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99 Creative Charitable Acts

From Epic Online Activism to Strutting Charity Events

— December 22, 2010 — Eco
This list of charitable acts pays homage to the creativity and productivity that lay behind the hard work and dedication to help those in need. Whether it is through the very effective social media, or through smaller and more personal acts, charities are becoming more creative in hopes of reaching out to more people.

Some charitable acts seem quite odd, and others quite funny. However, the message remains the same: through a selfless act of donation, lending a hand or promoting causes, spreading the message is the best way to raise awareness.
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Social Media Charity Cycles
Social Media Charity Cycles
Precious the Tweeting Bike Raises Money for Livestrong
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97
Charitable Twitter Booze
Charitable Twitter Booze
Bid on Signed Fledgling Wine Bottles and a Meeting with Biz Stone
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96
Credit Card Donations
Credit Card Donations
The SwipeGood Model Automates Small Contributions for Big Change
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95
Eco-Aiding Car Campaigns
Eco-Aiding Car Campaigns
The GM Post-Oil Spill Initiative Does Tremendous Social Good
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94
Strutting Charity Events
Strutting Charity Events
'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to Support Battered Women
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93
Extreme Billionaire Donations
Extreme Billionaire Donations
‘Giving Pledge' has Mark Zuckerberg Donating Most of His Wealth
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92
Anti-Facebook PSAs
Anti-Facebook PSAs
This YourTango Vid Gives You Some Scary Insight on Social Media
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91
Social Conscience Media
Social Conscience Media
Jumo.com Will Connect Users to Non-Profit Organizations
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90
Market-Oriented Non-Profits
Market-Oriented Non-Profits
Acumen Fund Uses Entrepreneurial Strategies to Fight Global Poverty
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89
Charitable Location-Based Apps
Charitable Location-Based Apps
Every Check-In Changes the World with the CauseWorld App
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88
Auctioning off Twitter Followers
Auctioning off Twitter Followers
The TwitChange Auction Sells off Celebrity Followers
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87
Epic Online Activism
Epic Online Activism
Social Media to Fund Malaria Stricken Countries
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86
Collateral-Free Microcredit
Collateral-Free Microcredit
Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Bank Has Revolutionized Finance
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85
Supermodel Charity Fashion
Supermodel Charity Fashion
The Naomi Campbell Dolce and Gabbana Charity Tee is Fashion Forward
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84
Storytelling Social Good Projects
Storytelling Social Good Projects
Tim Kring's Conspiracy for Good Blends Reality & Fantasy
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83
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Fifteen Restaurant Offers Opportunities to Disadvantaged Youth
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82
Charitable Duplexes
Charitable Duplexes
Frank Gehry's 'Make It Right' Designs Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims
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81
Social Bribing For Charity
Social Bribing For Charity
@tferriss Donates to Charity With Every New Twitter Follower
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80
Oil Spill Tee Shirts
Oil Spill Tee Shirts
‘Unf--K THE GULF' Website Raises Money for Charity
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79
Charity Twitter Auctions
Charity Twitter Auctions
@Drew on the Block to Aid Livestrong Foundation
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78
Online Activism Initiatives
Online Activism Initiatives
The Gap Facebook Campaign Aims to Donate $1 for Every Like
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77
Social Media Gifting
Social Media Gifting
The Twitter Secret Santa Exchange Begins a Digital Holiday Tradition
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76
"Selling Out" for Charity
"Selling Out" for Charity
Tony Hawk Introduces 'Tony Hawk Experience' to Benefit THF
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75
Global Shoe Campaigns
Global Shoe Campaigns
Soles4Souls Plans to Donate 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days
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74
Social Media for Social Good
Social Media for Social Good
Canadahelps Launches Great Canadian Giving Challenge
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73
Charitable Artist Fumes
Charitable Artist Fumes
Six Scents Released to Stress "Creativity With a Conscience"
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72
Cyclist Charity Exhibits
Cyclist Charity Exhibits
Lance Armstrong Hosts 'Stages' For Livestrong Support
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71
Social Media Shopping Ads
Social Media Shopping Ads
Get Gap Foursquare Deals with Just a Click of the "Follow" Button
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70
Bidding on Employees
Bidding on Employees
Man Posts Himself on eBay as "Employee for a Month"
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69
Effort-Free Charity
Effort-Free Charity
ReplyforAll Lets Your E-Mail Signatures Advance Your Cause
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68
Sweet Charity Promotions
Sweet Charity Promotions
Baskin-Robbins' 31-Cent Scoop Night
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67
Fashionable Charity Collections
Fashionable Charity Collections
The Vogue 'Fashion's Night Out' 2010 Clothing Line
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66
Serenading Sitcom Stars
Serenading Sitcom Stars
Lisa Kudrow & Courteney Cox Perform “Smelly Cat” for Charity
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65
Cinematic Shockvertising
Cinematic Shockvertising
Motor Neurone Disease Association Ad Is Like a Horror Movie
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64
For-Profit Social Ventures
For-Profit Social Ventures
The TOMS Shoes Movement Creates Customer-Philanthropists
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63
Mitten Matchmakers
Mitten Matchmakers
The Green Thing Glove Love Project Pairs Up Lost Winter Accessories
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62
Gagafied Charity Art
Gagafied Charity Art
Lady Gaga and Terence Koh Auction off GAGAKOH! Collaboration Pieces
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61
Price-Sensitive Awareness Ads
Price-Sensitive Awareness Ads
Duncan/Channon WHY PSA Shows Skyrocketed Food Prices for Hunger
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60
Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
Mass-Market Recycling Initiatives
TerraCycle's National Waste Collection Effort in Big Box Stores
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59
Life-Saving Competitions
Life-Saving Competitions
Jimmy Choo Competition Raises Awareness About HIV and Rape
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58
Charitable Timepieces
Charitable Timepieces
Mary J. Blige and Gucci Partner On Charity Watch
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57
Magical Bathtub Campaigns
Magical Bathtub Campaigns
Clorox Mermaid Ad Harnesses Vivid Childhood Imaginations
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56
Used Tissues for Charity
Used Tissues for Charity
Scarlett Johansson Auctions Germy Snot-Rag on eBay
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55
Braille Campaign
Braille Campaign
McCann Erickson "Dots" Ad
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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
e-Waste ATMs
e-Waste ATMs
Reycle Your Electronic Devices Quickly & Easily with EcoATM
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52
Trash Can Design Auction
Trash Can Design Auction
Danish Company VIPP's Charity Competition to Combat AIDS
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51
Celebrity Charity Cases
Celebrity Charity Cases
Vivienne Westwood Gives Leona Lewis Clothing
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50
Couture Charity Bags
Couture Charity Bags
ANDAM Longchamp Bags Celebrate 20th Anniversary
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49
Customized Charities
Customized Charities
The Pepsi Refresh Project Lets Consumers Choose
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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
Free & Charity Film Screenings
Free & Charity Film Screenings
Brits See ‘Australia' For Free, Taiwanese Support HIV
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46
Charitable Gun Flower Shirts
Charitable Gun Flower Shirts
Paul Smith Tees to Benefit Children in War Zones
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45
Atheist Christmas Guides
Atheist Christmas Guides
Authors Spread Anti-Religious Joy for The Holidays
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44
Glassware for the Cure
Glassware for the Cure
Proceeds from Riedel Breast Cancer Glasses Will Go to Charity
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43
Life-Saving Fashion
Life-Saving Fashion
Marc C. Michael Jackson Tee for Pan American Development Foundation
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42
Tweeting Charity Scarves
Tweeting Charity Scarves
Twitter Knitter Uses Social Media to Keep the Cold & Needy Warm
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41
Comebacks for Charity
Comebacks for Charity
Siegfried and Roy Performance to Benefit Las Vegas Brain Center
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40
Presidential Awareness Cycling
Presidential Awareness Cycling
Will Barack Obama Bike With Lance Armstrong For Cancer?
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39
T-Shirts for Haiti
T-Shirts for Haiti
Fashion Leaders & Celebs Help a Worthwhile Cause
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38
Ottomangraphs
Ottomangraphs
Twilight Cast Signs Footstool for the David Suzuki Foundation
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37
Designer Charity Boots
Designer Charity Boots
Manolo Blahnik and Other Designers Team-Up with Ugg Australia
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36
Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Consumer Dollars and Visitor Clicks Support Worthy Causes
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35
Beneficial Babushkas
Beneficial Babushkas
Brazilian Artists Make Matryoshka Dolls for NGO Arrastao
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34
Charitable Rapper Auctions
Charitable Rapper Auctions
Bid for Kanye Merch in Support of the Kanye West Foundation
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33
Defiant Art for Charity
Defiant Art for Charity
Harley-Davidson 'Art of Rebellion' Brings Music & Art Together
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32
Red Carpet Jewelry Bids
Red Carpet Jewelry Bids
Robyn Rodes Collaborates with Stars for Charity
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31
Naughty for Charity
Naughty for Charity
The UNICEF Tap Project ‘Keep It Clean' Campaign
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30
Celeb Hat Donations
Celeb Hat Donations
A Special Charity Will Soon Receive Some Brad Pitt Hats
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29
Merry-Go-Rounds As Water Pumps
Merry-Go-Rounds As Water Pumps
PlayPumps Demonstrate Fun Ecopreneurship
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28
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Keira Knightley Headlines Disturbing Women's Aid Film
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27
Ass-Kicking for Charity
Ass-Kicking for Charity
Kardashian Charity Knock Out Lets You Get in the Ring With Kim & Co.
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26
Helen Killer, Founder of Regretsy (INTERVIEW)
Helen Killer, Founder of Regretsy (INTERVIEW)
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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
Charitable Bottle Campaigns
Charitable Bottle Campaigns
1/2 Project Gives Half the Bottle, You Give Full Support
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23
Charity Designer Handbags
Charity Designer Handbags
The Gucci UNICEF Collection 2009 Is a Gift that Keeps on Giving
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22
18 Reasons to Love Brad Pitt
18 Reasons to Love Brad Pitt
From Charitable Initiatives to Self-Shot Family Portraits
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21
Blood Red Charity Gowns
Blood Red Charity Gowns
Heart Truth Fashion Show Attracts Celebs From Jennie Garth to Hillary Duff
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20
Charitable Flashing Fashion
Charitable Flashing Fashion
Noemie Lenoir's Wardrobe Malfunction Raises Money, Eyebrows
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19
Pocket-Sized Social Networking
Pocket-Sized Social Networking
MingleStick Packs a Business Card Into a USB Device
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18
Heinous Mustache Contests
Heinous Mustache Contests
Movember Canadian Club Whisky Contest Pays Money for Ugly
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17
Upcycled Charity Denim
Upcycled Charity Denim
Recreated Designer Jeans to Support Oceana
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16
Custom Charity Guitars
Custom Charity Guitars
Artsy Gibsons for Brazilian Children's Awareness Project
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15
Movie Monster Boots
Movie Monster Boots
The Limited Edition 'Where the Wild Things Are' UGGs for Kids
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14
Charitable Clown Couture
Charitable Clown Couture
Stella McCartney Limited Edition T-Shirts For ‘Comic Relief'
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13
Social Media Sacrifices
Social Media Sacrifices
Celebs Offer Up Their Digital Lives for the Buy Life Campaign
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12
Charity Profiteering
Charity Profiteering
The Ethos Water Scam?
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11
Prestigious Charity Rings
Prestigious Charity Rings
Celebs Sport Bulgari Silver for 'Save the Children'
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10
Derby Eve Galas
Derby Eve Galas
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian Host Rival Kentucky Derby Parties
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9
Sapphic Kisses for Charity
Sapphic Kisses for Charity
Charlize Theron Kisses a Girl for a Good Cause
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8
Drag Queens For Charity
Drag Queens For Charity
UNICEF Tap Project Uses Female Impersonators
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7
Hipster Activity Books
Hipster Activity Books
The Indie Rock Coloring Book Pleases Subculture Fanatics
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6
Bare Booty Ad Campaigns
Bare Booty Ad Campaigns
The 'Get Your Butt Seen' Print Ads for Colorectal Cancer Raise Awareness
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5
Charity 2.0
Charity 2.0
From Katy Perry's Boobs to Elton John's Ice Cream
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4
Ceramic Charity
Ceramic Charity
Potters Sell Empty Bowls to Feed the Hungry
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3
Alternative Homeless Shelters
Alternative Homeless Shelters
The EDAR Project Provides Mini Mobile Units
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2
Buying Celebrity Underwear
Buying Celebrity Underwear
Purchase Fergie's Panties To Do Your Part For Charity
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1
Charitable Naughty Rugby Calendars
Charitable Naughty Rugby Calendars
‘Gods of Football 2009'
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