updated 12/23/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/18/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
The season of giving is in full swing and celebrities are getting in on the feel-good action.
Ever dream of picking up the phone and hearing Bryan Cranston on the other end? The University of California and Noise Marketing created Promise for Education to make outlandish wishes like this a reality. Promise for Education is a charity website dedicated to raising scholarship money by crowdsourcing people’s vows to do something daring – like skydive or start a business – after reaching their set fundraising goal.
Over a thousand do-gooders have posted to the site, including some big celebrities with equally impressive promises. See what these famous folks offered up to help Promise for Education raise over $1.3 million in scholarship money this year. You won’t find any Grinches here.
For an overall donation of $20,000, Foxx pledged to bestow us with a special musical gift guaranteed to deliver good laughs for an even better cause. Foxx’s promise is to craft a rap in the voices of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Mo’Nique’s Precious character once his goal is reached. It’s bound to be a trio the hip-hop world won’t soon forget.
Trekkies will want to pay attention to this. John Cho’s promise is to take one lucky donor towards his $5,000 goal out to lunch with his good friend George Takei. Double the Sulu, double the Star Trek fun.
Although Promise for Education is wrapping up, there are other charity options with celebrity perks. Put the cookies down and get over to Omaze for your chance at an unforgettable experience with Schwarzenegger. The actor is using the charity site to raise money for After-School All Stars and is promising one donor a special prize. Along with matching all the donations, Schwarzenegger plans to fly a fan out to Los Angeles to enjoy a tank ride and cigar with him. Hasta la Merry Christmas, baby?
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