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The feeling of abandonment, on its own, is hard. Imagine being abandoned by those who were supposed to love, protect, and support you since birth, your parents. Mark Wahlberg, along with Darryl McDaniels have recently announced that they are teaming up to raise funds for an adoption charity. McDaniels, who himself is an adoptee said, “We wanted to give back to those children who didn’t get taken home or who are growing up in the foster care system.”
To boost the charity fund, Wahlberg is auctioning off a visit to the set of his latest film, Broken City, the movie he has been filming with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe, and Kyle Chandler for the past few months in New Orleans. This fundraising activity is expected to gather $10,000 for the Felix organization, a charity founded in 2006, by Darryl McDaniels and Sheila Jaffe, with Mark Wahlberg being among the founding members.
The winner of the CharityBuzz.com auction will be invited to meet the actor this month. However, he/she will only be given a week’s notice to schedule a meeting and must be reachable for at least three days in case of a scheduling change.
The Felix campus is located in Putnam Valley, New York, where it provides new experiences and opportunities to children growing up in the foster care system, in order to enrich their lives and help them overcome the feeling of abandonment. Ever since the organization was founded in 2006, it has sent over 500 children to its campus, Camp Felix. The Felix organization’s mission is to continue to send an increasing number of children to its campus every year, in order to nurture and encourage them with inspiring opportunities.
Moreover, Wahlberg is also fundraising for his own charity organization, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which will use the funds gathered to improve the life quality of inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. Wahlberg is holding a raffle for a set visit to his latest movie. The price of the raffle ticket is two dollars each with a minimum purchase of five tickets. The winner will be given a chance take photos with Wahlberg, receive autographs, get up to $2,500 as travel allowance to New Orleans, and be awarded a cash prize in the amount of $635.25 to ease his/her tax liability that results from winning the raffle.
For more information regarding Wahlberg’s raffle, please visit the website of Celebrities for Charity. If you would like to donate to either of the charity organizations, refer to their websites, The Flex Organization and The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to find details on how you could help.