November is Almost Here!

 

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Men, put down your razors! Movember starts November 1st. Of course there are other ways to contribute! Movember has collaborated with some amazing companies like Birchbox, Toms, Harry’s, RPM Fitness, The Giving Keys and Chrome Industries. Birchbox is donating $25,000 to the cause!

 

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November is also Prematurity Awareness Month with the World Prematurity Day on the 17th. Keep an eye out for friends walking and fundraising for the cause. Products that benefit March of Dimes can be found in their online shop.

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I know it’s a little early to start Christmas shopping but every year I get my cards from an organization that donates a portion of proceeds if not all proceeds to causes. You can go through a list of organizations that offer holiday cards at Cardsthatgive.org. Buy early to ensure shipping time then your own mailing time.

If you’re cold, they’re cold! Hats for Homeless will send you a box to start collecting hats, gloves, scarves and everything else to keep families in need  warm during these brutally cold months.

Let’s keep the warmth going! One Warm Coat provides coats to anyone in need of one. Donate coats, funds or hold a drive or volunteer. Find out all the ways to help at One Warm Coat.

 

Shop for a Cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So look for those pink ribbons on products! I’ve compiled a list of 5 products for Philanthropy Friday that give a hefty portion of their proceeds to breast cancer research and care.

Lisa Hoffman Rose Quartz Fragrance Necklace

These filigree necklaces can be filled and refilled with scented fragrance beads! 100% of proceeds from this necklace will go right to the National Breast Cancer Coalition. Rose Quartz Fragrance Necklace $65.00

Seattle Chocolates

Seattle Chocolates dark chocolate Extreme Dark truffle bar

Experience the healing powers of chocolate. With 100% of it’s net profits donated, it really does have a healing impact for the mind, body and soul! Extreme Dark Truffle Bar $3.50

Estee Lauder

There are many tempting items from Estee Lauder that donate to BCRF. Here is the classic Solid Perfume Compact in Modern Muse. 100% of the retail price will be donated. Modern Muse $49.50

Warriors in Pink

Warriors in Pink have a number of great items to choose from. Their scarfs and ties are my favorite! This WIP Neck Tie for $29.00 comes with a $16.95 donation.

#BCAStrength

Share your stories and empower others in a world wide social media campaign. Use the hashtag #BCAStrength with your instagrams, tweets and videos. Visit www.bcacampaign.com for more information.

For information on breast cancer, prevention, treatment, and support, please visit breastcancer.org.

Philanthropy Friday

There are many ways you can incorporate philanthropy in your every day life and even your not so everyday life when vacationing. I’m known for researching something a lot before any of my purchases big or small. If something costs a little more and an organization will benefit from it, I usually end up going with that option. One Friday a month, I will post a list of 5 organizations for Philanthropy Friday. Hope you enjoy and are inspired to purchase with your heart! See you next Friday.

Crayon Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Their Mission:

“Our mission is simple: to collect as many crayons as possible and donate them to kids in need. Billions of crayons are produced in the U.S. each year, and much of that ends up in our landfills. These petroleum-derived crayons can take years – even decades- to decompose. Meanwhile, U.S. teachers in underfunded public schools are spending an average of $750 of their own income per year on supplies for their classrooms.”

Visit www.crayoncollection.org

Out of Print Tote Bag

Purchase of this bag sends one book to a community in need. Buy at www.outofprintclothing.com for $18

 

Trash Bags to Travel Bags

“ASCF, Inc. provides foster care children with a suitcase/duffle bag to be filled with crayons, coloring and reading books and/or teddy bears, replacing the current common practice of youth transporting belongings in trash bags when changing homes.  With the support of donors and Community partners, Trash Bags to Travel Bags works to eliminate this negative message to children that they, and their belongings, are trash which can seriously affect the long term self-esteem of youth in this vulnerable population. Bags have been distributed at Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) court hearings, to group homes and directly to foster care youth throughout the State of Maryland.”

Visit astepcloser.org for more information. There are many organizations that do this so you could google “trash bags to travel bags” to find something you can visit locally.

9 Million Meals

Rachel Ray is sponsoring this challenge to raise enough money to fund 9 million meals for those struggling with hunger around the country. Visit Feeding America and Share our Strength for more information.

Chantecaille Makeup

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Chantecaille Makeup has a variety of beautifully designed palettes and compacts that benefit different organizations. Save tigers, bees, sharks or monarchs with these options above.