KAI Collections Supports Some Brave African Girls

10 08 2009

When I was in high school, I did a research paper on the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation. Young African girls (as young as 9) are sometimes subjected to the act as a right of passage. The gruesome act not only inflicts pain on the girls at that momemt, but as they grow up, there are often many complications and infections from the procedure. Jessica Censotti, a Chicago artist, is using her artwork to raise awareness and support young girls who stand up against FGM. In addition to great sculptures and vessels, Censotti also features dazzling earrings from the KAI Collections at her shows and on her website.

Red Feather Earrings, $65

Red Feather Earrings, $65

The jewelry is handcrafted by the Maasai women in Kenya and 100% of the proceeds will go to build a home for girls who’ve refused Female Genital Mutilation. To learn more about the school and the Mwavido organization by visiting www.mwavido.com. I’ve picked out my three favorite designs but all of them are beautiful!

Lavender and Green Earrings, $65

Lavender and Green Earrings, $65

Tear Drop Earrings with Turquoise Stones, $55

Tear Drop Earrings with Turquoise, $55

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Thanks to Three Peas Art for the info!
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Wine Hopes To Make a Difference

29 07 2009

BowlHer_OneHopeWineAt BowlHer, there was a great reward awaiting anyone who bowled a strike…A bottle of ONEHOPE chardonnay! While this was music to my ears because I enjoy an occasional (*cough*) glass of wine, I was also thrilled because our particular wine promoted breast cancer awareness. Launched in April 2006, the wine has been building buzz across the country for its flavorful tastes and fundraising efforts. For each bottle purchased, the company donates 50% to a specific nonprofit cause!

Here’s the breakdown of how the wines pair up with the organizations:

AIDS (AIDS/LifeCycle) – Merlot

Autism (Autism Speaks) – Cabernet Sauvignon

Breast Cancer (Susan G. Komen for the Cure) – Chardonnay

The Planet (American Forests) – Sauvignon Blanc

Our Troops (Snowball Express) – Zinfandel

ONEHOPE is currently available in restaurants and stores in nine states, and can be bought online and shipped to 33 states. For locations and to access the online store, visit www.onehopewine.com!

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Chic Gems Bracelet to Benefit The Red Pump Project

13 04 2009

_mg_2308printThis charming bracelet to the right is a special edition creation designed by Chic Gems to benefit The Red Pump Project.

As some of you may remember, I started the The Red Pump Project with Luvvie, of AwesomelyLuvvie.com, as an initiative to spread awareness about the effect of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the US.

The bracelet will be available for purchase on the Chic Gems website later in the week. In the meantime, you can order the bracelets by calling 888-801-8265. Be sure to use the code “red pump” to receive 10% off the purchase price of $40. An additional 20% will then be donated to The Red Pump Project.

Order yours today and show your support in the fight against AIDS!!!

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Fab Giving Around the Web

6 04 2009

Here’s a roundup of stories from around the web…

Kenneth Cole launches his “Awearness” book in NYC Marie Claire

OPI launches a new nail color to benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation of America Teen Vogue

Celebrities help ‘The Children’s Place’ give back Tonic

Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard takes children on a shopping spree Athlebrities

Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden team up with Esprit for charity CelebTV

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Will You Buy Me a Slanket?

3 03 2009

Okay, all things considered, I lead a fabulous, fun lifestyle…But, if you really know me then you that I take huge pride in curling up on the couch and watching DVDs. Oh, it’s the truth! Between Netflx, Redbox, and taking from my friends’ collections, I watch tons of movies/TV shows. 

I’m saying all that to ask if someone out there would buy me a Slanket. You know…the blankets that look like backward robes! I’ve decided that I can’t take it anymore and I have to have one! Before you laugh, you should know that the purchase of Slankets actually benefit various charities…I’m serious!

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All of the blue Slankets raise money for H20 Africa. The green, brown, and grey Slankets raise funds for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The lavender, ruby wine, and apricot colors support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

See? Now, when you support my Slanket obsession, you’ll be supporting one of these fine charities 🙂 I can hear some of you laughing, but don’t sleep on the Slanket. I hear they are super comfortable! Or was that the Snuggie? Anyways, you get my drift! For more information, please visit www.TheSlanket.com!

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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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Custom Inauguration Gowns Auctioned Off for Charity

9 01 2009

Are you still searching for the perfect gown to wear to upcoming inauguration festivities? White House Black Market is auctioning four one-of-a-kind couture gowns and the original designer’s sketches from The White House Inaugural Collection, inspired by the style and grace of our fabulous future First Lady Michelle O!

PhotobucketThe Eleanor
PhotobucketThe Abigail
PhotobucketThe Jackie
PhotobucketThe Ladybird

 

The auction proceeds will benefit the charities supported by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation:

Feeding America (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest)

The Art of Elysium

Hope North

H.E.L.P. Malawi

These dresses are SOOOO beautiful. I can’t even breathe while looking at them!!! The auction ends on January 15th and the dressed will be delivered before January 20th! The only catch is that the dresses are all Size 8

Still interested? Get in there now and start bidding! The highest bid so far is $500, but if you can handle it…Go for it! After all, it is a CUSTOM gown!!!

If you’re in DC and want to see these great gowns in person, you can visit the Union Station White House Black Market store from January 9th-January 15th. They’ll be on display!

Good luck!

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