On behalf of the staff and community at Colbert News Hub, Happy Birthday to Stephen Colbert! In celebration of our fearless host’s birthday on Monday, May 13th, we are once again reactivating our DonorsChoose Page. Your generous contribution will not only honor Stephen in a practical and tangible way, but also help deserving schoolchildren in need of important tools for their education.
In an effort to mobilize our community to fund projects for the most deserving students, we tried to select the best possible theme for this year’s initiative. Shortly after watching the TCR interview with Charlie LeDuff and listening to his anguish about his native city of Detroit, we received a mass email from DonorsChoose CEO Charles Best. He voiced his concerns about Detroit-area schools, stating that “budget cuts and financial mismanagement have left many classrooms barren. Students and their families are suffering. Against these odds, dozens of Detroit teachers are using DonorsChoose.org to give their students a better chance.”
For that reason, our page is focusing on projects supporting children in Detroit. Here are a few we would like to help fund:
We thought that Stephen would approve of the science projects we selected on our page, as science-related topics have played such an important role on TCR.
Several projects are well on their way to being funded. They just need a little push to get the supplies finally to the teachers and kids. Colbert News Hub will get things going with a $50 donation. Help us celebrate Stephen’s birthday the best way we know how – by making a difference for our least little brothers and sisters. A little goes a long way.
Maroon 5, Jimmy Kimmel, Carly Rae Jepsen, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler and Jimmy Fallon are among the stars who have donated signed instruments, show tickets and other fun items for an auction to benefit a Los Angeles-area charter elementary school that’s been struggling to make ends meet.
In addition to a guitar signed by all the members of Maroon 5; tickets to The Colbert Report, Chelsea Lately, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; and a personal message from Jepsen, the goodies include a tour of the General Hospital set and a tennis racket signed by Maria Sharapova.
Bidding ends April 20 at 8 p.m. PT, with all proceeds going to help out Dixie Canyon Community Charter in Sherman Oaks.
Bid Now: 2 ‘Colbert Report’ VIP Tickets and Swag.
Source: E Online.
(Thanks to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)
Stephen Colbert was the special guest at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds New York Gala 2012, which raised $1.4 million for DonorsChoose. The global non-profit organisation has also launched a special initiative to invite its global members to donate additional funds to support schools affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
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The staff of The Colbert Report, along with friends of the show, are about to get a little hairier – all in support of Stephen’s signature charity (and ours!), donorschoose. Notable TCR staffers such as Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, director Jim Hoskinson, and many others are, as they put it, “subjecting themselves to public humiliation and private doubt” by offering to grow mustaches throughout the month of October in a project entitled “Mustaches for Kids.”
You can show your love for the mustache-growers by sponsoring them individually on “The Colbert Report Growers” page. It will be great to see Paul Dinello with a flowing mustache, so be sure to give generously. As for the participants – share some pics please! Or it didn’t happen!
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Fans of actor/comedian Stephen Colbert in the Spokane, Washington area have an opportunity to join the bear-fearing fake pundit in a new effort to help support active military personnel from the United States and other countries.
On Monday, May 21, the social news site Reddit launched a new gift exchange program that encourages people to send care packages to Reddit users who are currently serving with any branch of their country’s armed services.
According to Christine Erickson of Mashable, “The initiative is part of a larger ongoing project, ‘redditgifts.’ This [Secret Santa] style gift exchange allows users to swap goods with each other. Past redditgifts exchanges have presented users with DVDs, letters, basic necessities and even a laptop.
“The troops gift exchange launched [Monday] — and comedian Stephen Colbert has already claimed the first spot on the list of gift givers, or ‘[S]antas.’”
Full Article: Mashable and Examiner.
(Thanks to cosmo for the Tip!)
From the Examiner:
“Six military non-profits have teamed up with San Jose giant eBay.com in order to honor veterans this Memorial Day as part of the online auction site’s three-week “Honoring Our Heros” campaign. The campaign is organized to help bring awareness and raise funds for organizations who provide services and support to service members, veterans and their families within the community.
The campaign began on May 14, 2012 and will run through June 3, 2012 on eBay’s website, eBay.com. Each week a different organization will be featured.
May 14-21: Blue Star Families & USO will be featured.
• The first of three Brooks Bros. suits worn and signed by Stephen Colbert will be auctioned off, will all proceeds benefitting USO, Blue Star Families and Team Rubicon.
Anyone can participate in the “Honoring our Heros” Campaign on eBay.com. Supporters can participate by buying items on eBay.com which have been designated as donating 10%-100% of the proceeds to the named charities. Shoppers can also buy anything on eBay’s website and donate that item directly to the nonprofit of their choice.”
You can check out the ebay listings of Stephen’s suits here and here.
How awesome is it that Stephen is donating his suits to this cause? Nation, bids are only at $250.00 or so, and these auctions end soon. Colbert Platinum members step up, so we can help out an organization that supports military members and their families.
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In honor of Stephen’s birthday today, May 13th, our staff at Colbert News Hub have added some new projects to our DonorsChoose Giving Page. What better way to commemorate our favorite host’s birthday than to give a man who has everything something that never goes out of style – a donation to his signature charity. We recognize that times are tough, and we promise not to hold “drives” more than twice a year. If you were thinking of sending Stephen something for his birthday, consider making a charitable donation to some of the projects highlighted on our giving page instead, as it will definitely make a lasting impact in the lives of some deserving kids. [Updated]
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