does work for a variety of charities. The biggest charity Michelle
works with is the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), for which
she is a national spokesperson. For more information, check
out the page devoted to CMN in the endorsements
There are also
charities that Michelle helps by donating something she makes,
autographed pictures, etc. Following are a few of these charities:
Michelle is one
of the dozens
of celebrities who made holiday greeting cards that were
hand-illustrated and signed for charity. The cards were part
For The Holidays, a program created to raise funds and
awareness for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Boxed-sets of assorted Hope For The Holidays cards were available
at select Old Navy locations and through the Old
Navy online store.
The original, hand-illustrated card that Michelle
designed was auctioned off on yahoo.com's auction site. The
auction ran from December 1, 2000 through December 14, 2000.
Michelle's card sold for $112.50.
Turkey Talk-Line celebrated its 20th anniversary season by
inviting celebrities, including Michelle, to design their
own Turkey Hand to be auctioned for charity. Proceeds raised
from the Celebrity
Turkey Hand Charity Auction were donated to America's
Second Harvest to build new Kids Cafes, through the ConAgra
Foods Feeding Children Better program. A turkey hand is the
kindergarten art project where you put your hand down on a
piece of construction paper, trace it, and decorate it as
a turkey. Each turkey hand is also autographed. The auction
ran from November 9 through November 20, 2000.
Michelle's turkey hand sold for $152.00
In 2000, Michelle
signed a heart and decorated it with colorful, heart-shaped
balloons. The heart is painted wood with a twine hanger. The
auction was part of Long Island Friends for Charity’s “Here’s
My Heart” auction program, and all proceeds from this auction
go to benefit Camp
Heartland. Camp Heartland is a camp for children who have
or have family members affected by HIV/AIDS. Other
"Here’s My Heart" auctions include hearts signed
by stars Muhammad Ali, Emeril Lagasse, Mister Rogers, and
the cast of Broadway’s “The Rocky Horror Show.”
Purina Dog Calendar:
will be one of the celebrities to grace the pages of the 2002
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dogs Calendar! All proceeds from
the calendar benefit Tony
La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). All
you need to do is donate $5.00 to receive the calendar! To
order the calendar, go to the the
order page on ARF's website. Michelle is on the cover
of the calendar, and in the month of January. Her picture
is with a Golden Retriever named Traveler. Each celebrity
also has a quote on their page, and the quote from Michelle
says, "The saying has always been 'A dog is a man’s best
friend.' Now that we’re in the 21st century, I’d like to think
that sentiment could be expanded to 'A dog is man’s…and woman’s
best friend,' as well."
Celebrity Soft-T's Auction:
Michelle is involved
in the Snuggle
Celebrity Soft-T's Auction. Snuggle is tapping into the
softer side of celebrities, and asking them to decorate T-shirts
that will be auctioned off on eBay,
with all proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish
Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes
of children with life-threatening illnesses.
has an American theme. The front of the shirt says "Born
in the USA" in red, blue, and gold, with a gold star.
The back of the shirt has an American flag, bordered in gold,
with Michelle's autograph under the flag.
auction ran from May 5 through May 15, 2002. Michelle's T-shirt
went for $4,850...by far the highest bid for any of the celebrity
designed T-shirts. The second highest, Rosie O'Donnell's T-shirt,
went for $1,225.
Also, the US Figure
Skating team had two T-shirts up for auction. These T-shirt
weren't a designed T, but a USA shirt signed by several skaters,
including Michelle, Sarah Hughes, Timothy Goebel, Sasha Cohen,
Michael Weiss. The first USFSA T-shirt auction also ran from
May 5 through May 15, 2002. The shirt went for $203.50. Update!
T-shirt was up for auction from May 12 to May 22, and went