Alyssa Milano Challenges Corporations: Match My $50,000 UNICEF Donation to Haiti!

Fri, January 15, 2010 10:13am EDT by 5 Comments
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Alyssa Milano makes a $50,000 donation to UNICEF and wants companies to follow suit!

Plenty of celebs have been tweeting their thoughts and prayers for the people of Haiti after a devastating earthquake hit the Caribbean island on Jan. 12 but Alyssa Milano put her money where her mouth is and donated $50,000 to UNICEF! On her Twitter page, Alyssa, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, tweeted, “★TWEET CHALLENGE★ I just donated $50,000 to UNICEF for #Haiti relief. Which corporation will match my donation?” Later, in an editorial to readers of the Huffington Post, Alyssa wrote, “So… it’s on! I challenge any corporation to match my $50,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 100% of every dollar will go directly to supplies that include tarpaulins, water-purification tablets, oral rehydration salts, family water kits, medical supplies, medical kits, food, shelter, and protection.”

Alyssa joins celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who have given $1 million to Doctors Without Borders and Lance Armstrong whose LiveStrong Foundation donated $250,000 to relief charities Partners in Health and Doctors Without Borders. George Clooney is also planning to donate his time by hosting a telethon on MTV on Jan. 22 to raise funds. Ted Turner has also made an impressive $1 million donation to The United Nations Foundation’s Haiti reconstruction efforts.

Kudos to Alyssa (and Brad, Angie, Lance and George) for setting the example of taking real action in Hollywood to help the Haitian people. We know there’s plenty of money floating around Hollywood and we hope that celebrities follow suit and donate money, not just thoughts, for this truly heartbreaking cause. — Marta Topran

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Robert Villanueva

Posted at 7:50 PM on July 6, 2014  

There are over 321 people in the United States let them do their civil duty and donate a fraction of what they have

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Mr. Incredible

Posted at 11:26 AM on September 5, 2013  

. Right on Emwardo ….. You had good points! If your making $$ for your commercials, your a bloody hypocrit!! I used to watch your famous program , growing pains. I guess there’s a reason why your not in the spotlight anymore!! You wanna earn respect. Help homeless kids here in the States… Whatever program you come up with, I refuse to see it! P.s. I think you have forgotten, there’s a lot of American that lost there jobs & losing there houses. And your asking them for $15 a month! Tell your hero Barrack to create more jobs in the states & maybe people can afford $15 a month!!!

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Mr. Incredible

Posted at 11:10 AM on September 5, 2013  

You donated $50,000 to UNICEF.’… Why don’t you help wounded soldiers who fought for you so you can make millions you Hypocritical b#&$%!!!

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Emwardo

Posted at 11:56 PM on December 28, 2011  

Well many of us Americans can’t even afford to donate the 15 bucks a month to Unicef!! We need the money to feed our own families and meet our own bills and struggle just to keep a roof over our heads. It’s a wonderful sentiment to help solve global problems but we have children going to bed hungry every night right here in America. Charity begins at home.

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Emwardo

Posted at 11:54 PM on December 28, 2011  

Well many of us Americans can’t even afford to donate the 15 bucks a month to Unicef!! We need the money to feed our own families and meet our own bills and struggle just to keep a roof over our heads. It’s a wonderful sentiment to help solve global problems but we have children going to bed hungry every night right here in America!! Charity begins at home. That said Alyssa Milano gets credit for not being a self centered celebrity.

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