Stillerstrong.org: Ben Stiller's charity for Haiti

In Ben Stiller’s world even charity is ripe for parody. Such is the case with Stillerstrong.org, the newly launched website for Stiller’s partnership with Save the Children. The site will feature a series of viral videos aimed at raising money and awareness for the Save the Children’s Ceverine Community School Project in Haiti. In the first video Stiller takes on his friend, and uber-fundraiser, Lance Armstrong  — directly asking the Tour de France champion to wear a Stillerstong head band in support of his charity. Stiller also has a spot on the site with Owen Wilson, where the actor begrudgingly takes one of Stiller’s goofy headbands for himself–and his dog.

The whole thing may feel really jokey but Stiller is serious about raising the money. He says, “With Save the Children, because I assume they know how to save kids, we are raising money to expand the school, dig a drinking water well there, and set up a self sustainable crop field to help the residents keep the school going for years to come. It’s only one school, but hopefully our efforts will lead to greater awareness for the education needs of the children in Haiti. If not, maybe it will bring the headband back into fashion.” Check it out and let us know what you plan to rock the headband anytime soon.

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  • chris clark

    I love the Stillerstrong organization. What a great cause and a great upbeat way to promote happy giving. Awesome job Ben!

  • Julie Rogers

    Ben may be great, but he’s in trouble. Lance is ready to sue…

    http://livestrongblog.org

  • mark

    Unbelievable. Stiller is a living turd.

    • Anna

      I agree. You can raise money and awareness for a good cause with dignity and respect. Ben doesn’t have to make fun of everything. He should be doing this respectfully. I used to like Ben now he only makes me sick.

      • jeanette winterson

        I don’t see what the work up is. He isn’t making fun of anyone or anything. He can raise money however he wants, it doesn’t have to be in a serious way. He isn’t being disrespectful

      • Lee

        Right, so instead of finding new and interesting ways to get his own charity known, at the same time putting his comedic skills to good work, Ben Stiller should just set off on some politically correct trip to Haiti and say adopt a child. The only people he is making fun of are HIMSELF and the people who have agreed to do the video. And it’s not like this charity requires him to be uber serious and “dignified”. I’m sure the kids in that school loved it when Ben came in joking with them and not some other Hollywood prima donna just stopping by to take a few publicity photos.

  • Please Help Me Find My Family, GILOT Family in Port-au-Prince

    If anyone has any contact with people in Haiti, I beg you to ask for the following people: Valerie Gilot (31), Eric Gilot Jr. (30), Scheffer Gilot (27), Robert Guitry Gilot (25), Matthew Gilot (16), Irma Gilot (35), Sonya Gilot (54) and Marie Josee Louis.

  • marybeliza

    Wow, I think Ben Stiller has a great idea with a great cause.I find it so interesting that the peeps that are sitting and typing are critisizing someone who is taking action. What….??!!

  • Mike McElroen

    Tks so much you make it easy for me to give to a place I know will do good. Sorry I can’t do more

  • Harry B. Utts

    weirdish very weirdish like that friday video on youtube

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