Will Smith Will Read A Bedtime Story To Help Raise $50 Million For Homelessness

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

Hollywood actor Will Smith’s latest philanthropic project will see him participate in a global initiative to combat homelessness and displacement. He will be a part of The World’s Big Sleep Out on December 7th, a mission to raise funds to tackle these twin issues across the world. BecauseOfThemWeCan.Org has reported that this campaign encourages people all over the world to be a part of efforts to help organize or at least join a giant “sleep out” for a night. This will help in the effort to raise $50 million to fund various charities around the world.

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Will Smith has tweeted that he will be joining the world’s biggest sleepout initiative as a sign of compassion and solidarity for the global homeless and displaced persons. As part of his
effort, he will be reading a bed-time story for everyone participating in Times Square. Similar performances are expected in 50 other cities from across the world. 50,000 people are expected to participate.

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The event is a sleepout in cities around the world for one night to raise awareness about global homelessness and raise $50 million in funds which will support charities worldwide to provide for at least a million people around the world. Half the funds will go to charities helping the homeless in towns and cities and the other half going to charities helping the 70.1 million people displaced worldwide through war and natural calamities. Research by the Institute of Global Homelessness shows the number of homeless and displaced has reached a disturbing high of more than 100 million people around the world, reports the Daily Post.

An expected 50,000 people including leading musicians from around the world and A-listers from Hollywood including Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will attend the global sleep out. Dame Mirren will make an appearance in Trafalgar Square, London. Other venues are expected to feature live programs including Los Angeles, Madrid, Chicago, and Amsterdam.

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This effort is expected to make the world leaders aware that there is a need to find a permanent solution to the problem of homelessness and the global refugee crisis that affects everyone. By just collectively giving up our bed for one night for the homeless in our city and the global refugees, we reach out a hand of compassion and be a part of the collective effort that will raise $50 million to help close to a million people.

 

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