--celebrity + charity + global relief--
Actress Jessica Biel is promoting her most respect worthy role to date, as co-founder of "Make The Difference Network," a cause oriented social network that connects nonprofit organizations with caring individuals and businesses. The venture is a family effort, and has the backing of Biel's dad, social entrepreneur Jon Biel.
The network already touts 150 non profit organizations and is working on fulfilling more than 250 "wishes" of these entities. The network offers organizations the ability to dynamically market themselves using a social network platform. The site offers the best of what the web now by marrying the social networking capability with eye catching pictures, video and blogs - creating a a user friendly destination that allows each cause to powerfully promote their cause. For users MTDN is an easy to use tool to find causes to be passionate about and find ways to support and promote them.
It's year one goal (in 2008) is to help 5,000 nonprofits raise an average of $500 per month in donations that go directly to the nonprofit, and in year two to raise the same amount for some 10,000 causes. MTDN never takes a percentage of the donations with all donations go directly to the nonprofit.
"Make The Difference Network allows grassroots nonprofits like Glamour Gals to be exposed to new donors, supporters and sponsors. What makes this so exciting is that this community can reach out in multiple ways supporting GG wishes, adding inspiring comments or even making critical donations to our programs." said President and Founder of Glamour Gals, a grassroots non profit that gives facials and makeovers to elderly women in nursing homes using volunteer teens (one of the many organizations on MTDN.com).
To check out and participate MTDN go to their SITE.
(Image Above: Jessica Biel, her mother and father Kim and Jon Biel and Chris Wong accept the certificate of MTDN’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.)