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Cute Alert! Alice + Olivia’s Mommy and Me Charity Tees

06/28/2010 at 10:00 AM ET
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It’s never too early to learn that nothing feels more awesome than giving back. Even better? Looking stylish while you do it.

And no one knows that better than alice + olivia designer — and mom — Stacey Bendet. She’s created a chic and aptly named charity t-shirt ($48 to $88) that moms and kids can rock alike.

Too pricey for your taste? Just think of all the children you’ll help — 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the Children’s Defense Fund. Shop the cute tees at AliceandOlivia.com.

Star-Worthy Cause: Celebrity-Designed Night Lights!

06/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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From Joel McHale and Denise Richards to Nia Vardalos and Nigel Barker, loads of celebs — and their kiddies — came out in full force to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation‘s Celebrity Picnic: A Time for Heroes on June 13.

And a few — including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, above with son Michael Charles, 6, and daughter Ava Lorenn, 4 — hit up the Oopsy Daisy booth for a little arts and crafts. The result? One-of-a-kind (and cute!) canvas night lights.

Want one? You’re in luck. The company, which specializes in fine art for kids, is selling these adorable accessories on their site for $200 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Check out our favorites below, plus more of the company’s chic charity items.

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Caught Caring: Celebrity Moms Get ‘Bundled In Hope’

05/20/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

A new baby blanket can symbolize so much for an expectant mom, but for those who live at or below the poverty level it means one thing, and one thing only.

“Children born into poverty often face a higher level of stress” than those born to more affluent families, according to Early Childhood Advisor Judith Jerald, who adds that research and experience have shown that a favorite blanket can be a soothing and comforting transitional object.

Bundled in Hope — a joint effort of Toys ‘R’ Us and Save the Children — is poised to help.

In just its second year, the campaign is already well on its way to surpassing the success it enjoyed in 2009, when it raised more than $1 million. Celebrity moms like Constance Marie, Joely Fisher, Idina Menzel and Kelly Rutherford are doing their part, designing one-of-a-kind baby blankets which are being sold at auction.

Blankets designed by Constance Marie and Joely Fisher for Bundled in Hope

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Caught Caring: Hands Up Not Handouts

05/13/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Becoming skilled at a trade can often mean the difference between life and death for women and children in impoverished countries. Hands Up Not Handouts recognizes that reality, and is working hard to reverse it.

Mentoring in the design and production of sweet grass earrings from Rwanda and wrap bracelets and cuffs from Palestine, this brand new organization empowers women to change their destiny with their own two hands. It has received a warm welcome from celebrity moms like Gwen Stefani, Kourtney Kardashian and Kelly Rutherford, each of whom have been spotted out and about in Hands Up Not Handouts one-of-a-kind pieces.

Kelly Rutherford wearing Hands Up Not Handouts jewelry

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Model Mom Natalia Vodianova Signs on to (BUGABOO)RED

05/09/2010 at 08:00 AM ET

Calling AIDS “humanity’s biggest enemy,” Natalia Vodianova has joined the fight.

The supermodel, 28, fronts the all new (BUGABOO)RED campaign — launched today in honor of Mother’s Day — and says it is the love she feels for her three children  which compelled her to help.

“[Motherhood] changes your life,” she admits. “You become more aware and responsible. When you have children, it is heartbreaking to see other children suffering.”

Mary McCartney

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Mini Must-Have: Cruz Beckham’s Sporty (and Charitable!) Tee

05/02/2010 at 11:00 AM ET

The Beckham family is lending their impeccable sense of style to a great cause. And Cruz is doing his part to get the word out!

While spending the day with the family in Los Angeles on Apr. 23, the youngest Beckham boy, 5, rocked a super sporty white tee with a cool picture of his dad, soccer star David Beckham, on the front.

His Kids Self-Portrait T-shirt (approximately $9) — which was designed by the whole Beckham bunch including mom Victoria, and brothers Brooklyn, 11, and Romeo, 7½ — benefits Sport Relief, an organization that raises money through physical activities for the world’s poorest countries.

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Salma Hayek’s Daughter Is Already Tri-Lingual

04/23/2010 at 08:00 AM ET

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At only 2½ years of age, Valentina Paloma Pinault is already tri-lingual, proud mama Salma Hayek shares.

“She speaks three languages,” the actress said at the A Bid to Save the Earth Green Auction, held Wednesday at Christie’s.

Hayek’s husband François-Henri Pinault added, “She’s [speaking] fluently — English, Spanish and French. She can have a conversation,” the PPR CEO told PEOPLE Moms & Babies.

The couple’s toddler isn’t the only one benefiting from a love of language — Hayek is as well. “It’s amazing how fast it comes,” Pinault notes. “She’s teaching French to her mother.”

Although Valentina has yet to begin writing down the words she’s learned, she certainly has a way with crayons!

“She draws faces now,” Hayek, 43, explains. “The eyes, nose and the mouth … she tries different ones.”
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