|Evelyn Vaccaro on a recent trip to ChildFund Indonesia.
Hollywood Celebrities Help ChildFund Raise Funds for Japan
“We are the World” Grammy-winning director Tom Trbovich and Billboard-winning producer Drew Lane (“High School Musical”) have teamed up for the worldwide launch of a music video for the “Kids Helping Kids: Japan” fundraising event.
The video, “If the Earth Could Speak,” will be unveiled April 2 at a red carpet event at TRU Hollywood, hosted by ChildFund International event spokesperson Evelyn Vaccaro, who co-wrote the song with Daniel Curtis Lee. The event and video are designed to raise awareness and direct donors to ChildFund International, which has launched a fundraising appeal.
Disney, Nickelodeon and other teen stars slated to attend include:
Madison Leslie (Ghost Whisperer, Desperate Housewives)
Camryn Molnar (Fishers of Men)
Matthew Glen Johnson (iCarly, Good Luck Charlie)
Justin Tinucci (Big Love)
Sam Lant (Too Perfect)
Bogdan Szumilas (Violent Blue, Entourage, Indiana Jones)
Ralph Rieckermann (Scorpions)
Mia Hope (Entourage, Emmanuelle, Franklin & Bash, Men of a Certain Age)
Sam Stone (The Gift, The Open Door, Halloween Night)
Dan Curtis (Zeke and Luther – Disney)
Coco Jones (So Random – Disney)
Cassie Thomson (co-star with Tom Hanks in Big Love, House, Hawthone)
Devon Worksheiser (Marmaduke, The Prankster and Greek) Miguel Nunez Jr. (Scooby Doo)
ChildFund International, which serves vulnerable children throughout the world, is focusing current fundraising efforts on helping children devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. ChildFund is working with its global Alliance partner, ChildFund Japan, to speed response.
ChildFund Japan is addressing immediate physical needs brought about by the shattered infrastructure — food, clean water, shelter. Relief items are being distributed in three prefectures (states) that were seriously damaged. ChildFund Japan has partnered with area organizations to maximize resources and maintain a steady flow of emergency goods (rice, noodles, powdered milk, butane cartridges and other daily needs) and to avoid overlap or gaps.
ChildFund also will provide psychosocial support for the children who suffered the disasters and will continue to bear their long-term effects. ChildFund Japan will provide thousands of teachers with a manual based on one that ChildFund International created for use in emergency situations.