Snoop Dogg's mother is hoping to recruit the mothers of Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles and Hilary Duff to back a new campaign to steer children away from violent gang life.

BEVERLY BROADUS GREEN, an ordained evangelist, is kicking off a campaign across the US on behalf of The Mothers of Entertainers (MOE) starting at a Massachusetts school today (14DEC05).

The organisation will aim to help underprivileged children, abused women and homeless people.

She tells, "For the last 15 years this has been a dream of mine. To reach out, touch and help the kids in the streets, the kids on drugs, the mothers on crack or mothers who are experiencing domestic violence, it is my dream to help them."

Other celebrity mothers in the process of becoming involved with the organisation include the mothers of Chris Rock, Kelly Price, Cedric The Entertainer and others.

Green, whose son recently campaigned to save the life of executed reformed gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS, adds, "P DIDDY and I spoke and he told me to just call him and he would put me in touch with his mother. I am so excited and can't wait to be out there!"