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Old Spice Campaign Tour Donates Big Bucks to Schools!

We've all heard of 'Drink Responsibly' but have you ever heard of 'Scent Responsibly'? This is part of the "Smellcome to Manhood" tour that Isaiah Mustafa- The Old Spice Guy- is hosting on behalf of the brand.

The tour kicked off in style visiting the nation's hottest city by making the rounds in Miami. The first stop was to the University of Miami and then Coral Gables Senior High School. Part of the campaign was to lecture about basic scenting and a special mission aimed at 'scenting responsibly' which aims to end the over spraying epidemic once and for all.

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Wondr is the Social Network that Gives Back

The endless tide of novel social media trends has most young people with more social apps than actual friends. What if that boundless networking energy could be harnessed to achieve something truly meaningful? That's what Evin Schwartz is trying to do with his new company Wondr.

Wondr is a social network that aims to connect twenty-somethings and the nonprofit organizations that might interest them, and also give them the chance to participate in a unique charitable raffle system.

The first raffle prize will give one lucky fan a unique Vegas vacation where you and a friend can get backstage and meet Tiësto before his performance at Hakkasan Nightclub on June 20th. The prize includes a comped round-trip flight and hotel stay, so you can relax and enjoy the exclusive VIP experience.

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Hilarity for Charity's first New York Benefit

Not only is Seth Rogen a funny guy, but he’s a funny guy with a good heart.

Monday night marked the first New York benefit for Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller’s, charity Hilarity for Charity. The charity was founded after Miller's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 55, and its main goals are to fund research, spread awareness to the younger generation and donate resources to families in need. It is a nationwide program that “encourages and supports college groups to throw their very own Hilarity for Charity events to raise awareness and much needed funds for fighting Alzheimer’s disease.”

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Marquis Vodka, A Cause to Drink For

Looking for a liquor that gives back? Try Marquis Vodka, a spirit crafted between Warsaw and Ukrainian border at a small artisan distillery founded in 1895.

The company states it “believes in a world where a vice should be tempered by virtue” and they their beliefs into actions, donating 20% of its retail revenue to their charitable partners, which includes the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Footprints Foundation, and the Trevor Project. Here’s how Marquis Vodka breaks down their charitable donations:

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Toms is Bringing the One-On-One Model to Coffee

Toms has become a philanthropic fashion statement seen on feet across the country. The business was built on what Toms' founder, Blake Mycoskie, calls the one-on-one model: for every pair of shoes sold, one is given to a person in need, for free. This model has been wildly successful, supplying over 10 million pairs of shoes to children in poverty and has shoe moguls like Sketchers trying to replicate the idea with their own brands.

Mycoskie feels that this one-on-one model will be successful in a number of philanthropic avenues, recently announcing his plan to launch a line of coffee. The coffee packaging branded in the same style as the shoes, will be sold to fund efforts to provide clean water to those in need. Mycoskie feels this plan will do more to address the underlying, cyclical issues of poverty. Each bag of coffee sold has the power to provide a week’s worth of clean water for one person in areas where water for drinking, cooking, and bathing is scarce. There are also plans in the works to open several Toms cafes, with NYC slated as one of the initial locations.

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Win a Trip to a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photoshoot

Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue is one of the most iconic magazine spreads in the world, and this year it reaches the half-century mark. For its gold anniversary, Sports Illustrated is partnering with the Happy Hearts Fund to offer a truly unique experience. For just $10 you can be entered to win a round-trip visit to the 2015 Swimsuit issue photo shoot session, where you can spend a day frolicking on the beach with a bunch of bikini models. Higher donations will be rewarded with exciting gifts --$50 gets you a T-shirt and just $5,000 will land you a Skype session with Petra Nemcova—as well as more contest entries. You can see all the prizes and make your donation at the fundraiser's Prizeo page here.

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Do Gooder's Spotlight: Greenpeace


Greenpeace is an active international environmental organization that focuses on preserving the earth through research, as well as a variety of unique campaigning methods. There’s no central idea when it comes “preserving the earth”, as Greenpeace protest a variety of environmental issues, such as protecting the world's rainforest and oceans, commercial whaling, sustainable agriculture, anti-nuclear issues, deforestation, toxics and global warming. Greenpeace is an organization that is known for direct action, sometimes these actions are surrounded in controversy.

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Seth Rogen Testifies For Alzheimer's Research

Yesterday, Seth Rogen made an opening statement in front of Senate at a hearing on Alzheimer's research. His testimony, while still possessing a handful of classic Rogen-esque jokes, was heartfelt, well-researched, and showed a serious side we'd never seen before. The Pineapple Express star shared his personal experience with Alzheimer's, illustrating the effects of the disease he'd seen firsthand with his wife Lauren Miller's mother.

"So few people share their personal stories," he said at the hearing. "So few people have something to relate to. I know that if me and my wife saw someone like me talking about this, it would probably make us feel a little less alone."

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Redrover is an Animals Best Friend

RedRover is a nonprofit based out of Sacramento, California with the mission to “bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education." Therefore giving meaning to the age old saying, a dog is man's best friend.

RedRover is true to their mission and has helped rescue thousands of animals from puppy mills, animals who been neglected in situations of cruelty and hoarding .

Founded in 1987, RedRover was initially called the United Animal Nations. The organization's name was changed in 2011 to reflect the energy and dedication by the many donors and volunteers. With over 3,000 volunteers over the U.S. and Canada the volunteers are the people who make Redrover thrive, and it really demonstrates how dedicated people to the well being of animals all across and abroad .

The volunteers provide care for animals who have been neglected or removed from puppy mills. In 2009 RedRover rescued over 500 dogs from a puppy mill in Texas who suffered from a list of injuring including parasites and untreated wounds.


RedRover hopes that by rejuvenating the bond between people and animals they can show how important it is to show compassion to animals.