Eliza Dushku has thrown her support behind an organization that helps former child soldiers in Uganda heal from the traumatic events of war and sexual enslavement.
The actress has launched a campaign titled 30/30/30, in which she hopes to raise $30,000 for THARCE-Gulu by her 30th birthday on December 30.
She spoke to CeleBuzz.com about the charity:
Your main goal is to raise $30,000 for the center, right?
Yes, raise $30,000 to buy the land and get the permits and architectural design down. Then we have other requests out to corporations that we can start to build the center and have staffers. The land is $22,000 and we have a number of people on the ground working on this. We need to purchase the land, pay the fees and start building.
Where do you stand right now?
We’re at about $9,000 right now. And of course I’m a type-A, so I hit up Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Oprah and a bunch of other celebrities on Twitter. I want to go through it today and write to more! The support has already been tremendous. People have said “I sold my books to get money to donate.” We are actually going to auction off a Skype chat on eBay for the causeI know there’s I know it’s also a hard time for people but we really appreciate everyone’s help and support on this.