Valentine Hugs and Kisses to Save The Children!

30 01 2009

This morning on The View, actress Julianne Moore stopped by to talk about the special edition Valentine’s Day cards being developed and sold to benefit Save the Children. So, of course, I had to check out the website and view all the cards for myself. They are sooo freaking cute! And, I’m not a big believer in Valentine’s Day at all. Well, let me take that back. I believe in doing cutesy stuff for my family/friends but don’t feel the pressure to spend it with a romantic partner. Does that make sense?

Anyways, for $25 you can purchase 28 cards, either designed by contemporary artists or by children. 

Contemporary Designs:

VDAY Contemporary 

Children’s Designs:

VDAY Children

These cards would make a perfect gift for a friend, or you could buy them yourself and give them out to all your favorite folks! All orders must be received by February 4th. For more information on Save the Children’s Valentine’s Day shop, click here.

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Maven Presents “Share the Love” Date Auction

29 01 2009

If you know Sarah Vargo, then you know that she throws amazing events. And, not only that, but she’s super-nice and loves to support various charitable causes. Sarah’s promotional company (along with partner Renae Placinski), Maven, is hosting the “Share the Love” Date Auction. The proceeds will benefit the Keep On, Keeping On Foundation, an organization designed to assist “individuals born with severe physical disabilities and to educate and empower others to make a difference.”

Please come on out, show your support, and make some new friends! The flyer below has all the pertinent info…Click on it to purchase tickets!

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Lather Salon Presents “Girls Night Out”

28 01 2009

To my Chicago ladies, I know that the weather is testing your nerves, but don’t let it get the best of you! Try altering your beauty routine to help you feel better! Lather Salon is hosting events tonight and tomorrow designed to not only pretty you up, but also to raise funds and awareness for P.A.V.E. (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment), an organization committed to using education and action to fight domestic and sexual violence.

Read the rest of my Examiner post here.





Want To Use Your Business Prowess For Good?

28 01 2009

After a long search in the nonprofit sector, I’ve decided that my professional interests (such as, the use of new media in communications) may be better utilized in the area of public affairs/relations. However, I still have an urge to channel my business background in an avenue which significantly contributes to a better society. 

But, what if my new employer doesn’t put a great emphasis on charitable giving or volunteerism? Well, luckily for me, there’s the Taproot Foundation

Read the rest of my Examiner post here.

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Twitter Connects People and Raises Money

28 01 2009

Are any of you guys Tweeters out there? I joined less than a month ago and am completely obsessed at this point! If you like to read others’ FB status messages, then Twitter is your place! In addition to friends and bloggers, many businesses use the site to spread news/info about their product/services, which is genius in my opinion!

As Twitter continues to grow, the many uses continue to grow. On February 12th, there will be a worldwide Twestival to raise money and awareness for charity: water. The idea is pretty simple…A group of Tweeters use the site to organize an offsite meet-up complete with drinks and entertainment, all the while raising money for a cause.

If you’re looking for your city, head on over to Twestival.com for a listing of the 100+ cities and the respective point person (listed by their Twitter handle, obviously). 

Charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Charity: water reports that unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

Jump on the site and get to giving!

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VIPink with Samantha Ronson!

26 01 2009

It’s that time of year again…Click the flyer for more info and to purchase a ticket!!!

VIPink

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Kimpton Hotels: Charitable and Swanky!

26 01 2009

Kimpton Hotels, a group of boutique hotels across the US, is not only skilled at providing swanky hotel stays, but they also do a great jobs supporting charitable causes. The hotels have lasting partnerships with Dress for Success and the Trust for Public Land, and also contribute to local HIV/AIDS organizations in the cities of their hotels.

In addition to the various events hosted by Kimpton Hotels, they also offer you the opportunity to “Join the Fight by Staying the Night.” When you stay at a Kimpton Hotel, you can enter a donation code to have $10 from each night of your stay donated to either the Trust for Public Land or one of 18 HIV/AIDS organizations (via their Red Ribbon initiative).

To donate to the Red Ribbon groups: Use the special rate code RRC until June 30, 2009

To donate to the Trust for Public Land: Use the special rate code TPL throughout the year

You can also support the Trust for the Public Land by purchasing select eco-friendly merchandise from the Kimpton Style store. Click on the pic below to be taken to the store!

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To learn about more Kimpton socially responsible initiatives, be sure to visit the Kimpton Cares section of their website!

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