Jenny McCarthy Releases Book on Autism

Jenny McCarthy Releases Book on Autism Sep 25, 2007

Jenny McCarthy is not normally a name associated with serious issues. The actress and former Playboy Playmate of the Year from Chicago is known to be one of the funniest actresses in Hollywood, and is the author of several humorous books on not-so-humorous topics, such as pregnancy and motherhood. Yet September 18 saw the release of a book that tells a “heartbreaking story of a serious issue”, an issue that is close to her heart. Louder Than Words tells of her son’s struggle with autism, how it affected their family, and their mission to find a cure. More
Former Presidents Bush and Clinton Hailed For Charity Work

Former Presidents Bush and Clinton Hailed For Charity Work Sep 25, 2007

The stars came out in early September not only to celebrate the marking of the 75th anniversary of Save the Children but to hail the former U.S. Commanders in Chief George Bush Sr and Bill Clinton for their humanitarian efforts worldwide. The specific work recognized was the presidents’ efforts to raise money for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Katrina. More
Celebrities Back Charity Video Game

Celebrities Back Charity Video Game Sep 24, 2007

A charity venture with a difference, involving the voice over talents of some of Hollywood’s biggest names, is to hit the internet in the next few months. More
London and Austin host GuitarTown for charity

London and Austin host GuitarTown for charity Sep 21, 2007

Sir Paul McCartney is among a group of celebrities who have donated giant guitars to exhibitions in both America and England, to be auctioned off over the next few months. More
Yao Ming-Steve Nash Charity Gala & Basketball Game in Beijing

Yao Ming-Steve Nash Charity Gala & Basketball Game in Beijing Sep 19, 2007

Two of the NBA’s greatest players joined forces to raise money for various charities in Beijing, and it took just under six-months for Yao Ming and Steve Nash to bring their idea to fruition. More
Mel Gibson Supports The Kidz

Mel Gibson Supports The Kidz Sep 19, 2007

While in Singapore last week, Mel Gibson made a last minute donation of S$25,000 ($16,000) to Kidz Horizon Appeal, an organization that supports children suffering from cancer, HIV and other chronic and terminal illnesses. More
Butterflies Benefit British Wildlife

Butterflies Benefit British Wildlife Sep 18, 2007

Over 120 British celebrities have put their artistic skills to the test for an online auction, and a dazzling collection of their original drawings and paintings will help raise money to save wildlife. More

Editorial: Do Fans Support Their Idols' Causes? Sep 17, 2007

Sheila Marikar of ABC News posted an article today entitled ‘Celebrity Takes Up A Cause: Do Fans Follow?’, with the hook “When Stars Rally for Causes, Regular Folks Don’t Necessairly [sic] Open Their Wallets.” More
Will Ferrell Auctions Cameo Appearance

Will Ferrell Auctions Cameo Appearance Sep 17, 2007

Actor Will Ferrell is auctioning a cameo appearance in his latest film to raise money for the Cancer For College foundation. Founded by Craig Pollard, Ferrell’s friend from university and cancer survivor, the charity provides college scholarships to current and former cancer patients. More
Stars Support Firefighters' Greater Alarm Gala

Stars Support Firefighters' Greater Alarm Gala Sep 17, 2007

Celebrities offered their support for the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Greater Alarm Gala in Hollywood. This event was held in the week of September 11th in remembrance of the numerous firefighters who lost their lives. More
Snoop Dogg Donates Concert Fees To Grief Support Charity

Snoop Dogg Donates Concert Fees To Grief Support Charity Sep 15, 2007

The Exotic Erotic Ball proudly announced that it has combined with legendary rap artist, Snoop Dogg, to raise much-needed funds for The Healing Circle. More
Celebrity Auction Roundup, September 2007

Celebrity Auction Roundup, September 2007 Sep 14, 2007

September 2007 is shaping up to be a busy month for celebrity charity auctions, with proceeds going towards a variety of causes, including the disadvantaged, the sick, the environment, and an endangered species of seal. More
Motley Crüe's Vince Neil Offers Tickets to Charity Poker Tournament

Motley Crüe's Vince Neil Offers Tickets to Charity Poker Tournament Sep 14, 2007

Motley Crüe’s lead vocalist, Vince Neil is hosting the Third Annual OFF THE STRIP $50,000 Charity Poker Tournament from November 2-4, 2007, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, and a limited number of player seats are being offered to national Rock radio stations for the sold-out Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament. More
Christy Turlington Burns Supports Cancer Charity

Christy Turlington Burns Supports Cancer Charity Sep 13, 2007

When cover model Christy Turlington Burns lost her father to lung cancer in 1997, she dedicated her life to crusading for smoking cessation and lung cancer awareness. From launching the anti-smoking and lung cancer resource website called Smoking is Ugly, to acting as spokesperson for the cause through her affiliation with organizations like the American Cancer Society, Christy has been relentless in lending her time to the cause. More
Stars Rock the Oxfam Shop

Stars Rock the Oxfam Shop Sep 12, 2007

A specially-converted Oxfam shop in London is to be the venue for a series of concerts in October, as part of the second annual Oxjam Music Festival. More
Goldberg, Keitel Trading for Charity

Goldberg, Keitel Trading for Charity Sep 11, 2007

On Tuesday, September 11th, celebrity guests will join brokerage firm BGC’s third annual Charity Day, assisting the brokers to raise money for good causes. Stars such as Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Keitel, Eli Wallach and Yogi Berra will join brokers in conducting real, live trades. 100% of the commissions raised on the day will go to charities such as Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Books for Kids Foundation, Cancer Research Institute, NARSAD Mental Health Research, Project FIND and the Wounded Warrior Project. More
Damon and Affleck Travel to Africa

Damon and Affleck Travel to Africa Sep 10, 2007

September has already turned into a busy month for actor Matt Damon, and has seen him hosting a major children’s gala event, attending a screening of the documentary he produced to bring awareness to H2O Africa, and now flying to Africa. More
Stars Design Plates For Charity

Stars Design Plates For Charity Sep 7, 2007

For those who want to have dinner with the stars, this could be the next best thing. A selection of dinner plates designed by celebrities are for sale, with proceeds going to charity. More
Neil Young Organizes Benefit Concert

Neil Young Organizes Benefit Concert Sep 6, 2007

Musician Neil Young is to host his annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts near San Francisco on October 27-28, with an eclectic lineup of acts already confirmed to play. More
Kiva Featured in Bill Clinton's Book, Giving: Co-Founders Tell Story on Oprah Winfrey Show

Kiva Featured in Bill Clinton's Book, Giving: Co-Founders Tell Story on Oprah Winfrey Show Sep 5, 2007

The world-changing charity Kiva is featured in former President Bill Clinton's new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, released September 4, 2007. Chapter 2: Giving Money includes Kiva.org as one of the resources considered to be “great places to start.” More
Celebrity Shoe Auction for Women’s Heart Health

Celebrity Shoe Auction for Women’s Heart Health Sep 5, 2007

Spirit of Women Health Network and Carlos by Carlos Santana footwear announce today the opening of bidding for the Spirit of Women Red Shoe Celebrity Auction, an online auction of celebrity-autographed footwear that will benefit several health organizations, including the National Stroke Association and P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease Coalition). Shoes up for auction were autographed by celebrities including Courteney Cox, Nicollette Sheridan and Carlos Santana. More
Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq

Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq Sep 3, 2007

Actress Angelina Jolie visited Iraq and Syria for two days at the end of August, in an effort to raise international support for the millions of people displaced by war. More
Coldplay and Beastie Boys Give, Listen, Help.

Coldplay and Beastie Boys Give, Listen, Help. Sep 1, 2007

The Beastie Boys and Coldplay are among the musicians who are supporting the joint efforts of Urban Outfitters and Filter Magazine in raising money for charity. More
Jerry Lewis Tops Charity Survey

Jerry Lewis Tops Charity Survey Aug 31, 2007

A survey has named comedy actor Jerry Lewis as the most effective celebrity for charity causes, with 43% of those surveyed saying he is the best at raising funds and driving change for the issues he supports. More
Bill Clinton's GIVING Is Coming Out

Bill Clinton's GIVING Is Coming Out Aug 30, 2007

Former President Bill Clinton's new book, GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World, hits bookshelves next week. GIVING is Clinton’s latest effort to inspire activism and public service in the world at both the corporate level and at the individual level. More
Colbert's Cast on eBay

Colbert's Cast on eBay Aug 29, 2007

Stephen Colbert's pain is set to bring relief to injured soldiers returning to the States. The Comedy Central news presenter broke his wrist during a fall, and has decided to make the best of the situation. More
Celebrities Play Bingo For Charity

Celebrities Play Bingo For Charity Aug 28, 2007

British pop star Robbie Williams is one of a host of celebrities involved with Legendary Bingo, a weekly fundraising event held in Los Angeles. The singer was part of a charity evening earlier in August, held at Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grill, with proceeds going towards breast cancer research. More
More Artists Join Farm Aid in New York

More Artists Join Farm Aid in New York Aug 27, 2007

As reported earlier, Farm Aid is set to take place on Sunday, September 9 at Randall’s Island in New York City. This is the first time that the day-long music festival will take place in New York, and it’s setting the stage for future major concert events to feature an abundance of family farm food vendors, serving local, organic, humanely-raised and family farmed food. There will also be hands-on, interactive exhibits with farmers and activities that inspire living a homegrown life. More
Brad Pitt Leads Zero Energy Housing Project

Brad Pitt Leads Zero Energy Housing Project Aug 26, 2007

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hosted a charity dinner this weekend in the Hamptons to raise funds for victims who are still in need of housing two years after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. More
Mexican Stars Launch Venture For Social Justice

Mexican Stars Launch Venture For Social Justice Aug 24, 2007

Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna have launched a production company that will focus on documentaries addressing social justice issues. More