“Supernatural” actor Misha Collins may have come up short in his tongue-in-cheek quest to raise half a billion dollars to buy Congress’ browser history earlier this year, but that minor setback hasn’t stopped him from continuing to raise money and awareness for important matters through his Random Acts charity.
In launching the new “I Wish for This” anti-homelessness campaign, Collins strikes a more serious tone, sharing a bit of his personal history.
“I recollect what it’s like to be a homeless child wishing for a warm, safe place to sleep, ” Collins wrote on Facebook.
“I recollect wishing for a warm, dry place to sleep, ” he continued. “Though we had a great childhood full of escapades and our mama loved us ferociously, sometimes our household simply didn’t have the money to set a roof over our heads and from time to day we observed ourselves homeless and sleeping in a tent.”
There’s a heartwarming story behind the campaign’s name involving his daughter, a dandelion, and a wish.
In a video posted to YouTube, Collins explains how his daughter Maison helped inspire the the campaign. Collins, Maison, and his son West were taking turns blowing dandelion seeds into the air, stimulating wants, and when it came to Maison’s turn, she simply blew on the flower and announced, “I wish for this, ” Collins recounts.
“It’s such a beautiful reminder, ” Collins says, choking back happy tears. “That’s the best moment. Right there. So why not wish for that? “
Every family should have “this, ” those moments of innocent beauty and comfortable togetherness. Every household should have a place to live.
You can support the “I Wish for This” initiative by buying T-shirts, phone cases, and bracelets on the campaign’s website. All earnings go toward Random Acts and Lydia Place, a charity dedicated to interrupting the cycle of homelessness.
You can watch Collins explain the campaign’s origin narrative below:
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