Renowned actress Melissa Joan Hart, celebrated for her roles in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Clarissa Explains It All," has not only left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry but is also making a significant impact through her philanthropic endeavors. In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly on November 28, Hart shared insights into her partnership with World Vision and shed light on the annual holiday gift catalog initiative.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Hart, 47, is a devoted mother to three sons: Mason, Braydon, and Tucker, whom she shares with her husband, Mark Wilkerson. Despite her widespread acclaim, Hart humorously revealed that her sons have little interest in her iconic roles. "They want nothing to do with it. They think it’s weird," she chuckled, reflecting on their perspective during the interview.
Delving into her charitable contributions, Hart detailed her collaboration with World Vision, a renowned humanitarian organization. Since 2019, Hart has been actively involved, sponsoring three girls through the organization. She expressed deep pride in being an ambassador for World Vision, emphasizing the complex and sustainable projects the organization undertakes to make a positive impact globally.
Hart recounted her family's firsthand experience during a trip to Zambia, where they visited the girls they sponsored. This summer, the Hart-Wilkerson family embarked on a meaningful journey, introducing their sons to their "sponsor sisters" and witnessing the transformative work of World Vision. Hart emphasized the organization's dedication to creating sustainable change, applauding the multifaceted nature of their initiatives.
In addition to her involvement with World Vision, Hart discussed the organization's annual gift catalog, a heartwarming initiative aimed at reducing operating costs. The catalog offers a diverse range of gifts, including the Blessing Bead—a bracelet crafted by African artisans. Hart encouraged individuals to contribute to the cause by gifting these items, with the proceeds directly supporting World Vision's impactful projects.