by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

snipshot_e416o7qwhmbi.jpgIf it ain’t one, it’s the other.

Not only does he support the ONE Vote ‘08 campaign, Matt Damon is also a key player in the Canadian organization ONE X ONE — a charitable group committed to fighting poverty and preserving the lives of children in Canada and around the world. The org announced yesterday that Damon will return for hosting duties this coming September 9th for the third annual ONE X ONE benefit gala in Toronto. From the release,

“This year the organization will be honouring Golden Globe Award winner Richard Gere, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova with the 2007 Difference Award. These awards are presented annually and recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to fighting child poverty and suffering around the world. ONE X ONE will also honour Wyclef Jean with a special American Express humanitarian award for his commitment to providing aid, resources and inspiration in his native country through the Yéle Haiti movement.”

Matt Damon stars in The Bourne Ultimatum bowing in theaters next week on August 3rd. According to reports, this will be last foray as the kick-ass spy with no memory. In the meantime, his work on helping support Darfur relief efforts, push for higher fuel-standards, and dedication to fighting global poverty will continue.  For more information on ONE X ONE, please visit their official site.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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