And The Drumroll Please…

27 02 2009

Thank you to everyone who sent me their information in an effort to win the free Shecky’s tickets! I’ve notified the winners by email, and they’re now one step closer to getting their “Sip.Shop.Sample” on!

For the rest of you ladies who are still interested in attending, it’s not too late! Click on the flyer below to purchase tickets!

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Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

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Profiles of African-Americans Within Philanthropy

27 02 2009

While I’m totally aware that Black History Month is almost over, I still felt that it was important for me to profile African-American individuals and organizations which are at the forefront of philanthropy within the community. The four-part series will introduce readers to the following roles: The Communicator, The Adviser, The Grant-Maker, and The Giver.

The first installment profiles the wonderful Tracey over at BlackGivesBack, a blog dedicated to highlighting philanthropic events and initiatives within the African-American community.

The articles will be posted on the Examiner.com and you can click here to read today’s story!

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Pants for Goodwill…$15 off for YOU!

27 02 2009

When I got home last night, I noticed a stack of vouchers on the front desk of the lobby. The first thing that caught my said was something about 15% off. Upon closer inspection, I learned that the voucher was advertising the “Out with the Old, Save on the New” event that Ann Cares, the philanthropic program of the Ann Taylor stores, is hosting to benefit Goodwill Industries. 

From Monday, March 2 to Sunday, March 8, shoppers who bring in a pair of gently used pants to Ann Taylor LOFT stores will receive $15 off each pants purchase (full price items only). The donated pants will be sold in Goodwill stores nationwide and the revenues will help fund the various programs which Goodwill offers. 

So, start digging through your closets, grab “those” pants (you know the ones), and take them up to your nearest LOFT store. For details and to find the closest LOFT store, head on over to their website www.anntaylorloft.com 🙂

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CFF Scholarship Fashion Show

26 02 2009

On Wednesday March 4th, the Chicago Fashion Foundation is hosting their 2nd annual Scholarship Benefit, a fashion show featuring the designs of five local design students. These students will have the opportunity to present their designs in a live fashion show to a panel of judges from the Chicago fashion community. The winning designer will receive a $5000 scholarship!

Attendees will be enjoy drinks, light appetizers, a DJ, and silent auction. The first 150 guests will also receive goodie bags (yay!). The event will be held from 6-8p in the Narcissus room at Macy’s (111 N. State). Tickets are $25 for students and CFF members, and $35 for non-members. 

Click here for more details!

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Piperlime Makes It Easy To Donate Your Shoes

25 02 2009

In talking to many of you, it’s very clear that you’re more than ready for spring to arrive. You’ve picked out new shoes or are planning to purchase some new pairs to usher in the warm temperatures and green grass. Well, as you buy new shoes, at some point you may have to think about what to do with your old ones. If you have a local shelter or thrift store, then by all means you can donate them there.

If you buy your shoes on Piperlime.com, they have a program where you can send them your old shoes within the same box. 

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Piperlime’s charitable partner is Soles 4 Souls, a nonprofit organization committed to providing shoes domestically and globally to those in need. Soles 4 Souls has helped individuals everywhere from Appalachia to Southeast Asia. 

So, there you have it. Three simple steps to help you clean your closet and aid the world. And, who says that shoes don’t make the world a better place? 🙂

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Is Your Favorite Charity In Good Financial Health?

25 02 2009

As we give our money to nonprofits and various charitable groups, it’s very important that you know how your money is being used. That is, unless you have an unlimited amount of money to give. As for me, I want my dollars (or at least the majority) to go towards programs and services, and not administrative/operating costs.

I posted an article on Examiner.com discussing how CharityNavigator.org can provide you with a picture of a charity’s financial health, and give you other great tips on giving.

Read the story here.





Win Free Shecky’s Tickets!

24 02 2009

Chicago gals…Don’t forget to send me your information to enter the raffle for Shecky’s Girls Night Out tickets!

All you need to do is send me (thefabgiver@gmail.com) the following information by this Thursday, the 26th:

Your Name

Your Favorite Cause/Organization

That’s it! So simple…I will let the winners know on Friday, the 27th! For more information, click the flyer below and check out my original post!

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