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    Jackie’s Charity work

    Jackie Chan named a 'generous celebrity'

    Forbes.com has named Jackie Chan one of 10 generous celebrities, placing the Hong Kong action film star among the ranks of Bono, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie.

    The Web site said that Chan, who set up the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, gave $64,000 to UNICEF to help tsunami victims in Asia in December 2004, and recently donated $100,000 to Chrysalis, a Los Angeles-based charity for the homeless.

    Besides Chan, Bono, Winfrey and Jolie, the other generous celebrities identified by Forbes.com are Nicolas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Steven Spielberg, Celine Dion, Paul McCartney and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    The 10 celebrities were not ranked.
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    Thumbs up nice to see

    ya know you always hear about all the charities oprah gives to, and of course we know about the cars she gave away and we always hear about angelina adopting as many kids as she possibly can. And while there is nothing wrong with that, I don't hear about what jackie chan gives away. Maybe he is like all the rest and tries to do the greatest and most generous things possible just to get his name out there, but he doesn't seem to gloat or at least have the camera's drool over him. So nice job jackie, I knew you were a good person, but now I certainly have more respect for your human side which we rarely hear about until jean claude is ramming his motorcycle into a light pole.
    "For someone who's a Shaolin monk, your kung fu's really lousy!"
    "What, you're dead? You die easy!"
    "Hold on now. I said I would forget your doings, but I didn't promise to spare your life. Take his head."
    “I don’t usually smoke this brand, but I’ll do it for you.”
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    Jackie's charities

    As August West mentioned in his article THE MYTH: Jackie Chan's Stir-fries HERO, MUSA and Lara Croft Chop Suey Style Jackie is an ambassador for UNICEF. But he's actually done charity work for a long time. I covered his work saving tigers in the 1998 NOV/DEC Issue of World of Martial Arts - he still is a spokesperson for tiger preservation through Wild Aid. The last time I saw Jackie, it was under the auspices of charitable branch, the Tiger Claw Foundation. Go to www.tigerclawfoundation.org, click "friends" and then "Friends of Shaolin", then scroll down to 'Traces of the dragon.' I penned an article about that - see Traces of the Dragon: Jackie Chan’s New Movie Benefits Self-Help for the Elderly in our Sep Oct 2004 issue.
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    thanks for posting the awards

    gene, I hope you realize what I was saying. it seems like a lot of celebs get a news team around them and then decide what charity they are going to give to and how much they will be giving. Or else they will have a tv special, it is sickening. The fact that jackie isn't known by me, might not be saying much since I don't ever get out but I like it more when I have to investigate for what charities they gave to. People like Manute Bol(7 foot 7 former NBAer) spend ALL of their time AND all of their money in helping out charities. Because they don't think of it as charity, manute bol just wants to do his part to fix the problems in hi scountry. I haven't looked for the awrds yet, but I saw you said you had to follow his tiger charity. Now bringing "your" charity to a well known status is great and all but only when it is something to really help out the world. i guess tiger's are important, but to be honest I like to have to look and see that people are going out and in more of a broad attempt like curing diseases and giving money to the poor. I really don't see why we have all these freaking charities when nothing ever gets resolved in this world. Obviously I went off base a wee but there but it really eats at me every time I see a celebrity saying "hey I am gonna cure the world". I mean get in line. But then again, I'm sure that I am doing plenty by donating 5 bucks a week to various people cups out side of grocery stores.

    Now it does seem like I am ripping jackie, but don't worry, much respect for that man.

    And I would start my own blog but I don't want anyone to find out that i am actually juna.
    "For someone who's a Shaolin monk, your kung fu's really lousy!"
    "What, you're dead? You die easy!"
    "Hold on now. I said I would forget your doings, but I didn't promise to spare your life. Take his head."
    “I don’t usually smoke this brand, but I’ll do it for you.”
    "When all this is over, Tan Hai Chi, I will kick your head off and put it on my brother's grave!
    "I regard hardships as part of my training. I don't need to relax."

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    Actually GM gave the cars away. I suppose because it was on her show, she gave them away.
    I have read about Jackie Chan for quite awhile now. When he fell from the limb and landed on the boulder sending bone fragments into his brain I thought he might not recover or even die. I guessing that was around '86. I have read, don't know how accurate it is, that he is in pain from all the injuries he has received through the years as a stunman and actor. He seems to be a fine gentleman and a good person.
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    I read an interview(maybe here) where he says he breaks bones sometimes just by walking. But it's pry all worth it, for us at least. Check out the end of drunken master when hwang lays into him and jackie takes the kick, not fall back like most actors before the kick even connect. No, he waited for the kick to land and fully absorbed it, AWESOME. Jackie is the man.
    "For someone who's a Shaolin monk, your kung fu's really lousy!"
    "What, you're dead? You die easy!"
    "Hold on now. I said I would forget your doings, but I didn't promise to spare your life. Take his head."
    “I don’t usually smoke this brand, but I’ll do it for you.”
    "When all this is over, Tan Hai Chi, I will kick your head off and put it on my brother's grave!
    "I regard hardships as part of my training. I don't need to relax."

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    Kung Fu Pangolin

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    Preserving historic buildings

    Jackie Chan moves historic buildings to another place in China
    PTI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 00:13 IST

    Reportedly, four historic wooden buildings, owned by action star Jackie Chan, have found a new home in China's east Anhui province.
    The four Hui-style structures, which date back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the late Qing Dynasty (1644- 1911), will be stationed in an exhibition park in Bengbu city.
    According to a report, the buildings were dismantled into coded parts in Tianjin, their original location, and sent to the park in containers before they are reconstructed.
    "The buildings will be better protected here and displayed to the public after they are restored," said Yang Shu, a member of park staff.
    Covering 333 hectares, the park was built to preserve Hui-style historic buildings, which are a major Chinese architectural style from ancient times.
    With exquisite homes, ancestral halls and memorial archways as the most impressive embodiments, Hui-style buildings are mostly seen in Anhui and Zhejiang provinces.
    Hui is one of the ethnic communities in China.
    In 2013, 63-year-old Jackie Chan donated two buildings, a pavilion and an opera stage that he bought years ago, to a Singapore university. It led to a heated debate in China over the preservation of such antiquities.
    Sometimes Jackie is too cool for school.
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    Poverty reduction

    Jackie Chan leads poverty reduction drive in China


    Chan singing during the launch of the 2022 Winter Olympics logo in Beijing in December 2017.
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    THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK Jun 04, 2018

    Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan will be leading a poverty alleviation programme in China, Sin Chew Daily reported.

    Together with movie stars such as Fan Bingbing, Zhou Xun and Li Chen, they will be divided into teams to visit more than 10 impoverished districts in China.

    They will then see how they can improve the livelihood of the poor.

    “Hopefully someday, we can proudly say that there are no poor people in China.”
    Good luck with this one.
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    Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes – National Geographic

    Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes – National Geographic
    Sat, September 1 19:00



    During the filming of 2015’s Dragon Blade, Jackie Chan grew angry.

    The team used 2,000 boxes of bottled water in just five days, and the film star couldn’t believe there wasn’t a solution to turn that waste into something useful.

    So he teamed up with green engineer Arthur Huang and they dreamed up the Trashpresso – the world’s first mobile recycling plant.

    This one-off follows them as they take the prototype to the Tibetan Plateau to see how the machine fares in one of the world’s harshest environments.



    Jackie educates children on the importance of recycling at the Tibetan Plateau

    An entertaining, eccentric, but ultimately uplifting story on tackling plastic waste.

    TV Times rating: ****

    Read more at https://www.whatsontv.co.uk/events/j...Cu8mErAlcDr.99
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    Shorty nom

    Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Pangolins' bag Shorty nomination
    Updated Oct. 26, 2018, 3:10 p.m. | By The Scenic Drive with Rian

    International kung fu superstar Jackie Chan is doing his part to protect the endangered pangolin, and the Shorty Social Good Awards panel is taking notice.


    Facebook screenshot

    Pangolins are the most trafficked wild mammal in the world and are regarded as an endangered species. The anteaters have tough scales, which poachers sell along with meat from the pangolin's body.

    In 2017, American environmental organisation WildAid enlisted the help of international kung fu superstar Jackie Chan in creating a public service announcement about protecting pangolins. In it, Chan trains three pangolins to protect themselves by fighting back.

    The PSA, which carries the tagline "It takes just one move to protect pangolins", was viewed 13 million times on social media. The campaign has now been named as a finalist in the Shorty Social Good Awards.
    The impression left by the PSA was positive, with Shorty reporting notable changes in people's attitudes towards the buying and selling of pangolin products since seeing Jackie Chan's message.

    WildAid's mission is to end illegal wildlife trade through public awareness campaigns. It's a noble cause that must be fought for - and it certainly helps to have a famous face to help it along. Jackie Chan exudes his trademark humour, charm and agility as he teaches the animals how to protect themselves, making the PSA as fun to watch as it is educational.

    Chan has previously shown his concern for preserving wildlife species in a video aimed at curbing rhino poaching called "Say No", which was shot with the African Wildlife Foundation.

    Image: WildAid
    The PSA was posted here last year.

    Jackie Charity work - Pangolins & WildAid
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    Jackie Chan: Green Hero

    Jackie Chan to visit Utah for environmental exhibit
    BY MCKENZIE STAUFFER FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH 2019


    Jackie Chan will be visiting Utah for the North America premiere of his environmental exhibit "Jackie Chan: Green Hero." (Photo: MGN)

    (KUTV) — Jackie Chan will be visiting Utah for the North America premiere of his environmental exhibit "Jackie Chan: Green Hero," a press release stated.

    The event will be hosted at The Leonardo: Museum of Creativity and Innovation in Salt Lake City on January 25 at 8:00 p.m.

    Visitors can listen to live music from local performers, enjoy food and drinks and get a private, one-hour tour of the Green Hero art exhibit.

    There will also be a panel before the opening party. The invited guests include: C. Arden Pope III, a BYU professor of economics; Julie Kilgore, the president of Wasatch Environmental; David Bywater, the CEO of Vivint Solar; Andy Noorda, chairman and co-founder of Wholistic Research & Education Foundation; and Shane McKenna, the inventor, founder and CTO of Ascending Harvest.

    Nobel prize winner Dr. Mario Capecchi will moderate the session.

    For more information, visit www.theleonardo.org.
    An Evening With Jackie Chan’s Exhibit “Green Hero”

    Join us for An Evening with Jackie Chan‘s Exhibit “Green Hero” at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City, UT on January 25th, from 8pm-11pm. Have the chance to hear him speak and see The Leonardo’s newest exhibit!

    Jackie Chan’s Exhibit “Green Hero” centers around one of his lifelong passions to help clean up the environment. By attending this event, you will be the first to see this exhibit! Enjoy live music entertainment featuring some of the best entertainment and performers across the state of Utah.



    TICKETS
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    $75 January 7th – January 15th
    $100 January 16th until event

    Includes:
    Early admission to Jackie Chan “Green Hero” exhibit
    Entertainment
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    ALL-AGES EVENT

    VIP EXPERIENCE:
    **LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE ONLY**
    A private one-hour tour of the Green Hero art exhibit, experience how Jackie Chan’s creation team were inspired to create the amazing artwork through recycling materials. The creation team along with The Leonardo will share curated details on the sculptures and the environmental journey on how Chan brings the “Green Hero” message and legacy to The Leonardo museum.
    Appetizers, drinks, access to pre-opening exhibit on January 25th.
    Includes access to An Evening with Jackie Chan “Green Hero”.
    The ONLY night with an opportunity where the creative team will be present at The Leonardo and share about original works. Experience and unforgettable night, Jackie Chan Green Hero art exhibit.

    NO PHOTO OPS. NO AUTOGRAPHS.
    $500/PERSON. If you would like to upgrade your current ticket purchase, please contact The Leonardo Museum.
    Well played, Leonardo Museum. This is sure to be a great fundraiser and opportunity to showcase environmentalism.
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    Jackie’s Charity work

    I'm splitting this Jackie Chan: Green Hero thread off the Jackie's Charity Work thread (the post above is copied from that). He was just on GMA for his new autobio, and obviously in the US for this, but they didn't go there at all.

    Jackie Chan wants to clean up the world, but he needs your help: 'I’m Jackie; I’m not the superman'
    By Lottie Peterson Johnson
    Published: January 24, 2019 2:14 pm
    Updated: Jan. 24, 2019 2:15 p.m.


    Jackie Chan waves goodbye to Mountain View Elementary school students at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jackie Chan is well-known for his acrobatic fight scenes and ability to use just about anything in his path as a weapon.

    But here’s some lesser-known facts about the film star: He’s been using the same bar of soap for eight months. He wears out the soles of his shoes. And he can spend a large chunk of time in a public restroom, using the excess paper towels people have thrown away to clean his surroundings.

    “Sometimes my colleagues say, ‘What’s Jackie doing in the bathroom? He never comes out,'” Chan joked at a press event Thursday afternoon at the Leonardo Museum. “I just use the useless paper to clean all the things. I really want to use one paper. It’s so easy, (in) the small detail, you can save a lot of things.”


    Laura Seitz, Deseret News

    Jackie Chan speaks at a media event for the 'Jackie Chan: Green Hero' exhibit at The Leonardo in Salty Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
    That resourcefulness is the heart of Chan’s art exhibit, “Jackie Chan: Green Hero,” which has its U.S. premiere at the Leonardo Saturday, Jan. 26. Throughout his career, Chan said he’s been astonished by the waste created and left on his film sets. So as he came across leftover materials like old camera equipment and film, he would store it in his loft. Thanks to artists he’s met over the years, Chan commissioned and now has an exhibit displaying those very materials — transformed into a series of imaginative sculptures.

    One sculpture was created using light cases from movies and discarded electric bicycles to form an octopus. Another uses disposable paper cups to create a hand prototype based on Chan’s hand.

    During the press event, Chan spoke as part of a panel alongside Utah environmental watchdogs Arden Pope III, a BYU professor of economics; Julie Kilgore, president of Wasatch Environmental; David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar; Andy Noorda, chairman and co-founder of Wholistic Research & Education Foundation; and Shane McKenna, the inventor, founder and CTO of Ascending Harvest.


    Laura Seitz, Deseret News
    Jackie Chan, second from left, speaks during a panel discussion at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Other panelists include Dr. Mario Capecchi, far left, Andy Noorda, David Bywater, Julie Kilgore, Arden Pope and Shane McKenna.

    Opening the panel discussion, moderator and Nobel prize winner Mario Capecchi offered his own thoughts about the environment.

    “Global warming is real. It’s caused by man, and the science behind that statement cannot be disputed," Capecchi said. "… Since we caused it, we have to solve it. We have to use our ingenuity to curb this problem. We’ve already seen the devastation that has occurred — floods unprecedented, wildfires, forest fires all over the country — and this will continue and increase. And the further we wait, the more devastating the cost will be both to humans as well as the world economy. It’s a world problem. We all have to participate.”

    Chan, who spoke of his impoverished upbringing, shared how he has long participated in this effort and wants to use his position as a celebrity to inspire people to be more responsible when it comes to the environment — something he displayed at the Thursday press event while working with students from Mountain View Elementary School, the No. 1 recycling school in Salt Lake School District, on an interactive art project using recycled materials.


    Laura Seitz, Deseret News
    Jackie Chan observes Mountain View Elementary school students as they make crafts using recyclable products at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

    “How do you use the things you don’t want anymore? It’s about time to show the world I've been doing this a long time,” he said, noting that his busy film schedule has made it difficult to promote his passion. “Whatever I can do I put in the movie, like (in) ‘Karate Kid,’ I tell Jaden Smith: ‘Switch, turn off, turn on. The water, turn on, turn off.' I try through my movies to teach the children, to teach the people to save the world because the world give us so much. … I know there’s so many children (who) learn from me, so (it’s) very important through my movies how I act, how I talk. I just try the best I can (to show) how we can save the world. (But) I’m Jackie; I’m not the superman.”

    "Jackie Chan: Green Hero" opens to the public Jan. 26 at noon.
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