Mischa Barton Is Helping to Rewrite the Future
Celebrity Actress, Mischa Barton has been a supporter of our Rewrite the Future programs ever since she witnessed our work at our 75th Anniversary celebration. She has since visited some of our education projects in India and South Africa. Mischa also supports the Bulgari partnership to Rewrite the Future.
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Mischa Barton is an British-American film, television, and stage actress, perhaps best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the American television series The O.C.
Bvlgari has chosen to celebrate its 125th anniversary by participating wholeheartedly in Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign. This campaign is aimed at providing education and thus a better future to millions of children suffering from the consequences of war and conflict. Bvlgari has decided to support the campaign by raising 10 million euros by the end of 2009. Of which 1 million has already been donated.
Here is Mischa’s photo from the campaign of her modeling the Bvlgari jewel engraved with the Save the Children logo. Proceeds from the sale of these rings goes to Save the Children. Visit the Bvlgari website for more information.
Mischa has taken part in a new campaign for Save the Children and Bvlgari in this new video and photoshoot shot by Fabrizio Ferri. The video features a plethora of other celebrities including Willem Dafoe, Terrence Howard, Ben Stiller, Isabella Rossellini, Ginnifer Goodwin and Olivia Wilde. Check it out below.
Hollywood’s leading ladies are picking up their favorite knitting needles and crochet hooks to spread some warmth to newborns in developing nations. Save the Children Artist Ambassador Gwyneth Paltrow, and actresses Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, Lisa Edelstein, Vera Farmiga, Mischa Barton and Patricia Arquette joined Save the Children and the Warm Up America Foundation’s Knit One, Save One campaign to help improve newborn survival globally.
Hollywood’s biggest stars made little caps in all colors and wrote personal messages to the mom and baby on a tag attached to the cap.
Mischa Barton, star of the “O.C.,” knitted a bright orange baby cap for the Knit One, Save One campaign.
The project has inspired some Hollywood artists like Mischa Barton to pick up knitting for the first time. “It’s great that you can help change a baby’s life in just an hour — or more like a few hours if you’re just beginning to knit like me,” said Mischa Barton. Barton’s simple square cap, bright orange with two multicolored tassels on top, is adorned with a cap tag that says: “Even though we are far apart, I hold you close to my heart.”
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A video of Mischa’s trip to Africa as an Ambassador for Save the Children has surfaced on Youtube. Thanks to Amira for the tip! Check it out below.
Today she’s just come back from South Africa, where she visited a school in Soweto as part of her role as ambassador for Save the Children. She describes the trip as “life-changing” and her work for the charity as a “calling”.
“I went to see this little boy, Tembinkosi,” she tells me. “He was so sweet and shy. He was only eight . . . He has no toys. He sleeps on the floor in a room full of dirt and he only gets one meal a day. It was terrible. But if I can raise money, that will make a difference.”
So another photogenic star uses vulnerable children in Africa for a profile boost between film projects? “Well, if cynical journalists think that, I think that’s pretty jaded and sad,” Barton retorts. “If someone takes the time to actually go, I don’t think people sitting on their bums writing articles have the right to say anything, actually.”
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