Charity Work

Thursday, Aug 6, 2009

Our lovely Courteney is known for her generous and heartfelt charity work. She has founded charities with husband David Arquette,has designed items for charity auctions and has helped out other charities in many ways.

Below you will find a list of Charities and Organisations Courteney supports,has worked with,donated to and helped out in general. Click the links to take to there official websites for more information.

  • Omnipeace (Founder)

OmniPeace, a Los Angeles based fashion brand, donates 25% of all its profits to efforts committed to promoting peace, education, human rights and ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2025. It addresses vital humanitarian needs through the distribution and sale of branded consumer products.

Official Website

  • EB Medical Research Foundation

A volunteer nonprofit foundation dedicated to the support of medical research of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), its causes, the development of successful treatments, and ultimately, its cure.

Official Website

  • Blue Planet Run Foundation

Creating global awareness of the world’s safe drinking water crisis, and mobilize citizens of the world to solve the problem.

Goals include providing safe drinking water to 20 million people worldwide by 2015 and 200 million people by 2027, and keeping world attention focused on the safe drinking water crisis by organizing a Blue Planet Run event every two years.

Official Website

  • Lili Claire Foundation

Enhancing the lives of children living with Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism and other neurogenetic disorders, while providing hope and resources for the families who love them.

Official Website

  • Project ALS

Jenifer Estess, her family, and friends, started Project A.L.S. in 1998, when Jenifer was diagnosed with the fatal brain disease at the age of thirty-five. Upon discovering that there were no effective treatments, Project A.L.S. set out to put medicine into place.

The mission today is to bring the best science to ALS patients in the form of effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure. Project A.L.S. has raised over $30 million, directing 81% to research programs. The majority of fundraising proceeds goes to support investigations in Genetics, Drug Discovery, Stem Cells, and Disease Pathways.

The hallmark of Project A.L.S. research is collaboration. Researchers who were competitors now play on the same team, meet regularly, share data openly, and work rationally, constructively, and aggressively toward shared goals.

Official Site

  • The Lunchbox Fund

The Fund was founded in 2004, after a teacher noticed a group of students who had no food sitting where they didn’t have to watch the other students eat.

Since then the organization has helped to provide food to disadvantaged children in order to help them grow and achieve their goals.

Official Site

  • The Art Of Elysium

ncouraging working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.

Official Site

  • Pediatric Epilepsy Project

Improving the lives of children with neurological disorders by providing the best clinical care possible based on current knowledge;

Conducting cutting edge clinical and basic science research that will advance the care of our patients and give direction to others throughout the world; and

Facilitating the development of faculty and train the next generation of pediatric neurologists to lead in clinical care and research.

Official Site

  • Camp Laurel

Providing an opportunity for hundreds of children living with HIV and AIDS to enjoy the outdoors while forming support groups with their peers

Official Site

  • Libby Ross Foundation

Striving to make a significant difference in the lives of women afflicted with breast cancer through unique support programs and to help eradicate the disease through research and early detection.

Official Site

  • Food Bank For New York City

A member of America’s Second Harvest, the organization coordinates the distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the city’s hungry.

Official Site