12/21/2007 11:02 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last-minute holiday gift: Save a life

A while ago, MTV produced a remarkable video diary of Angelina Jolie traveling through Africa with economist Jeffrey Sachs to support Sachs' mission to eliminate extreme poverty in the next 20 years through the work of the nonprofit Millennium Promise. Footage from that diary is featured in a podcast currently circulating throughout the blogoshere in which Sachs and music icon Quincy Jones urge viewers to donate a $10 bed net, as a holiday gift in honor of a friend or relative, to protect an African child from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. As a last minute gift idea, saving a child's life for $10 ranks pretty high! To learn more about how one person can make a difference this holiday season, visit