The 18-year-old Austin & Ally star opened up to the magazine’s “do-gooder” issue about her passion about helping others.
“Charity work has become an important part of my life and I want to do as much of it as I possibly can,” Laura said. “This past year, I was the 2013 Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF Ambassador and continue to work with them now. I’m also involved with a really cool campaign with the Humane Society called Meatless Monday, encouraging people to go one day a week without meat. I’ve also worked with Global Green to bring awareness about the environment, the Book-By-Book Campaign to provide books to low-income kids in their homes and schools, and the TJ Martell Foundation to help raise money for cancer and leukemia research. I volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club near my home to help kids with homework (although having me there can be more of a distraction!). I try to help out as much as possible.” she added.
Laura also mentioned four tips to be a successful “do-gooder!” They are: taking ten minutes to look online and find a cause that’s meaningful to you, finding ways to volunteer for the organization, grabbing a friend to join you, and bringing awareness to your cause.
The Jan/Feb issue of BYOU Magazine is now available for purchase. Larger photos of the Laura’s spread under.
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