HOTTIES WITH HEART: Boris Kodjoe Visits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Gaius Charles’ Fundraiser for Uganda Youth Project

I guess it’s not enough that God blessed actor Boris Kodjoe with a gorg face and body, but he also gave him an extra dose of compassion and empathy. How do I know?

Well, if you’ve been tracking his Twitter lately you would see that beyond the tomfoolery and man candy bod he throws at us on “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” he’s got time to put smiles on the faces of ill children living at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Below is a pic of the hunk and his new friend Kamani he visited this week.

Boris brigtening little Kamani's day at St. Jude's. Photo Credit: Boris Kodjoe IG

Boris brigtening little Kamani’s day at St. Jude’s.
Photo Credit: Boris Kodjoe IG

Boris coordinated his visit with a celebrity tennis pairs competition that raises money for his foundation Sophie’s Voice that raises awareness for spina bifida, a birth defect that affects spinal cord development, that his daughter suffers from with his wife/actress Nicole Ari Parker.

Adding to his good works is traveling overseas with the wifey to Ethiopia to raise money for a school that helps 700 poverty-stricken kids get an education. The power couple hosted a fundraiser for The Ethiopian Children’s Fund last month.

Founder of Ethiopia Children's Fund Anna Getaneh, The Kodjoes, and kids at the school. Image Credit: Boris Kodjoe Facebook Page

Founder of Ethiopia Children’s Fund Anna Getaneh, The Kodjoes, and kids at the school.
Image Credit: Boris Kodjoe Facebook Page

Boris loves the kids…

And he’s not the only one. Gaius Charles (ASIDE: the name may not be familiar but this bod may refresh your memory if you’re a “Friday Night Lights” fan END OF ASIDE) is also leading the pack in empowering the children. In fact, he also took a trip overseas, only his plane landed in Uganda where he’s head of the Uganda Youth Empowerment Project. The UYE project aims to provide kids with sport programs, HIV/AIDS awareness programs and self-empowerment conferences.

Gaius Charles chattin with kids at a secondary school in Uganda in 2011. Image Credit: Indiegogo.com

Gaius Charles chattin with kids at a secondary school in Uganda in 2011.
Image Credit: Indiegogo.com

Gaius has been rallying for 7k to keep the project funded. They have 18 more days to reach their goal, and so far raised $2,540. To help UYE reach the finish line and get a personalized thank you shout-out from Gaius, please click here.

HollyRod Foundation Rips the Runway for DesignCare Event

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Vivien Killilea/WireImage

Russell Simmons wasn’t the only one star gazing for a good cause on Saturday, Holly Robinson Peete looked delish in a hot pink evening gown to attend her 15th annual DesignCares event, which is made up of a fashion show, performances and live/silent auctions, to raise money for the HollyRod Foundation. Holly and husband former NFLer Rodney Peete created the HollyRod Foundation to provide resources and financial support to families suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and Autism.

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Two causes close to Peete’s heart after watching her father suffer from Parkinson’s disease and her elder son diagnosed with Autism.

The event was held at a private residence in Malibu. Neyo rocked the crowd made up of chocolate Hollywood A-listers….like

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Vivien Killilea/WireImage

Magic and Cookie Johnson, Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell Martin, whose son is also diagnosed with Autism, and lovebirds Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe.

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Vivien Killilea/Wire Image

Vivien Killilea/Wire Image

Vivien Killilea/Wire Image

Vivien Killilea/Wire Image

Vivien Killilea/Wire Image

Don’t you love when sisters support sisters? Vivica A. Fox, Nancy O’Dell, Shaun Robinson, Garcelle Beauvais and Ms. Toni Childs aka Jill Marie Jones showed love to Holly on Saturday.

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Sources;

Loop21.com

HollyRod.org

Instagram/hollyrpeete