Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

August 21, 2012

It has been awhile since I had a Kindness to report and I think this one is really wonderful. I would say amazing but then everyone of you would think it was Katie Holmes. No kindnesses from her at all. You would think Kristen Stewart would be out there kindnessing everywhere. Nope. Anyway, this actress is B list. Probably B-, although she has close to A list name recognition. She does movies and television, but pretty much limits herself to one movie role. Oh, and she has been in back to back hits on television. Anyway, our actress actually read something about the homeless in a tabloid or possibly a gossip website ahem and wondered how she could get involved. Apparently there is a real lack of reliable transportation for people who are homeless and searching for jobs. Because of the limited public transportation in LA, the radius for a job search is limited in scope. Our actress heard about this and arranged for 10 vehicles to be bought which not only transport homeless people to job interviews in places they would normally be unable to access, but also to take them to work everyday and pick them up. Our actress also pays a portion of the salary for the drivers of these cars who are also all former homeless people. She has encouraged other members of her show to help out and they have chipped in enough to pay the other salaries and to also contribute to other programs to help homeless people get jobs.

Alyson Hannigan

57 comments:

Jules_345 said...

Awww, I will always love Willow. I think she was a popular guess for this. Awesome reveal!

La Descarada said...

I think I love her even more. So sweet. Why can't more people be like her?

Jessie said...

Yay Willow!

Sugar said...

I love Willow too! Glad to hear she's one of the good ones.

MISCH said...

Yup...Willow is the best

Renoblondee said...

So lovely to see people of fortune be so kind and caring.

TwinkleTwinkle said...

Terri got it first...

SecondCityKid said...

Love her!!! Brought tears to my eyes, if only all stars were like Alyson Hannigan =)

Brea McCain said...

I knew there was a reason I liked her. Good job.

rejectedcarebear said...

Yay!

nolachickee said...

I'll be different. Yay Lily!

mynerva said...

Good for you girl!

Shit You Can't Buy said...

So sweet!

libby said...

I think doing these kindnesses for ordinary people is what keeps some celebrities sane it that world.
It keeps them connected, I mean. The LA bubble can eat your SOUL. See: KK & Paris, Lilo, etc.

:| raven |: said...

this is very cool. it's always great to see people who are blessed with fortune truly helping others ... instead of peeing in public.

Mayor of CDAN timebob said...

This warms my dead heart so much, people get in a bad place and get stuck in a bad cycle. All they need is a chance to get out of it. Things like a suit or a ride to work seems like nothing to us but to others it's a cliff to climb.

She just seems like such a good person with a nice family. It's nice to see actors just do good things without fanfare.

Amy Scott said...

Yay Alyson! I love the good ones. Nice to know there are good ones.

kalabee said...

Yay! I love the kindness blinds, they're my favourites. And even better when they are one of my favourite celebs - GO ALYSON!

1Jazzimom said...

Very nice!

KPeony said...

Awww! How awesome! I love kindness blinds

Alanna said...

One thing I really like about this BI -- along with the lovely Claire Danes one -- is that it's such a unique way to help. Most people (including celebrities) would just write a check. But it takes some creativity to come up with an idea like paying for transportation to job interviews or renting apartments for vets' families. Kudos to these two women!

Tranquil Serenity said...

Aww. I love her even more now.

Who else loved the Seth Green cameo on HIMYM?!

Audrey said...

This is awesome.

Supermom said...

I love her even more now!

Linnea said...

So, is he implying she is a CDAN-reader? In tht case I hope she's reading today! :)

KathyVermont said...

Awesome

Alicia said...

We need a program like this in Portland. Our homeless population is tragic. Yay Willow! From one human being to another .. Thank you.

Bxrlvr said...

She sure seemed like a good person and I'm glad to hear it's true.

Olive said...

Alyson Hannigan is even more awesome than I thought. Wonderful kindness!

katydid said...

Fantastic job I agree that it's extra special because of the effort and time she put into helping those in need

pretzel logic said...

Ahhh. I've been a fan of Alyson since her Buffy days. Wonderful of her to get involved and help those folks get a leg up in life. Thank you Alyson and her castmates at HIMYM.

DBZee said...

My favorite redhead! I've loved her since Buffy and her character on HIMYM is just legen - wait for it - dary! :b

I loved the Seth Green cameo, too!

Flo said...

Great human being.

Tuxedo Cat said...

OMG What a creative idea. The governments can't seem to come up with anything this smart! And how very generous!

Violet E said...

Aww I have always loved her, I wasn't sure I could love her anymore but I do now! I'm glad the rest of the cast helped out as well, they seem like good people.

Alma said...

I will stop bring a horrible human for a minute and get all mushy. Alyson Hannigan really is amazing and i love alexis denisof too. They are great. Just nice.

Kelsey said...

She is wonderful! Kudos to her and the rest of the HIMYM cast.

Jamie 2 said...

I think Alyson walks off with most of the scenes as Lily in HIMYM. And she is playing against giants of comedy, NPH in particular, but Jason too. She is genuine B-list; the other folks mentioned so far today are not.

I love AH's character on HIMYM. She and Jason work brilliantly together. She's a very physical actress and is great teamed up with Jason.

I can't figure out the ratings. I know Alyson H's name, her marital status, that her kids are adorable, and that she is very, very talented. She's part of an ensemble cast on a very hit show that I love. She's a B- and so is the woman from Smallville I never heard of? Sorry. Not buying the ratings.

Bless AH if this blind is true. Getting to a job interview or showing up on time is way too difficult in LA and many other cities where you need a car.

But bless AH for doing something about it.

HalleGoLightly said...

This one time - at band camp - Alyson Hannigan totally rocked my world be being a great person.

Del Riser said...

This is great! It's actions like this that can change a life.

Bless her and her castmates!

Anna Nawnamuss said...

Jamie 2, I couldn't agree more. The law of Karma baby! The douche ones Penn and Sheen I'm lookin at you, seem to get regarded as such. And the good ones, have their goodness shine through too. I now LOVE AH. I just want to pinch her (facial) cheek. HIMYM: She always steals the show with her perkiness, delivery, expression, and imo, raises the bar for everyone else to keep up with her. Enty hinted that she reads this site, I may have read it wrong, but that's how it looked. Made me think " Eep! I wonder how many other celebs read this site, and may even read our comments about them. (cue twilight zone music....) doo doo doo dooooo.....

Dagny said...

I take the dark BIs with a grain (or whole shaker) of salt, but readily believe the kindnesses. This is really awesome and it doesn't surprise me at all, AH seems like such a sweet, genuine person. Nothing but love for her here!

I agree with you @Jamie 2, she is fantastic at her job!

tara17 said...

I love her in everything she does, so pleased to learn about her kindness.

annabella said...

she is different from the rest and what a lovely thing to do.

sifichick said...

I am SO happy that AH is a good person. I've adored her since Buffy & hoped she was one of the good ones. :)

You go Alyson! This makes me so happy to be a long time fan of her.

Nancy said...

I'll say the same for her that I will say about Claire Danes: CLASS ACT. Glad you are revealing the kindness items, because they deserve the acknowledgement even when they go out of their way to not get attention for good works.

GoGo said...

:)
I love AH!

Amy in MI said...

Alyson and Alexis seem so grounded and their children are beautiful.. I've been a fan since 1997 and Buffy - keep it up!

Molly said...

Love it, love her, and as my sister said when I made her read this "awwwwwwww! That's so nice!"

I also love that she's getting the rest of the HIMYM cast to help. NPH did some sort of feed the homeless thing on Thanksgiving, didn't he?

Jazzy said...

Yaaay Willow! She's always seemed cool.

CrazyCatLady said...

Am I crazy or do we never hear bad things about the cast of HIMYM?

Mango said...

I wonder if we will ever hear a kindness reveal about that K family?

Probably not.

Yuffie said...

I always knew she was awesome both on and off screen!

Fluffy White Clouds said...

How wonderful!

Jess Sayin said...

"We can help. Sometimes, it feels good to help." —Willow to Oz [Seth Green], episode "Phases".

I adore Aly. Always have, always will. This is just more of her being awesome.

E Gee Be said...

I have been singing "under your spell" from the "once more with feeling" episode for days, love her, always my first guess for a kind blind

mad cat said...

Love it when those that can help do, and what an original way to help out! Thanks Alyson