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Jared Padalecki Launches Tee to Support Orlando Victims

Jared Padalecki, I Am Enough, Always Keep FightingThe new tee, part of the “I Am Enough” campaign, launched at with a line of apparel that includes tees, tanks and hoodies emblazoned with the logo “I Am Enough. Love Yourself First” in rainbow- or solid-colored lettering.

The campaign was developed as a fundraiser to benefit OneOrlando and the official Pulse Victims’ Fund Page for Equality Florida — a GoFundMe project that has raised nearly $6 million in eight days for the shooting victims and their families. The ‘I Am Enough’ campaign will donate $1 for every shirt sold.

“In light of all the tragic events that have happened lately … we are coming out with our most recent … variation of the Always Keep Fighting campaign,” Padalecki said on Facebook. “It’s been meaningful to me, and I hope it will be meaningful to you.”

“I know sometimes you feel like you can’t fight, and I know sometimes you feel like you can’t love yourself,” Padalecki said. “And when that happens, I want you to remember that you’re enough.”

Jared Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on Supernatural and began the Always Keep Fighting Campaign.

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Adam Clayton Visits Students From Music Generation

Adam Clayton, Music GenerationAdam Clayton visited with students from Music Generation in support of the program and a recent donation made by U2, along with the Ireland Fund.

These donations ensured that the program will continue to run through 2020 and beyond. The program has also received a commitment of additional funding from the Department of Education, who have committed ongoing funding, allowing the music initiative to expand.
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The program currently reaches 26,000 children and young people annually who would otherwise not have access to music education.

“Five years in and Music Generation is continuing to thrive,” Adam Clayton said. “It is wonderful to see this further commitment from the government which will bring us closer to achieving the goal of access to music education for every child and young person in Ireland. The support we received at school was very important to us as young musicians, and we are very proud of our part in this program.”

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Supports Girls Who Code

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba and her company, The Honest Company, have teamed up with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization that is working to close the gender gap in technology by encouraging girls to work with computers.

“My dreams, in creating this brand and in it coming to life, would not have been possible without technology,” Alba said in an interview with Recode. “It really evened the playing field for me to give everyone access to these safe and healthy products, no matter where you lived. So I just feel like, if we could in any way, shape, or form inspire girls to be entrepreneurs, to participate in the creation of the future, the world’s problems can be solved.”

Alba began the Honest Company after looking for products without toxins during her first pregnancy. The company now operates its own e-commerce website, as well as selling its products at Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Costco, and Target.

The Honest Company hosted one of the Girls Who Code’s first summer immersion programs in Los Angeles. Along with the 20 girls at The Honest Company, there were other girls sponsored by AT&T, Google, and The Saban Foundation. The high school students participated in a seven-week course where they studied programming languages, met with mentors and heard guest lecturers. They also took field trips to Walt Disney Studios, the Gibson Dunn law firm, and The Honest Company’s warehouse. Continue reading

Angelina Jolie Visits Myanmar

Angelina Jolie, Aung Suun Suu KyiAngelina Jolie visited a factory in Myanmar where she met with female workers to learn more about their difficult living conditions, according to the Daily Mail.

Jolie, who serves as a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, spent four days in the country, including a visit with Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who spend decades under house arrest. The pair went to the factories to witness the “squalid and dire” conditions that the employees live in. Most of the women live in cheap hostels where they are vulnerable to sexual violence, trafficking and other human rights violations. Jolie was invited to make the visit by Suu Kyi, according to the British embassy.
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Captain America Vs Star Lord [Update With PHOTOS]

Chris PrattAn Avenger versus a Guardian of the Galaxy as Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and Star Lord, Chris Pratt, have made an epic sports wager on the outcome of the upcoming Superbowl. The Seattle Seahawks are supported by Pratt, while Evans is rooting for the New England Patriots. The bet began with some friendly trash talking on Twitter.

The bet began when Chris Evans tweeted Chris Pratt, writing, “Well, well, well, @prattprattpratt, looks like our teams are going into battle. For the next 2 weeks, you are not my friend, you are my enemy.”

Chris Pratt responded to Evans tweet, replying, “@ChrisEvans We both know there’s only one Captain America and his name is Russell Wilson. #SuperBowlBound #LOB #Repeat.”

Evans had his own reply ready. “@prattprattpratt them’s fighting words,” Evans replied. “Stakes? #whatisaseahawkanyway #somethingtombradyhunts.”

That’s when Pratt replied with the stakes and made it interesting. “@ChrisEvans OK,” Pratt wrote. “Seahawks win you fly yourself to Seattle, visit @Seattlechildren hospital as Captain America, waving the 12th man flag.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital has released a press statement regarding the wager. “Thank you to both our superheroes, Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, for turning this sports rivalry into an opportunity to help kids. While we will be rooting for our Seattle Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday, we are thrilled that kids will get a visit from a superhero, no matter the outcome! Seattle Children’s is grateful whenever special visitors take the time to surprise our patients and families. Visits like these spread joy throughout our hospital and can help brighten their stay. Captain America and Star Lord are welcome at Seattle Children’s anytime. Go Hawks!”

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Tom Hiddleston Spirit Week #GoodWillThursday

For Good Will Thursday, I want to highlight goodwill without forgetting Tom and the inspiration he is to his fans, so there are pictures of him doing acts of goodwill, video (hello…ice bucket challenge!), and then a few worthy organizations will be highlighted. This is one of my favorite days of Toms Spirit Week! My act of good will was a donation to the Human Rights Campaign. I hope you enjoy it and have a chance to do your own act of goodwill!

Tom posted a YouTube video with a tongue twister where he almost says something naughty. It’s worth a good cause. Watch & enjoy!

Tom on a trip to Guinea with UNICEF:

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U2 Contribute to Irish Hospice Foundation Book

U2U2 are among the contributors to a new book, Sons+Fathers, supporting the Irish Hospice Foundation. Other contributors include Bill Clinton, Colin Farrell, Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, Neil Jordan, Gabriel Byrne, and Daniel Day Lewis, according to Hot Press.

The book “celebrates the unique relationship between a man and his child,” and was inspired by U2 frontman Bono, who has donated drawings of his father towards the end of his life to the book. The other members of U2, as well as their former manager Paul McGuinness also contributed, along with his son Max, Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, and Gavin Friday.

“Bono planted the seed for this book with his generous gift of the drawing he made of his father when he was dying,” Sharon Foley, the CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, said. “He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Foundation, so we decided on a book, and the net was cast wide and far. We were blown away by the response and generosity of the participants, all who are very busy, well-known people.”

The book is due to be published on Irish Fathers Day, June 21. All proceeds from Sons+Fathers, with a foreword by Colm Tóibin, will go towards The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Nurses for Night Care Programme. The service provides over 1,400 nights of free nursing care at home annually to people with a non-malignant terminal illness.

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Woman Wednesday – Emma Watson

Emma Watson spent the last week traveling to Uruguay to encourage women to participate in politics and speaking out in favor of woman’s rights around the world at the HeForShe event at the U.N. Summit.

Emma Watson, Goodwill Ambassador

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In addition to speaking out for women, Watson also supports some amazing causes, among them the Great Ormand Street Hospital, most famous for it’s association with Peter Pan and Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie. She also supports Sense, ShelterBox and, relevant to her activities this week, UNIFEM.

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