Healthy Union Square food destination Hu Kitchen is doing its part to give back during National Heart Month. All of the proceeds from their specialty paleo mini cupcakes, topped with heart healthy dark chocolate will be donated to Harboring Hearts, a charity that provides housing and emotional support to heart patients and their families who have come to New York City from all over the world to await transplants. The mini cupcakes sell for just $1 and help out a great and hearty cause.
Hu Kitchen is located at 78 5th Avenue.
A few times during the year in Manhattan the Glamour Gals organization throws a fabulous event that aids in the benefit of our elderly. Past events have been hosted by Olympic hunk Jeremy Bloom (three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian and eleven-time World Cup gold medalist in freestyle moguls skiing). Glamour Gals is a not-for-profit who fosters self-esteem and mutual respect among two generations.
How many times have you sat down with your father, grandfather, mother or grandmother and they start telling you an intriguing story about their past. The connection that we have with those who are older than us is truly priceless. Glamour Gals helps bridge the gap between what is young, hot and hip & what will forever be timeless.They have created volunteer chapters who provide companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. These chapters follow their "Hot Pink Leadership" curriculum. The seniors feel a renewed sense of beauty and dignity while the teens/younger ladies are able to discover their potential as leaders & compassionate community volunteers.
The creator of Glamour Gals, Rachel Mara Doyle has appeared in Glamour Magazine for her good deeds and bringing attention to the elderly that some people have a tendency to forget about. We all are so busy and wrapped up in the day to day, that we may forget to honor those who perhaps may now need a helping hand. Rachel with what she has created and her work brings smiles and empowerment to both the elderly women of Manhattan and also the younger girls of the community who take part in the makeovers -- it's a special kind of magic and experience that you can't bottle. As a passionate, motivated teen looking to honor her own grandmother, Rachel Doyle started the first GlamourGals chapter when she was only 17 years old. Over a decade later, Rachel has the same enthusiasm and drive for the GlamourGals mission. Her ability to continually streamline, evaluate, and redefine aspects of the organization has allowed the program to grow to over 1,400 volunteers in Chapters spanning the country.
Glamour Gals is having another powerful NYC soiree this season after Fashion Week. It's a really feel good charity! For further details visit the Glamour Gals website and their popular GG facebook page. This season's event will be co-hosted by Lauren Ruotolo and media personality Micah Jesse.
Perhaps, Oprah Winfrey in her quote about Glamour Gals and Rachel said it best, "Rachel Doyle has discovered there is nothing like a beauty makeover to lift the spirits of a woman, no matter what her age."
Suzanne McKenzie, former art director of MOMA, is the founder of a great new retail site called Able Made. The site allows shoppers to give back to charity while shopping exclusive limited edition products from some of the hottest designers around. Currently, the site is featuring collaborations with Threadless, Lauren Bush's Lauren's Feed Foundation, Public School, and Project Runway Season 9 winner, Anya Ayoung Chee. Proceeds from every product sold on the site directly benefit organizations selected by the designers, including VH1's Save the Music Foundation, CFDA Foundation, and Pencils of Promise. I got the chance to speak with Suzanne all about this fabulous new shopping site.
Tasha Marbury, wife of Stephon Marbury and star of Vh1's Basketball Wives, celebrated her birthday bash at No. 8 this past Friday night. In addition to celebrating her birthday, the charitable star decided to use the night to raise awareness for her charity, Faded Tears, which aides children who have experienced physical, mental or sexual abuse. Guests at the event included Daniel Earl Evans, Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada and Suzie Ketcham, also from the show, as well as Jessica White, Leesa Rowland, Dr. Robert Grant, and more. Singers Madame Mayhem, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and Shea were in attendance and sang Happy Birthday to Tasha.
After announcing the launch of his initiative “The Steve Aoki Charitable Fund,” Steve Aoki is proud to award all collected proceeds from his recent sold-out Birthday Bash at the Shrine in Los Angeles! Auctioned memorabilia and matched personal contribution will be donated to SHELTERBOX USA. Aoki has pledged to personally match funds up to $35,000, a $1000 for every year in Steve’s age.
There's no bigger force to be reckoned with than Swedish House Mafia. Announcing their final run as a trio with their most extensive outing ever, "One Last Tour," the Swedes have now announced they will be giving back to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and play a show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 28 before they play New York's Madison Square Garden on March 1 and Barclays Center on March 2-4. Their final shows will be the grand finale as they open Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 15 and close out the festival on March 24...one last time.
Quickly rising in the scene, Stereoshock, is also adding charity work to his portfolio. He is presenting the second installment of his "EDM Cares Campaign." The first installment was dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and this time around he is focusing on a new charity, Toys For Tots, to raise awareness for families in need of toys during the holidays.
Recently, the young producer released an immaculate edit called, “The Dawn of Fearless Hearts.” The track combines Hardwell’s edit of Michael Brun’s “Dawn” and Mr. Fluff’s recent release of “Fearless Hearts.”
Born and raised in New York, Lady Gaga, has been busy on tour but that's not stopping her from giving back to her beloved NYC. With that said, she has announced a donation of $1 million to Red Cross to give back to her community that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
On Tuesday, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) hosted A Night of New York Class to help raise awareness for the fight against the New York carriage horse industry. The horses in the city are forced into terrible conditions, with already 14 horse deaths this year. The horses not only pound the pavement pulling heavy loads all day long, but they are also forced to battle through the elements, like snow and extreme heat, wear blinders so they cannot see traffic, and are often forced to stand throughout the night with not enough room to get a good nights sleep. NYCLASS is promoting an alternative to horse carriages, a horseless carriage modeled after the turn of the century vehicles.
The social networking ideas that Chris Hughes and his former college roomate, Mark Zuckerberg worked on worked on at Harvard have become a revolutionary platform remaking communications and business around the globe.
Now Hughes, who is based in New York, has launched the Beta version of Jumo, a social network that hopes to connect individuals working for global change. He described his vision for Jumo on the company blog.
I have a problem: it’s hard to find smart people doing meaningful work on the issues I care about. I’m sure they’re out there, but I can’t find them.