Ashley Benson is ready to spread holiday cheer and give back to the causes closest to her heart!
The 26-year-old Pretty Little Liars star teamed up with PayPal to celebrate #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
JustJared chatted with Ashley about her favorite charities, how fans can get involved and her life in New York City.
JJ: Which charities do you love to give back to and why?
One of my favorite charities is Wags & Walks. I’m a HUGE dog lover and found out about Wags & Walks through a close friend who adopted his pit bull through the organization and told me about founder Lesley Brog’s mission.
JJ: What is your favorite thing about Wags & Walks?
One of the things I love most about Wags & Walks is that they don’t care about a dog’s size, age or breed – what really matters is matching the perfect dog to the perfect family. Thanks to a new partnership between PayPal and GoFundMe, you can fundraise on behalf of your favorite charity so I’ve started a campaign to raise money for Wags & Walks. There are so many ways you can give back this holiday season!
JJ: How’s life in New York City? What are some of your favorite hang-outs?
It’s great – I’ve been wanting to move to New York for a long time and I’m so excited to finally be here! I’m really into fashion so I spend a lot of time in SoHo and I love how easy it is to catch a show on Broadway.
JJ: Why did you decide to partner up with PayPal for #GivingTuesday?
Giving back has always been important to me and I’m a firm believer that small acts of kindness can make a world of difference – especially during the holiday season. Starting today and throughout the holiday season, PayPal is matching all donations by 1% at paypal.com/givecheer ensuring that 101% of your gift goes to your chosen charity. Whether you’re passionate about animal welfare, education, the environment or a cause right in your own backyard, there are thousands of causes to choose from and now is the best time of year to give a little cheer.