Andrew Garfield & Worldwide Orphans Foundation Salon Event Last night, Andrew Garfield the star of The Amazing Spider-Man was honored as the sports ambassador by Dr. Jane Aronson and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation at the Royalton Hotel in NYC. In attendance was Spider-Man co-star, Emma Stone to show her support.

Andrew had teamed up with WWO after traveling with Dr. Aronson to Haiti and Ethiopia. Garfield saw firsthand, “the injustice of defenseless children losing their birthright.” Dr. Aronson has said that her work with Andrew is “an opportunity to show young people how service can enrich their lives.” Andrew will serve as the WWO Sports Ambassador because he believes that sports strengthen children physically and emotionally, and teach very important life skills.

Andrew Garfield was also photographed wearing the pipe-cleaner blue glasses in recognition of WWO’s Blue Glasses Campaign. WWO’s Founder and CEO Dr. Jane Aronson, wears bright blue glasses to symbolize the optimism and joy she feels for WWO’s work. “In the summer of 2010, Dr. Jane visited WWO’s summer camp in Ethiopia, where children were making art with pipe cleaners. Four-year old Mahlet picked up some blue pipe cleaners and, while studying Dr. Jane carefully, crafted a pair of blue glasses. She tugged on Dr. Jane’s sleeve and pointed to herself saying, “Me, Dr. Jane, me, Dr. Jane.” Soon every child there began crafting their own pipe cleaner glasses. Dr. Jane thought, “If only everyone could see these children as the fabulous, bright, special individuals they are. If only they could see what I see.” And that was how the Blue Glasses campaign got started. WWO believes that the blue glasses symbolize seeing the world through the eyes of an orphan.

Go to Worldwide Orphans Foundation to learn more. Do some good today, Get involved.

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One Comment

  • June 27, 2012 | Permalink |

    What a great story! There are between 147 and 210 million orphans around the globe! They need all the help they can get! You have my thanks Mr. Garfield!

    Douglas Riggle, President
    Orphan World Relief

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