Day 308- Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is just getting started. After appearing as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” back in 2005, Pattinson shot to stardom when he landed the role of Edward Cullen in the 2008 film adaptation of the first novel of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.

OK-- so, the real Pattinson doesn't "sparkle," but, hey, through helping others, he shines!

RPattz (as he is often nicknamed by the tabloids) has gone on to star in the second and third installments of “The Twilight Saga,” which has increasingly become a giant pop-culture phenom of the 21st century. And he’s already making his mark in the realm of philanthropy, which has long been ruled by top-notch celebs and entrepreneurs. Pattinson is a supporter of the American Foundation for Aids Research (amfAR).

In March, Rob signed a guitar to be auctioned off, its proceeds benefiting the L.A. charity Midnight Mission, which exists to help homeless people become able to sustain themselves.

Pattinson also doodled a balloon as an original piece of artwork to benefit Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT, which now serves children with special needs and their families).

So you see, Pattinson is slowly but surely carving out a niche for himself in the charitable world– without using any of his vampire jedi mind-tricks!

I hope you all have a very safe and happy Fourth of July. On this special Sunday, let us all pray for those who are vulnerable, hungry, thirsty or homeless. Let us not forget all the soldiers of the world who are helping us in our battles, and also all the civilians both at home and overseas, who have suffered as a result of war. Our homefront heroes are worthy of recognition, and anyone who is serving a noble cause, without firearms, often with little resources, is a true hero. It takes only one person to start a revolution of doing good.

May Freedom Ring for us all.


Laurita ♥

P.S. I apologize for the really bad joke in the photo caption.


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