Maybe I take my pop culture a bit too seriously, but last night I was watching a documentary on Roseanne Barr and as it listed all the vain, nonsensical, mean-spirited ways that she blew her early-90s power and money, and I couldn’t help but wonder: How much did I contribute to that behavior by watching her sitcom every week back in the day? Well, maybe we can all feel a little bit better about blowing our cash on something like “Twilight,” as evidenced by a story we ran recently on the cast's devotion to charity work.
And the hits just keep on coming! As we were putting that story to bed, I got a shout from “New Moon” star Chaske Spencer, who was hoping to bring some attention to his own recent efforts. Naturally, we’re happy to report that more good is going on out there courtesy Sam Uley — and it doesn’t even involve taking his shirt off.
"I had such a great time!” Spencer told us about his time spent helping DoSomething.org, the same youth-empowering charity organization that recently landed Ashley Greene as its spokesperson. “Being able to spend the day with young people and giving back means so much to me.”
Earlier this month, the Wolf Pack member joined Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ciara at the 2nd Annual Staples/DoSomething 101 National School Supply Drive in NYC. They helped fill up 5,000 bags with notebooks, calculators, binders and other back-to-school supplies, which will be donated to needy students for the upcoming school year — a cause with which many Twilighters can certainly sympathize.
“I feel like giving back is in my blood,” Chaske explained of his involvement. “I remember my dad, who coached football, would buy some of his players football shoes when they couldn’t afford it.
“It taught me how important it is to do whatever you can to help others,” he added.
Very cool stuff. Naturally, we can all look forward to seeing Chaske alongside his new “Twilight Saga” homeys on the big-screen in November. But in the meantime, it seems like he’s already following in their philanthropic footsteps. And I can tell you this much: I’d rather give these dudes my hard-earned ten bucks than Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold.
Have any “Twilight” stars inspired you to do some charity work? If so, tell us your stories down below!