Category: Philanthropy

Apr 24, 2011

Alyssa enjoys an evening of cocktails and shopping

Hello netters! First, I would like to apology for the lack of proper updates here at Alyssa Milano Online. I’m still not able to use my own computer, which has resulted into me being unable to save photos, upload them etcetera. Therefore, I’ve been taking some time off the site, as my offline life is really busy these days. I am on vacation right now though, and a good friend of me has allowed me to borrow her computer for a while – so I will update as much as possible today!

First up, is some gorgeous and crispy-clear HQ images from an event Alyssa attented on the 20th of April! Lyssa stepped out in style, and ejoyed an evening of cocktails (probably alcohol-free ones for our pregnant girl) and shopping at an event Coach hosted To Benefit The Children’s Defense Fund. She wore a long black dress, and showed off her baby bump – which is getting pretty huge now! As always, she looked absolutely stunning. 11 pretty photos have been added to our galleries, and I’m on the lookout for more.

Alyssa has also apparently started a new campaign against tropical disease! You can read more about this in the short article below. Alyssa Milano Online are truely proud of Alyssa – she is such an amazing role model for girls and boys all around the world.

Alyssa Milano showed off her pregnancy glow as she arrived at the Evening of Cocktails and Shopping event at Bad Robot in Santa Monica, CA today (April 20).

The expectant actress was joined by fellow mom-to-be Selma Blair as she enjoyed an evening of charity benefitting the Children’s Defense Fund, an American child advocacy and research group, founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman.

Meanwhile Alyssa has kicked off her new campaign against tropical disease.

The 38-year-old star has joined forces with the website Tonic.com to raise $75,000 to help the victims of Lymphatic Filariasis, which is also known as elephantiasis.

The disease is often found in tropical climates where humans can catch it through a mosquito’s bite.

Alyssa recently found out about the project in India that helps sufferers of LF and helps people learn how to look after themselves and others.

Writing on Tonic.com, she said: ‘To keep the program alive it needs a major funding boost of $75,000. When you think about it, $75,000 isn’t very expensive – only about $3.25 per person, per year – a small amount of money can make a huge impact. That’s why, all this week, I’ve teamed up with Tonic, and the Global Network to ask all my fans to band together and contribute to this, the worthiest and most cost-effective cause we can imagine.”

To read more please visit fadedyouthblog.com

 

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Apr 21, 2011

Creating A Life Worth Living

By: Alyssa Milano

For many of us, it’s hard to imagine what life would be like with a devastating and debilitating disease like Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). LF, also known as elephantiasis, is found in many tropical climates and is transmitted to humans through the bite of a mosquito- causing painful swelling of the limbs.

For a disease that so many people haven’t even heard of, it’s shocking to hear that it impacts over 120 million worldwide.

That’s 120 million people whose limbs are severely disfigured, making it difficult to walk. They aren’t able to work. Or take care of their families. Many are ostracized or even shunned by those in their communities. LF may not necessarily kill its victims, but it strips away dreams and perpetuates poverty.

Through my work as the founding Ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, I learned about a project in India that helps over 23,000 people suffering from LF by teaching them how to treat and care for themselves, literally putting them back on their feet. The program also educates their families and the community about the disease making it less stigmatizing.

There is no cure for people whose limbs have already been impacted by the disease, but there are cost effective, proven interventions that can prevent transmission and alleviate the severity of the disease in those who are already infected.

However, to keep the program alive it needs a major funding boost of $75,000. When you think about it, $75,000 isn’t very expensive — only about $3.25 per person, per year — a small amount of money can make a huge impact.

That’s why, all this week, I’ve teamed up with Tonic, and the Global Network to ask all my fans to band together and contribute to this, the worthiest and most cost-effective cause we can imagine.

Please donate what you can, right here, right now.

Jan 9, 2011

Screencapture update: Take part – Food safety!

Second update up today! Some fans might remember the Take Part – “Food Safety” advertisement Alyssa made back in 2009. It’s an important cause – and Alyssa looks amazing while promoting it! Therefore I have now added 63 good quality screencaptures into our galleries. The video itself can be viewed here.

Commercials, Advertisments & More > Take Part – Food Safety Advert x63

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Jan 1, 2011

Alyssa Milano orders electric cars: Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt

While the rest of us are forced to choose one or the other, actress Alyssa Milano is hedging her bet when it comes to an electric car. She and her husband are getting one of each: an electric Nissan Leaf for her and a Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric with a backup gas motor, for him.

“I’m obsessed with everything green,” she tells Celebrity Baby Scoop (Not one of the usual places that Drive On goes prowling for auto news). In ordering the two electric cars, she asks, “How cute are we?!”

Milano, who starred in the old sitcom Who’s the Boss and on the witch-oriented Charmed, is hoping to start a family and wants to stay green. She says she was affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill over the summer and when she has kids, “I never wanted my kids to see me pumping gas at a gas station.”

She says electric cars may be more inconvenient, but it’s worthwhile if it means being more responsible toward the planet. She already treads lightly: she’s a vegetarian with a penchant for adopting rescue dogs and horses.

Dec 28, 2010

Gallery: Alyssa serving Christmas Lunch at the Los Angeles Mission!

As reported yesterday, our girl proved once more how amazing she is by serving Christmas Lunch on the 24th at the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles! More than 100 HQ photos of Alyssa have now been added to our galleries for your viewing pleasure. Alyssa looked absolutely stunning, and posed alongside fellow-hollywood favorite Jennifer Love Hewitt! Jennifer and Alyssa looked great togheter – I really admire all the work they do for people who truely need it.

December 24 – Serving Christmas Eve Lunch, LA Mission x106, 103 HQ

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Dec 28, 2010

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, ALYSSA MILANO GET FESTIVE AT LOS ANGELES MISSION

(Photos from this event will be up later today/tommorow!)

Jennifer Love Hewitt proved she was full of Christmas spirit this year as she spent Christmas Eve at the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles today (December 24).

Dressed in her Santa hat and joined by her boyfriend Alex Beh, the 31-year-old looked festive and pretty as she ladled out soup and turkey.

The pair were all smiles as they spent the afternoon helping Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa serve food to families in need at the Mission event.

Other celebrity dogooders on hand to help feed the hungry? Stephanie Pratt, Brandy, Zachary Levi and the always gorgeous Alyssa Milano.

Meanwhile, it’s set to be a very romantic holiday season for J.Love as she prepares to spend Christmas with her actor/director beau.

The couple have been dating since the summer after the Ghost Whisperer actress broke up with her boyfriend of a year Jamie Kennedy in April.

Jennifer recently finished filming for a TV movie The Lost Valentine, which comes out next year.

Dec 11, 2010

Article: Actress Alyssa Milano steps in as advocate for local suffering dogs.

Actress Alyssa Milano is stepping in and helping  bring national attention to the deplorable conditions at the Cadiz OH dog pound located in Harrison County. Fellow Examiner Penny Eims who originally wrote this article http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/cadiz-oh-dogs-mass-euthanasia-scheduled-for-suffering-dogswhich grabbed the attention of the actress who then contacted Tonic. She and a representative from Tonic contacted Gentle Barn http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/alyssa-milano-tonic-and-the-gentle-barn-step-up-for-ohio-dogs?cid=parsely#parsely

The information of what is happening at this pound was brought to my attention, because I happened to see a tweet from the actress Alyssa Milano who I follow on the popular social media site twitter.com.

Alyssa_MilanoURGENT! Dog rescue update! To all people in Ohio & surrounding areas – WE NEED U! PLEASE READ–> http://is.gd/iwIx1

When I clicked on the link I was in utter shock to see that this was happening only two hours from Cleveland. I didn’t know anything about this, no one in local media here in Ohio has reported on it.  Immediately I sent a reply asking if she could point me in the direction to find more information, and of course she did. She sent me this information

http://www.tonic.com/campaigns/alyssa-milano-is-behind-another-miracle/  @GentleBarn

The condition at this pound is just completely unacceptable, Cadiz is located just southwest of Akron Ohio, and is a two and half hour drive from downtown Cleveland. I am hoping others in local media will step up as well and bring more attention to stop this act.

Source: Here.