Xperedon Fundraising Tools
Advertisment

NEW YORK: Hugh Jackman

25/10/2011 by Alan Cole in the UK

Wake up and smell the coffee...

Real Steel star launches coffee shop for charity.



Actor Hugh Jackman has opened a coffee shop in New York to raise money for charity.

The coffee shop is part of the Laughing Man philanthropy brand which Jackman co-founded with friends Barry and David Steingard.

The Australian actor - best known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men movies - is also a long-term supporter of the charity World Vision, an international development agency...

It was during a trip to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision that Jackman was inspired to go on to develop his coffee business - whilst meeting an Ethiopian coffee farmer, Dukale...

The visit in 2009 involved Jackman living and working on a coffee farm and he became aware of the difficulties facing farmers and wanted to help...

The organisers have subsequently described the project's aims as forming global partnerships: supporting ethical entrepreneurs, job creation and charity...

The new store sells tea, coffee and chocolates with profits to charity while Laughing Man also sells accessories and gifts.

Under the slogan All Be Happy! the Laughing Man organisation channels its profits into its positive causes as well as helping sympathetic companies and products to develop...

The latest launch of the Laughing Man Marketplace cafe certainly develops Jackman's more sensitive side in comparison to his adventurer and action hero roles…

Laughing Man describes its wares as "respectfully traded" "carefully grown" and "deliciously brewed" and is donating profits to charitable educational programmes such as Harlem Children's Villages.

The charity brand Laughing Man was launched on October 12 on Jackman's birthday.

The coffee shop launch has also seen the actor taking a central role posing with fans for photos in NYC.

The cafe is a small shop next to Laughing Man's headquarters on Duane Street, Tribeca in New York City...

The owners say as well as being a meeting place they want their store to be a by-word for super drinks and chocolate... and rumours have it if all goes well it may be developed into a chain...

As his star has risen Jackman, currently in cinemas in sci-fi action drama Real Steel, has become an increasingly active campaigner for charity...

As well as World Vision, the entertainer who was born in Sydney, has also offered support for a number of other charity organisations... including the Global Poverty Project and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation...


Charity News every weekday
Written and edited in London and Geneva All Xperedon news articles are original and are written by the Xperedon news team. The team is headed in the UK by Alan Cole, an experienced award-winning journalist and copywriter. Alan has previously worked in-house for UK publishers, Pearson Media (Financial Times) and Northcliffe Newspapers, among others, and is an accredited member of the National Union of Journalists, UK.

Send us your Charity News Got Something to Share? Send us your charity news articles

If you have some Charity / Philanthropy / Fundraising news you'd like to share with us, or an RSS feed that you would like us to include on www.giving-news.com, please email us your news articles here and we'll take care of the rest.

Follow us on Twitter
We tweet all Xperedon Charity News and retweet the "best of the rest" all day, every weekday

Join the conversation

Air Ambulance charities across the UK are raising their profile as part of National Air Ambulance Week.

Jemma of the EAAA

23/09/2014

Landmine convention advocates celebrate anniversary with a call for further progress on eradication of anti-personnel mines, plus greater assistance for landmine survivors.

AP Mine Ban Convention logo

23/09/2014

Combating non-communicable diseases, including cardio disease and diabetes, is vital for global development as well as a health issue, say partners.

NCD Alliance

22/09/2014

Largest ever public demonstration on climate change backs NGO calls for urgent action on carbon emissions, and climate resilience.

Sunset in England

22/09/2014

As the international community steps up efforts to combat Ebola, the public can be heartened by a number of promising developments including encouraging survival rates.

Ebola health worker

19/09/2014

Campaigners opposed to the ‘canned hunting’ of lions have received a boost from Green MPs, who have taken the campaign to the European Parliament.

Lioness

19/09/2014

Charities are appealing for aid to help thousands of people affected by severe floods in Bangladesh, following acute summer rainfall.

Fast Moving Water

18/09/2014

Mountaineer pays tribute to donors and supporters following his successful ascent up Europe’s highest mountain.

Alex Unzi Mount Elbrus

18/09/2014

A UK charity is calling on fundraisers to grow a beard as part of its OctoBeardFest, and raise vital funds for prostate cancer research.

OctoBeardFest logo

17/09/2014

International partnership efforts have helped to reduce global hunger significantly in the last decade, although there’s much more work to be done.

farm land

17/09/2014

The WFP has launched its first hunger relief programme in Ukraine, as the international response to help people caught up in the conflict grows.

WFP Ukraine

16/09/2014

New community programmes and centre in Sierra Leone getting ready to fight Ebola, with support from children's charity.

Sierra Leone Ebola programme

16/09/2014

A non-profit partnership is battling to eliminate two terrible tropical diseases across four African countries.

Carter Center

15/09/2014

Charities around the world will benefit from millions of dollars raised at the BGC and Cantor annual trade for charity event.

Michelle Williams

15/09/2014

South Sudan’s decision to ratify UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is a step in the right direction, says aid organisation.

South Sudan flag

12/09/2014

One of the UK’s oldest dog shelters is receiving donations and offers of voluntary support following a suspected arson attack in which 50 animals have died.

Border collie puppy

12/09/2014

Subscribe to the Weekly Newsletter

Receive a weekly round up of News from Xperedon, delivered to your inbox.

   
 
 
   

New charity foundation supporting best practice in the housing rental sector, announces first raft of funding for education projects.

TDS

03/09/2014

Education charity recognises the value of business skills, as Haiti looks forward to a brighter future...

Haiti education charity

23/07/2014

Charity think tank reveals support for degree level apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional university degrees

Xperedon logo

15/07/2014

Charity-backed teams build life-size toy replica of rocket car, celebrating importance of education in science, engineering and technology.

Bloodhound SSC

09/07/2014

Investment in fundraising profession within Higher Education will lead to substantial dividends, suggests a new report...

Xperedon logo

06/05/2014

New women’s empowerment foundation launched in Mexico will fund skills and education programmes.

Foundation-AngélicaFuentes

28/03/2014

A foundation progressing girls education and human rights has benefited from a successful fundraising event in Geneva.

Girls education Afghanistan

21/02/2014

Business leaders in Australia are continuing their backing for the Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education...

Vincent-Defourny

11/02/2014

Largest ever public demonstration on climate change backs NGO calls for urgent action on carbon emissions, and climate resilience.

Sunset in England

22/09/2014

Environmental charity welcomes plans in Scotland to protect beaches and seas from litterbugs.

rock pool

20/08/2014

Foundation supported technology project develops a smartphone app that analyses environmental pollution in real-time.

Air quality

11/08/2014

Environmental charity’s iconic ship returns to home port of Amsterdam, as Arctic conservation campaign grows.

Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise

05/08/2014

A new centre capable of recycling millions of tyres annually, is a sign of the growing global awareness of the value of environmental sustainability in the industry.

Tyres

31/07/2014

Environmental charities and wildlife groups call on the UK’s new environment minister to make a positive difference for nature, climate and wildlife.

Nature

17/07/2014

A global alliance of non-profits have received commitments of 80 million USD, to save the world’s wild cats and their ecosystems...

Tiger

24/06/2014

Environmental charity campaigning for Arctic nature zone set to receive its ship back after last year's protest.

Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise

11/06/2014

Innovative research project assessing the problem of youth homelessness is one of the winners of the 2014 UK Google Impact Challenge.

Centrepoint

11/08/2014

Sustained growth in online charity donations, year on year, confirms how online donations technology is vital.

Keyboard giving

01/08/2014

Older charity donors are increasingly Internet savvy, donating via online platforms and email, according to new US research.

Fundraisers and donors

22/07/2014

Non-profit org announces new partnerships and promotions online to tackle cyberbullying.

mobile phone

20/06/2014

Social housing providers are being urged to help residents get online this year during a major digital inclusion campaign.

Spring Online Logo

10/01/2014

A campaign by UK animal welfare charities to introduce minimum standards for the sale of pets online, has received a boost in parliament.

Rescue-dog

16/10/2013

The shopping experience for consumers seeking quality disability products online just got easier with the launch of a pioneering new Internet shop.


05/07/2013