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Madonna & Gucci Team Up For Malawi

Madonna & Gucci Team Up For Malawi

Madonna is joining forces with Gucci to raise funds for orphans in Malawi, Africa.

According to Reuters, Madge and Gucci will host a fund-raising event with dinner, a musical performance and a party on February 6, 2008 to mark the opening of Gucci‘s largest store in the world, on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

The event will benefit UNICEF and the charity she co-founded in 2006, Raising Malawi.

“I am grateful that Gucci is joining forces with me to bring attention to a country with millions of children in desperate need of our help,” Madonna said in a statement. “Raising Malawi has already done tremendous work in helping these children. But we have much more to do and this event will surely bring us closer to our goal.”

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie adopted son David Banda from Malawi back in October 2006. Rumor is that she’s going to adopt a girl from Malawi as well.

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  • cydiie.

    ive never been a fan of madonna,
    but its great she’s helping out.

  • alexxxxxxxxxxx

    goood on ya M
    :P

    xoxoxoxoxo

  • TJ

    GOOD JOB MADONNA!!!

  • I love Madonna!

    But what i really want to know is what Zac Efron is doing…

    He just disapeared from JJ!!

  • http://gallery.marcelo7300.com.ar/ phoenix
  • 09

    I love Madonna.

  • Bonjour

    Honestly, when I scroll down these pictures, I usually just skim and pass all the madonna/ older people pictures. Because its very plain Jane. But since Madonna’s up to a good deed, I give her two thumbs up. Although, I would like to see younger people my age helping out for once. (Like Zac efron.)

  • JJ

    LOVE HER

  • manu

    madonna is the queen.

  • stephanie Woods

    Good Lord, when will these White People stop stealing children from Africa? Instead of admitting the crimes against Africa and its peoples over the last 400 years, she just uses these so-called orphans (David is NOT an orphan, his father is alive and well) to get publicity and try to redeem herself from her rightful place in Hell.

    If Africa continues to give up their young to those who used to own them, there will be no future for the Motherland.

  • LOLA

    pure legend, what more can I say.

  • leanne

    Why doesn’t she go in there and kick some dictator ass????? Now that would be impressive!!!!!

  • leanne

    Oh, and stephanie Woods: Get real!!!! Learn some real history!!! About how African leaders sold their people for $$$. How the Arabs started the slave trade!!! There is no future in the ‘Motherland’…. they’re fucking sellouts… the leaders there!!!! I mean, really…. Google it!!!!

  • bella

    Good work Maddie its better than nothing there is still hope in Africa.
    ‘Bless the people of africa and hope for a better future…..

  • sheisfine

    I saw her profile on millionaire dating site site called Wealthy Romance .com last week! What happened to her marriage?

  • Simon

    sheisfine, relax! It’s not “her”. Anyone can register as her on that or other site.
    She & Guy are happy and everything is A OK, so chill, dude.

  • dita

    She’s great!

  • http://yahoo Yes

    I Like the sound of that. Every little helps!

    Bless ‘em

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/03/19/angelina-jolie-carrying-pax-thien-jolie/comment-page-3/#comments jane

    Good for Madonna! Raising money for Malawi is a great idea and she’s got what it takes to do it.

  • monia

    Madonna jesteś najlepsza!!! Tak trzymaj!!!!

  • stephanie Woods

    So sad leanne, you don’ know world history, but that’s okay…most Americans, like yourself, couldn’t find your own state on a map. For your edification:

    The Arabs didn’t start the slave trade…there was always a slave trade, in both ancient and modern worlds. Even the Europeans enslaved themselves…just ask the Irish. They were called “serfs” and during feudal Europe there were enslavement and indentured servitude. I know Europeans like to throw up the idea that Africans sold themselves, but that’s not what happened. Tribes would sell their conquered enemies. Since they were all Africans, it looked like Blacks sold Blacks. When the stories of the treatment of slaves got back to the African people, they would kill the slavetraders and European traders. So by the 1830s, the active enslavement of Africans had viritually stopped because it was too dangerous. There’s your history lesson for the day.

    Enough of these so-called bleeding heart hypocrits. Madonna was, is and will always be- a whore. A rich whore is still a whore.

  • John

    The charity ‘Raising Malawi’ (PR firm) founded by Madonna AND TWO OTHERS in ’06′ held fund raisers for over two years before finally getting registered as a non-profit. In other words, Madonna and the others were free to squander that funding any way they saw fit for those first two years. In fact, they still havn’t accounted for the 3.7 million raised from a single event in the fall of ’07′ (The grand opening of a Gucci flagship store in Manhattan.). She also pleaded with her fans worldwide for donations along the way. In the meantime, she toured the world to promote her latest CD and raked in another $280,000,000 gross in just over 12 months. To date, the basic financial info for ‘Raising Malawi’ still hasn’t been posted on the website or anywhere else. The ‘progress’ page only tells of the collective works by over 20 seperate charities. Each of which have their own sources of funding and may have recieved some sort of promotion or support from ‘Raising Malawi’ in order to be considered ‘partners’. But no indication is made how much of their funding came from ‘Raising Malawi’ or how much of their progress if any could be directly attributed to ‘Raising Malawi’. The fans/donors have no clue how many millions of dollars were raised in that first two years, no clue how much Madonna herself chipped in, and no clue how the money was spent before they finally registered as a non-profit. No clue what fraction of funding or works listed on that ‘progress’ page could be directly attributed to ‘Raising Malawi’. Nothing to go on but the vague and misleading word of Madonna. For example: She states in her latest promotional video that she will match any contributions made to her charity (PR firm) “dollar for dollar”. However, there is a disclaimer posted on the website for ‘Raising Malawi’ that Madonna’s total contribution will not exceed $100,000. Thats not per donation. Thats a maximum of $100,000 TOTAL. Less than a single days pay for Madonna. Also much less then she will surely rake in by promoting her own CDs, DVDs, and ‘for profit’ merchandise through this massive worldwide publicity stunt. So I called the office of ‘Raising Malawi’ in an attempt to verify some sort of efficient financial operation (310) 867-2881 or (888) 72-DONOR). These details are ALWAYS made available by legitimate charities. But not in this case. I got nothing but recorded messages and hangups. So I did some research on my own. ‘Raising Malawi’ still hasn’t been given any kind of rating by ANY independent charity watchdog like Charitywatch.org. The vast overwhelming majority of ‘celebrity’ foundations never are. In general, they are inneficient and riddled with corruption. Like the promotion of CDs, world tours, commercial websites, entire lines of jewelry (not just the single piece from which proceeds are donated), and high end retail flagship stores. Its far less expensive to promote your image and product with a contribution to your own charity (PR firm) than it is to buy commercial airtime worldwide. This is why its become such a trend. Celebrity foundations are also notorious for squandering much of their funding on private jet rides and super high end accomodations for their managers, PR crews, and celebrity figure heads. Its legal even for a nonprofit but not noble or efficient by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, non-profits are not actually required by law to be efficient. This is why the independent rating is so important. In general, ‘celebrity’ foundations never even get one. They are a twisted inefficient mutant of charity, self-promotion, exotic travel, and PR crap. Still, they compete for funding with more efficient legitimate charities. The celebrity figure heads often disregard the primary donors, co-founders, and managers, take personal credit for any collective work done, and seek maximum publicity shortly before or after the release of their own commercial projects. Its a sham. So if its not rated, then don’t support it. Instead, support a top rated charity like any of those given high ratings at Charitywatch.org.