by Michael dEstries
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Well this is a creative way to raise cash.

Actress Alyssa Milano has been so overwhelmed by people super-duper excited for the birth of her first child that she’s decided to turn that enthusiasm into a fundraising campaign.

The 38-year-old yesterday launched babybugliari.org – a website that allows fans, friends and family to raise funds in lieu of giving gifts for the upcoming birth of her baby boy. All funds raised will assist UNICEF in its efforts to reach children with the greatest needs around the globe.

“I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support for the birth of my child and wanted to find a way to help mothers and children who face a very different reality than I do. With every $5 donation, UNICEF can provide assistance to children in developing countries so they can grow to be healthy, happy and strong – which is exactly what we want for our child,” said UNICEF Ambassador Milano.

That the actress would turn to the power of the web to make a difference is not surprising – past years have seen her donate her birthdays to raise more than $150,000 for the organization charity:Water.

To give in honor of her new baby, hit the official site here.

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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