Andrew Garfield was recently named the Worldwide Orphans Foundation’s sports ambassador after traveling with Dr. Jane Aronson to Ethiopia and Haiti. The “Amazing Spider-Man” actor is a huge advocate of sports, citing how they help kids learn essential life skills and become emotionally and physically stronger.
Emma Stone was at the WWO event, which occurred earlier this week at NYC’s Royalton Hotel. You may notice the unusual glasses Garfield and Stone are wearing. They donned the pipe cleaner glasses in support of the WWO’s Blue Glasses Campaign. This crafty twist on eyewear has an adorable backstory. Here it is, courtesy of a press release emailed to us:
In the summer of 2010, Dr. Jane visited WWO’s summer camp in Ethiopia, where children were making art with pipe cleaners. Four-year old Mahlet picked up some blue pipe cleaners and, while studying Dr. Jane carefully, crafted a pair of blue glasses. She tugged on Dr. Jane’s sleeve and pointed to herself saying, “Me — Dr. Jane, me, Dr. Jane.” Soon every child there began crafting their own pipe cleaner glasses. Dr. Jane thought, “If only everyone could see these children as the fabulous, bright, special individuals they are. If only they could see what I see.” And that was how the Blue Glasses campaign got started. WWO believes that the blue glasses symbolize seeing the world through the eyes of an orphan.
See more photos of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dr. Jane Aronson at the Worldwide Orphans Foundation Salon event below, courtesy of WWO and Getty Images.