“The Raven” Reading for Astor Benefit

Astor Services for Children & Families has posted the video of celebrities (including Tim!) reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” for their Ghostories Fundraising Benefit on YouTube. The benefit featured in-person readings of other stories by White Collar‘s Hilarie Burton and husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural), with Griffin Dunne and Mary Stuart Masterson, as well as the collaborative video reading of “The Raven.”

Tim does a hauntingly beautiful reading of the first stanza of the poem. The video also features Willie Garson, Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Matt Dallas, Normal Reedus, Paul Rudd, and many more. Check it out!

Thanks so much to Astor for posting this, and to all of the actors who donated their time and voices to a great cause!

Gallery Update and Birthday Reminder

We still haven’t seen any photos of Tim from this year’s Every Child Matters 5k yet, but I was finally able to get HQ versions of most of the photos from last year! I’ve uploaded them to the gallery, as well as adding a few new shots. (There are still a few LQ photos; HQ versions of those weren’t available, but since the photos were different, I kept them in the album.) Among the new photos are two group shots for you to play “Where’s Tim.” 😉 Click on the image below to go to the gallery!

Tim at the 2014 Every Child Matters 5k

Also, just a reminder that we’re still taking birthday messages for Tim! Email them to birthday@teamdekay.org by tomorrow, and we’ll post them here on his birthday, as well as emailing him! You can send anything – message/poem, photo or fanart, video, etc. Thanks so much to all of those who have already submitted birthday greetings! 😀

Every Child Matters 5K Run/Walk

Tim is set to appear again this year at the Every Child Matters 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA. This event benefits a great charity, Children of the Caribbean, which provides assistance to disadvantaged and impoverished kids throughout the countries of the Caribbean.

As with last year, Children of the Caribbean posted a video featuring Tim explaining more about the event and the charity.

For more info about the 5K, check out the links above or visit the event’s Facebook page.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hello, Team DeKay – you have ALL been challenged! 😀

Yesterday, Tim posted his ALS ice bucket challenge video on Instagram. And right around the same time, I was challenged by my stepson on Facebook!

Tim didn’t challenge anyone, but I am challenging my friend Pete Murnik, plus “White Collar” co-executive producer Jeff King, and I’m also issuing a blanket challenge to everyone from Team DeKay! So, if you’re reading this and you want to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, here’s how it works.

Technically, you’re supposed to either do the ice bucket part (dump a bucket of ice water over your head and donate $10) or donate $100 within 24 hours of being challenged, but I’m not a fan of such strict rules when it’s for such an important cause, so take all the time you need! Also, I’d encourage people to donate even if they decide to do the ice bucket part. If you do the challenge, please comment here or email us via the contact form to let us know!

To donate, or to find out more about ALS, please go to the ALS Association page. To see my video and Tim’s, click on “Continue reading” below. Thank you! <3

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