GCNYC’s goal is to ensure that social and emotional support is available to every New Yorker, because no one should have to face cancer alone.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield once again utilized the paparazzi for good, and social media has been buzzing about it. See why.