September 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
I like a good T-shirt almost as much as I like a good pair of heels. A T-shirt with a message, I like even better! I was recently introduced to the Yellow Bird Project. The website teams up bands to design shirts and donate the proceeds to charity. The bands involved are a pretty impressive list of indie rock groups like Wolfmother, The Shins and Bloc Party. The charities include St. Jude’s, Greenpeace and Amnesty International, as well as other lesser known—but just as important—charities.
My favorite tee is designed by the Freelance Whales and supports MarbleRoad, a non-profit organization offering financial assistance and support services for people with complex and rare illnesses. I love the teal color, unique design and the cause happens to be near and dear to my heart. I love this idea—it’s a cool, interesting approach to raising awareness (and money) for a charity. And these tees are a stylish update to those old high school or college T’s you might be rocking way past their prime. Not your style? They also make great gifts (with a great message) for hard-to-shop-for, too-cool school kids.
May 3, 2010 at 9:33 am , by Amanda Wolfe
If you have a loved one who’s been through a major medical event like cancer, you know what a toll treatments can take—and how hard it can be for them to keep up with normal day-to-day life. The very last thing you want your friend or family member worrying about is cleaning the house. That’s why we love Cleaning For A Reason, which we featured in our March issue of LHJ. The organization provides free housecleaning services for women across the country who are undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. It’s a great idea and a great cause, which is why we were excited to hear that Hoover is partnering with the foundation to raise up to $25,000 for Cleaning For A Reason. All you have to do is “Like” (the new Facebook word for becoming a fan—yep they changed it) either Hoover’s page or Cleaning For A Reason’s page, and they’ll donate $1 for every new fan. Any easy way to do good today!