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Claire Danes & Cynthia Nixon: Afghan Hands Helpful

Claire Danes & Cynthia Nixon: Afghan Hands Helpful

Claire Danes and Cynthia Nixon co-host the 2nd annual Afghan Hands and Orlane Fundraiser at Longchamp on Thursday (September 30) in New York City.

The actresses met up with pal and makeup artist Matin Maulawizada, who runs Afghan Hands.

The education business program helps Afghan widows whose husbands were killed by the Taliban. The women embroider scarves, with all proceeds going directly back to them.

Rachel Bilson and Mandy Moore are just a few of the organization’s famous fans!

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Credit: John Lamparski; Photos: Wire Image
Posted to: Claire Danes, Cynthia Nixon, Matin Maulawizada

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8 Comments

# 1

For some reason my post wont show up. Jared you on Rachel’s payroll? Whatever. Her existance is just pathetic.

Poor Afghani’s. My heart breaks for those who get slumped with the folks who do bad things. Working in PR opens your eyes up to celebs who pay to have their names attached to charities they could care less about.

# 2
phat-ruley @ 10/04/2010 at 3:42 am

Nope its ONLY Mandy Moore who is or got genuinely famous w/ credits. Most notably remembered for her hit movie & staring role, A Walk To Remember” alongside w/ 10 or more films to date & still continue to get acting jobS till now… done some recordings too & released a few albums.
Rachel BIlson is just famous on JJ by just hitting & paying his gossip site almost every freaking day.
Case closed.

# 3
Brightside @ 10/04/2010 at 6:13 am

Have to say that Afghan Hands own site states that Rachel Bilson and Mandy Moore are celebrity fans of the shawls made by the women. Not supporters exactly, but fans. Along with Angelina Jolie and Mena Suvari. So why not mention the last two JJ…after all Angelina Jolie is A++ list and a notable charity worker in her own right. She is very dedicated, very beautiful, very talented and very compassionate. Mentioning her would have been a great way to advertise the good work this charity does rather than mentioning a z-lister alongside Mandy Moore.

# 5

What about Afghan widows, orphans, children who have been killed by the invading forces? Shouldn’t it be about trying to help everyone whoever they have been murdered by? Otherwise it is just political and not about caring.

# 6

@phat-ruley: First she’s famous for being on the oc, duh

# 7

Well written Lynette, thank you. Killed is killed, dead is dead, no matter by whom.

# 8
phat-ruley @ 10/04/2010 at 11:19 pm

@#6
OC got AXED due to very poor ratings duh!!!

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