#TIFF 2013 Celebrities and the Causes They Support Part 3Business in Toronto / Ontario, CSR Canada, News, Philanthropy, Toronto News | Elyse | September 13, 2013 at 12:01 am
This marks the third and final installment of our series highlighting the philanthropy of some of the stars attending Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2013. You can read up on Part 1 and Part 2 of this series but I’ve also delved into the charitable contributions of stars in posts like the 10 Most Charitable Celebrities from the 2013 Oscar nominees, the top 20 Celebrity Gone Good Part 1 (and Part 2), the 5 Celebrity Charity Events by Musicians, the 10 Celebrities Doing Interesting Things to Change the World, the 10 most charitable celebrities, the 10 Celebrities Doing Good for Women and Girls, the 10 highest paid actresses and their causes as well as the 10 highest paid actors and their charities. Now, with the help of Look to the Stars, we’ll look at the charitable activity of a few celebrities attending TIFF 2013.
- Susan Sarandon: The Oscar winning actress comes to TIFF for the world premiere of The Last of Robin Hood. Sarandon is a longtime activist who has been an ardent fundraiser for the Somaly Mam Foundation and was named one of The Condé Nast Traveler 12 Remarkable Global Citizens. Susan has also supported 21st Century Leaders, 46664, Action Against Hunger, Alzheimer’s Association, AmberWatch Foundation, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, CANY, Champions for Children, Children’s Aid Society, Cinema For Peace, CITYarts, Companions in Courage Foundation, Creative Coalition, Endometriosis Foundation of America, FilmAid International, Hearts of Gold, Heifer International, Hope North, Libby Ross Foundation, Live 8, MASSIVEGOOD, Oxfam, Peace Over Violence, Red Cross, Stand Up To Cancer, St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, TigerTime, UNICEF, V-Day, Whatever It Takes and Yéle Haiti Foundation.
- Nicole Kidman: Kidman, is at TIFF for the world premiere of her film The Railway Man and she has supported 21st Century Leaders, Artists for Peace and Justice, Breast Cancer Care, Cinema For Peace, FARA, Global Green Plan, Jeans for Genes, Kids Wish Network, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Musicians on Call, Red Cross, SixDegrees.org, Starlight Children’s Foundation, The McGrath Foundation, UNICEF, UNIFEM and Whatever It Takes.
- Jake Gyllenhaal: The Hollywood heartthrob brings Prisoners and Enemy to TIFF. Jake is a supporter of Afghanistan Relief Organization, American Civil Liberties Union, BID 2 BEAT AIDS, College Summit, Declare Yourself, FINCA, GLAAD, Global Green, Headstrong Project, Hillsides, Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Not In Our Name, Rock the Vote, The CarbonNeutral Company and Variety – The Children’s Charity.
- Keira Knightley: The Pirates of the Caribbean star is at the festival for the world premiere of her film Can a Song Save Your Life? She has supported American Humane Association, Amnesty International, beat, Cancer Research UK, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Oxfam, Save the Children, SMA Trust, UNICEF, Variety Club and Women’s Aid.
- Hugh Jackman: The Oscar nominee (and Laughing Man coffee co-founder) is at the festival with his film Prisoners. Well known for his charity work, Hugh supports the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Actors Fund of America, Aid Still Required, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Family Health International, Global Poverty Project, Onyx and Breezy Foundation, Operation of Hope, PROJECT ZAMBI, Red Cross, Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Art of Elysium, Think Global, Urban Zen Foundation and Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
- Scarlett Johansson: Johansson debuted Under the Skin and Don Jon at TIFF 2013 and she has been a supporter of American Humane Association, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Blessings in a Backpack, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Cancer Research UK, Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Feeding America, First Book, Hero in Heels, Hope North, Keep A Child Alive, Make Poverty History, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Music Rising, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., Not On Our Watch, Oxfam, Project HOME, (RED), Soles4Souls, Stand Up To Cancer, The Art of Elysium, USA Harvest, Wish Upon A Hero Foundation and World AIDS Day.
- Reese Witherspoon: The Oscar winner is at TIFF for the world premiere of her movie Devil’s Knot. The actress has supported Afghanistan Relief Organization, American Humane Association, Avon Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, Declare Yourself, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Film Foundation, Food Bank For New York City, March Of Dimes, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Refuge, Safety Harbor Kids, Stand Up To Cancer, The Lunchbox Fund, Toy Mountain Campaign, UNIFEM and Vital Voices.
- Daniel Radcliffe: The Harry Potter star is bringing three films to TIFF this year: Horns, Kill Your Darlings and The F Word. He is also very philanthropic and has been a longtime supporter of The Trevor Project which earned him their Hero Award. He has also supported Book Aid International, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Comic Relief, Debate Mate, Demelza House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kids Wish Network, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Northampton Welfare Rights Advice Service, Only Make Believe, Project Last Stand, Rebuilding Sri Lanka, Save the Children, The Make A Difference Trust and UNICEF.
- Adam Levine: The Maroon 5′ front man and The Voice coach is in Toronto for the world premiere of his film Can a Song Save Your Life? He has been a supporter of Aid Still Required, Declare Yourself, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Garden of Dreams, Los Angeles Youth Network, National Kidney Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children and The Gentlemen’s Fund.
- Jared Leto: The 30 Seconds to Mars front man and actor is at the festival with his film Dallas Buyers Club. He has also been a supporter of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, MusiCares, spcaLA and The Art of Elysium.
As we’re heading into the closing weekend of TIFF, so this concludes our TIFF series. Congrats to all the celebs for their TIFF releases and successes as well as their philanthropy work. Enjoy the closing weekend and see you at TIFF 2014.
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