10/18/2011 03:12 pm ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

Rainn Wilson Of 'The Office' On Why He Gives Back (VIDEO)

"The Office" star Rainn Wilson is known for his antics as Dwight on Thursday nights, but offscreen his ambitions reach far beyond becoming regional manager at Dunder-Mifflin.

Wilson discusses on CNN his work with the Mona Foundation, a Seattle-based non-profit seeking to improve the quality of education for children worldwide. His charitable efforts also include working with Planting Peace's deworming project, an initiative that has raised enough money to deworm all 3.2 million children in Haiti.

Wilson partially credits the CNN Heroes feature with motivating him to participate in social service:

"These stories are incredibly inspiring and they inspire me to step up my game and try and do more to help the world."

CORRECTION: This post originally said Rainn Wilson was honored as a CNN Hero. He actually introduced a Hero in this clip. The post has been updated to reflect the change.


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