WENTWORTH MILLER FANS FOR CHARITY PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT
The participants in the project, Wentworth Fans For Charity, would like to invite all of Wentworth’s fans to join them in raising money in Wentworth’s name for the children’s charity, UNICEF.
The project was conceived as a way for Wentworth’s fans to show their appreciation and support for their favorite actor by donating to a favored charity nominated by him.
While expressing his deep appreciation for the offer, in response to the suggestion, Wentworth advised that rather than him nominating a charity of his choice, he would like the fans to select the charity, and he would make a generous donation to that cause along with them. View Wentworth’s letter.
The charity which was chosen is one which is not only an eminently worthwhile cause, but also, due to its vast international reach, is one which hopefully will appeal to the greatest majority of Wentworth’s fans around the world. UNICEF’s goals for children are broad and all-encompassing. Their mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children’s rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior towards children. More information on the organization can be found at UNICEF.org.
Wentworth has also sent a message for fans with regard to this project:
“It’s my privilege to be a part of the entertainment business, an industry that has reached out to and touched the lives of billions of people around the world. It gives me tremendous pleasure to think that many of those same people have been motivated to reach out to others in turn.
This charitable effort was conceived, organized and executed by a group of generous fans willing to donate their time and energies to a worthy cause. I’m honored to participate in this process, and I thank you for doing the same.” – Wentworth Miller
This project will run from 1st April, 2008 until the 30th June, 2008, so that anyone who wishes to make a donation to this cause in lieu of a birthday gift to Wentworth may do so. At the project close, donations from around the world will be tallied, and the amount raised will be published on the various supporting websites and be communicated to Wentworth with our best wishes.
Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard in organizing this project, thus helping to raise money for this very worthy cause. We hope that all Wentworth’s fans will give their consideration to making a donation, and will enjoy making a contribution.
Full details on the project can be found at wentworthfansforcharity.org
If you would like to leave a message for Wentworth in relation to this project, you can leave it in the comments and all relevant messages will be collated and forwarded to him by the project organizers, via his representation, at the project close. Please mark any messages you wish to be conveyed to him, “Message For Wentworth.”
Please do be sure to use the links provided at the project website in order to make your donation, or the amount will not be counted towards the final tally for the project.
And of course, feel free to repost the announcement and the project website links to any other boards you frequent. Obviously the more we spread the word, the better for the success of the project.
Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the organization of this project. It’s been a real team effort, and we all hope that Wentworth’s fans will unite to ensure that this project is a success.
***UPDATE: A blog post about the project can now be found on the UNICEF U.S. website. Thanks Alisa!