While NFL star Adrian Peterson continues to commit $5,000 to charity for every touchdown he makes, the Minnesota Vikings' running back has found a way to amp up his giving dollars off the field too.
Peterson's All Day Foundation, a nonprofit that supports programming for at-risk kids worldwide, has joined forces with a socially conscious browser app, the Football For Good Giving Assistant, for the holiday season. The duo connects online shoppers with 1,000 partners, including Gap, Hotels.com and Best Buy, that give a portion of their sales to Peterson's nonprofit, the organization announced.
eBay launched a new landing page, eBay.com/celebrity, calling it a "unique shopping destination that combines celebrity experiences, memorabilia and merchandise with philanthropic causes." The page aggregates celebrity content, charity auctions, and the breadth and selection of related products unique to eBay.
eBay Celebrity will offer exclusive charity auction items for consumers to get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities through the purchase of one-of-a-kind merchandise, concert tickets, and meet and greet opportunities.
Ashton Kutcher, Kanye West and other big-name celebrities don’t do as much good for charity on Twitter, Facebook or other social networks as less-famous people, a new study finds. Actors, comics, singers and bloggers with deep personal ties to causes and potential donors raise far more money for charities.
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In a country that spent the last three decades getting rich, Yang Lan wants to show that giving back is glorious.
Yang, a television host and one of China's wealthiest women, is leading a movement to encourage the growth of philanthropy.
She aims to gather some of the best resources from the U.S. nonprofit sector to help China build a modern system of philanthropy, and bring Chinese philanthropists here for exchanges with American foundations.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit animation series "Family Guy," "American Dad" and the "Cleveland Show," is paying tribute to his mother by teaming up with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.
On the year anniversary of his mother's death, Seth MacFarlane and Heaven on Earth Society for Animals announce the establishment of Perry’s Place — The Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary at Heaven on Earth.
Pirate’s Booty, manufacturer of all-natural snacks, is pleased to announce its participation with Diana Taurasi of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury in Hoop Heroes, a fundraising initiative that benefits After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a 501(c)3 charity that provides free after-school programs to disadvantaged youth across the nation.
Pirate’s Booty will donate $10 for every point WNBA Taurasi scores during the 2011 WNBA season. Taurasi is a two-time WNBA champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and named to the All-WNBA First Team six years in a row. She is the first WNBA player to become a Hoop Hero.
Etsy is partnering with pop singer-songwriter Lady Gaga to raise money for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Lady Gaga commissioned three Etsy artists to design limited-edition posters inspired by her album "Born This Way." She signed some of the posters, on sale in the Etsy Store.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has formed the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles. Bryant will hold a news conference Tuesday at My Friend's Place, a nonprofit resource center that offers free emergency services to about 1,600 homeless people a year, according to its website.
After 45 years promoting treatment and a cure for children he calls “my kids,” comedian Jerry Lewis announced Monday he is retiring as host of the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon that has become synonymous with his name. Lewis, 85, issued a statement through the association calling it “time for an all new Telethon era.”