Zendaya, Shay Mitchell, Teen Wolf cast honoured at fundraiser

Zendaya, Shay Mitchell, Teen Wolf cast honoured at fundraiser

Being raised by teachers in Oakland, Zendaya was exposed to the inner city's need for positive mentors, and the positive impact that teachers can make.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 9:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Young Hollywood stepped up at the seventh annual Lysa Heslov and Grant Heslov-helmed fundraiser for the non-profit Children Mending Hearts, held in Malibu on Sunday afternoon.

The fundraiser, which raised money to provide artistic and creative opportunities to disadvantaged youth, recognized actress and singer Zendaya, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell, the cast of Teen Wolf and ambassador Nicole Avant.

Being raised by teachers in Oakland, Zendaya was exposed to the inner city’s need for positive mentors, and the positive impact that teachers can make. “You don’t have any clue how important it is, and how much it really does affect their lives,” she said. “Being able to have something that they can hold onto and be a part of means so much.”

Honoured with the cast of heroes award, several stars from Teen Wolf, led by Holland Roden, accepted recognition. “To be receiving this award together is really special for us,” Roden said. “They have always lead by example,” she said, referring to the cast’s work in and outside of their various philanthropic efforts. Mitchell, who has teamed with several nonprofits geared toward social change, said that she is always inspired to keep giving back. “Having these children know that they can be agents of change themselves, I think is really important — no matter what walk of life you come from.”

In addition to the award recipients, Lucy Hale, Chad Lowe, Jesse McCartney, Gregg Sulkin, Randy Jackson, Steven Weber also attended.


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