Friday, Sept. 23, 2005
Saturday, September 24th, is the fifth annual Wash USA, a one-day fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Participating independent car washes and car wash associations across the country will donate proceeds to the foundation.
In response to Hurricane Katrina, the foundation will use this year's donations to re-establish the foundation chapters in New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., and use the money to assist in maintaining services to wish children in hurricane-affected areas.
To find a participating car wash in your area, log on to washesforwishes.org
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005
As the wife of Larry David on TV's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," actress Cheryl Hines has earned laughs with her ability to put up the exasperating David's curmudgeonly ways. Not only is Hines gearing up for the debut of the hit series' fifth season this Sunday, but she visited The Early Show to talk about her efforts to help promote literacy.
Learn about "Pushing the Envelope to Support Literacy." More than 30 celebrities, including Dave Price and Rene Syler, have created drawings on envelopes that will be auctioned on e-Bay Sept. 19-29.
Pitney Bowes (supporting the program) has teamed up with Reading is Fundamental and the National Center for Family Literacy. These two charities will receive 100 percent of the funds raised by this auction.
Monday, Sept. 12, 2005
The Medical Action Network, an organization started by Rebecca O'Connor, a nurse profiled on The Early Show, helps health professionals volunteer in disaster zones.
To learn more about diabetes, click on American Diabetes Association.
Friday, Sept. 9, 2005
For more on finding children separated from their families in Katrina's aftermath, click on missingkids.com. The Early Show is joining forces with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and have been showing the faces of missing children on all of our CBS News programs. If you recognize these children, please call 1-888-544-5475.
Friday, Sept. 2, 2005
A group of Tulane University alumni showed up in the Plaza to express their love for the New Orleans school, which was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.