Natalie Portman, Kermit the Frog, Martin Sheen, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson and the Scott Brothers offer personal experiences to give 100,000 students the tools they need to better their communities and their own lives
TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Today WE, a family of organizations that makes doing good doable, announced a partnership with Omaze and a star-studded lineup of celebrities to help raise funds for WE Schools – a year long service-learning curriculum that empowers young people, including underserved youth, to create meaningful impact locally and globally. In a series of video announcements, top stars including Natalie Portman, Kermit the Frog, Martin Sheen, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson and Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of HGTV's Property Brothers, are offering fans the chance to live their dream celebrity experiences, all in a bid to empower 100,000 students to engage in service.
"We believe that these youth are the leaders of tomorrow," said co-founder of WE, Craig Kielburger. "We're so excited to have partnered with Omaze and some incredible celebrities who have offered their time to raise funds that will help give students the inspiration, mentorship, educational resources, tools and support they need to realize their potential and become the change-makers of their generation."
To help get fans excited about these experiences, all of the stars participating created video announcements, letting fans know exactly what they can expect if they're the lucky winner. These experiences include:
- Double date with Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied in LA
- Karaoke with Kermit the Frog
- Discuss The West Wing with Martin Sheen over lunch
- Have the ultimate summer picnic with Paula Abdul
- Cruise to the Bahamas with the Scott brothers and score a virtual home makeover
- Take a dance lesson with Sofia Carson
These campaigns will also be featured in the fourth annual WE Day Special, airing on ABC, Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The Special is a celebration of doing good, honoring youth and families across the country who are making a real impact in their communities and around the world, with the help of A-list celebrities and global thought leaders.
A $10 donation on Omaze.com/WE provides fans the chance to win one of these epic experiences and supports this important cause. These campaigns close on September 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
For more information on the partnership and to enter for your chance to win a celebrity experience that gives back to WE visit Omaze.com/WE.
About the WE Day Special
The WE Day Special is a national broadcast airing on ABC on August 17, 2018, at 8P ET/7P CT. WE makes doing good doable by supporting Americans who want to make a real impact in their communities and around the world. The WE Day Special is a celebration of next-level doing good, honoring youth and families across the country who prove that when they harness their belief, their passion and their energy, they are an unstoppable force for good. It features a star-studded lineup of chart-topping performers, iconic celebrities and inspiring young Americans, including host John Stamos, Jennifer Aniston, Dierks Bentley, The Chainsmokers, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Cyndi Lauper, JD McCrary, Dr. Phil, Martin Sheen, Lilly Singh, Founders of the #NeverAgain movement and organizers of The March for our Lives Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky, and more. The WE Day Special is sponsored by title partner Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young, and is also sponsored by presenting partners Walgreens and Microsoft. Learn more at WE.org
WE Day is part of WE– a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change, ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity, and WE Day, filling stadiums around the world with the greatest celebration of social good. WE enables youth and families to better the world – supporting 7,200+ local and global causes by volunteering millions of hours of service, shopping daily with an impact, and raising millions of dollars that directly benefit their local communities and the world. Globally, WE teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have provided more than 1 million people with clean water, built 1,000 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education. WE was founded more than 20 years ago by social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Join the movement today at WE.org.
Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits and donors to create lasting impact, and have raised funds and awareness for over 350 charities with donations from over 180 countries. For more information, please visit omaze.com.
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