a great cause

Do you remember my cousin Trisha? She’s the amazing young woman who sent me an email last year when I was still at my desk job telling me that she’d landed a job at Kansas State University that was a dream come true for her. She wrote “I took the leap, I left a job where I was miserable, I made a change and took a big risk…I am happy.” Yes! Love her.

Well, over a year later she’s now flourishing at that same dream job. Last December she got to go to Kenya as part of her work with the university’s partnership with the CYEC, “a developing nonprofit that does some incredible work,” she told me recently in an email. And she’s going back to Kenya again this year!

She’s been working with this Kenyan youth organization “on social entrepreneurship, education, volunteer training, sustainable agriculture, fund raising and more!”

And now the CYEC is competing in an international competition through a program called Global Giving. They’ve already raised over $5,000 from over 70 donors, but they still have over $14K left to go!

I know spare money is hard to come by for a lot of people right now, but if you’re looking for a great organization to donate to, consider giving to the CYEC through Global Giving. Click this link to help “educate and empower street children in Kenya.”



fabulous hair for a great cause

(image via ChicStories.com)

I don’t think I know a single woman who wouldn’t fork over some hard-earned cash for a good hair blowout. There’s even an entire salon in New York City dedicated JUST to blowing out your hair!

Sure, it’s an indulgence. But what if it were only $10 and going to a good cause?

Next Wednesday, May 26, Kérastase Consultant Salons on the East Coast will offer a hair treatment and blowout in exchange for a $10 suggested donation to Locks of Love!

And if you live on the West Coast, they’re doing the same thing on June 23.

You can book an appointment here.

Gentleman, tell your ladies.

(via FashionIndie.com)