Every day, I post about beautiful things you should buy. But today, I’m taking this opportunity to urge you to do something beautiful.
On Tuesday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti. More than 50,000 people are feared dead and 3 million more (one third of Haiti’s population) are left without access to food, water, shelter and electricity. Relief efforts are currently underway and you can play a part.
Please make a monetary donation to one of the agencies responding to the Haitian earthquake relief. The situation is dire, and the people of Haiti are counting on our compassion and generosity. Every little bit helps, so don’t think you lack the means to make a difference. You know the money that you were saving to buy a new mascara, lip gloss or eye cream? Donate it to this very worthy cause. I guarantee you won’t miss it, and your small sacrifice could save someone’s life.
Yesterday, I took my ‘new jeans fund’ and split it amongst the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. New jeans would have been cute, but I couldn’t justify spoiling myself when there are so many people without bare necessities.
Visit CNN.com for a comprehensive list of charities that are providing critical assistance to those affected by the catastrophic earthquake.
Last month, I told you that Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga were named the latest faces of the MAC AIDS Fund. The ad campaign, called “From Our Lips,” will launch on February 25, 2010 – but here is a sneak peek!
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick will hit real and virtual shelves on March 18, 2010, with all proceeds going to the MAC AIDS Fund.
Congratulations to Bridget Colontonio, winner of the PJ’s For The Cure Giveaway. Bridget has won a set of women’s pajamas (in her choice of print). The pj’s feature cozy, super soft 100% cotton knit; inside pocket suitable for an insulin pump or iPod; ribbon drawstring and piping. These pajamas are great for sleeping and lounging.
This month, Komar, the largest sleepwear and intimate apparel manufacturer in the United States, launched PJs for the Cure to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and kick-off National Diabetes Month. In an effort to effectively support JDRF, Komar has chosen to take an active role and do what they do best — design, produce, and sell women’s and children’s pajamas to raise money to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. This program is unique in that Komar is donating 100% of every sale to JDRF to fund further research for a cure for this chronic disease that predominately strikes in childhood. The goal is to raise $1 million for JDRF by selling comfy cotton pajamas, available just in time for holiday giving.
So even if you didn’t win, please visit pjsforthecure.org to purchase a gift that keeps on giving. To learn more about diabetes and the JDRF, visit jdrf.org.
This just in from WWD.com:
Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have been named the latest faces of the MAC AIDS Fund. The newest campaign, dubbed “From Our Lips,” will break on Feb. 25. MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick, $14 each, will launch in North America on March 18 and globally throughout the month, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the MAC AIDS Fund. The MAC AIDS Fund has invested more than $150 million to organizations in more than 67 countries since its founding in 1994.