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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Star For The BossLady

Welcome. If you're reading this, it's probably because you're a huge Alyssa Milano fan. Well, this is most definitely an article that's going to say some great things about The BossLady.

And if you're here, Alyssa Milano has probably touched your life somehow, made you smile, made you happy. And there's no doubt, you follow her on Twitter. Alyssa Milano has brought a lot of good things to the table. She's made a lot of people happy with her professional work: her TV shows, her movies. She's also been a great big subscriber to the "give back" school of thought. She has helped so many people (and animals) have a better day, a better week, and in some cases a better life. To me, personally, she exemplifies what it means to be a great person. She has stayed the course over the years, and has definitely made herself out to be a great role model at a time when those are a little tough to come by.

I don't believe it is really necessary to spend a lot of time expounding upon all the things that make Alyssa Milano the great Lady she is. I think we'd all agree to that.

But maybe now it's time for us, the fans and Twitter Family, to do something for Alyssa that she really deserves.

One of the great tributes that can be paid to someone like Alyssa is a Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. And I am asking you to join me in accomplishing that for her. It's a bit of a lengthy process that will require some effort and some determination. But I think Alyssa is worth the effort, and I hope you do too. Here's how it works.

There is one, and only one, way to get it done. There is some paperwork that must be taken care of in order to nominate Alyssa for the honor. I am in the process of working with Alyssa's Assistant to get that done. And truly, that's the easy part. I will have that done shortly. The paperwork will go in and the nomination will be for the 2013 induction period. (yes, 2013). So we do have some time, but we can't be lax. This cannot be a last minute thing.

The next key requirement is set by the Hollywood Chamber, which is the governing body of the Walk Of Fame, through the Hollywood Historic Trust. The Hollywood Historic Trust is a certified 501(c) Organization (which means, in layman's terms, a charitable organization.) If you need a little clarification on that, read this: http://alyssasarmy.blogspot.com/2011/09/alyssas-star-some-technical-info.html In order to complete the process, and get the Star in place on the Walk Of Fame, a donation of $30,000 US must be made to the charity on behalf of Alyssa Milano. The donation to the organization allows them to provide the maintenance and upkeep of the Walk of Fame, as well as some other charitable activities.

And that's where we come in. There are a great many of us who are dedicated Alyssa fans and followers, so the "burden" can, and should be shared by any of us who can kick in. Just think, 3000 fans donating $10 each can get it done. I do believe there are more than 3000 who would be willing to participate, and I hope that I am right.

It's important to note that the donation is to a charitable organization. We are not "buying" a Star, we are nominating someone great for something great. The rules apply to every single person who gets a Star on the Walk.

I have set up a donation site. It is coming to us courtesy of Crowdrise.com, which some of you might recognize. Sophia Bush does a lot of her fundraising through that website, so I know that I'm comfortable with their work.

This will be the site set up strictly for our Project: http://www.crowdrise.com/starforalyssa Please take a look and become familiar with it, but please don't make a donation just yet. We'll let you know when the fundraising gets underway (shortly after the paperwork goes through)

Most importantly, please do not feel pressured. There is plenty of time to save the nickels and dimes to get that donation together. And if you cannot donate, please spread the word to as many people as possible to get the awareness going. We want a lot of buzz for a great Lady to get her due.

If it isn't your thing at all, if you don't feel you want to participate at all, that's the beauty of Alyssa's Army... you do what you want and you still belong. I'd love everyone to get behind this. There will be no pressure put on anyone, and no one has to know anyone else's business.

This is the only way we can get it done. Online petitions, letter-writing campaigns, etc. will have no effect on the process. The Organization sets the rules, and if we want to get Alyssa a Star on the Walk, this is how it must be done.

I hope I can count on your support for The BossLady.

Spread the word! #STARFORALYSSA!

1 comment:

larrouxgirl said...

I can cough up $10 just for the Tweet about Baby Milo's gas emissions, but there's gobs more than humor to Alyssa. I'm in.