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February 26, 2010

Special Sex and the City Movie Tour Package Helps Women’s Group

In honor of the Sex and the City sequel (opening May 28), On Location Tours has made available a special day-long movie package tour on May 28 that takes attendees to various Manhattan locations featured in the series, provides dinner and two tickets to the movie, and ends with admission to a nightclub. 

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February 9, 2010

Increase Kiehl’s Donations to Haiti with Social Networking

Beauty company Kiehl’s is donating $5,000 to Population Services International, which is assisting Haiti relief efforts. Additionally, each time its Help Haiti page is shared on Facebook and each time this tweet is retweeted on Twitter, Kiehl’s will make an extra $1 donation (up to $5,000).

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January 20, 2010

Urban Zen’s First Food Solutions Workshop a Crowd Pleaser

The Urban Zen Foundation, designer Donna Karan’s nonprofit philanthropic organization, held its inaugural Food Solutions workshop today for a full room of patrons. The workshops are designed and led by experts Amanda Archibald, RD and Stefanie Bryn Sacks, MS, who alternate educational presentations with audience participation via tastings and light cooking. For today’s day-long event, “Rightsizing Your Waist and Plate,” they were joined by Dr. Lisa Young, RD, CDN, to focus on re-thinking one’s approach to food in order to live a healthier life.

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January 17, 2010

Donna Karan Reaches out with the Urban Zen Foundation

Designer Donna Karan’s nonprofit philanthropic organization, Urban Zen Foundation, seeks to preserve and celebrate various cultures and also takes a holistic approach to healthcare and children’s education.

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July 19, 2009

Vintage Charity Sale Helps Oxfam International and Ronald McDonald House

Gotham City Trend is holding a vintage charity sale on Saturday, August 15 in downtown New York City to benefit Oxfam International, which aims to end poverty and support human rights. Unsold items will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides temporary housing for families who have to travel to receive treatment for their sick or injured children.

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July 12, 2009

Track Celebrity Charity Efforts with

Look to the Stars delivers news, interviews, and videos on what celebrities are doing to help charitable organizations. The site’s database contains directories by charity name and by celebrity name; a general cause directory (e.g., “abuse,” “environment,” or “poverty”) will turn up a list of relevant charities and celebrities who support it.

Below, watch a video of Look to the Stars talking to Joe Mantegna, Anthony Anderson, and Alyssa Milano at the 2009 National Kidney Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.

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June 7, 2009

Photobook Fights Breast Cancer and Abuse

June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day and June is Child Abuse Awareness Month—honor both occasions with The Pink Project, a charity photobook that has raised money for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance (LABCA) since its publication in 2007. 

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May 29, 2009

Help Cancer Survivors with Will Ferrell Sunscreen

Actor/comedian Will Ferrell has launched Will Ferrell Sunscreen to help Cancer for College, which supports and inspires cancer survivors. The sunscreen is SPF 30, offers UVA/UVB protection, and comes in thee kinds: Sexy Hot Tan, Sun Stroke, and Forbidden Fruit. All proceeds go to the organization’s Willpowered Scholarship Fund, which grants college scholarships to cancer survivors.

Visit Cancer for College’s Sunscreen page to learn more about the product and to shop.

Photos courtesy Cancer for College.

May 19, 2009

Designer T-Shirts Help Advance Asian Pacific Americans

Anna Sui and Koi Suwannagate have designed limited edition T-shirts to be sold by Nordstrom in honor of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Nordstrom will donate all after-costs proceeds to the scholarship program of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), which is committed to improving the welfare of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

Visit to view and purchase Sui’s shirt and Suwannagate’s shirt.

May 3, 2009

Sephora Travel Brush Supports Breast Cancer Research

$1 from each sale of Sephora’s BCA travel hair brush goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The brush is attached to a small mirrored compact and sports the signature breast cancer ribbon.