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Published on December 2, 2007
Maggie Gyllenhaal says “doing a lot doesn’t take a lot” in the opening of her video promo for Trickle Up, an organization with which she’s teamed up to help combat poverty this holiday season.
The actress invites you to make a $100 donation in the name of a loved one. The money, according to Trickle Up’s Seed A Dream website, will be someone’s “first steps out of poverty.” The loved one will receive a necklace designed by NY designer TENTHOUSANDTHINGS and a note explaining how your gift to them has been the betterment of someone’s life.
How exactly? According to a letter from Gyllenhaal on the Trickle Up site, the organization will “use your donation to help someone living on less than one dollar day start a microenterprise and take the first steps out of poverty. With their successful businesses, Trickle Up entreprenours are able to feed their families more nutritious meals, send children to school, receive medical care and improve their housing.”
To make a donation, click here.