CAUSE-OF-THE-WEEK

CHARITY SOCIAL
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.

CHARITY SOCIAL
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!

CHARITY SOCIAL espnmediazone.com
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.

CHARITY SOCIAL
Event Preview: Dance Music Against Cancer 2014

This Friday, June 27th, Disorderly Music is hosting the 1st ever annual Dance Music Against Cancer event. Their philosophy? Through the music, we can make a difference. That being said, Disorderly invites you to hit the dance floor and shake your money-maker in support of a great cause. The line-up for the night includes Soul Disorder, Anthony Lopez, Storyteller, Aldo Conigliaro, Steve Amoroso, Falon Liol, Sean Espo, Allan M, DJ Rok-it, and Chris Howard. Tickets range from $10-$20, and part of the proceeds are going to the American Cancer Society.

CHARITY SOCIAL
Mophie and Valentino Partner Up for Charity


You know mophie, it’s that cute little electronic battery pack that can recharge pretty much any electronic device you own, be it smartphone or tablet. You also know Valentino, the high fashion label with its signature shade of vivacious red that drapes the runways. Well the two labels are combining for a limited time and for 3 very special causes.

The house of Valentino offered its special design to create a mophie powerstation that is chic and powerful. Modeled from the Spring/Summer 2014 Rouge Absolute collection, Valentino’s design for mophie is nothing less than iconic.

CHARITY SOCIAL
Sail to Sable Shopping Event to Benefit the Scarlett Fund

Cancer effects all of us; a sad and scary misfortune, it does not discriminate, at latches on to people of all ages, sizes, races, and creeds. Even young children.

After learning that her friend’s daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma, Jennifer Stocker knew she had to do something to help. She reached out to the little girl who had a passion for fashion. The two started working together to create a cute, fun tunic with a symbolic meaning, meaningful to all lymphoma patients. The dress features Scarlett’s (cancer patient) favorite color navy blue and includes a lace trim detail in lime green, the color that brings awareness to lymphoma.

CHARITY SOCIAL
A Charitable Spin Class Takes Off Sunday

Pedal for a Purpose is giving you a chance to get sweaty for a cause. You can attend a spin class at Resolve Fitness and have the proceeds go to the local charity Goodybags. Tickets are only $55, which isn't much more than a regular spin class in this city. This is a great chance to get back into your fitness routine with an unbeatable motivator -- charitable giving to children. (Slackers can also give $30 and cheer people on from the sidelines.)

Goodybags is a charitable organization that gives goods to children in need. These can include back to school necessities such as calculators and notebooks, toiletries, or even items like stuffed animals and nightlights. These provide a great deal of help to children in difficult and uncertain living situations, and you can help provide a bit of comfort and security for them.

CHARITY SOCIAL
Sip & Shop for Rosie's Theater Kids

Last night at LXR&Co, a cozy boutique in Soho, lots of hearts and wallets opened for a wonderful cause started by Rosie O’ Donnell. Sip & Shop for Rosie’s was an event that combined the best of vintage couture and benefitted a nonprofit for children’s arts education in inner-city schools.

Rosie’s Theater Kids is a program that takes in children ages 11 to 18 from lower income families and fosters their dedication to education and help them graduate high school. Rosie’s Theater Kids provides arts education for students that attend schools with no art program whatsoever. They also help students with SAT prep and college application assistance in order to take care that each child in the program would grow up to succeed. Rosie O’ Donnell opened the doors to her building, the Maravel Arts Center, in the theater district of Manhattan to this cause.

CHARITY SOCIAL
Join Brooke Burke-Charvet in Noodle & Boo's Circle of Love Campaign

Noodle & Boo, created by mom Christine Burger, is a luxury maternity and baby skincare line developed for ultra-sensitive skin. Professionals who specialize in natural, holistic skincare craft each exclusive formula to nourish, replenish, and protect especially delicate and sensitive skin. The company is committed to creating the highest quality products and using the finest ingredients, which are derived from natural resources and are 'certified organic,' and safe to use.

Along with the help of actress, dancer, model, and television personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, Noodle & Boo has created the Circle of Love Campaign, to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. The mission being that HIV-positive Moms will receive the necessary immunizations and care so that babies born will not contract the virus.