We love when celebs do good. And Tommy Hilfiger is using his name and influence to try and help the fight against poverty.
Last week, Hilfiger's company announced that through the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation they would support Millennium Promise aimed at cutting world poverty in half by 2015.
And as a the first appointed leader of Millennium Promise, Hilfiger is trying to encourage others to help.
Last Friday, Tommy spoke at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York and told attendees:
“I am asking all of you to join me in this crusade to end extreme poverty. We know the model works, and with additional resources, we know we can double our efforts.
I challenge each of you to use all of your resources to support the Millennium Villages Project with your help of any kind, not just donation. We cannot only end poverty, but affect generations to come.”
Hilfiger says of his new position with the Millennium Promise, “It is hard to be the first, but I will do my best for sure.”
His foundation even pledged to contribute $2 million for the cause last year.
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