Alyssa_CharityOne of our most vocal and visible fans is actress Alyssa Milano, who has been spreading the word about mental_floss via Twitter to her 460,000 followers. Feels like we owe her something. A gift subscription? A mental_floss t-shirt? Too self-promotional? OK, maybe we can mention her charity.

She turns 37 later this month, and what she wants is help funding clean-water projects. Here's a note from her website:

Water is life. Water-borne illness is the second highest cause of childhood death in the world. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. Access to clean water does more than just save lives, it can turn lives around. Clean water helps break the cycle of poverty.

I have everything I need. All I want for my Birthday is to fund clean water projects for 5 communities.

By helping me reach my goal, you will be giving 250 families what they need for survival and growth.

And Love,

Here's the link where you can read more about the charity and make a donation: mycharity: water. And here's hoping you hadn't already picked out another gift.