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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Twilight For Charity

Ashley Greene for Do SomethingFollowing in the footsteps of stars like Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson, Ashley recently announced that she'll be partnering with to once again prove that she's every bit as kind to those around her as Alice Cullen. "Giving back is very important to me — it's why I originally got involved with, and it's what attracted me to Do Something," Ashley told us about the launch of a to-be-determined social-action campaign with the site, which encourages people to help those around them in ways both big and small. "I am eager to use my voice to encourage young people to donate their time and support the causes they care about."
Jakson Rathbone for Spencer Bell MemorialMany Twilighters are big fans of
Jackson's band 100 Monkeys. But in addition to simply rocking out, the Monkeys have the higher purpose of paying tribute to a friend and musician who died of cancer in 2006. "We've been doing a lot of work to keep the Spencer Bell legacy alive through," Rathbone said. "Our friend was an amazing poet, artist, musician and lyricist, and we're putting out an album of his." That record, Live & Wasted, is now on sale, along with bracelets that help raise funds to fight cancer. "I can't tell you how many letters we get in our fan mail for the band that say how much Spencer has touched their lives and how they had family members pass away from cancer," Rathbone said. "We're lucky to have all his music. He's immortal. His soul is in his music, and that's one thing I firmly believe in as an artist. You're blessed to live eternally in your art."
Michael Welch for Kids With a CauseA former child actor, Welch decided early on to do something good with his fame and has spent nearly a decade working closely with an organization also supported by Hilary and Haylie Duff. "I've been with an organization for nine years now called
Kids With a Cause. It's a great organization that started out as a local L.A.-based charity going to foster homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, burn centers or whatever and just hanging out with these kids," Welch explained of the group that provides help, support and simple friendship to those in need — and is now in the process of going worldwide. "We've gone to a lot of orphanages in Mexico. That's one of the most rewarding things you could possibly do, even if you're not an actor. ... I got off the bus, and immediately a bunch of kids just ran up to me. They want you to pick them up! They just need that closeness, and anybody can provide that."
Christian Serratos for PETAA vegetarian since age 8, the girl otherwise known as Angela Weber can sympathize with the Cullen clan's desire to be picky about what they eat. "I've been working a lot with PETA. I love what PETA does — they know what's appropriate and what's not," said the actress, who has filmed
videos with her dog Gorilla speaking out against fur, dissection of frogs and animal testing for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "[Not eating meat] helps a lot of people. Like, people don't understand that eating red meats can literally be dangerous. Stop eating the red meat and you'll feel lighter and more harmonious."
Kellan Lutz for Boys & Girls Clubs of America"I'm really into charity work. ... Helping families and kids is something that I'm involved in, and it's really near to my heart," said Lutz, who urges his fans to visit the
Boys & Girls Club site to make a donation. "Showing some love to kids, giving them a birthday and telling them that God loves you and it's OK to have fun and smile. To give them a stuffed animal and watch them be happy. We have so much opportunity, in the end, to make a difference out there."

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