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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mozilla Firefox Challenge with CrowdRise: Individual Action. Global Impact


I'm sure most of you have already seen this by now. Or maybe you haven't. Well, it was popping up on my screen every time I switched on my laptop, but maybe I was too busy to give it a look. I did today, and I believe it is worth sharing. A simple word to define this initiative by Mozilla Firefox would be 'DONATE'. Of course you are not bound to donate, or it's not that if you're not donating to one of these global causes mentioned below, you cease to be a good person. But just in case you would like to see what the various celebrity charities are working for and how your donation will help, do click on the charity name and you will get more details. Mozilla has already donated $5000 to each charity and an additional $25,000 will go to any cause that raises the most by January 11,2012.

Says the Mozilla Team:
We've brought together thousands of people to build a better Web. Not for profit, but for good. This holiday season help us take it one step further. Donate to a celebrity's charity, join their team or fundraise for your own cause. You could win prizes from the celebrity teams while doing good for the world.

Here is the list of the various celebrity charities where you can extend your help:


MAASAI WILDERNESS CONSERVATION: EDWARD NORTON'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Preserving Wilderness and Wildlife. Supporting People and Culture.

CHARITY: WATER: DAVID BLAINE'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Helping Build Wells To Help Hundreds of Thousands of People Have Clean Water.

ACCELERATE BRAIN CANCER CURE: DAVID COOK'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Funding Brain Tumor and Brain Cancer Research.

ROLLING DOG FARM: PAUL RUDD'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
To Rescue And Shelter Disabled Animals.

SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK: WISEREARTH'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISER
Enables You To Discover And Share What's Latest And Connect With Other ChangeMakers.

WOMEN'S HEART CENTER: BARBARA STREISAND'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Helping The Women's Heart Center At Cedars Sinai Medical Center

HILARITY FOR CHARITY: SETH ROGEN'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Benefiting Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders Association

F CANCER: SOPHIA BUSH'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Helping People Detect Early Signs of Cancer

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS: CHRISTY TURLINGTON'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Help Build A Clinic For Pregnant Mothers In Need In Indonesia

TEAMJS FOR FEEDING AMERICA: DAVID FLANAGAN'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Giving Generously To Fight Hunger in The US.

NOTHING BUT NETS: JONAH HILL'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
A Campaign of the United Nations Foundation. Help Send Nets To Refugee Camps in Africa To Avoid Death By Malaria

CITY YEAR: JASON BATEMAN'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Tutoring, Mentoring And Serving As Role Models To Help Children Continue Schooling And To Help Schools In Providing Education. Engaging Students In Community Service And Leadership Development Activities. Planning And Leading Transformational Service Projects.

THE INNOCENCE PROJECT: ZOOEY DESCHANEL'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Assist Prisoners Who Could Be Proven Innocent Through DNA Testing.

CANCER FOR COLLEGE: WILL FERRELL'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Helps Cancer Survivors Realise Their Dream of Going To College

J/P HAITIAN RELIEF ORGANISATION: CEO SEAN PENN
Combating Poverty in Haiti and Helping Rebuild The Infrastructure Destroyed By The 2010 Earthquake

JDRF - IMPROVING LIVES, CURING TYPE 1 DIABETES: MARY McCORMACK'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Spreading Awareness And Funding Research For Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Through JDRF.

KICK EPILEPSY'S BUTT: KRISTIN BAIRD'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Benefiting Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)

MCMF HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: MICHELE AND ERIC CWIERTNY'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Help Fund Medical Research for EBV And EBV-Associated Diseases, Including Blood Cancer.

I WANT TO F CANCER MORE THAN SOPHIA BUSH DOES: MARY COLVIG'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Helping Raise Funds For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

CLEAN WATER FOR ECUADOR: HEATHER BUSH'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Benefiting Free The Children. Working Towards Building A Well In Ecuador To Help Children Get Access To Clean Drinking Water.

IAN SOMERHALDER FOUNDATION 25,000.00POUND CHALLENGE: VAMPIRE BRIGADE ISF'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Help Save Animals And The Environment

STOP CHILD ABUSE - TRAFFICKING: ARK OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Working To Help Stop Child Abuse And To Help And Support Child Abuse Victims. Ark Of Hope is providing counsel and emotional support now and preparing for hands-on care through their own safe houses.

SAVE THE FROG IN BELIZE: MICHAEL STARKEY'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Many of these species are under threat of extinction from habitat destruction and the threat of the nefarious Chytrid Fungus, which has already driven many Central American species to extinction. Michael aims at traveling around the country in Belize to broaden the mission by protecting amphibian population and promoting a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.

CHARLIE'S CHERUBS - CHARLIE SHEEN HELPING TO SAVE BABIES BORN WITH CDH: CHERUBS' FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Money Donated Will Help Fund Research, Family Support Services And Awareness Projects For Babies Born With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

WATER CHANGES LIVES: YAYE BA'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
4100 Children Die Each Day From Water-Related Diseases. HELP.

TRANSPLANT FOR SIMON: DAMIAN HOSPITAL'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Simon Needs A Life-Saving Bone Marrow Transplant. He Has A Previously Unknown Genetic Defect That Causes His Immune System To Malfunction. Donating To Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) Helps Children Like Simon Get The Care They Need. Save A Life Today.

HELP ALLEY CATS: ALLEY CAT RESCUE, INC.'s FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Donations to Alley Cat Rescue go towards helping cats living in alleys. ACR spays/neuters, gives shots, and then sets up feeding stations to provide food and clean water.

JOHN V. LINDSAY WILDCAT CHARTER SCHOOL: PHILIP JACK'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Our objective is for students to experience training in a wide range of industries; any help you could provide in that endeavor helps our kids identify their values and focus on their goals.

POURHOUSE FILL'ER UP!: POURHOUSE INC.'s FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Providing Home For The Homeless

GRASSROOT SOCCER: ETHAN ZOHN'S FUNDRAISER ON CROWDRISE
Our mission is to educate, inspire and mobilize youth to stop the spread of HIV. By 2014, GRS plans to reach 1 million youth with life-saving education.



And like I always believe in and say:
"Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children" - MJ

Debolina Raja Gupta