HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Max Adler, who plays the closeted gay bully jock Dave Karofsky on “Glee,” is trying to raise money for his anti-bullying campaign “Max’s ABC: Anti-Bullying through City Hearts.”
Fans are invited to make a $7 gift before midnight Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for a chance to have lunch with Adler.
He has raised more than $7,000 in his e-campaign, and hopes to double that by Valentine’s Day. To do so, Adler is reaching out to his 73,000+ Twitter followers and 2,400+ Facebook friends to "Share the Love" and enter his Valentine's "Lunch with Max" drawing.
Transportation to and from Los Angeles is not included in the drawing.
Adler is also unveiling his ABC T-shirt with the slogan, "Be Brave Enough to Be Kind" (abbreviated as "bb2bk") on the back, which will go on sale later this month at www.cityhearts.org..
Many of Adler's fans from across the U.S., and as far away as Europe have been giving repeat donations to support his cause, and others are "matching" their friends' or lovers' contributions as Valentine's Day gifts.
Because this year marks City Hearts' 27th anniversary, Adler is asking for $7, $27, $127 or $1,027 at www.cityhearts.org . Those who donate will receive a Max's T-shirt, and those who donate $1,027 will be assured of being invited to lunch with Max and given a gift bag complete with a signed headshot and Max's T-Shirt designed by the Swiss fan who won the logo contest.
"I am asking everyone to 'Share the Love' this Valentine's Day by visiting www.cityhearts.org and giving whatever you can for the kids who need it most," Adler said today.
"Through City Hearts' amazing and inspiring Arts programs, the most underprivileged and at-risk children will learn how to 'Be Brave Enough to Be Kind' and the thought of bullying others will not even enter their headspace. We really need your support right now to help end bullying, and I hope to be sitting across the table from you at our lunch in L.A."
In Twitter, follow Max at @MrMaxAdler and City Hearts at @cityheartsla