In the spirit of the Syfy series Sanctuary in which she stars, actress Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) has helped to found a non-profit organization aimed at giving children a better life.
The organization, called Sanctuary for Kids, was started by Tapping, Sanctuary creator and writer Damian Kindler and Jill Bodie. The idea was borne out of their collective desire to use the public profile of Sanctuary and the active fan base of the show to make a difference.
“We all feel very lucky and honoured to be able to do jobs we love with people we love in this industry,” said Tapping. “Jill, Damian and I all felt a very strong desire and real responsibility to do something with the reach and audience we have through Sanctuary and the sci-fi community. We didn’t want to waste the influence that the series has, or the meaningful connections we personally have made with so many people around the world.”
Source: Cinema Spy