Posts in the ‘Charity’ Category

This Super Bowl Sunday... How About Hosting a St. Jude Game Day Give Back Party

by Jillian Leslie on

I received an email from Sarah Newman at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital asking me to share something I thought was great, their St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. party idea.

To give you some background, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other deadly diseases.

Love the Day has FREE New Year's Printables to Raise Awareness for Operation Shower

by Jillian Leslie on

We are big fans of Operation Shower here. So when Lindi from Love the Day contacted me about the FREE New Year's printables she's giving away to raise awareness for Operation Shower I had to give it a big shout out. First of all, the printables are gorgeous!

And secondly, Operation Shower, the non-profit organization that provides baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment, couldn't be more worthy of some attention this holiday season.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Chris Nease and Operation Shower

by Jillian Leslie on

I've been so inspired reading about Chris Nease's work with Operation Shower on her blog, that I had to call her up personally to talk to her about it. Chris is the creative mind behind Celebrations at Home, one of my must-read party and entertainment blogs.

Operation Shower is a nonprofit organization that throws baby showers for pregnant or expecting military families. Chris has helped coordinate two showers for them in the DC area along with Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties, who is Chief Event Organizer. The latest shower was held in October at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and boy did they do a great job!

The Priceless Gown Project -- What Girl Doesn't Want to Go to Her Prom?

by Jillian Leslie on

How many times have you looked at that bridesmaid's dress in your closet and wondered what to do with it?  It's a little too dressy to pack in a grocery bag and send to Goodwill, but you know in your heart you'll never wear it again (even if the bride swore on her life it'd make the cutest cocktail dress).

Well, if you live in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area, now there's a solution.  Donate it to the Priceless Gown Project.

My New Favorite Charity -- Kiva

by Jillian Leslie on

A wonderful way to help others

I just went to a party, and on the invitation I was confronted with the "your presence is present enough" line, meaning no gifts.  However, in situations like this, I always bring a gift, because God-forbid I'm the only one who actually listens. But on this invitation, it said if you still want to buy something for the host, you could buy a gift certificate to Kiva. org, which I knew nothing about.   So I did some investigating.

It turns out Kiva is a micro-lending site, that lets you "lend money to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world -- empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty."  Already interesting, I thought.