Ben Affleck Inspired By Daughters

Ben Affleck is putting his fame to good use with his newly-launched advocacy and grant-making project the Eastern Congo Initiative.

Having traveled to the region several times, the Gone Baby Gone director, who has daughters Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 1, with his wife Jennifer Garner, explains the inspiration behind the initiative:

“I think most people are empathetic and see people who are struggling and are responsive to that, but for me having my own children definitely added to that sense of global responsibility and made me feel even more for other people’s suffering,” the dad-of-two told Entertainment Tonight at this week’s Children Mending Hearts’ (CMH) third annual Peace Please event in Los Angeles.

Ben’s BFF Matt Damon is equally devoted to doing good and has said in the past that fatherhood has inspired him as well:

“I can’t think of any more important value to instill in our children than the desire to help others. I feel strongly about setting an example for them.”

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  1. thanks

    It is great that Ben is Back .. just wish that he was in the magazines it would be great to see him smiling at the cameras!! At the Children of a
    mended heart benefit… and that he was on the American Idol Gives back.. they made 15 million dollars this year..

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