It's public service announcement Thursday!
Three awesome new public service announcements landed in our inboxes today and they were all for some pretty great causes and feature some pretty great celebs trying to make a difference, so we wanted to share them with you.
First up, we heard from the Global Poverty Project, whose 2013 Live Below the Line campaign is a new model of fundraising, using social media to raise awareness of extreme poverty and raise funds for 10 nonprofit organizations doing life-changing work in that field. Their first in a series of new PSAs (featured up top) features Sophia Bush, who will Live Below the Line on $1.50 a day for food/drink between April 29 and May 3 so that others may rise above it.
Next, we received this new PSA from Free the Children, whose annual We Are Silent campaign kicks off Thursday, in which youth across North America will silence their voices, but speak out online (#WeAreSilent). Demi Lovato, Cody Simpson, Larry King, Nelly Furtado, and Lights appear in the call to action.
Lastly, but not least, GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) sent out their new campaign, "Coming Out for Equality," directed by Brett Ratner. The series features a diverse group of straight celebrities and athletes "coming out of the closet" as supporters of equality and calling for other Americans to speak out, including Jackie Chan, Tamala Jones ("Castle"), Giada De Laurentiis (Food Network), DeRay Davis ("21 Jump Street"), Hudson Taylor, Jaime King ("Hart of Dixie"), Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), Kristen Johnston ("The Exes"), Sarah Shahi ("The L Word"), and Pauley Perrette ("NCIS").
Kudos to all of the entertainment industry folks who are using their voices to make a difference!
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