Boston charity gets some love from Chris Evans and ‘Knives Out’

Locally based Kane's Donuts showed some love for Chris Evans last week, offering a "Knives Out"-themed doughnut.
Locally based Kane's Donuts showed some love for Chris Evans last week, offering a "Knives Out"-themed doughnut.Kane's Donuts

Captain America, Internet boyfriend, celebrity pet parent: Chris Evans goes by many names. But to Boston charity Christopher’s Haven, the “Avengers” actor is known best for playing patron saint.

Ahead of the annual “Giving Tuesday,” Evans tweeted his support for the organization, a nonprofit that helps to provide housing to families whose children are receiving cancer treatments in the Boston area.

The Sudbury native has been backing Christopher’s Haven for years, organizing fund-raisers, making viral bets with Marvel co-stars to benefit the organization, and visiting children in treatment. For this year’s Giving Day, on Dec. 3, the organization seeks to raise $50,000 to fund an apartment for a full year that will house seven families within that time period.


With Evans’s latest film, murder mystery “Knives Out,” opening in theaters Wednesday, Christopher’s Haven has seen even more support from the actor’s activities than usual. At its location off Route 1 in Saugus, locally owned Kane’s Donuts recently offered a “Knives Out”-themed item, the “Whodonut,” while giving away movie-related merchandise; a cut of proceeds from that promotion were donated to Christopher’s Haven.

Evans has a lead role in the Rian Johnson-directed “Knives Out,” which was filmed around Massachusetts, with key scenes shot at a 20-room mansion at Borderland State Park in Easton. Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer fill out the movie’s ensemble cast.

Isaac Feldberg can be reached at isaac.feldberg@globe.com, or on Twitter at @isaacfeldberg.