Rosie’s Big Mouth Comes with a Big Momma’s Heart for Charity

rosie-mini.jpg Rosie Puts her Mouth Where the Pogo Money Is
Anne Howard for Hollywood Today 

Los Angeles, CA (rushprnews) May 9, 2007-Rosie O’Donnell, mostly known for generating controversy with her comments and loudly exposed opinions on “The View,” is making her mark as a digital philanthropist.

The comedian and mother of four has teamed up with Electronic Arts Inc. to raise money for the recently formed charity Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation. The Foundation will reach donors through Electronic Arts’ online gaming destination Pogo.com and its charitable program ‘Pogo Cares Benefiting Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation’. 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, Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation helps bring child care, education and happiness to America’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 “Play & Chat with Rosie Sweepstakes” where anyone who plays “Tumble Bees” 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 Pogo™ players can collect special limited edition Rosie-designed items to customize their Pogo™ Minis, free of charge. The Rosie-Mini Collection includes cool fashion t-shirts, sweatshirts, backgrounds and accessories.

Rosie O’Donnell stated, “I 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 – I like to mix it up. I’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 … she has no idea who I am. We talk for hours about her grandkids and her latest projects. I love it!”. Looks like Rosie is leaving her mark for other things besides feuding with The Hairpiece.
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