Will Smith's Kids "Lend a Hand" to AIDS Charity

Celebrity Moms Oct. 6, 2009 AT 12:19PM
Will Smith's Kids "Lend a Hand" to AIDS Charity

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith would be so proud!

The star couple's children -- son Jaden, 11, and daughter Willow, 8 -- are serving as youth ambassadors of Hasbro's Project Zambi, Usmagazine.com has confirmed.

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The siblings, both actors, are teaming up with the global initiative dedicated to raising awareness  for the 15 million children who have lost parents and relatives to the AIDS epidemic in Africa

"Willow and I joined Project Zambi to represent all the kids out there who want to make the world a better place," Jaden told Us in a statement. "We want to encourage kids everywhere to lend a hand and join us in spreading the word about how much children who have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa need our help."

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Jaden -- who is currently filming Kung Fu Kid -- and Willow have joined other celebrities in autographing custom-designed, one-of-a-kind collectible elephant models that are available in a celebrity charity auction.

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All the money raised from the sale of each elephant will be donated to a charity that supports children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.

Willow and Jaden's choice? The Chikumbuso Women and Orphan's Project in Zambia.

"Project Zambi is about kids and for kids, and it's so important that we all learn to take care of each other," Willow told Us in a statement. "Even from the other side of the world, kids in Africa will know they have friends who care about them."

To find out more about Jaden and Willow's charity, visit ProjectZambi.com.

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