Approximatley 5 to 7 million animals enter shelters nation wide every year, and the sad but awful truth is that about half of the animals are euthanized. We ask that you don't support unethical puppy mills by purchasing dogs from breeders ranging up to $3,000! There are millions of shelter dogs waiting to be rescued and are ready to join a loving family, for FREE. Nonetheless, if you simply don't have the time to own a dog, you may contribute to a shelter that works with animal rights and saving dogs from puppy mill by purchasing a Christmas CD by Dahna Bender.
UNICEF's designer doll initiative was created 11 years ago by the United Nations Children Fund to help raise money for the children of Darfur. Designers from around the world have since come together to created dolls that resemble each fashion house's style. The dolls are then auctioned off to help UNICEF raise money for thechildren in need of vaccinations in Darfur.
This year, 42 fashion designers are participating in UNICEF’s designer dolls also known as Les Frimousses, or little faces in english. 93 different dolls are being hand made by top designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton just to name a few. most of the designer dolls are wearing the latest fashion trends straight from the runway!
Music education non-profit, Education Through Music, has announced a new partnership with startup, Grain Audio, for a collection of products and services that will support the ETM Partner School Program in New York City. ETM, which provides music education to inner-city schools, in collaboration with Grain, will be offering the Grain Audio HANDheld PWS - Packable Wireless System to supporters. For every Bluetooth wireless speaker sold, Grain Audio will donate $68 to ETM. Not only will supporters receive the high-quality speaker, but they will also receive a card acknowledging their support to music education. The HANDheld PWS is a great holiday gift for an even greater cause.
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The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is proud to announce that Britney Spears will headline the 2014 Ambassador class which is also includes Taye Diggs, Jason Derulo, Hunter Hayes, Gloria Reuben, Diane Birch and Cher Lloyd.
Pop princess Britney Spears will now be apart of Save The Music's dedicated group of celebrities that strive to raise awareness about keeping music in our schools.
"I am so proud to be a VH1 Save The Music Foundation Ambassador," said Britney Spears. "Music has always been a big role in my life and as a mother I can't imagine my children growing up without it,"
The Recording Academy, along with Hyundai, have announced the launch of a new initiative entitled "Amplifier Center Stage" which will give aspiring musicians a chance to be heard and mentored by established figures in the music industry. For this initiative, huge stars have been recruited to curate the initiative. Reaching out to a multitude of genres, curators range from hip-hop's Kendrick Lamar, to pop sensation Ariana Grande, to Country star Hunter Hayes, as well as jazz pianist Robert Glasper.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez will be the halftime performer at this year’s Thanksgiving football game at the AT&T Stadium, which kicks off the start of The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. This will mark the 17th year that the Dallas Cowboys have partnered with the Salvation Army’s campaign, which raises millions of dollars throughout the holiday season. Donations help provide meals and shelter for families in need and Christmas toys for millions of children during the holidays. The Red Kettle Campaign runs from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve and is the largest and longest-standing fundraiser of its kind. Last year alone they raised $148.7 million.
Who says rapper's don't do good things? Hip-hop icon, Lil Wayne, has launched an Indiegogo campaign in partnership with The Motivational Edge, a non-profit that works to expand cultural arts after-school programs in the inner-city. Looking to inspire the youth, Wayne has personally donated $30k to the crowdfunding effort, which has a target of $200,000, and he encourages people to follow his lead. As an incentive for donating to the effort, Wayne has curated a list of perks for each donor, ranging from having a track featured on Wayne's YoungMoney.com, to a signed lithograph from the superstar. For more details about Wayne's Indiegogo campaign, click here, and see below for the full list of perks for supporting the campaign.
Almost a year has passed since Hurricane Sandy ripped along the East Coast, taking hundreds of lives, destroying thousands of homes, and costing millions of dollars in damage. While many New Yorkers have moved on,the recovery process has been longer and more painful for those in more vulnurable communities. Such was the case for the residents of 22 Janet Lane in Breezy Point, New York.
Breezy Point made headlines when Hurricane Sandy reached New York--fires ravaged the area before floodwaters destroyed many homes, devastating the community. Fortunately, Breezy Point residents have not been without hope. Hub Home Improvements, a company with a reputation for excellent home repairs and refurbishments, and one of the largest home improvement companies in the Greater New York area, was already in Breezy Point performing repairs. When they recieved a distress call informing them that Janet Lane had sustained 4 feet of water damage, they promptly responded. They prioritized bringing the house back up to code while reinsulating it and replacing the damaged cabinetry. Three new windows were installed in addition to a new fireplace. The repairs were so thorough that it is possible that the value of the house may be even greater than it was before the storm.
Calling all Dillon Francis fans! Here is your chance to own an autographed t-shirt that was created exclusively for his new music video "Without You".
Just visit Dillon's website http://dillonfrancis.com/auction and place your bid. These t-shirts will be auctioned off for charity with all of the proceeds going to "After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago high school teens high quality, out-of-school time opportunities to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond."
This auction is only running for the next week so hurry up and get to bidding because without you this awesome charity would not be possible!
“One in three women report being a victim of domestic violence; one in five women report being a victim of sexual assault” states the 'NO MORE Study,' conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.
“60% of Americans, 15 years of age or older, know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Among the 70% of women who have experienced domestic violence and told someone about it, more nearly 60% said that no one helped them.”