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Do You Believe in Life After Love (and War)?

Posted by Donna Callejon on November 16th, 2009

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In her 1998 worldwide number one hit iconic superstar Cher asks, “Do you believe in life after love?”  But these days that memorable line could be amended to add “…and war?”

For years Cher has been a visible and unabashed advocate for ensuring that women and men who serve our country are honored through policies and programs that lift up their heroism and ensure their dignity, both during deployment and after they return from combat.  She has demonstrated this commitment  by supporting organizations from Operation Helmet to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and by performing at USO events.  In 2006 Cher appeared on The Ed Schultz Show to discuss her work in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad, as well as returning veterans. Schultz noted her involvement with both Operation Helmet and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which is building a center to serve military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those severely injured in other operations, as well as in the normal performance of their duties, combat and non-combat related.

Now Cher is creating her own non-profit, The Heroes Project. The mission of The Heroes Project is to improve the care and protection of heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change. Through this organization, Cher will continue to support heroes through service and advocacy. The organization works closely with many of the leading military and veterans organizations and aims to leverage their work, rather than duplicate it.

GlobalGiving has been very fortunate to help facilitate a portion of Cher’s philanthropic activity, by working with her philanthropic and advocacy advisors to facilitate the funding of the Shikamana School in Kenya.  Now, we are working together to raise funds for The Heroes Project, kicking it off with an amazing auction currently running on eBay. In this auction, Cher is generously donating three sets of tickets and a backstage visit (with champagne) to the highest bidders.  All the proceeds will go to The Heroes Project.

So if you believe in life after love and war, and you want to combine your love of music and an icon with doing something good – bid now – you only have three more days!

Style This

Posted by alison on November 19th, 2008

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Are you fashionable? Are you the first to know the latest trends? Are your friends constantly in awe of your stellar wardrobe and rockin’ ability to accessorize like a rock star?

Did you answer yes to all of these questions?

I definitely didn’t.

I am not what you would consider hip…by any stretch of the imagination. But you know who is? Celebrities. And it just so happens that Seventeen magazine wants to help people become more fashionable and support young girls around the world – all at the same time.

WOWZERS

Seventeen‘s Style Stars of 2008 eBay auction features awesome (and fashionable) clothes and accessories from today’s hottest young stars: The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Hayden Panettiere and many, many more.

The best part? (Besides the opportunity to drastically improve your wardrobe…) All of the proceeds from this auction go to support the Girl Effect.

The idea behind the Girl Effect is that when you help a girl in the developing world get an education or training to start a business, she is less likely to marry early, have an unplanned pregnancy, or contract HIV/AIDS. Her success can help her family, her community and her country. And ultimately, when you put all of these successful young women together, they can change the world.

Watch this incredibly cool video below to learn more. You can donate directly at GlobalGiving.

Or even better, bid on your favroite auction items – become a little more fashionable and help empower girls around the world!

Hot Town, Summer in the City

Posted by alison on July 16th, 2008

I like music. Despite my apparent obsession with U2, I do actually listen to other music.

And when this auction for Jimmy Buffett tickets, with 10% of the proceeds going to GlobalGiving, popped up in my email, I went to YouTube and started listening to Margaritaville.

Sometimes songs will remind me of experiences, places, people, or just a particular point in time. And there’s no better example of that reminder than songs of summer. The following 5 songs are distinctly summery to me.   

Feel free to comment with your own musical summer reminders; I’d love to hear them!

5. Bananarama – Cruel Summer

4. Madonna – La Isla Bonita

3. U2 – Beautiful Day (had to have at least one reference)

2. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Summertime

1. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City

“It still has some cement on it!”

Posted by alison on April 18th, 2008

Recently, the GlobalGiving blog has been moonlighting over at eBay’s What Gives!? blog.  So when my friend, Roman from eBay, emailed me yesterday with a link asking me to write a post about it, I could hardly say no.  Frequent readers of this blog will know that I never pass up a legitimate excuse to blog about the Red Sox.

A quick recap of JerseyGate 08 for anyone not as thoroughly engaged with New England sports: The Yankees are building a new stadium, and one of the workers on the concrete crew – a diehard Red Sox fan – decided to “curse the new stadium by burying David Ortiz’s jersey in the brand new foundation of the new park. This is humorous at the very least, but after an 86-year World Series drought in Boston, AL East fans take even the vaguest semblence of a curse seriously (even if they won’t admit it). So seriously, in fact, they dug up the jersey.

But there’s a point beyond good old Red Sox/Yankees trivia.

The jersey is being auctioned off on eBay. They’re using this latest incident in the long-time Red Sox/Yankees rivalry to raise money for cancer research.

The jersey is being auctioned in its current condition (“It still has some cement on it!”, the auction page boasts) as part of a larger package that includes tickets to an upcoming Red Sox game at Fenway Park. All proceeds (over $30,000 at the time of publication) are going to the Jimmy Fund, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

I’ve written here before about this concept: Sometimes the best approach isn’t to try to get people excited about what you’re doing, but find out what they’re already excited about and get involved.

What started off as a funny prank and baseball folklore for years to come has ended up as a generous windfall for the Jimmy Fund and cancer research. (Construction) hats off to you, Gino Castignoli, Randy Levine, Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber.