Showing posts with label Philanthropy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philanthropy. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chantecaille Fall 2017 Save The Forest Eyeshadow Palette


Every minute, 50 acres of rain forest are destroyed, and two-dozen species become extinct every day. In the Brazilian Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest, deforestation rose in 2015 for the first time in nearly a decade, to nearly two million acres from August 2015 to July 2016.

We Need Our Forests To Keep Us Beautiful -- As the ‘lungs of our earth,’ our forests are the planet’s sources of oxygen and water, and act as agents to stabilize our climate. Chantecaille conservation focus for Fall 2017 is the crisis of our disappearing forests and the ripple effect it has on humans and animals, like gorillas, who depend on them for survival. Deforestation kills our globe’s natural green spaces to make way for relentless plantings of soy, palm oil and cattle grazing grounds. As the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions after fossil fuel burning, it causes 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions.


“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” - Dian Fossey

Missing In The Mist -- Gorillas are slowly losing their grasp on this earth as their natural habitats, the forests, are being destroyed by deforestation. Chantecaille's trip to the Congo in the winter of 2016 showed the brand firsthand that these kind, intelligent creatures, which are 98% identical to humans in their DNA, are the perfect symbol of a changing planet. Deforestation is slowly reaching their habitats in the Congo and in Uganda, as the earth is tilled for human production and consumption.


SAVE THE FOREST EYESHADOW PALETTE ($85) -- The four shades in the palette were inspired by the lush, natural beauty of Virunga National Park in the Congo, home to some of the last remaining gorillas on the planet. From the spectacular early morning mist that rolls through the forest to the vibrant golden light in the sky at daybreak, the overwhelming beauty of this densely forested oasis served as our muse this season. A portion of the proceeds from the Save The Forests Eye Shade Palette will benefit the Rainforest Alliance and its energized, impactful work in protecting our planet’s dwindling forests and the precious wildlife that depends on them.

DAWN: A golden brown
VOLCANO: A rich brown
MIST: A pale pink highlighter
BAMBOO: A deep olive green

The Chantecaille Fall 2017 Save The Forest Eyeshadow Palette is currently available for pre-order online at Chantecaille Beaute and Saks.


Friday, August 18, 2017

M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2


She’s back to bring VIVA GLAM even more unstoppable allure. Taraji P. Henson has built her own empire, winning over millions with her striking style, charisma and confidence. For her return to this iconic campaign, she infuses coppery brown lipstick and lipglass with gold pearl for a regal, seductive color. Thanks to Taraji, VIVA GLAM takes on a powerfully enticing new attitude.


  • VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick – Deep Coppery Brown with Gold Pearl (Frost) ($17 US / $21 CAD)
  • VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass – Bronze with Gold Pearl ($17 US / $19 CAD)

M·A·C AIDS Fund: The philanthropic arm of M·A·C Cosmetics, is a leader in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, supporting organizations in more than 96 countries and territories that are working to combat the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The M·A·C AIDS Fund is supported exclusively by a consumer-based model that directs 100 percent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass to help fight HIV/AIDS. To date, the Campaign has raised more than $460 million. As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS funder, the M·A·C AIDS Fund strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It focuses on highlighting the link between poverty and AIDS, and strengthening services available to underserved populations. Integrating a #MACCares initiative, the M∙A∙C family volunteers in local charities and in M∙A∙C stores globally selling VIVA GLAM. A pioneer in the HIV/AIDS arena, the M·A·C AIDS Fund has been a trailblazer for more than 20 years, funding groundbreaking and innovative programs and investing in regions and populations that are not often prioritized by other funders.

WHAT CAN PURCHASING ONE M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM LIPSTICK PROVIDE?
  • 1 rapid oral HIV test
  • 1 pair of school shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS
  • 1 resident at an HIV/AIDS housing organization with a new job interview outfit
  • 1 week of fresh fruit, vegetables and grocery essentials to a mother and child affected by HIV
  • 2 nights in a clean, safe place for one resident living with HIV/AIDS
  • 10 individually tailored, nutritious meals for a person affected by HIV/AIDS
  • 14 HIV tests for pregnant mothers 32 safer sex kits that include condoms, lubricant and instructions
  • 200 new syringes, which are given to injection drug users in exchange for used needles to prevent HIV infection
  • 254 condoms to prevent transmission of HIV

Every cent of the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 is available online and in-store September 7, 2017 through February 2018.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Golden Door To Host Child Abuse Prevention Summit


Each year more than 3.6 million referrals of child abuse and neglect, that involve approximately 6.6 million children, are made to child protection agencies across the United States. According to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has one of the highest incidences of child abuse among industrialized nations with an average of four and seven children lost to abuse and neglect every day.

The Child Abuse Prevention Summit, Golden Door's first round-table forum focused on bringing about real and lasting change in society, will be a 3-day sponsored event held at Golden Door on how to stop the escalation of child abuse and neglect in America. Attendees will include leaders in the field of child abuse education and prevention as well as child advocates from the communities of business, government, medicine and academia.

"Child abuse is an on-going issue that will not go away on its own," said Kathy Van Ness, COO, Golden Door. "There is a report of child abuse every 10 seconds in the United States, and we need to determine together how to stop this from happening. Through the Golden Door Foundation, we pledge 100 percent of our net profits to support philanthropic child abuse-related causes. The Child Abuse Prevention Summit is the next step in our mission to positively change lives and to extend our responsibilities beyond our walls."

Currently, Golden Door works with The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Palomar Health FoundationRady Children's Hospital and others to help stop child abuse and bring awareness to the cause. The Golden Door Child Abuse Summit will take place May 20–May 23, 2018, at Golden Door in San Marcos, CA. This three-day summit provides in-depth discussions and speakers on how to end child abuse. For more information visit Golden Door online.

About Golden Door: The Golden Door Foundation was founded in 2013 to show support to improving our communities, both globally and locally. Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities and believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls.  As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place. 100% of Golden Door profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.