Celebrity Charities

    Swearing on Twitter can raise money for charities like UNICEF and the World Wildlife Fund, so let the @%#$ and the $%&@ fly.

    A new online Charity Swear Box is “the modern-day version of the office swear jar, asking people to hand over their pocket change as a consequence of letting curses slip.”

    Once you submit your Twitter name and sign up for an amount that you would like to donate for every naughty word (they suggest 10 pence which is about a quarter), Charity Swear Box checks your tweets for foul language over the course of a month and sends you a notice of how much you have accumulated. You can then choose to donate that amount to one of the charities listed on the site.

    If you are not a foul mouthed hooligan, have no fear, the website encourages you to start smutting up your twitter feed by using the following tweet:

    “Shit! I’m turning bad words into good deeds at http://charityswearbox.com #charityswearbox via @swearbox.”

    Learn more about Charity Swear Box and be sure to check out some of the other incredibly cool projects from Fueled.com, the development team behind this awesome new initiative.

    Read more at the Huffington Post.


    Celebrity Charities

    Celebrity Charities – Some of television’s hottest stars worked hard in 2011 to support Smile Train, the largest international charity dedicated to surgically fixing facial clefts.

    Smile Train , which launched in 1999, works with more than 2,000 doctors around the world to provide free cleft lip and palate surgery to children in impoverished communities in more than 80 countries.

    This year, Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent/Superman on the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Tatyana Ali, known for her roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Love That Girl!, and The Young and the Restless, and Erik Estrada, who now does voice work for Sealab 2021 in addition to appearing on reality TV shows, all helped raise awareness and funds for the charity by discussing their service trip to Mexico on The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

    Additionally, Estrada raised more than $10,000 for Smile Train by dancing on the Univision show Mira Quien Baila! and stand-up comedian Jimmy Pardo donated more than $40,000 from his Third Annual PARDCAST-A-THON.

    Priscilla Ma, Executive Director of Smile Train stated, “We are especially pleased to thank some of our celebrity friends who have lent their name and given time and money to Smile Train. With these resources, and new efforts, our goal is for Smile Train to reach 750,000 surgeries by June 2012.”

    So, in the new year, stars like Sammi Hanratty, who will be in the upcoming family film The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, will help Smile Train reach their goal by travel abroad to help generate attention for the organization.

    Though each surgery costs about $250, every donation helps bring a smile to a child’s face…literally.

    Read more at Smile Train .


    Celebrity Charities

    Celebrity Charities – Nearly 7 years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, some are still working on rebuilding the once thriving city. Make It Right, a foundation started by the sexiness that is Brad Pitt, works to build homes in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans where more than 4,000 homes were destroyed in the aftermath of Katrina. The foundation’s goal is to build 150 affordable, high-quality homes; they are currently half way to reaching this goal.

    On March 10th, “A Night to Make It Right,” one of the largest-scale fundraising events in New Orleans’ history, will be hosted by Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres.

    “I’m so happy I can be a part of this incredible foundation…Brad Pitt is amazing – not only for what he started, but also because, who else can make a hard hat look like a jaunty fall fashion accessory?” DeGeneres told Look to the Stars. DeGeneres and her fans have raised more than $1.6 for the foundation.

    The event will be a star-studded night with performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal, and The Neville Brothers. There will also be appearances by Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Josh Brolin. We’re sure Pitt’s right-hand woman Angelina Jolie will also be there and maybe even the rest of the Pitt-Jolie clan.

    Being hosted at the newly redesigned Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the hotel kicked off the fundraising efforts with a $300,000 donation.

    “Through our partnership with Make It Right, we continue to solidify our commitment to the city of New Orleans,” Michael Smith, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans told Look to the Stars.

    To read more visit Look to the Stars.

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