Matthew Broderick Raises Awareness In NYC For Ukrainian Orphan

Prin Dumas

Matthew Broderick posed for a picture on Wednesday night and helped to raise awareness for Margarita, a Ukrainian orphan sponsored by Maya's Hope, a NYC-based children's charity. Founder Maya Rowencak has been walking the streets of New York City and asking people to pose with the poster-sized picture as part of her fundraising project to help Margarita and the other children in the Girls Orphanage in Zaporzhye, Ukraine.

Bradley Cooper, who is playing the lead in The Elephant Man, which is previewing at the Booth Theater in New York City, also signed one of Margarita's poster-pictures. Cooper was recently spotted taking the NYC subway en route to his Broadway show, which opens Dec. 7. It's no surprise that he would be down-to-Earth and help support a local charity for children by autographing the poster, too.

Maya's Hope continues to use social media to generate buzz for a good cause. The charity is also holding a black tie fundraising gala on November 18 at The Player's Club in NYC. From Matthew Broderick to Bradley Cooper, Margarita has certainly been capturing the hearts of people in NYC and around the globe. It's particularly nice to see celebrities take a few seconds from their busy schedules to help a charity raise awareness for children in need.