Posts tagged "charity"

Cute New TOMS Charity Shoes

Do you like water, shoes, and looking good? If so, hot damn, have we got the shoes for you. Well, actually, TOMS has the shoes for you. Their new design collaboration with charity: water, a non-profit that builds clean wells in communities that need them, has turned up a couple pairs of…
By: Lily Q / May 19, 2010

Stars Who’ve Auctioned Off Dates With Themselves For Charity

Since celebrities are so into "giving back," they often participate in charity auctions. And what better to auction off than ... time with them. Above, check out some of the celebrities who have auctioned off dates with themselves for good causes in the past two years. Kind of shocking that Simon Doonan brought i…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 11, 2010

It’s A Floating Beer Pong Table For … Breast Cancer?

Here's some, uh, unique charity: $2 from every $39 Pink Edition Portopong inflatable beer pong table will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation for education about breast cancer prevention. It is indeed commendable that Portopong raised $2,500 last year for the Keep A Breast charity and this year they hope to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

My First Time: The Revlon Walk For Women’s Cancers

As a busy New Yorker whose normal weeknight get-home time is 9 p.m. if not later, I’m pretty selfish about my Saturdays. There are no plans to be made before 2 p.m. -- no, I can’t get to that toddler’s birthday party in Brooklyn at noon; nope, I don't care if there's a free yoga…
By: Joanne Hinkel / April 30, 2010

Axe Undie Run Challenge Encourages Charity, Girls In Panties

If you thought the Boobquake was a stupid activist statement, hold onto your panties! No, seriously, hold onto your panties: Axe Body Spray is hosting the "Axe Undie Run Challenge" at 10 colleges around the country to see who can donate the most clothes to local homeless charities ... and also, to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

How Much Would You Pay To Intern At Vogue?

Desperate for a fashion internship? Daddy ready to shell out a few dollars to help you get your foot in the door? Then get to bidding, because charitybuzz has a very special offering, all thanks to the queen of fashion. With a generous donation to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, you'll be…
By: Bianca Posterli / April 11, 2010

Kiehl’s + Celebs Make Earth Day Products We Can Support

Cue the Earth Month product marketing. Each year around this time, we start receiving dozens upon dozens of press releases heralding April launches that are so loosely tied to anything remotely environmentally-friendly we have to laugh. Refreshingly, there's no greenwashing here: Kiehl's (who maintains a recycling program in their stores), teamed up with Julianne…
By: Erin Flaherty / March 17, 2010

A Sweet Rock ‘N’ Roll Bracelet That Benefits Women, Too

Bracelets that benefit causes aren't always the cutest, but jewelry designer Danielle Stevens is changing that with her Women for Women bracelet. Throughout March, which happens to be National Women’s History Month, Danielle will donate 60 percent of online sales of this badass leather and chains bracelet to Wome…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2010

Get Rid Of Your Old Jeans For A Good Cause

We know you own a lot of denim. So when you tire of those blue jeans, don't just throw them in the trash. Gap recognized the fact that many people own multiple pairs of jeans, which adds up to a huge waste. So, in an effort to reduce and reuse, the brand teamed u…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 6, 2010

Could You Spend A Whole Day Barefoot?

Already known for his charitable moves, Tom's Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created a business plan which allowed him to give back to children in need while selling shoes to the masses. To continue his mission, Blake is hosting the third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign on April 8 with a barefoot walk on the…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 3, 2010

Now You Can Shop Oprah’s Closet

Oprah Winfrey is all about the generosity. After all, she devotes an entire episode of her talk show each year to gifting the guests with her favorite things. Now, in an effort to "de-clutter" her life, Oprah went through her entire closet, and chose 150 items to sell on eBay. But while I'll go…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 2, 2010

Simon Cowell Releases His All-Star “Everybody Hurts” Remake

Oh, that Simon Cowell. Just when Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and company were feeling all good about themselves for remaking "We Are The World" to raise money for Haiti, Simon releases his celebrity all-star version of "Everybody Hurts." Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and many…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 3, 2010

Check This Out: Scarlett Johansson Designs For Haiti Relief

Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Chelsea Clinton Makes You Sweat For Haiti, And 5 Other Wacky Relief Efforts

There's a whole lot of philanthropy for Haiti going around these days, which is heart-warming. I guess everyone has their own way of going about things, which is maybe why Chelsea Clinton organized a fundraising spin class at SoulCycle in New York. To get on a bike for the class, participants gave donations ranging…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2010

Posh And Becks Design Charity T-Shirts For Sport Relief

Apparently, Victoria isn't the only fashion designer in the multi-talented Beckham family. Coming together for a charity project, she, David, and even their three sons, collaborated to create T-shirts for the organization Sport Relief, which "help[s] poor and vulnerable people" in disadvantaged countries. Whether they intended to or not, the shirts do take…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010

You Can Help Haiti By Buying Perfume—But Should You?

Perfume maker Bond No. 9 has just announced that when you buy their "Scent of Peace" perfume, 10 percent of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Haiti (purchases in the next 30 days). Naturally, Bond isn't the first company to offer charitable donations with product purchases, but this brings up an interesting…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 15, 2010

Charlize Theron Is Actually Kind Of A Good Shoe Designer

We're just going to call it now. 2009 is officially the year of celebrity fashion collaborations. And Charlize Theron just made it into the design world at the last minute by teaming up with TOMS Shoes. But while many celebrities simply think they have the ability to cull fashion brilliance from their dramatic interiors,…
By: Bianca Posterli / December 18, 2009

Shop And Support World AIDS Day At The Same Time

It's World AIDS Day, and if you're not already active in promoting AIDS charities, you can give a bit of extra help by making some specific purchases. This year, brands like Stella McCartney, Converse, Armani, Mac, Kiehl's, and others have created special promotions to raise awareness. After the jump, a rundown of the…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2009

Which Is Your Favorite Designer Home?

Women in Need is NYC's largest provider of shelter and vital services for homeless families. This year, they're raising funds in a truly different and creative way: They asked a bunch of celebrities, designers, and athletes to custom-design a paper mache house around the theme "Home is where the heart is." Let's just say people…
By: Nina Carbone / November 11, 2009

A Celebrity Line We Approve Of

While countless celebrities have joined the fashion world recently (um, yeah, Kings of Leon just launched a line too), here's an example of two that are doing so for an actual purpose besides furthering their own fame: Courteney Cox and David Arquette created a line of jewelry with Satya to benefit their good…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 3, 2009