Natalie Portman named ambassador for "Free the Children"

Back in November of 2012, Good World News reported on a neat charity called "Free the Children" which is the brainchild of Craig Kielburger.

This charity is proud to honor award winning actress, Natalie Portman, as their ambassador!  In her ambassador role, she will support education for girls in Kenya.

“Investing in long term sustainable international development, which includes education, is key to breaking the cycle of poverty,” says Natalie. “As a mother and the organization’s newest ambassador, I am grateful to Free The Children for giving me the opportunity to channel my passion and love of children into meaningful action that furthers the education and leadership of young women for years to come. I hope others join me in supporting this important cause.”

Great job Natalie!  We wish you the best in your new role and look forward to great things to come :)

Peace & Love,
Jon
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Russell Crowe donates $250,000 to a Jewish school fire-bombed in Montreal

"What we do in life echoes in eternity" Russell Crowe firmly stated as Maximus in his Oscar winning performance in Gladiator.  Crowe's good deed for a Jewish school in Montreal will certainly be remembered for generations to come.

In 2004, Russel Crowe was filming Cinderella Man in Toronto when United Talmud Torahs elementary school was fire-bombed as a hate crime.  Anti-Semitic comments were found on the outside if the bombed library.


Crowe was very upset that someone would do such a horrific crime to a place of learning.  He immediately offered to help rebuild the library.  In addition to Crowe's wonderful donation and attention, many more donations poured in from across the country.

There are wonderful people in the world.  When we all work together, we can accomplish anything.

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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Tyler Perry replaces disabled woman's stolen van

"Hallelujer!!" is exactly what Madea would say in this good news.  This isn't the movies though, and Tyler Perry isn't playing the Madea role.  This is real life and Tyler Perry just made someone very very very happy.

On September 30th, 2012, a $60,000 specialty equipped van was stolen from Alicia Day's house in Dekalb County, GA.  Alicia is a 24 year old with cerebral palsy who uses a wheel chair for mobility.  Even though she has a disability, she doesn't let that put her down - She told Alanta's Channel 2 Action News that she prides herself on trying her best to be independent and working as a part time greeter at Home Depot.

Minutes after the van was reported stolen on the news, Tyler Perry called the news station and said that he wanted to give Alicia Day a brand new van.

Alicia was in shock when she received the phone call with Tyler Perry. “My mouth just dropped to the floor when I heard his voice", she said.  Alicia's father was flabbergasted as well when he picked up the phone. He said, "Excuse me, who do you want to talk to? Who is this now?,' Day’s mother said.

Home Depot stepped it up as well.  They donated $5,000 to help Alicia with medical expenses and she gets to meet the president of Home Depot!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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