Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fashion Gives Back

This year, I joined forces with some other fashion bloggers to partake in a nationwide gift giving gesture of dontating a little somethin'-somethin' to our favorite charity. 

The idea was the brain-child of the wonderful girl with a HUGE huge heart and friendly face, Alyson of Alyson is Neat.

She approached her fave blog friends (me being very priveledged to be amongst those friends) with an idea that we all get together and donate to the charity of our choice.  I thought it was such a great idea because all too often fashion is vain and shallow and many people don't realize that we actually have hearts and we care about things other than just shopping and clothing.

I for one, care tremendously for animals.  I love my furry friends! I, being of the cold-hearted crowd, am usually the first one to tear up when watching those shows on Animal Planet where we see just how cruel humans can be to animals.  And don't even get me started on how broken hearted I become everytime Sarah McLachlan graces my tv and goes on and on about the helpless animals in shelters that need our help. 
TEAR-WRENCHING, HEART YANKING, I MUST HELP!

Therefore, I chose to donate today to a no-kill shelter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
It's called Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition, or BARC for short.

At BARC you can give a one-time donation, or set up a $25/month donation which allows you to sponser one animal for that entire month.  I plan to sponsor one little guy for one full year, and then beyond.
I've been inspired to also volunteer at the office, in hopes of being a dog walker.
I'm also going to rally of my girl-gang and see if they'd be interested in being do-gooders with me and we can walk the dogs as a group.
(today is the day I make the phone call, set up my monthly donation, and get the deets on how to help out--I am super uber stoked for this!  If I can make a dog's day just by a simple belly rub or a scratch of the ear, then my day will be all that much better-it's going to be RAD!)

 These are just two of the cuties at BARC now...how can you say NO to these faces? 
Gah--LOVE!  I want to take them home, sadly I cannot...but I can pet them and adore them at the shelter until they find happy homes of their own.
So this holiday season, be thankful for what you have, and if possible give back to your community or those in need in anyway possible.  It's the best time of the year to open your hearts and be nice.
Karma is good!

Below are the other bloggers in this joint effort to give back this holiday season. 
Take a peak as their all wonderful ladies in their own ways, and they all have big hearts obviously!

Merl of Clyde's Rebirth gave to a few local shelters where she has received her famous cats, Clyde and Mo.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

4 comments:

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

You gals are fab for being so generous of yourselves and your wallets this holiday season!

Charmalade said...

*hug* You're great and not in any way making fun of you, but I smile when you say that you're the "cold-hearted one" who tears up at those animals mistreated by humans. :) The happiest of holidays to you, Nickie!

Toast with Charmalade

Boys Formal Wear said...

I HAVE TO SAY GREAT!! Your so great of thinking like this.

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