Rachel is among the more than 50 doctors, psychiatrists, actors, directors, academics, lawyers, historians, musicians, business and restaurant owners who signed the open letter calling on city council to push to open 1,000 new beds, by the end of 2018. Signatories include writer Margaret Atwood, actress Sarah Polley and actress Catherine O’Hara. All the signatories can be found over here and you can find the open letter below.
CALL TO OPEN 1000 NEW SHELTER BEDS IN 2018
Dear Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council,
We are writing to you as a group of Torontonians who love our city and want the best for it.
To begin, we would like to thank the Mayor for opening the Moss Park Armoury this winter, and also for his personal support of the introduction of 1000 new permanent shelter beds. We recognize the belated but important actions that have been taken to deal with this crisis thus far. We also recognize the excellent people who are working on the front lines to help people who are homeless.
NBC released a trailer for their the Red Nose Day special earlier today, which features a glimpse of Rachel. We have added the trailer in our video archive. Rachel has joined the special, as we previously reported, will will air tomorrow on NBC. Red Nose Day is an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty. It has not been announced how Rachel will be part of the special but be sure to tune in on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) or check your local listings for the time! For more information about Red Nose Day, be sure to head over to the official website.
Yesterday the annual Tie One One event in Toronto was held. The annual event is an evening benefiting Homes First, an organization that provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. For more information, be sure to head over to their official website: HomeFirst.on.ca. During the event guests were able to bid on donated scarves and ties, including a beautiful scarf donated by Rachel herself. The organizations shared the following photo of Rachel (which seems to be taken recently on-set of “Game Night“)
Rachel is currently still filming “Game Night” in Atlanta. It was recently announced that the movie will be released on February 14, 2018.
Today is a very special day, because Rachel turns 38! Happy Birthday Rachel! We, on behave of the our site and all her fans, would like to wish Rachel a very happy birthday. We hope she will have a good day celebrating with her friends and family. Rachel is not on social media but feel free to write down your birthday message in the comments.
We always try to do something special to celebrate, and this year we would like to put a spotlight on 3 organizations – NRDC, Greenpeace and Investigative Journalism – that Rachel has supported over the years, because we feel like supporting these causes is now more needed than ever. We have an overview of after the jump and we would like everyone to consider making a (small) donation to support the organizations and celebrate Rachel’s birthday!
Rachel has donated to the annual “Small Steps Project” celebrity shoe auction. The UK charity supports children “living on rubbish dumps”. Rachel has supported the project since 2013 and this year she donated a pair of Miu Miu wedges, which are signed. Other donors include “Doctor Strange” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and many more. The auction will be live on November 1st. You can find more about Rachel’s donation and the auction on SmallStepsProject.org and be sure to head over to Rachel’s auction page over here. For the latest news on the auction, be sure to follow their social media accounts: Twitter @SmallStepsDocs, Instagram @SmallStepsProject and Facebook. You can join the conversation by using the #CelebrityShoeAuction hastag.
Rachel recently donated another item to a charity auction. Earlier this month she donated an Elie Saab clutch to the “Purse Power, A Girls Night Out to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County” auction according to local reports. Habitat for Humanity is an organization providing a home for a single mother and her children. For more information about this cause, be sure to head over to their official website. As you might recall, Rachel volunteered with her family for Habitat for Humanity in St. Thomas (Canada) back in 2013.
Rachel has joined the #JeansForRefugees project by artist Johny Dar. The project is dedicated to helping refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. One hundred celebrities are participating in “Jeans For Refugees’ by donating a pair of their jeans to be painted by Johny Dar. Each pair of jeans will be hand painted and auctioned online at catawiki.com. All one hundred pairs of jeans will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 24th October culminating in an auction event on the 30th October, when bidding will close. All proceeds raised will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).
Jeans owned and donated by Rachel McAdams for the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ collection – unique hand-painted artwork by Johny Dar | Size 24
Johny Dar: “I believe anyone would look good in her jeans! Just because of her personality that came through in the painting, which compliments everyone as she has so much grace in her beauty that she just can’t help it. It’s her nature, therefore its effortless – for me this is the most gorgeous thing about real beauty”.
A piece that will be the envy of your friends and family and will take pride of place in any gallery – private or public. The jeans are painted in a special 3D paint, making these incredible art pieces wonderfully wearable. Johny Dar’s hand painted artwork seeks to reflect the individual personality of each donor, and pays tribute to their unique character through its expression.
You are able to bid on the jeans donated by Rachel on Catawiki.com and for more information about Jeans For Refugees be sure to head over to the official website.