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Last week, former President Bill Clinton visited Rwanda. The former President met with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame as he visited several regions in Rwanda. Clinton was present at the opening of a new cancer hospital funded by Clinton and Jeff Gordon.
Love these photos of Charitybuzz all-star Bill Clinton doing good in action. So inspiring! Way to go Bill!
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“Tumblr is good for more than just entertaining videos and snarky commentary — nonprofits are also spreading the word about their good works.”
So thrilled to be included in Huffington Post’s round-up of cause-related Tumblelogs! We’re in such awesome company, with Trevor Project, Mercy Corps, ONE Campus and the UN also catching HuffPost’s eye this week! Keep up the do good work!
This article from CNN.com highlights the philanthropic generosity of celebrities, not just because it’s good for their image, but because they are truly passionate about the cause(s) they champion. CNN’s Tricia Escobedo spoke to our good friend and founder of “Give Back Hollywood” Todd Krim on the subject. Here’s an excerpt of the story below:
Celebrities are no strangers to charity work: Bono created his ONE campaign to fight global poverty, Angelina Jolie travels the world as a United Nations good will ambassador, and the recently named “Sexiest Man Alive” Bradley Cooper reportedly donated thousands of dollars worth of winter clothing to homeless people in Philadelphia, where he’s filming his latest movie.
Is this all part of keeping up appearances in image-centric Hollywood, or do most celebrities have a genuine desire to use their star status to help raise money or awareness for certain causes?
Todd Krim, who founded Give Back Hollywood — which helps connect celebrities and charities — says he thinks there’s a true desire by celebrities to get involved.
“Maybe sometimes people might think it’s a good idea (for a celebrity’s image) … but most of the time it’s a genuine interest,” Krim said. “In fact, there (are) a lot of celebrities who do charity work who don’t even want cameras around.”
Krim spoke to CNN about why he started the organization and whether “young Hollywood” has embraced charity and grass roots causes.
To read the rest of this article, visit CNN.com
charitybuzz Top 11 of 2011
This year was an amazing year for us here at charitybuzz. Between our great nonprofit partners, generous bidders, and hard-working cbuzz family, we’ve been able to raise over $25 million for some truly worthy causes. As we bid farewell to this year, and welcome the next, here are the 11 top-earning auctions of 2011!
1. Spend a day shadowing President Clinton to benefit the Clinton Global Initiative - $255,000
2. Meet Oprah Winfrey backstage at the last taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show to benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights - $105,000
3. Access the ultimate Oscars experience: attend Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Dinner and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, walk the red carpet with the stars and be dressed and styled like a celebrity to benefit Natural Resources Defense Council - $100,000
4. Pitch your big idea to media mogul Rupert Murdoch to benefit the Global Poverty Project - $85,000
5. Enjoy a private singing or guitar lesson with legendary musician Paul Simon to benefit the Children’s Health Fund - $75,000
6. Hang out with Paul McCartney backstage at Yankee Stadium with front row VIP seats to benefit the GREEN Schools Initiative - $70,000
7. Go behind the scenes with an exclusive tour of Facebook’s headquarters with Facebook Director of Product and Firefox co-founder Blake Ross - $70,000
8. Meet Karl Lagerfeld at the ultimate Chanel Couture experience in Paris to benefit Runway to Green - $65,000
9. Fly the California skies with Harrison Ford as your co-pilot to benefit Conservation International - $65,000
10. Make your screen debut with a walk-on role on AMC’s Mad Men, starring Jon Hamm, January Jones and Christina Hendricks, to benefit the ACLU of Southern California - $60,000
11. Sit in on The Howard Stern Show at Sirius Radio and meet Howard Stern and the cast to benefit Rosie’s Theater Kids - $55,500
Thanks for a terrific year, and stay tuned for more exciting things to come in 2012!
To read more about this year’s charitybuzz highlights, check out this article on USA TODAY!
On December 26, 2004, devastating tragedy struck Southeast Asia, when an undersea megathrust earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean, triggering a series of massive tsunamis along the coast. This day marks one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, and is something that the lucky survivors will carry with them for the rest of their lives. But if you ask supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova, this burden has turned into more of a blessing. Nemcova survived the horrendous ordeal, and lived not only to tell the tale, but also to give back in a big way and help those affected by this disaster.
During the 2004 earthquake, Nemcova was vacationing with her main photographer and fiancé Simon Atlee in Thailand, when the tsumani struck. For eight grueling hours, Petra held on to a palm tree until she was rescued by Thai civilians and airlifted to a hospital where she was treated for a shattered pelvis and serious internal injuries. She was told she might never walk again. Atlee was presumed missing, and then later identified and pronounced dead. A few months after her near-death experience, Nemcova returned to Thailand and witnessed the aftermath of the tragedy, experiencing the period after first response and before government intervention. It was then that she was inspired to create the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children after natural disasters.
Petra has been known to lend her support to other charitable organizations that include the Redlight Children Campaign, the Somaly Mam Foundation, and the Yéle Haiti Foundation. She is no stranger to the charitybuzz auction block, having recently collaborated with us to host an online auction for the Happy Hearts Fund, and she is currently up for auction herself to benefit Tibet House, where she is giving one fan the chance to experience New York Fashion Week with her. Petra Nemcova has shown immense strength in the face of life-threatening adversity, finding purpose in the tragic outcome of an unpredictable disaster. Petra’s story, and her dedication to philanthropy have been nothing short of admirable, and she is the very essence of what it means to be a true doGOODER.
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