Garfield is featured in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for the foundation, whose mission is "to transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world," according to the Wordwide Orphans Foundation official website.
The superhero-themed PSA is full of masked kids dressed in capes, and Garfield makes an appearance in a classroom shooting imaginary Spidey webs. He also appears alongside his philanthropic mentor, Dr. Jane Aronson, a renowned pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist, who founded WWO in 1997.
Garfield has been fighting for Worldwide Orphans and he has enlisted the help of his The Amazing Spider-Man co-star and real-life girlfriend, Emma Stone, in his efforts. The couple has twice used their celebrity to garner attention for their favorite charities while simultaneously battling the ever-pesky paparazzi. In both September 2012 and June of this year, the duo learned that photogs were waiting outside restaurants they had been dining in, so they made signs advertising foundations to cover their famous faces. "Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let's try this again. We don't need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do," read the note in front of Stone's face. "Www.youthmentoring.org, www.autismspeaks.org, (and don't forget) www.wwo.org, gildasclubnyc.org. Here's to the stuff that matters. Have a good day!" read the signage covering Garfield's face.
Autism appears to be another cause close to Garfield's heart. He was spotted at the Hunter Connect Surfers for Autism event in Australia in March of this year. The day is about teaching children with autism how to surf and, according to a Daily Mail source, Garfield was excited to be involved. "It was Andrew's idea to touch base," the source said. "He was very specific in wanting to do something with a local charity that supported children with autism spectrum disorder in the surf."
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