golden globes
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV.
Photo: Flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

While the Golden Globes boasts fancy dresses, jewelry and even golden flakes on the chocolate dessert, they are also using the event to promote some great causes.

At the Golden Globes Gift Lounge and the Awards Gifting Suite, presenters and nominees in tonight’s show will not only see new products, but they will also be introduced to some fabulous looking charities. Those organizations include Gobble, Gobble Give, a charity that feeds people in need around the holidays and Stop Bullying Now.

The founder of Gobble, Gobble Give said, “It’s a chance for people to give back I think, there are a lot of people here that are enjoying wealth and happiness, and it’s always good to remember that there are people out there that could use a little love.”

The Huffington Post is reporting that The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also donated funds for grants to “the Ghetto Film School, Inner-City Arts, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation and FilmAid Intl.”

Paz Mata, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press told GoldenGlobes.org, “Whether children are living in the inner city of Los Angeles or in Darfur, I believe that giving them a chance to tell their stories through making their own films makes them focus on something positive. Once you put a camera in the hands of these kids, you give them the possibility to do something good for themselves and their community.”

While the event certainly isn’t as green as in past years, we were also happy to hear on neontommy.com that at least they are lighting up the red carpet with LED blue bulbs. And speaking of green, we can’t wait to see what hits the red carpet as a part of Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge!

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. 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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