So what can we do to make a difference? This month I want us to try and raise enough money to give at least one underprivileged Australian school child the opportunity to eat breakfast for the year, in the Ardoch ‘Breakfast Club‘ programme. This will cost $200. I hope to raise $200 by the end of March, but if we can’t reach that total I pledge to cover whatever is required to get us to the $200 mark. Alternatively, if we raise over $200 I will donate whatever is needed to get us to the next total (eg: $400, $600 etc). Please head over to the fundraising page to donate whatever you feel that you can. Also, if you wish to continue the “Make A Difference March” theme and start a fundraiser on your blog, please let me know so I can link it in this post.
March 1, 2011
Some of the events that have taken place across the globe lately have affected me personally on a few different levels, as I am sure they have affected many of you reading this right now. After seeing so much destruction and heartache time and time again I can’t help but ask myself – what should I be learning from all of this? One thing I know I have learned is that I want to help. I want to contribute in some way to my own local community and the worldwide community as a whole. It is so easy to feel helpless and to let the scale of the help that seems to be needed everywhere overcome our capacity to see what we can actually do to make a difference. So I’m going to start small. And I’m going to ask for your help. As beauty bloggers and readers of beauty blogs, most of us spend a lot of our hard earned money on things we want but don’t necessarily need. I thought it might be a nice idea to dedicate the month of March to taking that money and using it to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
November 2, 2010
I’ve made it a tradition each Christmas to put out the call to friends and family to donate any beauty products or makeup that they do not want or have never used. I then collect all of these items in boxes and donate them to a local women’s shelter. This is a really easy way to give back during the hectic time around Christmas, and I’ve been really pleasantly surprised at the response I’ve had from friends and family when asking them for help. If you choose to participate, and do this yourself there are some things that you will need to keep in mind. Women’s shelters can be quite difficult to get in contact with, for obvious reasons. Your best bet is to contact your local council or shire and asking them for advice on contacting a shelter. They should be able to give you an email address, or some form of contact for you to be able to notify the shelter of what you’re trying to do. You could also try googling for women’s shelters in your area, but keep in mind that they may not be easy to find. In regards to the products you can donate, some shelters will only accept new or unopened products, but some are happy to accept any products that were either unopened, or opened but still in good condition. I would love for other blogs to get on board with this, so please let me know if you are going to participate this year, I would love to know how you go with your collection and donation!
September 1, 2010
Did you know that we share 97% of our DNA with orangutans? They are truly incredible creatures, but they are rapidly heading towards extinction due to habitat destruction. Increased demand for paper products and palm oil has lead to the deforestation of rainforests in South East Asia and due to this loss of their natural habitat, the survival of orangutans is under threat. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation actively rescues and rehabilitates wild orangutans from oil plantations and releases them into wild and protected rainforest habitats. Trilogy’s ongoing campaign to help endangered orangutans in South East Asia was launched last year and has received enormous public support. “In 2009 we raised $20,000 for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation the world’s largest organgutan rescue sanctuary, through sales of limited edition boxes of Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. This September we will again be donating $1.00 NZD from the sale of each specially marked box of Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. This campaign will run throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.” If you have been curious about Organic Rose Hip Oil after my countless raves about the product, what better time to try it out than now? Trilogy is sold nationally through selected Myer, pharmacies and health food stores or online at Adore Beauty.
August 12, 2010
I think the majority of us have heard of beauty brand Nivea – but if you’re like me, and had not heard of the charity program SISTER2sister it’s time to start listening. SISTER2sister is a 12-month program that provides support for teenage girls at risk of abuse and/or neglect, or for those who have faced challenging experiences due to circumstances beyond their control. This personal development program sees ‘little sisters’ matched with a ‘big sister’ mentor who help these troubled teenage girls recognise and reach their full potential. Nivea have been helping out the foundation in various ways, including a recent Sex and the City fundraising event where 1600 people attended and $28,000 was raised. Please do take the time to read more about the SISTER2sister program at the Life Changing Experiences website. You can donate to the organisation on the sidebar, or even offer your volunteer services. I honestly think this is a really incredible project and would love if it you guys could take a look.