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Cookie magazine believes that moms can change the world, and for the past three years we have honored the women who are doing just that. This year The Smart Cookie Award was given to seven amazing mothers – including Amy Eldrige, whose foundation provides Chinese orphans with medical care and Salma Hayek, whose collaboration with UNICEF aims to eradicate Tetanus among children forever. These women provide inspiration to those striving to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the world.


Debra Messing



Salma Hayek



Uma Thurman

Room to Grow

We hope you will join Cookie Magazine and our Smart Cookie honorees in supporting these outstanding nonprofits. Just click to see exactly how you can help.


Debra Messing YouthAIDS
Salma Hayek UNICEF
Uma Thurman Room to Grow
Amy Eldridge Love without Boundaries
Deborah Koenigsberger Hearts of Gold
Judy Woodruff Kennedy Krieger Institute
Alicia Ely Yamin Amnesty International's
Demand Dignity Campaign

2009 Readers’ Choice Finalists

Alison Kiehl Friedman Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking
Valerie Sobel The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
Susan Retik-Ger Beyond the 11th
Robin Smalley mothers2mothers


Christie Brinkley Global Security Institute
Tooth Fairy Project
Julia Louis Dreyfus Heal the Bay
Karenna Gore Schiff The Association to Benefit Children
Kim Raver UNICEF
Roni Lomeli Shoes that Fit
Lee Woodruff Bob Woodruff Foundation
Areva Martin Special Needs Network


Mariska Hargitay Joyful Heart Foundation
Cynthia Nixon Alliance for Quality Education
Sharon Stone American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR)
Liya Kebede Liya Kebede Foundation
World Health Organization
Marcia Gay Harden Red Cross
Maria Ortero ACCION International
Heidi Breeze-Harris One by One
Leigh Blake Keep a Child Alive
Karen Guenther, Wendy Lethin, Sondria Saylor Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund


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