Los Angeles, CA (rushprnews) May 9, 2007-Rosie Oâ€™Donnell, mostly known for generating controversy with her comments and loudly exposed opinions on â€œThe View,â€ is making her mark as a digital philanthropist.
The comedian andÂ mother ofÂ fourÂ has teamed up with Electronic Arts Inc. to raise money for the recently formed charity Rosieâ€™s For All Kids Foundation. The Foundation will reach donors through Electronic Artsâ€™ online gaming destination Pogo.com and its charitable program â€˜Pogo Cares Benefiting Rosieâ€™s For All Kids Foundationâ€™. The program in its two months duration hopes to raise awareness among the more than 11 million players Pogo.com community and in the process help children across America.
Specifically, Rosieâ€™s For All Kids Foundation helps bring child care, education and happiness to Americaâ€™s kids. With the help of its players, Pogo.com is hoping to reach its $30K target goal and give it to the Foundation. Players are invited to participate in several online events at Pogo.com. The first event in the Pogo Cares program is the â€œPlay & Chat with Rosie Sweepstakesâ€ where anyone who plays â€œTumble Beesâ€ between May 17th and May 23rd . The winner will get to chat online with Rosie. Other events are planned from May to July, such as from May 22nd to July 17th Club Pogoâ„¢ players can collect special limited edition Rosie-designed items to customize their Pogoâ„¢ Minis, free of charge. The Rosie-Mini Collection includes cool fashion t-shirts, sweatshirts, backgrounds and accessories.
Rosie Oâ€™Donnell stated, â€œI played a lot of videogames as a kid and now I am an avid Club Pogo member and have been for quite awhile. I play Word Whomp, Tumble Bees, Poppit! Squelchies, Qwerty, and World Class Solitaire â€“ I like to mix it up. Iâ€™m online almost every night! It is a great way to relax and stay in touch with people out of state. There is a grandmother in Kansas that I play with â€¦ she has no idea who I am. We talk for hours about her grandkids and her latest projects. I love it!â€. Looks like Rosie is leaving her mark for other things besides feuding with The Hairpiece.