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Kristen Bell Needs Your Help Again! Donate To Invisible Children & Win A Date With Veronica Mars!

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Kristen Bell wants your money! Again!

But this time, it’s for a non-Veronica Mars related cause!

The actress and new mama is asking her fans to donate to the Invisible Children’s charity — dedicated to fighting against the horrible efforts of Joseph Kony in Uganda. She said:

"Invisible Children started as a promise from its founders to a young boy in Uganda that they would do everything in their power to stop Joseph Kony and his army from abducting children and terrorizing an entire region. The organization has been close to my heart since I saw their first film and it's an honor to have become a part of this story that is saving lives and defining a generation. I hope you join us."

In return, beloved VMars will be giving out exclusive gifts to those who pledge, including the opportunity to attend this year’s Fourth Estate Leadership Summer at UCLA with the star herself!! What’s more, you don’t have to give big bucks to enter in the chance to be her +1!

Ch-ch-check out her adorable pitch video (above)!

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17 comments to “Kristen Bell Needs Your Help Again! Donate To Invisible Children & Win A Date With Veronica Mars!”

  1. Brittany says – reply to this


    As someone living in Uganda who is very familiar with Invisible Children, Kristin Bell is ignorant and should really look into organizations she is supporting before telling people to throw their money away to a corrupt organization. Inform yourselves people! Invisible Children is a joke here!

  2. Jenn says – reply to this


    I was thinking the same thing Brittany. ALOT of these celebrities have no clue where the money donated ends up, but they put there name behind something they care about without doing their research! There are already non-profit organizations and ministries that are located in those regions that can better help the people in that region and this is NOT one of them. DO your research people before giving your money that you THINK is going to help.

  3. 3

    OK! Ms. Bell, I will sell you on ebay 100 air guitars and all money (I will not keep a cent from it) will be donated to the invisible children. Yes, it sounds like I am being ignorant and sarcastic so I will explain what I mean, before you all right minded idiot start getting over excited. I know exactly what the term of "invisible children" is SUPPOSED to mean and it does not mean it in this case. This is an easy way to get a lot of money for doing very little and it's a total abuse of our in-built (in most people, anyway) humanity and need to help others. I agree with Brittany and Jenn and consider this appeal a complete sham designed to fool people with kind hearts.

  4. 4

    Brittany, Jenn & Bella2u,

    Just because you live in Uganda or "have done your research" doesn't make you experts. If you'd like to watch the powerful work we've done for over a decade in Central Africa and Uganda, you can watch these videos:

    If you'd like a tour of the life saving and life giving programs we have on the ground (as Kristen Bell has done more than once) - I will personally give you the tour. I know for a fact you would be incredible impressed, as Kristen was… and continues to be. Do more research.

  5. 5

    Here's the videos:

  6. 6

    Re: Jason Russell – No thank you.

  7. kouros13 says – reply to this


    Re: Jason Russell – My sister has personally met you several times in Uganda you pompous ass. Every single time you tresspass property and step in the Combonian sisters hospital just to exploit the children by filming them where you are not allowed. All the money you raise is to support the army in Uganda which is already one of the largest armies in the world according to proper research.

  8. Jason Russell says – reply to this


    Re: kouros13 – This makes no sense. none. who is your sister? And what are you talking about?

  9. kouros13 says – reply to this


    Re: Jason Russell – You know that hospital you keep breaking into in Kampala? The one the nuns keep telling you to stay away from? Kony is in Congo you need to stop feeding money into the Uganda militia, you are just worsening a problem.

  10. Jayd says – reply to this


    Brittany, Jenn & Bella2u, Well done! I agree with you 100% percent!

    When I was in Uganda, I spoke with many locals who were upset with Invisible Children and the video that touched so many "more privileged" folk because 1. it showed Uganda as a weak nation, 2. it was relaying old information. Kony has not been present in Uganda for a number of years. Ugandans compared it to making a news broadcast on the Holocaust 10 years after it occurred, suggesting that the events portrayed in the video are current, and 3. Like you said, Jenn, the money (or a lot of it) that Invisible Children collects, goes into the Ugandan Army. The people would rather see that money go into rebuilding schools, educating children, feeding the homeless and orphaned. But instead, it's going into the already pompous army. Brittany, do you agree, as a local?

  11. Jayd says – reply to this


    When I was in Uganda, I stayed at Noah's Ark Childrens Ministry (NACMU). It's a non-profit ministry which is a home for orphaned, abused, and abandoned children. At this time, they currently have around 160 children. When NACMU was just starting up, a camera crew asked to film the home and children, and make a video to help get sponsoring. The camera team said that the money they received from the video, would be split, and that NACMU would receive that money. That camera crew was Invisible Children. NCAMU never received a penny.

    Choose what you want to do in life, how you want to help. But just because there's a celebrities face plastered over it, doesn't mean it's the right one.

  12. Nolan says – reply to this


    Re: Jayd – THIS
    Re: Jayd – THIS
    Re: kouros13 – AND THIS
    Re: Jason Russell – jason…since they were born and raised in uganda im pretty sure they are bigger EXPERTS than you like jayd and kouros said only thing you're doing is making the situation worse giving your donors money to a military that rapes and murders their own people and uses child soldiers which I think is very hypocritical of you to claim you do not like child soldiers yet you help fund it they have every right to be upset and angry with you also how can you defend museven and al bashiri? come on man…use your head they are just as worst as kony they're all tyrants and your supporting two of them what I noticed in your "powerful video" is that your exploiting those kids pain and misery to make that money you may have powerful political friends but one day they are going to stab you in the back and the media is going to bite you in the ass…hard you wanna help uganda? then you can start by donating the money to orphans and People who need it their military doesn't need it they get plenty of support from other governments all over the world in my opinion I think you just want fame in my opinion i dont think you give two shits about the kids in uganda you only care for yours and your family thats how radical wannabe famous people are
    thats all I have to say

  13. John says – reply to this


    Re: Nolan

    Re: Nolan

    Dear all,

    The lack of truth in these comments is disheartening to say the least. Absolutely no money from Invisible Children goes towards the Ugandan military. And while I cannot post links to IC's programs due to the forum rules, if you want to see how Invisible Children is rebuilding schools, promoting literacy, promoting independence among women, protecting communities from the LRA in Congo/CAR, encouraging LRA fighters to peacefully defect… the list goes on! If you truly want to learn the truth of the work IC does, then google "Invisible Children Programs" and read for yourself. Or look up Invisible Children's financials on Charity Navigator to see how they spend their money. You can also read all of IC's financial reports on their website.


  14. John says – reply to this


    Re: John

    Here are some facts and some humble advice:

    -IC spends over 80% of it's money on programs.
    -IC has never and will never fund the Ugandan military.
    -IC opened the first LRA child soldier rehabilitation center in the Congo.
    -IC and Kony2012 always said that the conflict had moved out of Uganda. If you watch the entire video, you will see that it is clearly stated.
    -Jason/IC have never defended Museveni or al-Bashir.
    -Challenge what you think you know. There are thousands of Ugandan who benefit from IC's work, but these Ugandans are helping themselves as much as if not more than IC is helping them. Just because you talked to one Ugandan who did not like IC does not mean they speak for all Ugandans.
    -IC does not have "camera crews" nor does IC make films with the sole intention of profit, so have very strong doubts there is much truth to Jayd's NCAMU story.
    -If you think Jason doesn't care about the suffering of others, then you do not know Jason very well, so I would politely suggest you keep such ill-formed opinions to yourself until you meet him.
    -Again, take an hour to read up on Invisible Children's programs and finances and do the legwork it takes to do real research before coming to conclusions. We do the world of truth a disservice when we spread misinformation.

    Hope this helps,

  15. Joshua says – reply to this


    Re: JohnRe: John
    Actually it is going to the ugandan miltary
    they've even admitted it themselves

  16. John says – reply to this


    Re: Joshua – No, it's not. IC never said that and their financial reports price it. Stop spreading lies and go read the 990.

  17. Joshua says – reply to this


    Re: John – No I mean the ugandans have admitted it
    not IC