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Trace Adkins

Andre Agassi

Lance Armstrong

Nancy Cartwright

David Cassidy

Cedric the Entertainer

Bill Clinton

David Copperfield

Katie Couric

Courteney Cox-Arquette

Billy Crystal

Jamie Lee Curtis

Dana Delany

Judi Dench

Laura Dern

Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael J. Fox

Kathie Lee Gifford

Whoopi Goldberg

Jeff Gordon

Tom Hanks

Teri Hatcher

Tommy Hilfiger

Anjelica Huston

Derek Jeter

Magic Johnson

Billie Jean King

Denis Leary

Emeril Legasse

Jerry Lewis

Dan Marino

Reba McEntire

Donovan McNabb

Julianne Moore

Paul Newman

Rosie O'Donnell

Daniel Radcliffe

Christopher and Dana Reeve

Jerry Seinfeld

Jane Seymour

Brooke Shields

Gary Sinise

Paul Sorvino

Wendie Jo Sperber


Barbra Streisand

Elizabeth Taylor

Robin Williams

Oprah Winfrey

The People Behind the Cause

Katherine M. Rothman  Sue Shifrin-Cassidy


Sue Shifrin-Cassidy created, a non-profit umbrella organization of children's charities. An accomplished songwriter, Sue wrote and produced "Message to the World", recorded by such celebrities as Rosie O'Donnell, David Cassidy, Martin Sheen, Dyan Cannon, and Wyclef Jean, to benefit WarChild USA's Kosovo relief effort. Since launching in 1999, she has raised both money and awareness and has obtained sponsorship from such companies as Wells Fargo Bank, Yahoo!, and National Airlines.

Questions & Answers With Sue

What was the inspiration behind you getting involved with children's causes?

Sue: Back when Kosovo was happening, I remember looking at my son fast asleep in bed. It suddenly struck me how many children in the world are homeless, unloved and endangered. This was the seed of an idea that grew into "The Tree of Life", the symbol of

How does Fundraising for feed your spirit?

Sue: Fundraising in itself doesn't feed my spirit, but the dollars it provides feeds kids in need. That's what feeds my spirit... knowing that the organizations we are involved with are getting the money we raise to these children who so desperately need it.

What have you found to be the best idea to further your cause?

Sue: The global reach of the Internet can be used to help local kids and kids on the other side of the world at the same time. Online auctions are wonderful because they are relatively inexpensive to produce, and they have the greatest ability to draw a huge audience.

Has your charitable work taught you anything?

Sue: Yes, I've realized that anyone can come up with a unique idea. There are still so many things that haven't been done, and things that have been tried that could be done better. You can always find new twists to make them fresh, making your cause stand out from the crowd. Knowing this has forced me to think outside the box and trust my own creative instincts. I've learned to trust myself!

KidsCharities UK  About The Cause was founded by David Cassidy's wife, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy in the late 1990's. It ran successfully from its Las Vegas base till 2003 when the headquarters moved to Glasgow, Scotland.

Caroline McFarlan now runs the day-to-day organization KidsCharities UK. With the tree of life as its symbol, Sue's dream continues to grow. KidsCharities reaches out and helps children from all over the globe- including the United States of America, Malawi, South East Asia and the United Kingdom.

Among the charities which have benefited from recent events are: Tourettes Syndrome Research in Georgia, ChildLine, CHAS, Cot Death, Barnardos and UNICEF.

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"The purest giving has no other motive but to give. It seeks pleasure rather than gratitude, fun rather than sacrifice, sharing rather than barter."

--Bel Kaufman

Featured People
Read about people who share their motivations, experience and the lessons they've learned. These are people who are working to make the world a better place.

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David Einhorn

Phil Gordon

Barry Greenstein

Richard Chemel

Travis Boersma

Scott Sullivan

Dr Stuart Siegel

Mandy Templeton-Drake

Andy Lipkis

Erin Meluso

Chris Klug

Jill Lajdziak

Katherine M. Rothman

Cheryl Saban

Sue Shifrin-Cassidy

Sheila Witkin

Susan Lettunich

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