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 raise over $3,000. Though I can’t help but wonder WTF is going on with my generation, shopping and charity. Newsflash: in Ye Olden Dayes, charity was just charity and every super-fun thing in the world didn’t just have a pink ribbon slapped on it to make it about “breast cancer” (a concept called “pinkwashing”) or some other tenuous connection to some other charity. Last week, we learned Axe Body Spray is holding half-naked “undie runs” nationwide to allegedly collect clothing for homelessness charities. We also learned last week about a “Star Wars”/Slave Princess Leia car wash fundraiser held out in L.A. And even before that, we learned Kentucky Fried Chicken is selling buckets of bird to raise money for breast cancer — despite the obvious health risks of eating fried food. Pardon me for sounding like such a grump, but the earthquake in Haiti notwithstanding, since when did giving become about what you get? Charitable donations would be a lot more commendable if they didn’t look like such publicity stunts. [Portopong, Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »
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 class downtown at 10 a.m. Sleeping in and lounging around into the early afternoon is a must. Tomorrow, however, my husband and I are donating our Saturday to the Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancer, and I, personally, couldn’t feel better about waking up at 7 a.m. on my day off. Keep reading »
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 get a bunch of 18-year-old freshman girls half-naked on the quad. Keep reading »
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 one of the lucky few to add an internship at Vogue to your resume, and one of the even more select few to earn an audience with Anna Wintour. Should you win the bidding war, here are the prizes coming your way: one week at Vogue, the chance to meet Anna Wintour, 2 tickets to New York’s Fashion Week, “The September Issue” DVD, and a few books, including In Vogue, Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places, and The Teen Vogue Handbook. The auction ends on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 12:29:00 p.m. (EDT). After just a day on the block, the cost is already up to $1,850.00. Worth it to you? If not, you can intern for us for free! [Fashionista] Keep reading »
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 Moore, Pharrell Williams, artist Jeff Koons and surfer Malia Jones to create celeb-designed labels for their Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist, a product which we are obsessed with. The spritz smells amazing, is Eco Cert certified organic, and is part of the first skincare range to ever receive gold standard Cradle to Cradle certification (minimal waste from production start to finish). The cherry on top? One hundred percent of net proceeds benefit the Rainforest Alliance. Now that’s pretty green. They’re available for $26 each right now at Kiehls.com and in stores April 1st. Keep reading »
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 Women for Women International, an organization that helps survivors of war rebuild their lives. We’re happy to decorate our wrist for a good cause, especially when it helps out fellow females — and complements so many of our outfits. [$40, Danielle Stevens Jewelry] Keep reading »