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rubina2013
rubina2013  
8/11/2014 1:50:25 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Chraitable celebrities
Yes, very good article. Few Celebrities are doing great job, i wish other people also get influenced by these people.

 

Thanks,

Flats in OMR

Venks
Venks  
2/24/2014 8:26:51 PM
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Chraitable celebrities
Thanks for sharing such a nice article, @Nicole. I believe the list could go on and on with many celebrities trying to do their bit these days. I liked the way Agassi prep is shaping up. Many families will be benifitted with this kind of initiative.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/11/2014 9:33:22 AM
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Re: And Bono, too!
Hi Amy, I didn't know about Matt Damon's efforts either until I started poking around for this blog. Did you watch the "press conference" where he decides to no longer use the bathroom? Pretty amusing/weird; but hopefully it helped to raise awareness about water shortages.

Good point, re: Bono. I'm sure his myriad efforts have helped developing cities.

Glad I could introduce you to Broadway Barks. I, admittedly, have no intention of adopting a dog (maybe a kitten... maybe), but I've had a lifelong obsession with Mary Tyler Moore; and Bernadette Peters is my favorite Broadway performer of all time, so that's what drew me to this event. But they've been doing really fantastic work on behalf of animals for years and years. B Peets, in particular, is extremely passionate and emotional about displaced animals... I can only imagine how she feels about the stray dogs of Sochi.

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
2/10/2014 3:08:24 PM
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And Bono, too!
Nicole, I did not know about Matt Damon's water work, or the Broadway Barks thing. 

I was just defending Bono to a friend (critical of what the friend felt was his "sermonizing") yesterday. I think you could argue that for his work in funding AIDS research and getting rich countries to forgive poor countries' debts, he could also earn a berth on your list. I love the music of U2, always have, but also admire that Bono is not merely sitting in his castle in Dublin counting his money. 

Hazel
Hazel  
2/9/2014 1:05:44 PM
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Re: Philanthropy
Everyone can make a difference, rich or poor, celebrity or "regular" folks like us. I think it's very encouraging to see such prominent individuals really do something to make a difference. With their wealth, influence, and resources, it's a given that they came potentially reach more people and do more. But again, even non-celebs can make a difference, so this is really inspiring stuff.

Hazel
Hazel  
2/9/2014 1:04:24 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Animals
I'm with you on this, PostSandy. I have a special spot for animals and if I had the time and infinite resources, I would work to come up with a shelter that would be able to take care of all the strays and animals in the world. Unfortunately, that's not very realistic or practical, so I hope to do that in my city one day.

Jeremy.Johnson
Jeremy.Johnson  
2/7/2014 5:27:10 PM
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Philanthropy
Knowing that people go to lengths to do some real good with their wealth is absolutely wonderful.

It's truly inspiring to know that some wealthy citizens are showing that wealth can be contributed to the Greater Good.

-jjj

PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/7/2014 5:09:09 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Animals
Thanks for the heads-up Nicole! I sure will put it in my list of things-to-do. Celebrity could really help this cause. The more people see celebrities rooting for adoptable pets, the more likely they will consider adopting from shelters rather than buying from shops. Nothing against shops or breeders, but those animals in the shelters are often prejudiced against.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/7/2014 4:56:23 PM
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Re: Animals
Glad to help inform you about that, PostSandy! By the way, Broadway Barks is a fun and free event, and it takes place every year on the second Saturday of July, I believe. Broadway stars from shows that are running at the time get up and present dogs that are up for adoption, and you can take one home straight from there. I attended this year, mostly because I wanted to see Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore (MTM, as I said, was absent, but I love Harvey Fierstein, the book writer for the wonderful, currently running show Kinky Boots). Attending the event requires a lot of standing and patience (a random dog slept on my foot the entire time), but it's good fun if you like animals and Broadway.

PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/7/2014 4:45:09 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Animals
I'm so glad to learn about Broadway Barks and Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Animal organizations definitely struggle to keep up with staff needs, vet resources, and of course space. The bar is set high towards a no-kill NYC. A goal keeps things rolling nonetheless. Woof!

 

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