I have this friend, Lisa, who is doing some good work right now. She's raising money for breast cancer. She's had this brilliant idea, which she put this way:
Project Teddy Bear started as a realization that, living in New York City, I've got a lot more access to popular celebrities than most of my friends... and that I could use that to help me raise money for the walk. So, I bought a bunch of little stuffed bears from the Avon site and started hanging out around stage doors asking movie and television stars doing stints on Broadway and off-Broadway to sign them. I also went after a bunch of bona fide theater stars. We got off to a great start the first weekend successfully getting Hugh Jackman, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry Orbach, Peter Scolari and Elizabeth Berkley. They got the momentum going and, before I knew it, I had to order more bears!
She's got more than just bears for sale on the auctions, so go to her website at http://www.lisaspo.com and check it out and give some money to charity. You can write it off, you see. And you'll be doing good things.
Chop chop. Or you'll miss out.