Ashton Kutcher's birthday wish is to help save and protect exploited children.
by China DeSpain
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“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher is putting aside his marital woes to raise awareness for an important cause.

Although Kutcher is currently separated from wife Demi Moore, the pair have managed to maintain one important partnership: their charity, the DNA Foundation, which works to help end the child sex trade.

Kutcher, who turned 34 on Tuesday, is asking his fans to donate to the organization in celebration of his birthday. In a video posted to, Kutcher asks his fans to give whatever they can to end child slavery, and agrees to match the donations.

“I’m determined this year to do everything in my power to make the world a better place. I want to start by getting right after it today. As you may or may not know, I have a foundation that focuses on ending the sexual exploitation of children and any help that you could give towards that would be amazing—an amazing present for me…I hope you can join me in that fight and donate whatever you can,” he says in the video.

According to the Causes page, his goal is $10,000, but he’ll match donations up to $350,000, with the money slated to go toward “technology-based solutions to address the demands that fuel child exploitation.”

For those who wish to help but can’t afford to make a donation, Kutcher is also asking that people spread awareness of the cause and campaign via their Facebook pages.

Here’s hoping his birthday wish comes true.

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