Speaking of giving closer to home, remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Brad Pitt started a project called Make it Right, which has a goal of building 150 homes in the devastated Lower 9th ward of New Orleans. Several homes have been successfully constructed and all are LEED Platinum certified, which is the highest rating green building certification. Brad hopes to use this project as a template for housing development projects around the nation. You can donate directly to the organization or buy green gifts from the website. All proceeds benefit the Make it Right Foundation.