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Celebrities Team Up for Red Nose Day Festivities

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Red Nose Day has a serious mission -- raising money and awareness for kids living in poverty. But the approach is far from serious, and so far, it's doing a good job of making us laugh. First, Nick Cannon committed to a 24-hour dance marathon. https://twitter.com/rednoseday/status/601275623324131328 Then, Coldplay wrote a Game of Thrones musical. Now, Ed... Read more

New TOMS Campaign: Instagram Your Bare Feet to Help a Child in Need

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Your bare feet are probably already sandal-ready (hello, warm weather!), so why not Instagram them for a good cause? This year, TOMS is launching its eighth One Day Without Shoes initiative with the help of social media. From May 5 through May 21, TOMS will match every single Instagram photo of bare feet by donating a... Read more

'The Shoe That Grows' Helps Kids in Need for Years

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When inventor Kenton Lee realized just how many children in developing countries are stuck with too-small shoes (or no shoes at all), he decided to do something about it. Lee, the founder of humanitarian organization Because International, describes his mission as one of "practical compassion." During a 2007 trip to a Kenyan orphanage, he realized the shortcomings... Read more

4 Brands That Go Above and Beyond for Parents and Kids

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The next time you splurge on new gifts for baby (or for yourself -- go ahead, you deserve it), it could go to a great cause. From tote bags to snack bars, more and more big-name brands are stepping up their philanthropic efforts, pledging to help parents and children around the world.   LEGO pledged... Read more

TOMS Pledges Safe Births with New Bag Collection

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With a long-standing reputation as one of the most charitable brands in business, it was only a matter of time before TOMS (famous for their shoes and glasses) expanded into the pregnancy realm. The brand introduced a collection of bags last week. From wallets and cross-bodies to big ol' duffels, these bags promise to save lives,... Read more

Princess Kate Visits School For Children with Mental Illness

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Princess Kate Middleton gave a warm, maternal visit to the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in London on Tuesday. The Duchess of Cambridge spent an unexpected three hours at the school, which is allied with a psychiatric hospital for children aged 7-18, and quickly put everyone's jitters at ease. The school's head teacher, John Ivens, told PEOPLE that "she... Read more

Christy Turlington Burns on Motherhood and Giving Back

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Model and humanitarian Christy Turlington Burns doesn't really need an introduction. But with #BumpItFoward month in full-swing, she took time out to talk about a cause she's passionate about: Every Mother Counts and its partnership with The Bump on our new charity registry initiative. (To do your part, download The Bump Pregnancy App for Android or iOS or... Read more

Hurricane Sandy: How to Help Families In Need

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To say Hurricane Sandy caused some damage would be a huge understatement. The superstorm that hit last week, in a short amount of time, cut power in 18 million homes and caused over $20 million in property damage throughout New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Millions have seen the destruction and have asked how they... Read more

Tiffani Thiessen Helps Families in Need and Encourages Other Moms to Do the Same

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We were lucky enough to attend a pretty cool event Friday with Tiffani Thiessen (we loved her on Saved By the Bell and 90210, so we were thrilled to meet her!). This time, Tiffani wasn’t playing the girl next door. She was just being herself -- a mom who likes to give back. Tiffani worked... Read more