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.
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.
NAMIWalks is an annual charity event that is bringing awareness and support to those affected by mental illnesses. The largest mental health fundraising event in the US, NAMIWalks is a fundraising event that was started by the National Alliance on Mental Illness also known as NAMI. NAMI was founded in 1979 and has since become the largest mental health support organization in the country. The goals of NAMI is to bring awareness, advocate, educate, research and support. NAMI works with affiliates, communities and outside organization to provide resources to individuals and families all across the U.S. with their major program being NAMI Basic Education. This programs educates parents and caregivers of young children how to care for families and youth with mental illnesses.
The glossy pages of tabloid magazines direct consumerism towards attention seeking celebrities and their everyday antics.Think about all the times People magazine would publish photos of celebrities in their sweatpants going grocery shopping at a nearby Whole Foods, or simply photos of celebrity spottings outside posh venues around LA.
It's everywhere and people buy into it. They obsess over the belief that celebrities are simply average human beings but somewhere down the line, in the midst of all this obsession, lies a meaningless pursuit.
Over a year ago, New York was hit by one of the most destructive and devastating hurricanes to ever hit the Eastern United States--Hurricane Sandy. But nobody was more affected by the destruction than the community of Rockaway, Queens. Inhabitants were left with homes that were either severely damaged by the flooding or completely destroyed, business owners lost massive revenue due to costly repairs, and cars were damaged beyond repair by the severe hurricane. The people of Rockaway were left to face the destruction as they tried to rebuild their once thriving community.
It’s that time of year: you’re probably feeling bloated, you can’t get that favorite pair of skinny jeans to button, and are already setting a date in the new year to kick-start a workout program and cut back on what you’re eating. And living in a city bursting with endless culinary options perched on every city block, boasting some of the world’s most famous chefs, it’s a shame to think of the number of our neighbors whose chronically short food supply has only decreased. Approximately 2.6 million people throughout the five boroughs, nearly half of whom work, have difficulty affording enough food for their families and have to rely regularly on food pantries.
The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund's main goal is to shine light on a diesease that has been shadowed for too long. Awareness must be raised in order to fund research, as well as educate the public in diagnosing, treating and supporting all women with ovarian cancer. You are never to young to ask questions and be knowledgeble of your body- the temple that we live in. By purchasing LMOCF products you will be donating towards the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. 100% of all profits from the sales goes toward the fund. One of the Funding Support come from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. MSK is the world's oldest private institution devoted to the prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Our beloved readers, did you know that up to 15% of all ovarian cancer is hereditary? Grants from LMOCF permits Memorial Sloan-Kettering doctors and physican- scientists in the promise of acknowledging and approaching the quick act on promised ovarain cancer research with one duty in mind- to bring new hope to women. You can donate to the Laura Mercier Ovaraian Cancer Fund online here- it takes only a few minutes. You may also donate by mail- just print this form and send the form, together with your donation to:
Spencer Rubin, the innovator behind Melt Shop, has one mission and one mission only: bowl over New Yorkers with the best grilled cheese sandwiches. The driving force behind the Melt Shop has been obtaining fresh, enticing ingredients and blasting them full of flavor and deliciousness. Whatever Spencer is doing, it seems to be working: in a tough economic climate, two more locations have opened in addition to
This holiday season, the Melt Shop is taking a moment to donate their success to those who are less fortunate. The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots is parterning with the sandwich mogul to give to children in need. From December 12th to December 24th, when you buy a side order of shop tots for $2.95, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. If you ever needed an excuse to eat tots, now's your chance. Get 'em while they're hot!
With the holidays in full swing, it’s a perfect time to think about ways to give back! A POSITIVE SPIN is hosting an online fundraising auction from December 9 through December 22 that aims to benefit Give a Beat & We Are Movement, two programs which use electronic music to make a positive impact in the lives of youth.
The auction, which can be found at www.32auctions.com/APositiveSpin, features amazing items donated by The BPM Festival, Dubspot, Fool’s Gold Records, Fusicology, Goldenvoice, HARD, House of Blues, Insomniac, Krewella, LED, Major Lazer, Mysteryland USA, Native Instruments, Pattern Bar, Pioneer, Ultra Music Festival, USC Events & more.
It is with a heavy heart we report that over Thanksgiving week beloved Druken Munkey employee, Buddhi Thapa, was fatally struck and killed by an SUV, just blocks away from the restaurant. He leaves behind a wife and four young children who just recently moved stateside from Nepal to be with their father.
Although nothing can heal the wounds of tradgedy, to his family during this incredibly hard time, all money from food sales on Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17 will be donated to them.
Drunken Munkey NYC is located at 338 E. 92nd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues