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Clean water for India with TOMS + charity: water

Clean water for India with TOMS + charity: water

Not very often do two power house charities come together to make a difference in our world. Then comes charity: water and TOMS. TOMS and charity: water are teaming up for the third time since 2010 to help give water to those in need. TOMS eyewear has designed 500 pairs of limited-edition sunglasses that will sell for $126. For every purchase, TOMS will give sight to a person in need and $10 will go directly toward … Read entire article »

Filed under: FEATURED, Fundraising, HEALTH, TWITTER, WATER

Joyful Heart Foundation Shining Light on Issue of Violence Against Women

Joyful Heart Foundation Shining Light on Issue of Violence Against Women

In 2004, advocate and actress Mariska Hargitay, also known as Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order, founded the Joyful Heart Foundation. The actress has taken her talents and abilities to the next level by not only providing her status and visibility as an actress, but in opening a way for those abused to get help. Joyful Heart’s Mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, EDU, FEATURED, Women's Empowerment

It’s Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week

It’s Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week

This week marks the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity Women Build Week. Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This week is a week to celebrate and empower women around the nation to help improve their communities by building homes for those in need. Women Build provides an opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together and address the severe … Read entire article »

Filed under: FB, FEATURED, Poverty in America, TWITTER, WATER, Women's Empowerment

Educate yourself. Raise your voice. Shine a light on Slavery. Help @EndItMovement abolish #slavery

Educate yourself. Raise your voice. Shine a light on Slavery. Help @EndItMovement abolish #slavery

Slavery is wrong. You know it. We know it. As a country, we’ve officially known it since 1863. But here’s something you might not know — Slavery still exists. We want every man, woman and child to know that there are 27 million men, women and children, just like them, living in the shadows. In brothels. In factories. In Quarries. Working as slaves. In 161 countries. Including our own. We are here to shine a … Read entire article »

Filed under: EDU, FB, FEATURED, HUMAN RIGHTS, Human Trafficking, TRAFFICKING, Women's Empowerment

Shakira and Gerard Pique Host World Baby Shower to Support UNICEF and Babies Around the World

Shakira and Gerard Pique Host World Baby Shower to Support UNICEF and Babies Around the World

GRAMMY Award-winning, MTV Video Music Award-winning, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Shakira, and her soccer star partner Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children. Their own child is expected to be born early this year. “Dear Friends, Having our first baby is such an incredibly happy time for us. That’s why we want to invite you to our baby shower…with a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogs, Celebrities, Crowdsourcing, EDU, FB, FEATURED, Fundraising, GOOGLE+, HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS, Poverty in America, TWITTER

@PencilsofPromis — Buidling schools and providing education for kids everywhere

@PencilsofPromis — Buidling schools and providing education for kids everywhere

Pencils of Promise (PoP) believes every child should have access to a quality education. The organization creates schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of an education for every individual. Located in New York City, the founder Adam Braun — brother of Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Bieber — says that what started with a $25 deposit has grown to build more than 80 schools and touch more than 80,000 individuals with the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, EDU, FB, FEATURED, Fundraising, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, YOUTUBE

Hoola for Happiness: Spreading Joy to the World One Hoop at a Time, One Life at a Time

Hoola for Happiness: Spreading Joy to the World One Hoop at a Time, One Life at a Time

Who knew a simple hoola hoop could change the world? Carissa Caricato of Tampa, Florida has taken a passion of hers — hoola hooping — and turned it into a campaign to reach out to those in need in Haiti and other parts of the world. Caricato is a graduate of University of South Florida with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration and is currently the Founder and “Chief Executive Hoola-Gan” … Read entire article »

Filed under: DISASTERS, FB, FEATURED, Fundraising

How One Girl Took a Stand Against Bullying: Whitney’s Story

How One Girl Took a Stand Against Bullying: Whitney’s Story

The month of October is Anti-Bullying Month and all month, organizations, celebrities and individuals have spoken out against bullying. Earlier this month on Katie Couric’s new talkshow, Katie, featured Whitney Kropp, a young high school student from Michigan. Sixteen-year-old Whitney was nominated to be on her high school homecoming court only to find out it was a hoax. Other students nominated Whitney as a prank, an attempt at humiliating the teen in front of her entire school. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, EDU, FB, FEATURED, OTHER, TWITTER

@GirlUp — Working with American Girls and Celebrity Champions to Empower Girls Around the World #unite4girls

@GirlUp — Working with American Girls and Celebrity Champions to Empower Girls Around the World #unite4girls

Yesterday was the first ever International Day of the Girl — a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate girls around the world and to advocate for their freedom, education and equal rights. There are more than 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries today. Though bright, talented and full of dreams and future potential, many of these girls will never have access to education or healthcare. These factors play into child marriages, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, EDU, FB, FEATURED, HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS, OTHER, Politics, TWITTER, Women's Empowerment, YOUTUBE

Justin Bieber among young stars working to grant wishes to children through Make-A-Wish

Justin Bieber among young stars working to grant wishes to children through Make-A-Wish

“My eyes lit up, my heart raced and my jaw hurt from smiling so big. I didn’t know if I wanted to cry, scream, or just stand there in shock.”– Kayla, 17 Kayla is one Make-A-Wish child whose wish was to meet Justin Bieber.  Her wish was granted. Not only is Justin Bieber a talented performing artist, he gives back to those who are not as fortunate. He is featured on the Make-A-Wish foundation celebrity spotlight … Read entire article »

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