Ten million meals starts with fifty stylish products. In a partnership that will help put food in the hands of starving children all around the world, the Feed USA + Target collection will launch on Sunday, June 30th and will donate a portion of its proceeds toward those in need.
FEED USA is an organization that was co-founded by designer Lauren Bush Lauren to help raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme's School Feeding efforts. This new retail partnership with Target will be a limited time offer to benefit Feeding America and will feature fifty different products that they expect will help fund ten million meals for children in need. One way they have helped raise funds for their project in the past was by opening a retail partnership called FEED partner which, as of 2011, has helped FEED provide 60 million meals to school children in developing countries.
Women everywhere love wearing the chic, sophisticated, and edgy clothing that Haute Hippie has to offer; because it makes them feel great about themselves. However, many may be unaware that Haute Hippie CEO Jesse Cole brings that same feeling to children and families visiting the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan, as the Chairman of the Board of Associates.
Growing up on East End Avenue, Cole passed the Ronald McDonald House everyday and noticed the children were different, and was intrigued to find out why. Never acting on that instinct until one day Cole was airlifted to the hospital after a bad lacrosse injury. He shared the hospital with another young man, named David from Virginia, who was going to have a cancerous tumor removed from his leg.
For shopaholics with buyer's remorse, DoGoodBuyUs is the perfect solution. This site hosts the largest marketplace of charity-made products, from tea to t-shirts, and boots to soaps. Instead of purchasing products that you feel guilty about buying, you can do good just by shopping. With each purchase 50 percent, or more, of the proceeds are dedicated to fighting poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, and other life-threatening ills around the world. So not only are you helping yourself by buying something you love, but you are also helping others in the process.
If you asked Eric Cope in 2010 that his new business venture, Smile Squared, would help tens of thousands of children worldwide improve their oral hygiene, he might be skeptical. However, since its founding 3 years ago over 23,000 people have received toothbrushes through the concept of “Buy One, Give One.”
“We offer small products that make a big impact,” stated Cope.
After traveling to Central America in 2010 to volunteer, Cope and his wife realized how much dental health impacts a child’s life. Their time in Guatemala included teaching children how to brush their teeth without sinks or running water. “We came back wanting to do something; we knew donating was a short term solution to the worldwide issue. We wanted something that would have long term effects,” Cope explained. Striving to provide every child with the ability to have clean and healthy teeth, Smile Squared was developed.
- Lead Food & Spirits Reporter for Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach New Times, as well as a contributor to Food Network and Cooking Channel
- Tri County Humane Society
- A local foodie icon, Gassenheimer is a TV and radio personality, Miami Herald columnist, and award-winning author of 16 cookbooks including Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table
- Camillus House
- Dining Critic at MIAMI Magazine, as well as a contributor to Food Network’s City Eats, Forbes.com, Gayot.com, and Southern Living
- Doctors Without Borders
- “Lunch with Lydia” columnist for The Miami Herald
- Pridelines Youth Services
- Editorial Director of MiamiPopMedia.com, longtime food writer for Ocean Drive Magazine, The Daily Beast, AOL, and Urban Daddy
- Mourning Family Foundation
- Miami Community Director at Yelp
- Year Up
Judging by the media, the rest of the country may have all but forgotten about Hurricane Sandy , but the devastation left behind by the super storm is still fresh in the memory of most of the tri-state area as those affected begin to pick up the pieces. Just Friday night we learned Obama has formally asked Congress for $60.4 billion dollars in an effort to alleviate the suffering of so many who lost so much. Although helpful and necessary this relief package will barely put a dent in the total bill Sandy wracked up, and more installments are expected as damage continues to be assessed.
Last Saturday, City Harvest fed Brooklynites at a fun-filled fundraising event featuring artisanal food and activities. The event was held at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park from 11am-6pm and what a day it was! The weather cooperated with City Harvest and had event-goers leaving happy and completely full.
Over 75 artisanal vendors were in attendance, showcasing their delicious snacks-- from craft beer and wine to local and gourmet food items. There was also a Tasting Tent with private seating, featuring food and drinks from some of Brooklyn's best venues, including Benchmark Restaurant, Momofuku Milk Bar, The Good Fork, and more. The Tasting Tent was curated by Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats.
World Yacht is hosting its annual Beauty Brunch for the Cause to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation October 7th from 11am-1:30pm. The World Yacht's Princess ship will be completely transformed into a floating spa getaway with participants providing services and giveaways. There will be a silent auction, goodie bags, and guests can sip on appropriately pink champagne and enjoy the brunch buffet. All services and treatment will begin at a $10 donation and tickets for the cruise are $50 (available here). All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Also part of the Boston Fashion Week, is the 5th Annual Emerging Trends show which will be held on September 29th. The event is dedicated to aid the Boston fashion community in evolving it's creative reputation. Past shows have shown successful track records and is an excellent way for emerging designers to exhibit their designs to a slew of media, sponsers and buyers. The event also gives ticket buyers the opportunity to be part of a good cause. A portion of the VIP ticket sales will benefit One Home Many Hopes, an organization that helps, rescues, and educates orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya. To buy tickets please click here.