Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nominate a Charity!


Hi all!

If you haven't looked at the two giveaways I'm having for this month, then go look at the others posts below first.

Now, I'm sure everyone has a charity close to their hearts. Maybe it's a charity that researches for autism or one that collects toys for disadvantaged kids. Well, I do know of many charities from my social work background, but I don't know them all! So please share with me in the comment section some charities you would like to see on this blog, especially for the first two weeks of April.

April is sexual assault awareness month. But since I'm currently promoting a non-profit that deals with that for this month...I think it would be better to choose something else. Should I do a foundation that raises money for breast cancer? If I do, I'm hoping to be able to give away the Lilly Pulitzer Linda Marie Dress. Sounds good?


Leave some feedback for me and remember to become a follower!

Love,
Jane
Doing Good is Chic!

29 comments on "Nominate a Charity!"

**Tracey** on March 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM said...

I would love to see a charity for drunk driving. Unfortuently I have lost someone very close to me due to a drunk driver.

Kim Reese on March 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM said...

I would absolutely love if you could support SIDS research. It isn't as glamorous as so many other charities and it deals with such a sad topic that it doesn't get the press, nor the funds, it needs. A great place to start is http://www.cjsids.org. Thankfully, I haven't lost a baby to SIDS, but my youngest child's godmother lost her grandson November 29, 2009. His 1st birthday would have been April 12, 2010.

Glitterista on March 22, 2010 at 9:21 PM said...

Thank you for all of your great posts and challenging all of us to think more philanthropically! I tagged you on my blog!! You're a socialite! :)

Chris on March 23, 2010 at 8:28 AM said...

Thanks Glitterista! I've actually added my other account to follow instead of the **tracy** account. Can you tag me w/ this one?

Thanks!

Tracey on March 23, 2010 at 8:30 AM said...

Ah Sorry--can you delete the last post? I'm not sure why it showed under that account. This is the correct account that should be tagged--thanks!

Finance Vice President on March 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM said...

What about animal shelters? I know we've all had a pet that has impacted our lives. I'm working with Gainesville Pet Rescue for one of my classes at UF and it's made such an impact on my life.

KimSiomkos on March 23, 2010 at 9:30 PM said...

What about Guardian ad Litem Support. Guardian ad litem programs are where qualified individuals represent the legal interests of children in various family law cases. These programs can make all the difference when it comes to the best interest of the child. I haven't been able to find a US support charity, but I did find one in Ireland. Here is the group's website:
http://www.barnardos.ie/what_we_do/central_services/guardian_ad_litem.html

Elle on March 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM said...

Ooooh I love the Guardian ad Litem Support idea, as I have personally seen a Guardian ad Litem testify to protect a child in a situation where she was being sexually abused by her father, and if the Guardian ad Litem wasn't there to stand up for this little girl no one would have been.... They have to deal with some pretty terrible stuff!

Also, I'm not sure if you're looking for national charities, but I am running a half-marathon this weekend for Lifeworks Austin. They are a charity that focuses on giving at risk teens the skills and education to become productive members of society. They offer parenting classes and GED classes for teen moms, they also offer career classes and computer classes and tutoring, they also offer shelters for homeless teens so that they don't get mixed in with the rest of the homeless population... Anyway it's a great charity but they're local to Austin.

Another charity I've been thinking alot about lately is Mercy Ships, there are several blogs that I read that are written by people who are on Mercy Ships in Africa, these doctors and nurses from all over the world give a lot to be a part of this charity and they do some amazing things... it does however have a religious affiliation....

Or since so many Americans are suffering job loss and losing their homes, food banks are desperately in need of more donations. And that need is also increased as grocery stores are more and more often selling their cast offs to dollar stores rather than donating them... maybe you could feature food banks, especially since April is easter, and food banks often try to give extra amounts around holidays....

So many charities, everyone has such great ideas, I don't know how you're going to pick one!

Oh and I'm a follower!

Miss Janice on March 24, 2010 at 6:11 AM said...

What a wonderful idea! You have a created a great blog and I'm sure it will attract many followers who want to support the causes!

Preppy Mama on March 24, 2010 at 8:08 AM said...

Hi Jane!
Juvenile Diabetes is one close to my heart, but I support any and everything. What a great blog. Thank you for stopping by I am adding you to my daily reads!

Jo on March 24, 2010 at 5:11 PM said...

It's so nice to "meet" you. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I lost my mother of Ovarian cancer so this is a charity that is dear to me.

Jo

The Pink Tutu on March 24, 2010 at 5:14 PM said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. What a great site you have here! One of my favorite charities is the Make a Wish Foundation.

Veronica on March 24, 2010 at 5:44 PM said...

What a great blog! I would love to see you do a charity for either breast cancer or lung cancer. I lost my dear Aunt Carol last year to lung cancer and would love to do anything to help with respect to cancer research! Best of luck on your blog!!!

theluckiestmrs on March 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

A few of my favorite charities are: Prevent Child Abuse America, Children's Miracle Network, and the Make A Wish Foundation! My little brother (who is now a very healthy 19 year old) was diagnosed with lymphoma during his freshman year of high school...Children's Miracle Network and the Make a Wish Foundation did so many amazing things for him and our family. I know any support makes a huge difference! I'm so glad I found your blog! What a great mission!

CRICKET on March 24, 2010 at 6:02 PM said...

This is too fabulous! I am excited to become a follower and will have to think about some charities.

Beth Dunn on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM said...

I'm all about The Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia at the moment. xoxo
SC

Kim Reese on March 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM said...

Just wanted you to know I think what you are doing is fab! If you get a minute, I have tagged you as a true socialite on my blog, http://mylifethroughpink.blogspot.com/

Travelbug Mom on March 27, 2010 at 6:45 PM said...

ummmmm don't wanna upset anyone, but BREAST CANCER awareness is ALL OVER....even PINK appliances....PICK a charity that is less supported. I have a VERY VERY dear friend who is in her 30's with Cervical cancer....I MUST suggest something that would benefit that. She attends Gilda's club meetings religiously and has lost SOOO many of her friends.

Sue Romano-Trader on March 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM said...

Hi Jane!

You are amazing! I love what you are doing with your blog. Some charities that I would LOVE to see you promote are Cinderellas Closet, prom season is fast approaching and with the economy being so bad there are many young ladies who can not afford to buy a dress and may miss out of the milestone of attending prom without donations of gowns and dresses. I donate to my local Cinderellas Closet and they also have accepted beaded/fancy handbags, shoes & jewelry that I donated. We can all help to make prom happen for young ladies who may be at a financial disadvantage.

Other favorite charities of mine are Make A Wish, ASPCA & Ovarian Cancer non-profits.

I believe we all can make a difference and can give a little, even if not money we can always give our time and it does not cost a thing to spread awareness.

xx Sue

PS~ I LOVE the ideas posted above about Guardian At Litem support, in my state they are all volunteers, I am going through the training and our state organization is called CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and it is a non-profit organization

Ashley on March 29, 2010 at 2:35 AM said...

Being a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta, my middle name has become philanthropic! I have always been a die hard Susan G. Komen fan, and am now just as big a fan of the C.A.S.A. Foundation. C.A.S.A. stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. This past april we, the Eta Theta Chapter, held our annual spring fling and were pleased to have raised over 1,500 Dollars for the C.A.S.A. Foundation. This coming Wednesday, March 31st we are holding a new event. Fiesta De C.A.S.A., I am super excited about the event, as it is something we have not done before and because it is also on my 21st birthday, and the FIRST event in our new house. We will be selling T-shirts, serving some great mexican food, and holding a great raffle. WISH US LUCK!!!!!

lisa on March 29, 2010 at 8:01 PM said...

Completely off topic, but thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Best of luck with this wonderful venture you've started. It's certainly for (an) excellent cause(s).

Loeejo on March 30, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

Hi Jane,
I would love to see you get behind one of my favorite charities. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $25 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 80 research projects nationally.

www.AlexsLemonade.org

This summer we are hosting a lemonade stand at the Sartaoga Springs, NY Horse Race track. I think it would be quite fitting if you chose something in the GIDDY UP print! I am sure Lilly would approve. Thank you so much in advance for your consideration. :D

Lori

Precious on April 6, 2010 at 2:43 AM said...

I love your blog lots of useful information. I've added it to my favorite bookmarks and subscribed in a reader.

All these issues are important, and that's why I just started blogging a while ago and it feels great.

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Anonymous said...

Ummmm...did anyone win?

Anonymous said...

Who won?

Anonymous said...

Hi who won?

Jane on April 10, 2010 at 1:44 AM said...

Hi anonymous,

Have you been keeping up with the emails? If not, please send shop4charity2010@gmail.com to sign on. I am currently waiting for all of the ladies to send in their final count. The winner will be posted in a few days.

Love,
Jane
Because Doing Good is Chic!

Precious on November 24, 2010 at 4:58 AM said...

I love your blog lots of useful information. I've added it to my favorite bookmarks and subscribed in a reader.

All these issues are important, and that's why I just started blogging a while ago and it feels great.

Kind Regards
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Redspect on May 18, 2012 at 7:15 AM said...

"If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble", Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save live"!
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