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74 Charitable Acts

Innovative and Unusual Donations and Acts of Charity

— October 17, 2009 — Social Good
Many worthy causes depend upon donations and other acts of giving and kindness, especially in tough financial times. The calls for help will increase over the next few months in hopes that people will be more motivated to charitable acts during the holiday season.

Whether or not individuals assist with charitable acts and issues is a personal decision, but we’ve rounded up some examples of responses to the call for help with the following trends.
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Donated Clothes as Humanity Workers
Donated Clothes as Humanity Workers
Humana 2nd Hand Clothes Campaign Lends a Hand
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72
Social Bribing For Charity
Social Bribing For Charity
@tferriss Donates to Charity With Every New Twitter Follower
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71
Bottle Refunds for Charity
Bottle Refunds for Charity
Coop Denmark Instant Donations
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70
Signed Soprano's Porsche
Signed Soprano's Porsche
Cayenne For Charity
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69
Drinking Pondwater
Drinking Pondwater
Jennifer Connelly for CharityWater
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68
Discount Tattoos for Charity
Discount Tattoos for Charity
The Toys for Tatts Drive
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67
"Selling Out" for Charity
"Selling Out" for Charity
Tony Hawk Introduces 'Tony Hawk Experience' to Benefit THF
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66
Global Shoe Campaigns
Global Shoe Campaigns
Soles4Souls Plans to Donate 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days
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65
Just By Searching the Web, Raise Money For Charity
Just By Searching the Web, Raise Money For Charity
GoodSearch & GoodShop
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64
Climbing for Charity
Climbing for Charity
David Beckham to Scale Mt Kilimanjaro
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63
Serenading Sitcom Stars
Serenading Sitcom Stars
Lisa Kudrow & Courteney Cox Perform “Smelly Cat” for Charity
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62
Fundraising for Creatives
Fundraising for Creatives
Skeleton-Key Necklaces by 823KEYPROJECT Feed Starving Artists
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61
Small-Scale Activism
Small-Scale Activism
‘Change for the Environment' Lets You Donate Spare Change
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60
Jumble Sales
Jumble Sales
Fashion Retailer Helps You Sell Your Clothing For Charity
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59
Book Spoiler Auctions
Book Spoiler Auctions
Harry Potter Prequil for Charity
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58
Charitable Suits
Charitable Suits
Sean Avery Donates Formal Wear for Career Gear's ‘Capital PerSuitR
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57
Celebs Design Pumps For Charity
Celebs Design Pumps For Charity
Ovarian Cancer Benefit
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56
Diamond Studded Toy for Charity
Diamond Studded Toy for Charity
$140,000 Hot Wheels Bling
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55
Crowdsourced Car Replacements
Crowdsourced Car Replacements
Pre-Phillies Parade Fundraising
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54
Pro Portraits for Charity
Pro Portraits for Charity
Rankin Live Lets You Strike a Pose for Oxfam
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53
Buffet Donates $42 Billion to Bill Gates' Charity
Buffet Donates $42 Billion to Bill Gates' Charity
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52
Used Tissues for Charity
Used Tissues for Charity
Scarlett Johansson Auctions Germy Snot-Rag on eBay
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51
Celebrities Design Swarovski Jackets for Charity
Celebrities Design Swarovski Jackets for Charity
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50
Educational Plush Toys
Educational Plush Toys
Activist 'Good News Grizzly' Takes Up Armor for Charity
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49
Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
PayPal, eBay & MillerCoors Step Up to #BeatCancer
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48
84-Hour TV Marathons
84-Hour TV Marathons
Steve Misiura Watched 238 Episodes of ‘Friends' for Charity
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47
Controversial Bath Bombs for Charity
Controversial Bath Bombs for Charity
Lush Guantanamo Bay 'Bombs'
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46
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
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45
Working Out for Charity
Working Out for Charity
The Plus 3 Network Matches Athletes to Corporate Sponsors
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44
Heidi Klum Donates Oscar Dress
Heidi Klum Donates Oscar Dress
Heart Truth Campaign
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43
Deface Value
Deface Value
Phil Collins Albums Defaced by Celebrities for Charity
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42
iPods for Aids
iPods for Aids
Oprah and Bono Push Products for Charity
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41
Motorola Project Red Slvr Phone for Charity
Motorola Project Red Slvr Phone for Charity
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40
Artistic Activism
Artistic Activism
Part Of It Totes & Tees For Charity
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39
Sidekicks For Charity
Sidekicks For Charity
T-Mobile Designer Phones
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38
Celebrity Ice Cream
Celebrity Ice Cream
Elton John's Ben & Jerry's Flavor for Charity
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37
Gold Tennis Rackets For Charity
Gold Tennis Rackets For Charity
Wilson Rackets Support Breast Cancer
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36
Comebacks for Charity
Comebacks for Charity
Siegfried and Roy Performance to Benefit Las Vegas Brain Center
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35
Excess for Charity
Excess for Charity
Million Dollar Ice Cream Cone to be Auctioned for Charity
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34
Superstar Memorabilia For Charity
Superstar Memorabilia For Charity
Osbournes Auction Personal Possessions
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33
Designer Graffiti Easter Eggs
Designer Graffiti Easter Eggs
Celebrity Eggs For Charity
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32
Defiant Art for Charity
Defiant Art for Charity
Harley-Davidson 'Art of Rebellion' Brings Music & Art Together
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31
Naughty for Charity
Naughty for Charity
The UNICEF Tap Project ‘Keep It Clean' Campaign
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30
Red Carpet Jewelry Bids
Red Carpet Jewelry Bids
Robyn Rodes Collaborates with Stars for Charity
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29
Children's Footwear Charities
Children's Footwear Charities
Toms Shoes Donates One Pair Per Purchase
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28
Musicians as Designers
Musicians as Designers
Yellow Bird Project Musician Designed T-Shirts for Charity
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27
Celebrity Designed Ugg Boots for Charity
Celebrity Designed Ugg Boots for Charity
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26
Sculpture Contests for Charity
Sculpture Contests for Charity
Canstruction 2008
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25
NewsNudes for Charity
NewsNudes for Charity
Revealing Paintings by Today Show Cast To Benefit Charity
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24
Fashionable Rodent Hats
Fashionable Rodent Hats
Designer Mickey Mouse Ears by Henry Holland, Luella, and More for Charity
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23
Celebrity Knits for Charity
Celebrity Knits for Charity
Stars for 'Save the Children'
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22
Men in High Heels Walking for Charity
Men in High Heels Walking for Charity
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21
Uplifting Cancer Fundraisers
Uplifting Cancer Fundraisers
‘The Artfull Bras Project' Features 49 One-of-a-Kind Bras
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20
Bandaid Shoes
Bandaid Shoes
Dr. Romanelli's Converse Shoe for Charity
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19
Prostitute Auctions Herself for Charity
Prostitute Auctions Herself for Charity
27 Hours of Chilean Love
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18
Haircuts for Charities
Haircuts for Charities
Trimmed Tresses Donated to 'Locks of Love' to Benefit Children
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17
Crystal Gem Bottles for Charity
Crystal Gem Bottles for Charity
$1 Million Bombay Sapphire Revelation
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16
Recycling Retro Phones
Recycling Retro Phones
ReCellular Donates $50 for Recylcing Ancient Phones
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15
Political Dolls For Charity
Political Dolls For Charity
Obama and Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch Dolls
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14
Fundraising Cartoon Specials
Fundraising Cartoon Specials
Simpsons Stand Up to Cancer
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13
Clock Donates Your Money To Charity When You Hit Snooze
Clock Donates Your Money To Charity When You Hit Snooze
SnūzNLūz Alarm Clock
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12
Tattoo Hearts For Charity
Tattoo Hearts For Charity
Rihanna Models Gucci UNICEF Collection
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11
Drag Queens For Charity
Drag Queens For Charity
UNICEF Tap Project Uses Female Impersonators
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10
Fantasy Fashion For Charity
Fantasy Fashion For Charity
Agent Provocateur at Life Ball 2008
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9
Papercrafts for Charity Fundraisers
Papercrafts for Charity Fundraisers
The Luminaire PaperLove Project
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8
Fashionable Soda
Fashionable Soda
Coca-Cola is Raising Money for Charity With Couture Bottles
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7
Full Face Painting
Full Face Painting
Oxfam and Celebs Rock Vibrant Blue Skin for Charity
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6
Glow in the Dark Lingerie
Glow in the Dark Lingerie
Playtex Glows for Charity
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5
Boobs as a Paint Brush
Boobs as a Paint Brush
Breast Painted Plates For Charity
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4
Breast Cancer Awareness Auctions
Breast Cancer Awareness Auctions
Christina Applegate Donates Ribbon Roses
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3
Donating Breasts for Charity (UPDATE)
Donating Breasts for Charity (UPDATE)
Katy Perry's ‘Boob Job for Charity'
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2
Donating Breasts for Charity
Donating Breasts for Charity
Katy Perry Helps "Keep a Breast"
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1
Buying Celebrity Underwear
Buying Celebrity Underwear
Purchase Fergie's Panties To Do Your Part For Charity
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