Greenpeace is an active international environmental organization that focuses on preserving the earth through research, as well as a variety of unique campaigning methods. There’s no central idea when it comes “preserving the earth”, as Greenpeace protest a variety of environmental issues, such as protecting the world's rainforest and oceans, commercial whaling, sustainable agriculture, anti-nuclear issues, deforestation, toxics and global warming. Greenpeace is an organization that is known for direct action, sometimes these actions are surrounded in controversy.
Friday evening, the graduates of the Ascension Culinary Institute are inviting you to join them for their 6th annual fundraising dinner, from which all donations will be put towards the continuation of the culinary institute. Besides learning how to cook, students of the Ascension Culinary Institute build confidence, camaraderie, and develop a taste for new things, a taste which they will share with guests over the course of dinner prepared by all of the new chefs.
Set to be held inside the Church of the Ascension, the evening's festivities will begin with a cocktail hour of wine, beer, champagne, and appetizers at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and an entertainment program at 7:30pm. For the evening's full menu listing, which includes a variety of entrees and Creme Brulee for dessert, click here, and RSVP with a personal donation here.
Yesterday, Seth Rogen made an opening statement in front of Senate at a hearing on Alzheimer's research. His testimony, while still possessing a handful of classic Rogen-esque jokes, was heartfelt, well-researched, and showed a serious side we'd never seen before. The Pineapple Express star shared his personal experience with Alzheimer's, illustrating the effects of the disease he'd seen firsthand with his wife Lauren Miller's mother.
"So few people share their personal stories," he said at the hearing. "So few people have something to relate to. I know that if me and my wife saw someone like me talking about this, it would probably make us feel a little less alone."
This Thursday, come to a Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser in honor of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. The CBTF is hosting the poker tournament on Thursday, and all proceeds go to the charity. The buy-in’s $250, or $75 for the food and drink but no poker, and you can get those tickets here. Winners can get some pretty impressive prizes, including a grand prize of a golf round at legendary Shackamaxon Country Club or Montclair Golf Club, and 9 other prizes that include vacation packages, a signed Knicks basketball, and an iPad Air. And you won’t feel bad if (when?) you lose all your money gambling, because it’s going to support teen and young adult brain tumor survivors. The CBTF is a fantastic organization that hosts an annual conference to support and educate sick children and their families, and this fundraiser helps kids get there. So whether you win or lose, you can feel pretty good about yourself.
RedRover is a nonprofit based out of Sacramento, California with the mission to “bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education." Therefore giving meaning to the age old saying, a dog is man's best friend.
RedRover is true to their mission and has helped rescue thousands of animals from puppy mills, animals who been neglected in situations of cruelty and hoarding .
Founded in 1987, RedRover was initially called the United Animal Nations. The organization's name was changed in 2011 to reflect the energy and dedication by the many donors and volunteers. With over 3,000 volunteers over the U.S. and Canada the volunteers are the people who make Redrover thrive, and it really demonstrates how dedicated people to the well being of animals all across and abroad .
The volunteers provide care for animals who have been neglected or removed from puppy mills. In 2009 RedRover rescued over 500 dogs from a puppy mill in Texas who suffered from a list of injuring including parasites and untreated wounds.
RedRover hopes that by rejuvenating the bond between people and animals they can show how important it is to show compassion to animals.
Throwing cakes at fans with one hand and donating money to charity with the other, Steve Aoki values his philanthropic work just as much as he does his music. Throughout his entire musical career, Steve Aoki has been involved with a number of charities and non-profit organization, continuously finding ways to give back and volunteer as best he can. Recently, in an effort to combine his two passions, the Dim Mak label head decided to donate $1 of every ticket sold during his Aokify America North American Tour to the health and research organization with the most votes from fans on his Facebook page.
Introducing VintageHeartland, a new lingerie company that encompasses the heart and soul of country!
But not only does Vintage Heartland offer cute bras and panties, they also support local farms in America through the No Farms-No Foods campaign and the American Farmland Trust, which works hard to ensure that farming families and communities are supported properly and can make a living here in the U.S. The No Farm-No Foods campaign protects locally grown food from rapidly disappearing with the recent importation of foreign produce. The key is to keep the healthy food local and support American agriculture.
Amnesty International USA's executive director, Steven Hawkins, responded to the recent arrest and subsequent release of nine people by the Russian government. Included amongst the prisoners were Nadezhda ‘Nadya’ Tolokonnikova and Maria ‘Masha’ Alekhina, past members of Pussy Riot who just came from a trip to the US, where they were on the Colbert Report and spoke at an Amnesty International benefit concert, working to rally American interest in Russia's imprisonment of activists.
Enjoy a Mid-Winter Taste of NYC's best restaurants that include Christos Steak House, Spice, NYY Steak, RW Prime, Benchmark Restaurant, London Lennies, Vincent's Clam Bar, Olives and many more!
The night will be hosted by celebrity chef Todd English as well as other celebs that will be in attendance including Ming Tsai, Miss USA Erin Brady, Chris Santos,Chris Nirschel,Todd Murro, and Olympic Skater Sasha Cohen!
Katie Holmes wants to encourage women everywhere to talk about the "pink elephant in the room"--Breast Cancer.
To help start the conversation, Katie has teamed up with Kohl's and their Pink Elephant Campaign to support women's health with a new pink elephant necklace and new Kohl's cash that will both benefit the Komen Foundation.
We Day is a social movement that encourages young people to get involved with charitable work that benefits young people's education around the world. As an initiative of Free The Children,an international charity that "educates, engages and empowers youth to become agents of change", We Day sponsors an inspirational event every year.
Through tireless efforts made by We Act and Free The Children, We Day comes as a celebration every year to honor those who have helped with the campaign efforts.