by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

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The power of Yahoo! Answers has gone from the environment to joining forces with UNICEF to promote the health and safety of children worldwide.

Starting today until February 9th, the ‘Up Close 2007‘ campaign will feature a different celebrity each day asking a video question related to saving children’s lives. Each celebrity’s page will also feature two additional videos documenting their work with UNICEF (which is a good thing, because the question videos are ridiculously short.).

UNICEF Ambassador celebrities include Clay Aiken, Alyssa Milano, Danny Glover, Lucy Liu, Laurence Fishburne, Tea Leoni, Marcus Samuelsson, India Arie, and Elton Brand. Incidentally, today is Clay Aiken’s day (Ruben, we hardly knew ya..) and his page features some excellent video on his visit to Uganda in 2005 and over 5,500 answers to the question he poses, “UNICEF is working for the survival of children worldwide. What can we do to get more Americans involved?” Ponder that.

Clay will be on Good Morning America tomorrow morning promoting the campaign and speaking about his time as an UNICEF ambassador. Head on over to Yahoo! Answers to learn more about how some of your favorite celebrities are helping out or hit UNICEF to contribute directly. Below is Alyssa Milano’s experience…

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.ecorazzi.com rebecca

    Wow, what a great project and so well put together! Great job UNICEF & Yahoo!

  • http://www.debunkthis.blogspot.com touchstone

    Hopefully this project will bring more awareness to UNICEF and their mission.

    Great blog ~ thanks!

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  • Fran V

    Saw Clay on GMA this morning and needless to say, he did a terrific job of promoting the UNICEF awareness project! Could have been given longer air time ABC.