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Entries in giving back (10)

Monday
Nov072011

Your Family Can Give "Well" Wishes for Clean, Safe Water to a Community in Need

All I want for Christmas is Clean Water

Water.

Turn on the tap, and out it pours. Clean, safe, and the best thing to put into your body.

But did you know...

"Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war"?

via Charity: Water

The world is in a water crisis. But there are things we can do to help.

Holiday Greetings With Nautica

Starting today, you can upload a photo of your family to the Nautica Facebook Page, include a caption of how your family gives back, and celebrate Nautica's donation of $5,000 to Charity: Water - an organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to needy communities!

Did you know that 100% of public donations to Charity: Water are used for water projects? And, Nautica's donation of $5,000 will bring clean water to an entire village!

Save 30% on Nautica for Your Family Photo

Nautica will choose a few family photos to highlight on the page each day in their Well of Fame on Facebook. You can save 30% on Nautica for your family holiday photo starting today with code: BLOG30 at check out.

Check out the adorable holiday skirts and dresses for girls, or the handy gift buying section.

You can save on using your Nautica photo for your cards over at Hallmark.com by using code NAUTICA25 at checkout there.

Savings abound!

WIN $25 Nautica Gift Card right here!

I'm giving away a $25 gift card to one luck person. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me who you'll spend the $25 on!

For an Extra Entry share this URL link (http://ow.ly/7lIYi )

either on Twitter (cc @JanineNickel) or Facebook, or in an email to your pals...you get the idea.

Contest open to US residents 18 and over and ends November 18, 2011 at 11:00 pm. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries.

In Summary: get your Nautica, upload your photo and tell the world you care, enter the giveaway, then check out Charity: Water for more ways to help.

Janine

Disclosure: I received a Nautica gift card to purchase clothing for my family photo. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published. Also, I care about the world's water crisis. You should too.

Monday
Mar012010

Did you see me on that box of Cheerios?

Yes, TwoferMom has made it to the Big Time folks.

My photo is on a special edition of Cheerios.

You can all say you knew me when.

Here is the box:

Bloggers in caring

Remember a while back when I wrote this post here about Shop Rite's program called Partners in Caring? From that post Shop Rite and General Mills donated 30 boxes of cereal to a food bank!

That campaign was called Bloggers in Caring and as a thank you, Shop Rite and General Mills included all of our photos on the back of a special box of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Here's my fabulous photo:

Bloggers in caring

OK, it's really part of a mosaic of all of our photos but still, it makes me feel special and so happy to have helped Shop Rite raise awareness and help donate 3,000 boxes of cereal!

Bloggers in caring

I also received a lovely thank you package that included a Shop Rite reusable shopping bag, some yummy treats, and a $20 gift card. The treats are long gone, but I've decided to continue the caring part and let one of my readers win the shopping bag and $20 gift card! Visit my reviews/giveaways page to enter.

And pick up a box of Honey Nut Cheerios with the "Blogging Against Hunger" on the front the next time you are in Shop Rite so we can have breakfast together :).

Janine

Disclosure: I received the Shop Rite gift card, shopping bag, and other treats at no cost and as a thank you for participating in the Bloggers in Caring program. All opinions are my own and this post was not reviewed or approved prior to posting. It was my own decidsion to pass along the gift card and shopping bag to one of my readers in a giveaway.

Friday
Feb192010

Fashionista Friday - a Fashion Show for a Great Cause

This Saturday is the 5th Annual Childhelp Fashion Show and Luncheon in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

I was invited to attend but will be out of town this weekend so I'm counting on one of you to go, take photos, and tell me all about this event that will raise money for victims of child abuse and neglect.

Not only do you get to see the latest fashions for kids, teens and ladies, but you can also enjoy a silent auction, raffle and shopping boutique knowing that the money raised will go to help kids who have silently suffered. As the Childhelp website says, "Be part of a happier story."

Here are the details:

When: Saturday Feb. 20, 2010

Where: Sheraton Premier at Tyson's Corner (8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182)

Time: 10:00 am

Cost $75 per person

For more information visit the Fashion Show website.

Then let me know if you went so I can personally thank you here on my blog.

Janine

Friday
Apr242009

This. Is. Cool. KaBOOM! mapping 100,000 play spaces in 100 days


Imagine you are on vacation at your inlaws and just really need to find a great playground for your 2 and 4 year olds...nothing too big, shade preferred.

You go to KaBOOM! 's playspace finder and BOOM! There's the perfect park not 5 miles from where you are.

But KaBOOM! needs your help.

KaBOOM! wants to map 100,000 playspaces in just 100 days. I'm helping the Mom Central team add play spaces because for every space we add, $1 will be donated to Jumpstart, a non-profit that brings at-risk preschool children and caring adults together to improve literacy.

What is considered a playspace for KaBOOM?


a playground

field
skate park
roller hockey rink
lake
dog park
community center
basketball court
ice rink
or any place where kids can engage in unstructured play for free or a nominal fee.

A playspace listing on KaBOOM! consists of an address or cross street and a description, one photo and one rating.

Join KaBoom! (registration takes 1 min.) then join the Mom Central team. Be sure to log your playspaces. Look up the ones you frequent on the internet and when you are there take a quick picture with your phone - you can upload it to twitpic! Then be sure to add a rating and any other information you think parents might want to know.

Boom! You just earned a dollar for Jumpstart.

But hurry - as of today there are just 68 days to go!

I thank you, Mom Central thanks you, and all the kids and parents looking for places to play thank you.
Janine

Sunday
Apr192009

Support the Arts: City Dance Ensemble at the BSO (Saturday 4/25)

Times are tough. And when the going gets tough, the tough go see shows.
But instead of losing your cares in another animated movie, why not try real, live artists?City Dance Ensemble in "Jungle Books"
Photo Credit: Paul Gordon Emerson

Next Saturday, April 25th at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore, the City Dance Ensemble will be performing Jungle Books. Live music, live performers, great costumes, and great prices...tickets are just a little more than a movie ticket at $12-$20.

Plus, you'll be supporting the arts and they need it during times like these. They need it more than the movie studios at the very least!

Giving my support,
Janine