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Forest Whitaker Gives Back at Swag Suite

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Taking everything that isn’t tacked down in a swag suite can be awfully tempting for most, but apparently, not all stars are susceptible. Turning the tradition of the swag suite on its head, Golden Globe winner Forest Whittaker spent an hour talking to the various nonprofit organizations assembled at the GBK suite at the Friar’s Club in Beverly Hills. During his conversation with Educating Young Minds founder Angeles Nichols, he realized one of his good friends Bill Duke was a board member. He promised, “I’ll give him a call tomorrow!” to ask about ways he can help the group in the future. The actor then spent time chatting with representatives from Habitat for Humanity, Amberwatch, and Global Green. GBK president Gavin Keilly remarked, “Forest pretty much left empty-handed. That didn’t make the vendors the happiest people but Forest took time with what he thought it should be about. That says a lot about who he is.”

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