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The 17th Annual Super Saturday

The 17th Annual Super Saturday took place this past weekend in the Hamptons. The event, which raises funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) was hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan. The packed fundraiser is the ultimate garage sale -- complete with designer goods from over 200 prominent designers, a kids carnival and activities, gourmet treats and a luxury raffle.

Not only did guests partake in a day long shopping extravaganza, but they could also stop by Priv's Braid Bar to update their do, get a psychic reading by Betsy Wahmann, and even strike a pose for the Rolls-Royce photo booth. For each shared photo, Rolls-Royce made a donation to OCRF. Additionally, Decades founder Cameron Silver curated 'Cameron's Corner,' which featured both vintage and modern clothing and accessories, while the 'Designers A to Zoe' booth by Rachel Zoe features pieces from her favorite designers.

DO-GOODERS
Joonbug.com's List of the 10 Most Charitable Celebs!


1. Beyoncé and Jay Z: The Ultimate Power Couple

These two are running the world in their own way. Their "On The Run: Beyoncé and Jay Z" tour is in partnership with #beyGOOD. They will donate $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package will also be donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.

#BeyGOOD inspires people everywhere to be kind, be charitable and get involved in their local communities. The Shawn Carter Foundation's mission is to help individuals in socioeconomic hardship further their education. The foundation serves many diverse students who come from backgrounds of poverty, drug use, teen pregnancy, domestic abuse, etc. The foundation supports these students on their road to greatness through its scholarship fund, annual college tours, study abroad experiences, counseling initiatives, and holiday toy and meal drives. More info here!

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
Help All Animals Find a Home with Weyerbacher IPA


Enjoy a glass of great beer at Tavern 29 or Stone Street Tavern and make a difference! Now through October 1st, every glass ordered of Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA guarantees a donation of $20 to chosen local charity Animal Haven, from both Weyerbacher and Union Beer Distributors. Weyerbacher donates a portion of proceeds from all sales of Last Chance IPA to small, local no-kill animal rescue organizations which offer homeless dogs, cats and more a chance to find a home. Weyerbacher has already donated over $56K to such charities, and now you can help raise that sum.

HAPPENINGS
Stephen Baldwin and Over 200 Others Help Support Haiti at the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball

Over 200 people attended Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu’s 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wedneday, July 16th, 2014 at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The gala was hosted by Stephen Baldwin and sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Ciroc, Jet Blue, Soniq Chips and LDV Hospitality. The 200 attendees successfully raised funds to help the future of children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a safe learning environment, as well as healthy food and water on a daily basis. The night began with a delectable cocktail hour at 7pm during which a variety of Ciroc inspired drinks served with complimentary appetizers. A silent auction was also available during the cocktail reception, consisting of an array of original items for patrons to bid on, including signed sports memorabilia, trips and getaways, and fashionable accessories. Some special guests to the event included Nicole DiCocco, Billy Morrissey, Maggie Norris and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as well as Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata.

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Danielle de Niese Speaks On Behalf Of Endangered Refugees

Danielle de Niese may be opera music's coolest soprano, but she seems to be on the trajectory to being the coolest humanitarian as well. The international singer will join other celebrities like George Clooney, John Legend and Rashida Jones to become an IRC Voice for the sake of helping the International Rescue Committee raise awareness on underprivileged refugees and people that have been uprooted from their usual inhabitancy due political oppression or conflict.

“I am honored to be able to use my voice to help raise awareness and support for some of the world’s most vulnerable, both the challenges they face and their incredible resilience and determination to build a better future for themselves and for their families," said the singer. Although De Niese has yet to make the announcement of her new title as an IRC Voice, the singer has wasted no time in reaching out to embrace the underprivileged.

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
Mugo Muna Starts Kickstarter Campaign for the Creation of One of a Kind ‘Bora Wear: Belts that Matter.’



Men, be fashionable for a great cause! Kenyan born Mugo Muna moved to the States when he was eleven. After graduating from Cornell University, Muna returned to his homeland of Kenya and had the desire to do something that truly mattered to him. After one of his ideas failed, that did not stop him from pursuing his dreams.

Muna started a search for a product where he could use his skills paired with an artisans’ skills and founded Bora Belts, which are hand crafted belts by local artisans in Kenya that use the highest quality local Kenyan leather in a variety of colors. The environmentally friendly buckle itself is made from scrap metal, and each mold is destroyed after the belt is made, ensuring that every belt is one-of-a kind. Each belt will go through a melting process, a pouring process, a cooling process and a wash. Wearers will be able to rock one of three styles: the Pilipiki – a hammered brass design; Tamu, a natural style; and Safi, which is ground and polished to a shine. There are no two similar belts!

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Joshua Duhamel Takes Action for Literacy

Heartthrob and actor, Joshua Duhamel, is the new celebrity ambassador for Jumpstart's "Read for the Record 2014" campaign. During the campaign, which will be launched in October, Duhamel will help to bring attention to the importance of education during early childhood, as well as Jumpstart's approach to bridging the educatioanal achievement gap.

"As a proud dad, I'm proud to be a part of a campaign that advocates early childhood education for all children. The best part of our day is story time with Axl," said Duhamel about his 11-month old son with singer and wife Fergie.

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Entertainment Corporations Merge To Fight Cancer

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer(SU2C) joins forces to combat cancer. Both non-profit corporations come together through merging on grants for scholars working on convergence research, which is a new model of scientific research designed to prod better resolutions in battling cancer. "We are so proud to make the announcement of these two major organizations teaming up as part of our new multi-platform ESPY Day program this year designed to take our fundraising tied to the ESPYS to another level,” said ESPN president John Skipper.

HAPPENINGS
Weekend Picks: The Foodie Ball at Town's Private Roofdeck

ACE's First Annual Foodie Ball is going down this Thursday night, July 17th, on Town's Private Roofdeck up above the Meatpacking district. Hosted by E! Entertainment's Alicia Quarles, and sponsored by Blue Apron, the first annual Foodie Ball is being held to benefit the efforts of ACE New York, a non-profit organization actively engaged in helping homeless New Yorkers find full-time employment.

Joining in the festivities and providing the evening's food and drink selections are a number of brands from around the city, including Costata, New York Sushi Ko, Dos Caminos, Nuchas, Bakehouse, and Luca & Bosco, as well as an open bar sponsored by Diageo and Peroni. Nothing like an night of food, drink, and fun for a cause, all of which you'll find at the first annual Foodie Ball.

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Family Dental Group Partners with Give Kids The World

Family Dental Group has partnered up with one of the most respected non-profit organizations, Give Kids The World. During the month of August, Family Dental Group will donate a portion of proceeds from all Children’s Sealant and Adult Oral Cancer Screening procedures to Give Kids The World. The two groups have named their project "Smiles for Hope."

Family Dental Group's Director of Marketing, J.P. McGuirk said, “We are thrilled to support the great work being done by Give Kids The World and hope everyone in the area who needs dental work done will schedule it for August in order to help kids with life-threatening illnesses.”

HAPPENINGS
Give Hope with Julia Stiles and Stephen Balwin at the Edeyo Ball

Joobug.com is ready to hit the red carpet on July 16th for the 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball located at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The event is sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Jet Blue, Soniq hips and LDV Hospitality. The evening is hosted by Stephen Baldwin and will honor iPark President and Founder of Billy4Kids Bill Lerner for his charitable work in Haiti, Lawyer Stanford Rubenstein and the Modo Yoga NY team. Special guests will include Julia Stiles, Morgan O’Connor and Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata. The special night will feature cocktails at 7PM, dinner at 8PM, a live musical performance by Grammy Award winner Fabrizio Sotti, and a guest DJ sets from Donna D’Cruz and Nick Cohen in addition to a live and silent auction where guests can bid on a variety of spectacular experiences, including tickets and meet and greet with Julia Stiles at her latest play “Phoenix.”