Category: Supported Causes

Rachel Supports #JeansForRefugees

Rachel Supports #JeansForRefugees

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.


Rachel Supports Grassy Narrows

Rachel has signed the open letter ‘We stand with Grassy Narrows‘ in support of the Grassy Narrows. The David Suzuki Foundation released the following press release:

A diverse group of celebrities, musicians, artists and advocates — including Margaret Atwood, Rachel McAdams, Jane Fonda and Phil Fontaine — has joined the David Suzuki Foundation’s call to clean up massive mercury contamination that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation community in northern Ontario for generations. In the 1960s, a pulp mill dumped more than 9,000 kilograms of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, into the English-Wabigoon River.

“For over half a century, mercury has severely poisoned the river that is the lifeblood of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and their neighbours,” said renowned broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki. “We must not delay; it is time to make their watershed healthy again so it can sustain future generations.”

Earlier this week, scientists released a report concluding that remediation of the English-Wabigoon watershed is possible. The report was supported by leaders from the First Nation, who are demanding the Government of Ontario commit to cleaning up the watershed.
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“Sonic Sea” Petition: #StopOceanNoise Movement

“Sonic Sea” Petition: #StopOceanNoise Movement

“I feel like [ocean noise pollution] is something people should know about. And there really are ways of improving the situation. It’s fairly dire”
Rachel McAdams, “Sonic Sea” New York Screening May 2016

We hope everyone tuned in for the premiere of “Sonic Sea” earlier this week on Discovery Channel (US). Rachel narrated the documentary about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. It’s currently still available for (select) cable subscribers via Discovery GO. We highly recommend everyone to see the documentary. Right now there are 3 things we can do to help reduce ocean noise:

  • #1 Spread the word – Many people don’t know ocean noise pollution is a big problem! You can use the #StopOceanNoise and #SonicSea hashtags on social media to spread the word.
  • #2 Stay informed – Watch “Sonic Sea” and visit SonicSea.org for additional information. The documentary is currently touring around the world, for more information about the screenings and how to host a screening yourself be sure to head over to the official website. You can follow the social media accounts: Twitter @SonicSeaFilm, Instagram @SonicSeaFilm and Facebook.com/SonicSeafilm.
  • #3 Demand Change – Ask the white house to champion noise management efforts. Go to Discovery.com/OceanNoisePollution to sign the petition and be sure to spread the word about it. It takes less than a minute to sign the petition and you only need an e-mail address.
  • The Ocean Noise Pollution petition needs 100,000 signatures by June 15, 2016 to get a response from the White House. It is created in associated with NRDC, IFAW, and Discovery which are all associated with the “Sonic Sea” documentary.


    31st Anniversary of CIBC Miracle Day

    Rachel attended the 31st Anniversary of CIBC Miracle Day yesterday in Toronto, as we previously reported, where she opened the day’s trading. We have added the first images in our gallery. Rachel presented a $75,000 donation to her charity of choice, Nanny Angel Network, on behalf of the bank as part of the event. For more information about the Nanny Angel Network be sure to head over to their official website. You can also go to the official donation page if you are interested in making a donation yourself. During the event Rachel posed with Audrey Guth, founder of the Nanny Angel Network.



    Rachel To Join 2015 CIBC Miracle Day

    Rachel To Join 2015 CIBC Miracle Day

    Rachel is expected to join the 2015 CIBC Miracle Day according to an official press release, released by Stock House, tomorrow. The official press release can be found below.

    On Wednesday December 2, entertainment and sports stars will join CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) on the trading floor to help make miracles happen for kids-in-need across Canada.

    Last year CIBC Miracle Day raised more than $5.5 million for more than 550 children’s charities and this year a star studded cast, along with kids from partner organizations including Regent Park School of Music and the Nanny Angel Network, will be on hand to help raise much-needed funds.

    “Every child deserves to have compassion and support in their lives, especially in trying times,” says actor Rachel McAdams. Through donations made to the Nanny Angel Network, McAdams’ charity of choice, young children who have mothers with cancer will receive the care they need at home while their mothers go through treatment. “Communities are strengthened when we come together to provide the best for children so we can build a better future together,” adds McAdams.

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    Rachel Supports Serenity House Hospice Auction

    St. Thomas Journal is reporting that Rachel has donated a Miu Miu bag for the Serenity House Handbags for Hospice Auction, held on Thursday, on October 22. Rachel was seen carrying this bag last year while out & about in New York.

    More than 80 handbags will be up for grabs at this year’s Handbags for Hospice event which raises much-needed funds for the local organization. “It’s a huge silent auction of handbags and then we have a live auction of handbags featuring bags donated by local businesses and a purse donated by Rachel McAdams,” said Sharon Lechner, event organizer. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www.handbags4hospice.eventbrite.ca

    For more information about the auction and to purchase tickets be sure to head over to the official website and for more information about Serenity House Hospice be sure to head over to SerenityHouseHospice.ca.


    Rachel Supports Leap Manifesto for Canada Launch

    Nation Talk Canada is reporting today that Rachel is part of the Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another launch. The manifesto will officially launch on September 15 and is calling next Canadian government to transition off fossil fuels.

    Several musicians, directors, actors, authors, national and community leaders and dozens of organizations are launching the Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another on Tuesday September 15. Translated into 8 languages, including Cree and Inuktitut, the manifesto aims to gather tens of thousands of signatures and build pressure on the next federal government to transition Canada off fossil fuels while also making it a more livable, fair and just society.

    In addition to featuring several of the Manifesto’s high-profile signatories, the launch event will include experts outlining why this vision is feasible and achievable.

    In addition to featuring several of the Manifesto’s high-profile signatories, the launch event will include experts outlining why this vision is feasible and achievable.

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    Rachel Supports Greenpeace’s #SaveTheArctic Campaign

    Greenpeace released a new campaign video to support the cause of Arctic protection. Rachel provides the voice for the polar bear. You can watch the video and official press release below. Be sure to head over to SaveTheArtic.org to find out how you can sign up to pledge.

    Canadian award-winning actress Rachel McAdams is lending her support to the cause of Arctic protection through a new video from Greenpeace, director Jason van Bruggen and creative agency DOT DOT DASH. The video shows a lonely polar bear walking through urban landscapes and interacting with city-dwellers, while McAdams provides the voice for the bear, speaking about how she will soon be homeless as a result of climate change and Arctic oil drilling.

    In June, McAdams appeared with actor and activist Jane Fonda at Toast the Coast in Vancouver, an event aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of Arctic oil drilling and tar sands projects. “The presence of oil companies in the Arctic brings with it great risk, not only to this already fragile environment but to our ecosystem as a whole,” said McAdams. “Accidents happen and the Arctic can’t afford that. It’s time to ask for cleaner, safer alternatives. Several alternatives already exist that can help create jobs and clean up our planet at the same time. I hope this video inspires others to take action on this important issue.”

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