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    Auction: Skype Meet and Greet! SPN Family asked again to fight a good fight

    EDIT: Unfortunately the auction is over…   It went for under $100 which is sad for TWLOHA but very exciting for the winning bidder… Wish I’d had the money to bid. 🙂   Now, this is what I am talking about! The use of fandom power, for a cause! Calling on all die-hard Supernatural fans, collectively known as the SPN Family. Chad Lindberg and Samantha Ferris are offering their time for a great cause. TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS This is the same charity Jared Padalecki took up arms against in his, Always Keep Fighting, campaign. Unlike Jared’s T-Shirt campaign (although, one of many things Jared did give away…

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    Meeting Fans is also… ‘Paying It Forward’.

    Sometimes giving back and making a difference, isn’t about  the money.  Pharrell Williams makes an effort to actually meet his fans, one to one. When you think about ‘paying it forward’, try thinking about what the impact of actually meeting a person who inspires you, would be. It has been known to change lives. This is an older vid from last year, but Holly’s face when she sees Pharrell, makes it worth watching. The gig is ‘Surprise Surprise’ and the flash mob dancers are pretty cool.  

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    Inspiration and saving one kid at a time

    Has there ever been that one teacher, person or chance meeting, that has helped you turn a personal corner? While we patiently wait for Paul Blackthorne’s decision on what Elephant project he and Represent are going to get behind, Paul’s still busy making a difference.  To one or two, that difference could be huge. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in a drama class and have Paul walk in? BAFTA LA has a program called “Give Something Back” and Paul is apart of it. He visited Washington Prep High School and worked with these young people, calling the experience very  humbling.    

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    Allegiance with George Takei: The other side of the coin

    When I read what George had to say, I immediately felt an allegiance. (No pun intended.) While not strictly a charity, it is definitely important and worthwhile. George’s words about his whole family being taken from their home, ran chills down my spine as I visualized it. We have heard and have seen so much about the horrible atrocities of the Holocaust, but what George and the Legacy project are trying to get out there, is an untold story. One that should be told. It’s done in a way that isn’t too confronting and really is, the other side of the coin. I hope this truth of American history is…