EXCLUSIVE: Katie Cassidy Lends a Helping Hand to Help Malawi (Video)

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000_011_411_katiecares Katie Cassidy dropped by our studios last week and gave us all the scoop on her new movie Monte Carlo, which opens on Friday. Besides being a busy actress, Katie also is involved with a great charity called HELP Malawi.... 000_011_411_katiecares

Katie Cassidy dropped by our studios last week and gave us all the scoop on her new movie Monte Carlo, which opens on Friday.

Besides being a busy actress, Katie also is involved with a great charity called HELP Malawi. The organization is dedicated to sustainable primary education in impoverished African regions. They believe it is every child's birthright to receive hope for a better future, education to grow, unconditional love, and protection from disease and illness.

Katie went to Africa about 2 years ago with the charity and shared with us, "going there, I didn't necessarily know what my experience was going to be like. It doesn't really hit you until you show up and I showed up at this school and these kids literally just come rushing towards you. They're so happy to see other people. They're so beautiful and they really want to learn and they're really determined."

Besides helping out over in Africa, Katie has also designed a special necklace for the organization's "What Love Means" collection. The necklace is available in 14K gold and 14K gold plate and 100% of the proceeds go towards helping the kids. You can purchase the necklace here.

Watch the rest of the interview to find out more about the organization and why it's important to get involved. You can also visit helpchildren.org.

Stay tuned for more of our exclusive interview with Katie tomorrow.

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