Sharing the latest in charity news: #FoundDancingMan, George Clooney’s new venture, and Sam Smith and John Legend’s charity single

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From Hollywood celebs to the kind-hearted kid next door, we’ve rounded up the latest in philanthropy and charity news to spotlight the inspirational good that people do.

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  • #FoundDancingMan: Strangers from around the world raised money for a dance party for a man who was shamed–both in person and online–for his dancing and his appearance. Moby and Pharrell are a few of the celebrities who have waded into the anti-bullying fray in support of the dance party. –  LAist

 

  • The Simpsons’ co-creator and noted animal rights advocate Sam Simon passed away, leaving his estate–estimated to be around $100 million–to animal charities. “The thing about animals that speaks to me so much is that my passion for the animals and against animal abuse is based on the knowledge that these creatures which think and feel can’t speak for themselves,” said Simon to NBC.  – Daily Mail UK

 

  • George Clooney’s Not on Our Watch Project charity launches new genocide eradication initiative, 100 Lives. The new initiative both commemorates lives lost during the Armenian genocide and helps fund genocide fighters, with an annual award of $1 million. – International Business News

 

  • Funnyman Will Ferrell took on nine positions in 10 teams over five Spring Training games as an homage to former baseball player Bert Campaneris, who once played every position on the field in one game. Items used by Will Ferrell during the various games will be auctioned off to raise funds for cancer-focused charities, like Cancer for College and Stand Up for Cancer. – MSNBC

 

  • Sam Smith re-records one of his hit singles “Lay Me Down” with John Legend to benefit the UK nonprofit Comedy Relief.  – Forbes

Watch Sam Smith and John Legend perform “Lay Me Down”

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