Jennifer Lawrence, A Real Winner
In my series on what charities the stars support, I am going to talk about a younger actress who has been very busy this past year. She was featured in the Hunger Games and The Silver Linings Playbook, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She’s also a very kind and compassionate young woman.
Last month, Lawrence was part of the Silver Linings Playbook’s support of the Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for students with special needs.
Growing up, Jennifer was friends with Andy Strunk, who has Down syndrome. They met at church and then became close friends in Kammerer Middle School where she helped him get the title of being “Mr. Kammerer” at the school.
She’s also part of a fundraiser for the Kenny Gordon Foundation which funds research regarding sudden cardiac death caused by arrhythmias, scholarships, and a camp for children.
Going on through March 27, you can bid in an online auction through CharityBuzz to do a walk-on in her next film with Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Christian Bale. CharityBuzz provides one of a kind experiences and items for auction in which the money goes to charity.
Lawrence has been involved in charity through the Hunger Games, too. Last year through DoSomething.org and The Thirst Project, there was a campaign by teens to build awareness around the lack of access to clean water in developing nations by organizing water walks in their communities.
Lawrence also did a video with her Hunger Games costar Josh Hutcherson urging fans to help stop hunger. The actors teamed with Feeding America and the World Food Programme to provide meals for the hungry when people take a quiz about hunger.
Lawrence seems like the real thing, someone who cares about her family and friends and also for people who need her help. If you want me to feature your favorite actor or actress in this series, leave a message below and we’ll see who gets the most nominations in our own little academy awards of charity.