Some of your fave actresses, performers, influencers and artists are coming together to celebrate International Day of the Girl. The 30 plus celebs are joining the humanitarian organization CARE and the iconic children’s brand Care Bears for a life-changing auction.

Superstars such as Hilary Duff, Sia, Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor, Michelle Williams, Sophia Bush and more will each create their own Care Bear inspired by CARE’s work with women and girls. CARE will auction the bears on eBay, with the proceeds benefiting charities.


So what types of bears are the stars creating? Actress Sophia Bush said, in a press release, “This International Day of the Girl, I’m proud to team up with CARE and Care Bears to celebrate women and shine a light on all that we can achieve when we raise our voices and demand change.” Bush continued, “I created Justice Bear—well, because RBG is my hero!—and to remind the world that while we’ve come a long way, our fight for civil rights is far from over. With women and girls leading the charge, I believe a world in which everyone is equal under the law is achievable.”

CARE President & CEO, Michelle Nunn, said, about the cause and the auction, “If we’re going to help solve the biggest challenges we face as a global community, we’re going to need the power of the next generation of changemakers–powerful girls from around the world.” Nunn went on to say, “When women and girls have the right tools, like access to clean water, education, and economic opportunities they are better placed to succeed. Bidding on a Care Bear will help us bring more of these tools to girls around the world.”

The list of celeb-designed bears includes:

  • Alexandra Daddario, Safety Bear
  • Ashlee Simpson, Equality Bear
  • Bellamy Young, Women In Agriculture Bear
  • Bianca Lawson, Heart Chakra Bear
  • Haylie Duff, Girl Power Bear
  • Hilary Duff, Clean Water Bear
  • Holland Roden, Refugee Bear
  • Iman, Diversity Bear
  • Kacey Musgraves, Earth Magic Bear
  • Katharine McPhee, Give Girls a Voice Bear
  • Meghan Trainor, Youth Are The Future Bear
  • Michelle Williams, Health For All Bear
  • Paisley Family (Brad, Kimberly, Jasper, and Huck), World Hunger Bear
  • Paris Jackson, Global Feminist Bear
  • Sia, Youth Empowerment Bear
  • Skai Jackson, Climate Justice Bear
  • Sophia Bush, Justice Bear
  • Sunnyside Up Cast, WASH Bear
  • Zac Posen, Living Blue Bear

The Care Bears will make their grand debut on Oct. 10 at the Van Ness Elementary School in Los Angeles at a special learning event hosted by CARE and Care Bears. The International Day of the Girl bears will then travel to Showfields in New York City on Oct. 12. The activities will continue with actress Holland Roden and a conversation, sponsored by Olivela, about her experience in Jordan with CARE.

—Erica Loop

Photos: Courtesy of CARE and Care Bears



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