Date: 1996 - present
Description: Michelle 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 section.

There are also charities that Michelle helps by donating something she makes, autographed pictures, etc. Following are a few of these charities:

Hope For

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 of Hope 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's auction site. The auction ran from December 1, 2000 through December 14, 2000.
Michelle's card sold for $112.50.


The Butterball 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

Here's My
Heart :

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.”

2002 Purina Dog Calendar:

Michelle 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."

Snuggle 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.

Michelle's T-shirt 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.

The auction ran from May 5 through May 15, 2002. Michelle's T-shirt went for $4, 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! The second USFSA T-shirt was up for auction from May 12 to May 22, and went for $255.


Original Celebrity Holiday Card Artwork up for Bid
Gobble Up Your Favorite Celebrity Turkey Hand
Celebrities!!! With turkeys in hand!!!
Celebrities Become Soft-T's Snuggle Launches T-shirt Decorating Campaign to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation


Hope for The Holidays card designed by Michelle
Butterball Turkey Hand designed by Michelle
Here's My Heart designed by Michelle
Cover of 2002 Purina Dog calendar
Front of Michelle's Snuggle designed T-shirt
Back of Michelle's Snuggle designed T-shirt
US Figure Skating Team #1 Snuggle T-shirt

US Figure Skating Team #2 Snuggle T-shirt


Michelle's Snuggle designed T-shirt auction
USFSA #1 Snuggle T-shirt auction

USFSA #2 Snuggle T-shirt auction

Last updated May 26, 2002

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