Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield decided to do something worthwhile with their celeb spotlight. The two were dining at a restaurant in New York City, on Jun. 17, when they attempted to divert attention away from themselves and onto their charities of choice.
Stone and Garfield are pursued enough by the paparazzi on a daily basis, so why not relinquish that devotion to organizations that are in need of responsiveness?
Los Angeles Times reported that Stone and Garfield handwrote notes to hold over their faces that read, “Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do: www.youthmentoring.org, www.autismspeaks.org, (and don’t forget:) www.wwo.org, www.gildasclubnyc.org. Here’s to the stuff that matters. Have a good day!”
According to Cambio, the charity links provided were connections to The Youth Mentoring Connection, an employee-mentoring program; Autism Speaks, an organization that raises Autism awareness and funding; Worldwide Orphans, an association that fights for orphan mindfulness; and Gilda’s Club, which provides medical care to cancer patients in NYC.
It’s refreshing to see celebrities thinking about something other than their next photo-shoot or hair appointment. This isn’t the first time the duo has tried to endorse charity; they pulled a similar act in September 2012, according to People. It’s an effective way to get a message across to photographers and the public eye in general.