Stars Read Stories for Charity

Stars Read Stories for Charity Aug 19, 2007

Joanna Lumley and Tony Robinson have lent their voice talents to a series of downloadable stories for children. Recordings of the Mr Men and Little Miss books from Roger Hargreaves’ best-selling series benefit the Variety Club, a charity which works with underprivileged children. More
Oxfam Raising Funds for Earthquake Victims

Oxfam Raising Funds for Earthquake Victims Aug 18, 2007

Oxfam America is seeking donations to help victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Peru. The magnitude 8.0 quake killed over 500 people, leaving more than 1000 wounded and thousands of people homeless. An estimated 80% of the houses were destroyed in Pisco, a city about 160 miles southeast of Peru’s capital, Lima. More
VH1 Save the Music Celebrates 10th Anniversary

VH1 Save the Music Celebrates 10th Anniversary Aug 17, 2007

Music television channel VH1 will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their charitable arm, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, on September 20 by hosting a celebrity gala in New York. More
Now is the Hour For Chris Tucker

Now is the Hour For Chris Tucker Aug 16, 2007

He’s a movie star, a comedian, and now, as his new film Rush Hour 3 is released around the world, Chris Tucker has revealed a philanthropic side to his persona as well. More
Russell Simmons and Lil' Kim Support Lisa Lopes Orphanage

Russell Simmons and Lil' Kim Support Lisa Lopes Orphanage Aug 16, 2007

The Lisa Lopes Foundation is celebrating the grand opening of the Lisa Lopes Rural School and Orphanage with its Celebrity Auction and Fund-raiser this More
Goo Goo Dolls to Play Benefit Gig

Goo Goo Dolls to Play Benefit Gig Aug 15, 2007

American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls are to end their current tour by playing a benefit gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 6. The band agreed to reschedule a June show for September, and all proceeds will go towards the Griffith Park Recovery Fund, an organization set up to help replenish the natural vegetation destroyed in the park during devastating forest fires in May. More
Morgan Fairchild Emcees for Children's Charity Gala

Morgan Fairchild Emcees for Children's Charity Gala Aug 15, 2007

When the limousine stops at the red carpet, the guests applaud the arrival of the celebrity passengers. But veteran actress Morgan Fairchild and members of the Little River Band likely will take second billing to a group of 25 local Make-A-Wish kids who many consider the real stars of a series of annual events hosted by Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation. More
Kate Hudson Gets Styled for WildAid

Kate Hudson Gets Styled for WildAid Aug 14, 2007

Actress Kate Hudson will be featured in celebrity hairstylist David Babaii’s new line of hair care and styling products, DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID. The products contain natural ingredients and are free of sulfates, chemical preservatives, animal products and animal testing. More
Lil' Kim Cares About Charity

Lil' Kim Cares About Charity Aug 13, 2007

There’s more to Grammy Award winner Lil' Kim than music; she is also an established philanthropist. Often taking time to give back, she understands her social responsibility to the community and is committed to using her influence to inspire people. More
Autographed Harry Potter Books Up For Auction

Autographed Harry Potter Books Up For Auction Aug 12, 2007

People may think that author JK Rowling would have a lot of spare time on her hands now with the release of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series. But she is filling that time by giving a little back to her fans, especially those in need. More
Richard Branson Attends Virgin Festival in Baltimore

Richard Branson Attends Virgin Festival in Baltimore Aug 10, 2007

Soaring temperatures of over 100°F did not stop 80,000 music lovers from attending a massive two-day charity concert held at the Pimlico Raceway in Baltimore on August 4 and 5. The Baltimore Virgin Festival was part of a series of concerts being held this year, partly organized by Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand. More
Farm Aid Concert Lineup Announced

Farm Aid Concert Lineup Announced Aug 10, 2007

Farm Aid has announced the full lineup of performers for its upcoming day-long event, Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival. Artists representing a variety of genres are slated to join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews on Sunday, September 9 at Randall’s Island in New York City. The show will promote food from family farmers and raise funds for Farm Aid’s work throughout the year to strengthen family farm agriculture. More
Gary Sinise to Play Benefit Concert

Gary Sinise to Play Benefit Concert Aug 9, 2007

Gary Sinise is to play a concert to raise funds for a new memorial wall in Brooklyn on August 11. The Oscar nominated actor will join his rock group, The Lt. Dan Band, on stage at the Whitman Theater for an evening of entertainment, including a catalog of songs that covers everything from Jimi Hendrix to Bruce Springsteen to Evanescence. More
Linkin Park VIP Packages Available on eBay

Linkin Park VIP Packages Available on eBay Aug 8, 2007

Linkin Park fans have just one day left to bid on VIP packages for the Project Revolution Tour. The band is auctioning off VIP packages, inviting fans to help them raise funds for their Music for Relief Foundation. More
Reese Witherspoon Joins Women’s Health Crusade

Reese Witherspoon Joins Women’s Health Crusade Aug 7, 2007

Actress Reese Witherspoon is Avon’s first ever Global Ambassador, serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation and focusing on raising awareness about breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief initiatives. More
Hilary Duff Dishes It Out at Homeless Shelter

Hilary Duff Dishes It Out at Homeless Shelter Aug 6, 2007

Singer Hilary Duff served up chicken and stew for hundreds of homeless and working poor men last week at Hope Mission's Herb Jamieson Center, a shelter in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. She stopped by the Center as part of her campaign to raise awareness about poverty and hunger. More
Paris Hilton Enjoys A Night By The Ocean

Paris Hilton Enjoys A Night By The Ocean Aug 5, 2007

Paris Hilton is making good her promise to be involved in more charities, and was one of over 500 people to attend the 4th annual “Night By The Ocean Charity Gala and Auction” on July 22nd. Celebrities, sports stars, and Hollywood and surfing industry executives all came together at the Beverly Hills Hotel for a night of fun and performances to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries. More
Bourne For Charity

Bourne For Charity Aug 3, 2007

Actor Matt Damon has raised $192,000 for a children’s charity by attending the premiere of his new film in Oklahoma City. More
Michelle Yeoh Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Michelle Yeoh Against Illegal Wildlife Trade Aug 3, 2007

Actress and former beauty queen Michelle Yeoh has joined WildAid in utilizing YouTube to post videos on the wildlife poaching crisis. WildAid is a non-profit organization that seeks to put an end to illegal wildlife trade “by focusing on awareness to reduce the demand for threatened and endangered species products and to increase public support for wildlife conservation.” More
Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Us Eco-Town

Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Us Eco-Town Aug 2, 2007

Leonardo DiCaprio and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films & Television approached Discovery earlier this year with a new reality TV idea. The resulting 13-part series, ‘Eco-Town’, will chronicle the rebuilding of the tornado-ravaged town of Greensburg into a maintainable model of eco-living. More
Celebrities Cast Aside Their Clothing For Charity

Celebrities Cast Aside Their Clothing For Charity Aug 1, 2007

It is not a case of what to wear for celebrities this month, but rather of what to give away, as eBay and other auction websites are inundated with the closet cast-outs of a variety of actors and singers. More
Shakira Joins Latin American Solidarity Action Foundation

Shakira Joins Latin American Solidarity Action Foundation Jul 31, 2007

Shakira has announced her plan to raise $200 million for the charity América Latina en Acción Solidaria (ALAS). More
Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Turn Man’s Darkest Hour Into Its Finest

Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Turn Man’s Darkest Hour Into Its Finest Jul 30, 2007

Leonardo DiCaprio is to release his long-awaited feature length documentary, The 11th Hour, in August. Inspired by former U.S. vice president Al Gore's fight for environmental issues in the 90s, DiCaprio put himself in the film as a concerned citizen asking experts some tough environmental questions. More
Damon Is Back for ONE X ONE

Damon Is Back for ONE X ONE Jul 29, 2007

Matt Damon will once again host ONEXONE's annual Difference Awards ceremony on September 9. Among those being recognized this year for their extraordinary efforts towards fighting child poverty and suffering will be Richard Gere, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and Petra Nemcova. More
“Stairway to Heaven” Guitar to Benefit MusiCares

“Stairway to Heaven” Guitar to Benefit MusiCares Jul 28, 2007

A rare reproduction of Jimmy Page's signature EDS-1275 double-neck guitar – the type that made “Stairway to Heaven” famous – is up for auction on eBay’s Giving Works. More
HG's Jeans Bigger Than Schwarzenegger’s

HG's Jeans Bigger Than Schwarzenegger’s Jul 28, 2007

HG Nelson of the wildly popular Australian comedy team Roy and HG won the top bid for his jeans at the Jeans for Genes charity auction in Sydney earlier this month. His pants went for $32,000. Second highest bid was $21,000 for Arnold Schwarzenegger's, third was $16,000 for Michael Caton's, $11,000 for Ashley Judd's, $10,000 for Brigitte Bardot's and $9,000 for David Copperfield's. More
Annie Lennox Leads Women To Sing For AIDS Projects

Annie Lennox Leads Women To Sing For AIDS Projects Jul 27, 2007

Annie Lennox's new album, Songs of Mass Destruction, due out October 1 promises “not to be lightweight, easy listening, coffee house kinda stuff.” According to Lennox’s website, Sing, a powerful feminist anthem on the album, will feature 23 of the most recognized and successful female solo artists in the world, including Madonna, Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido and Céline Dion. More
David Banner Takes Kids to Six Flags

David Banner Takes Kids to Six Flags Jul 27, 2007

David Banner provided the opportunity for 80 kids to travel from Jackson, Mississippi to Six Flags in Georgia, as part of the Stewpot Neighborhood Children's Program. More
GLAMOUR Making A Charity Star

GLAMOUR Making A Charity Star Jul 26, 2007

GLAMOUR Magazine is gearing up to honor an every-day woman and support her charity with their “Woman of Your Year” search. From now until August 19, anyone can nominate an inspiring colleague, friend, or community leader at glamour.com/woty. GLAMOUR’s Woman of Your Year contest pays tribute to a real-life woman who uses her strength, agility, and compassion to incite major change in her community. GLAMOUR readers will help choose the winner by voting online. More
Johansson, Mirren, Firth and Hounsou Join Oxfam's Global Ambassador Team

Johansson, Mirren, Firth and Hounsou Join Oxfam's Global Ambassador Team Jul 25, 2007

Oxfam launched their Global Ambassador programme this week, and Scarlett Johansson was the latest celebrity to join. Oxfam International, founded in 1995, is a league of 13 organizations working with thousands of partners in over one hundred countries, aiming to find long-term solutions to economic and social injustice. More