Charity Work

Enough Project

The Enough Project fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity, focused on areas where some of the world’s worst atrocities occur.

Ryan has been working with Enough Project since 2005. Here are some actions they did together:

In 2012, Ryan wrote an article to The Huffington Post about the video "I Am Congo". To  watch the videos, go to the Raise Hope for Congo website.

Ryan talked about Congo on Jimmy Kimmel and shared a video from his trip. Watch the interview below:

Know more about "conflict minerals" on this article written by Ryan and John Prendergast.

In 2010, Ryan traveled with John Prendergast from Enough Project to Congo, to gather footage for an upcoming documentary and to raise awareness about the violence in that region.

Ryan's testimony is part of the book Enough Moment written by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle:

In 2008, Ryan spoke at a Whashington panel for Darfur.

In 2007, he went on a trip to a refugee camp in Darfur. Here's what he said when he came back:

"I met a little girl, who, at one and a half, had been wrapped in a carpet and burned by the LRA. She was sick when we met her and we took her to the hospital and she ended up having HIV as well. The sad thing is that's not really anything special. Everyone around her had their own situation. It's just endless."
”[People in Darfur looked at me] not like I was just some actor from Hollywood who was there to have an experience. They looked at me like I was somebody who could really do something. And I didn’t consider myself in that way,”
“I still can see the way they looked at me.”
Watch the video below of Ryan talking about his experience with John Prendergast from Enough Project:

PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

In 2011, Ryan   wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on PETA's behalf calling on the agency to revoke its approval of a foam-based extermination method that kills birds by submerging them in foam to slowly suffocate them. This process can take up to 15 minutes and is as traumatic and panic-inducing as killing birds by choking them, strangling them, smothering them, or burying them alive.

"If dogs and cats were killed in this way, the person committing these acts would be charged with cruelty to animals," Gosling wrote. He went on to urge the USDA to put its stamp of approval on a less cruel alternative that uses carbon dioxide to painlessly render birds unconscious and that has already been approved by veterinary experts.

In 2008, Ryan wrote letters to KFC and McDonald's about the conditions in which chickens are raised and slaughtered, urging the fast-food chains to adopt PETA's proposed animal welfare reforms.

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SickKids Foundation 

Inspiring communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.

In 2010, during TIFF, Ryan participated in an auction for SickKids Foundation.

Know more about SickKids Foundation

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Silver Lake Conservatory of Music

Established by Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea and Keith Barry in 2001 to facilitate music education by providing affordable or free lessons and instruments.

In 2009, Dead Man's Bones, Ryan's band, recorded an album in collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir.

Check out the music video for the song "In The Room Where You Sleep" with Ryan, Zach Shields and the kids from the conservatory

Know more about Silver Lake Conservatory of Music

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ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.

In 2007, Ryan was part of the ONE TV spot along with other celebrities:

Know more about ONE

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Invisible Children

Invisible Children is a group that raises awareness about the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in Central Africa. LRA is a militant group/cult operating in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.[6] It has been accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, child-sex slavery and forcing children to participate in hostilities.

In 2007, Ryan spoke to the congress in Washington, DC about the situation in Northen Uganda.

Check out the video below:

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