Posts tagged "charity"

The 2012 Frisky Give Guide: Girls Inc.

This holiday season, The Frisky staff is committed to giving back. Throughout the month of December we’ll be telling you about some of the charities and nonprofits that we support, why they’re important to us, and how you can support them too, if you’re so inclined. First up, Winona tells us why she believes in

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 10, 2012

Awww: Internet Pitches In To Help A Father Of 4 Give A Happy Christmas For His Kids

Just a day ago, Reddit user ProZacDose posted a throwaway rant on the user-generated content site. A working father of four, he felt frustrated because his meager paycheck just wasn’t paying the bills.  His family’s water and power had been shut off, and he was unable to buy his kids any Christmas presents, or eve…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

Mustache Fetishists, Get Ready, It’s Movember Time!

Ladies, do you love a mustache? (I don’t — keep your disgusting facial hair away from me). If you do, though, you’ll be happy to know that tomorrow is the start of Movember, a month-long mustache-growing festival to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. Mo Bros, as they’re called, proudly display their repulsive facial…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

A Pink Shirt With Power

As of right now, there are only six states that recognize gay marriage. That’s ridiculous, but what’s not? The Pink States Project, which allows you to wear your support of gay marriage on your chest — in a cool (and pink!) fashion. Right now, you can choose from among the six states where gay marriage…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2012

Lance Bass Is A Furry!

Just kidding, he’s not really a furry (that we know of), but he is dressed up as the  plush dog Poo Fu. It’s all for charity — Lance was out supporting Power of 2, an organization that works with special needs kids, a non-profit that he and friend Emmanuelle Chriqui both support. [Photo: Getty Images]

By: Julie Gerstein / July 10, 2012

Carey Mulligan Puts The Prada Dress She Wore To The Met Ball On eBay For Charity

As if we needed any additional reasons to adore the extremely adorable Carey Mulligan, here’s one more: the starlet placed her Met Gala dress on eBay yesterday, with all the proceeds from the auction going to Oxfam America. The custom Prada dress (constructed of silver and gold metal paillettes, if you recall) began at the…

By: Rachel Krause / May 13, 2012

The Soapbox: On SXSW’s “Homeless Hotspots” And Trolling For Charity

BBH, the same ad agency behind Axe body spray’s noxiously viral campaigns, have hit the streets of massive internet partyapocalypse South by Southwest this week – well, actually, they haven’t hit any such streets. But they have outfitted 10 homeless men with 4G wireless devices and T-shirts stating “I Am a Homeless Hotspot.” Internerds struggling for we…

By: Melissa Gira Grant / March 13, 2012

Truly Torturous Toe Shoes

We’re all for wearing completely unreasonable and painful shoes, but en pointe Louboutins? No. No no no. Louboutin made them to benefit the English National Ballet — they’ll be auctioned off in a charity auction. Said designer Christian Louboutin: “Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer tha…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2011

Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous Hat Goes For More Than $130K

You missed your chance! The eBay auction for Princess Beatrice’s crazycakes fascinator sold for more than $130,000. Proceeds from the auction will go to UNICEF and Children in Crisis charities through her Little Bee Initiative, which she set up for the purpose of the auction. Said Beatrice of the sale: “I’ve been amazed by the…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 24, 2011

Money 101: Do Good With Charitable Donations – And Get Deductions, Too!

The onslaught of tax return documents starting arriving in my mailbox a few weeks ago — from banks and places of employment (I had a few last year) — and I began to feel the familiar and perennial angst; tax day is coming! I stuck most of them in a pile to be looked at…

By: Rainbow Kirby / January 28, 2011

Margiela Sends Message With AIDS Charity Tee

For well over a decade, Martin Margiela has made a point to contribute to AIDS charities and research. This year’s AIDS awareness t-shirt design features Japanese scripture, which reads: “There is more action to be done to fight AIDS than to wear this t-shirt, but it’s a good start.” Proceeds go to a French HIV/AIDS…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2010

Barbie Gets Angel-fied

Farrah Fawcett gets a posthumous Barbie makeover. In February, you can own the Farrah Barbie for a mere $1,500. Striped blanket included. All proceeds will go to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which funds cancer prevention and awareness. [The Hairpin]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 19, 2010

T&A That Can Get Past The TSA

RyanAir, the cheap-o European airline, has released its fourth calendar of ladies from its cabin crew frolicking on a tropical beach in bikinis. Proceeds from the 2011 RyanAir calendar, which costs $14, will be donated to a German kids’ charity. While, personally, I don’t care if women want to pose in bikinis for a calendar…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2010

Judd Apatow’s Hilarious Video For American Jewish World Service

I’ve never been a huge fan of charity videos because they’re so dramatic and subsequently always make me cry. I cry at the babies playing with flies. The sad-eyed dogs. The animals in cages faintly crying. If Sarah McLachlan is playing in the background, I’m already bummed. But Judd Apatow has gone a totally…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2010

Nordstrom’s New Boutique Puts Charity Centerstage

Blackbook informs us that shopping giant Nordstrom will be setting up a non-profit shop in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. The high-design charity boutique is an already-existing concept, and a successful one at that. Merci, a concept store in Paris, was founded by the past owners of Bonpoint, a fancy children’s clothing line. After selling…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 1, 2010

Catfight: Jezebel Creates A College Fund For “16 & Pregnant”‘s Tyler And Catelynn — Rad Or Wrong?

When I read that our blogger friends at Jezebel.com started a PayPal account for a “college fund” to help Catelynn and Tyler, the teens who gave their daughter up for adoption on “16 and Pregnant,” my heart melted a little bit. “Catelynn and Tyler have won us over, exhibiting strength and maturity in the face…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

What’s Up For Bid At The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Auction?

Ralph Lauren has his own breast cancer foundation called the Pink Pony Fund. To raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he’s holding an enormous auction of luxury goods, getaways, and experiences. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff you can bid on! Internships at top magazines! Dinners with celebs! Walk-on roles on TV shows!

By: Leonora Epstein / October 11, 2010

Open For Discussion: The Breast Cancer Snuggie And Other Random BCA Products

I’ve thought a lot about retailers who create charity products to aid crises or support foundations, and I honestly can’t decide whether consumerism and charity—both for shoppers and retailers—is a good or bad thing. When a company sells a product that benefits charity, are they genuine in their desire to help? Or are they looking…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2010

Is Target Knocking Off TOMS Shoes?

I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of TOMS shoes for a while … but not from Target. Browsing the shoe department at Tar-jay this weekend, I noticed a cute pair of navy-and-white striped canvas loafers with a straight cut across the top of the foot. Very nautical, very Connecticut. One problem: they look a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2010

Giving Designer Fakes A Good Home

Here’s one use for fake goods we can get behind. More than $3.6 million worth of counterfeit goods in the form of 109,300 pairs of shoes, 10,000 pants, and 2,592 sweaters were seized in the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaports, but instead of simply trashing the fakes, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection decided to donate…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 21, 2010