Oscar-nominated actor Colin Firth has been a passionate and dedicated activist for Oxfam for more than a decade. An advocate and humanitarian, he has lobbied for trade reform and appealed for appealed for donations to aid populations affected by food shortages and fluctuating food prices funds.
Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver has been a devoted supporter of Oxfam for more than 15 years. In 2004, she travelled to Cambodia and Thailand for Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign to draw attention to the impact of global companies’ purchasing practices on factory conditions in developing nations.
Actress Kristin Davis has supported Oxfam since 2004. Her involvement in Oxfam’s emergency and humanitarian work began following that year’s Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. A compassionate and committed supporter, Davis has travelled to see Oxfam’s efforts in South Africa, Uganda, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Haiti and Kenya.
Actress and model Joy Bryant is one of Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet (SOP) Ambassadors. SOP is a movement of powerful women and men who are teaming with Oxfam to help women around the world fight hunger, poverty, and climate change. Bryant recently traveled to Cambodia where she met with women farmers who are on the front lines of climate change.
A supporter of Oxfam for more than seven years, actress Scarlett Johansson was motivated to become involved by the organization’s response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. In 2007, she traveled to India and Sri Lanka and met tsunami survivors who were rebuilding their lives after losing their families and livelihoods. In 2011, Johansson travelled to Kenya to see the devastating impact of the severe drought that has hit parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, putting more than 13 million people at risk.
Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou is a powerful voice against poverty and injustice and has supported Oxfam’s work for more than five years. Hounsou has advocated for poor farmers who have been affected by unfair international trade rules and has campaigned against US farm subsidies.
Renowned chef, TV personality, and best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis began supporting Oxfam in 2008. De Laurentiis has focused her efforts with Oxfam on bringing attention to the 925 million people around the world who are chronically hungry.
Inspired to learn about Oxfam while studying for the lead role in the 2007 film “Into the Wild,” actor Emile Hirsch has travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe to see firsthand Oxfam’s humanitarian response in these regions.
Star NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald started working with Oxfam in response to a drought in Ethiopia. He is using his unique platform to encourage others to give back and support others around the world.
Super Bowl champion Anquan Boldin, one of the NFL’s most dedicated humanitarians, traveled with Oxfam to Ethiopia in March 2012. Having spent years inspiring others and changing the lives of people at home, Anquan is committing himself to helping his friends around the world.
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