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Celebrities Gone Good

It’s that time of year when every form of publication and broadcast is doing round up pieces…the best of…the top ten…of the year gone by, or predictions for the year beginning. has, on their Celebs Gone Good pages, an article that points up the charitable work of the famous among us—it’s a list I love. It is the Top 20 celebrities and their charitable work throughout 2010. The usual suspects are here: Ellen (in addition to her commitment to ending hunger, shining a spotlight on bullying and the amazing work of The Trevor Project), Oprah ($40 million to charities), Matt Damon (, Alicia Keys (Keep a Child Alive)…and a few that really stepped up, perhaps for the first time, in the past year—Lady Gaga (Hands Up for Marriage Equality), Justin Bieber (Pencils of Promise), Sophia Bush (advocacy and awareness of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster), Nick Jonas (Change for the Children Foundation and his tireless work for diabetes treatment and awareness)…

And you! Celebrate the great work you did in 2010, and plan to ramp it up even more in 2011–our commitments to the world grow because we grow…and we grow because of our commitments.


awearnessThis book has been around for a bit, but if you haven’t seen it, it is worth searching out.

Kenneth Cole, the designer, has pulled into one resource a ton of information to inspire you to get out there and make a difference. In addition to quick interviews with 86 of his celebrity friends and acquaintances about what inspired them to get involved in charitable work (you’ll be amazed at the philanthropic projects of some of the less tabloid-haunted celebs), each chapter has terrific resources for projects around the world. Chapters are broken into categories like political activism, civil liberties, criminal justice, HIV/AIDS, environment, youth, etc.

You will find new avenues about which to get passionate–I promise.

And 100% of the book’s proceeds go to the Awearness Fund, which, in turn, directly supports other charitable organizations (Like the Foundation for AIDS Research: and HELP USA:

Read it–you won’t regret it

Rainforest SOS

Get involved…somehow…some way…get involved