Famous Stars and Straps have teamed up with a new site (it's so new that it is still in beta testing stages), SocialVibe to help raise money for various charities and give you the chance to earn points for prizes.
SocialVibe is a site that works with your social networks (LJ, Myspace, Facebook, etc.). You sign up, pick a brand, put a banner like the one at the bottom of this post on your profile, and simply for being active on the site you are using, you will earn points for prizes (last month Apple gave away i-pod nanos and i-tunes gift cards), and more importantly you will be raising money for charity. It is NOT a scam, 2 of my friends work for the site in LA and you will NEVER be asked for money or have your e-mail spammed or anything like that. If you have any questions about this please post them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. Otherwise,
Some of the charities you would be helping out if you sign up and put a banner on your social networking sites: American Diabetes Foundation, the One Laptop for a Child Foundation, the Save Darfur Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the NBA Cares Foundation, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Steve Murray Family Fund, The Vision Charity and the Surfrider Foundation.