September 10th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Last week, Concern Worldwide has released a new public service announcement featuring their global ambassador, Toni Collette. I haven’t found any further information if this comes from a new campaign, so here it goes with the additional video information: Toni Collette is an award-winning actress, Concern Worldwide global ambassador, and world-class mom. Join her in supporting Concern, and moms and kids, across the world: In the USA, DONATE $5 now by texting CONCERN to 50555. You’ll be joining Toni and a global community of change-makers!

  December 4th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Toni Collette and Concern Worldwide US are part of Crowdrise’s Giving Tower, asking for a donation to help and support children in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Toni has posted a message on their site.

As the Global Ambassador of Concern Worldwide, I am hoping you will join our campaign to keep kids learning in the Ebola zone. As a mother of two, I know all parents want the best for their children, which includes an education. For three million children in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Ebola outbreak has put their education, and their futures, on hold. Together we can change that.

The full message by Toni, and the chance to donate, can be found over at Crowdrise’s official website.

  December 4th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Gotham Magazine has an article written by Toni Collette on her support of Concern Worldwide: In 2012, Concern Worldwide asked me to do a PSA. The group focuses on reducing poverty in the world’s poorest countries as well as those impacted by natural disasters and war. (As I write this, the group is in Syria, Somalia, and South Sudan.) I’d recently had my second child, and the message about nutrition for children really got to me. Having kids puts things in perspective. You start to prioritize and realize that we are all connected. The more research I did on Concern—the lives it has made better and the people it has empowered—the more I wanted to know. I was intrigued, and I agreed. Just before the holidays that year I did another PSA for Concern, urging people to honor friends and family by buying “gifts”—a chicken, a goat, a water pump—for people who don’t have basic essentials. Last January, the organization offered me the role of Global Ambassador. I balked at first, since it’s a huge responsibility and I was busy preparing for the Broadway production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. But from my research and experience, I knew how effective Concern was at implementing real and lasting change. It has what one of the founders of Concern calls “a fire in [its] belly” to make a difference—I said yes. I wanted to bring as much attention to the organization and its work as possible. The complete article can be read here.