dushku
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Former ‘Dollhouse’ star Eliza Dushku is turning 31 years old on December 30th. What does she want for presents? Nothing more than donations for her favorite charity: THARCE-Gulu.

THARCE-Gulu is a trauma, healing and reflection center that works with the people of Northern Uganda who suffered during the civil war. While they work with all survivors to help them heal and rebuild their lives, they have a special focus on former child soldiers.

Dushku wrote on her fundraising page, “MY BIRTHDAY arrives on December 30, and I’ll be 18 again..! ;) Ok, maybe not. However, I DO still have a birthday WISH: that in lieu of gifts this year, you, my beautiful & generous friends donate to THARCE-GULU, our beloved organization in Northern Uganda that provides Trauma Healing and Reflection for former child soldiers and victims of war.”

Dushku isn’t just interested in the charity from afar. She has visited the center and met the people this money will help. So far, the actress has raised almost $1000 of her $31000 goal. Check out her fundraising page to learn more and see if you want to be a part of her birthday celebration.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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