Emma Watson actively contributes to various organizations and causes via funding, promotion, active participation in charity events and donations of e.g. “Love from Emma” designs for ethical fashion. Please have a look at these past and present supported causes and charities.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Children around the world are having their rights denied every day. UNICEF is working in 193 countries to protect these rights, making sure children’s voices are heard and listened to. UNICEF Inspired Gifts are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that we provide to children around the world, every day of the year. From chickens to vaccines, all of our gifts help directly to meet childrens rights.
Emma is a firm ambassador of children’s rights and quite a vocal humanitarian. In lieu of sending her gifts she asks that if you “really want to do something in her name” to donate to UNICEF. On her official site she links to her source page and would really appreciate your support! Bonus tip, if you click the UNICEF link at the bottom of her official site a little website easter egg pops up!
For more information please visit UNICEF.org.uk.
BBC’s Children in Need
Our mission is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our vision is a society where each and every child and young person is supported to realise their potential. We provide this support in the form of grants to organisations working with children who may have experienced mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.
In November 2009 Emma and her Potter co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, appeared in a small television advert advocating the Children in Need program. This charity is supported yearly by big name U.K. stars who urge their fans and the rest of the British population to support this high ranking charity!
For more information please visit Pudsey.
People Tree creates Fair Trade and organic clothing and accessories by forming lasting partnerships with Fair Trade, organic producers in developing countries. To support producer partners’ efforts towards economic independence and control over their environment and to challenge the power structures that undermine their rights to a livelihood.
Emma released a well-received fashion line with “Love from Emma” for People Tree which featured organic and environmentally ethical clothing for the under-25 demographic. She worked tirelessly to design clothing that was fun, youthful and above all, ethically sound. She explains her involvement in the line, saying she did not participate to further her image but felt it was a “great idea” and way to alert the general public about the benefits of fair trade and helping people through fashion.
A certain percentage of Emma’s collaboration with Alberta Ferretti, “Pure Threads”, was also donated to the People Tree Foundation.
For more information please visit PeopleTree.co.uk.
Wild Trout Trust (WTT)
The Wild Trout Trust acts as a catalyst in stimulating hands-on, in-the-water, habitat-improvement projects at a grass-roots level, effectively helping others to help themselves in the most cost-effective and efficient way. The Trust is a favoured partner of the Environment Agency and Natural England, both of which fund some of the Trust’s key conservation projects.
In the past Emma has donated hand-designed clothing to the Wild Trout Trust in a bid to help protect and conserve the habitats of wild trout in Britain and Ireland. Fellow co-star Tom Felton is also a supporter of this organisation.
For more information please visit WildTrout.org.
Blue Peter’s Mission Nutrition
If you get involved in Mission Nutrition, you can help other children around the world eat better and grow their own food. With your help, we want to get two million meals to hungry children, and help them to grow healthy food for themselves!
As with UNICEF Emma supports Blue Peter’s “Mission Nutrition” because she is an advocate of human rights, especially in regards to children. As with the Wild Trout Trust, Emma has donated clothing and hand-made artwork to auction off to support this charity.
For more information please visit MissionNutrition.org.uk.
Camfed fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. Our goal: To improve the lives of two million children by 2013.
Prior to her 21st birthday Emma approached one of her favourite artists, Mark Demsteader, about purchasing a few of his paintings; to celebrate her birthday Demsteader offered to paint and release a series of paintings featuring Emma as his subject. The collection, comprised of 34 paintings of various mediums, went on sale to the public. As a part of their collaboration, Emma stipulated that 10% of every painting be donated to CAMFED International. Photos of the “Emma” collection by Mark Demsteader can be seen here in our galleries.
For more information please visit CAMFED International.