I recently posted an award on my blog called Blogs with Heart for a blogger/designer friend who is using her site to make a real difference in people's lives, and I'd love to see what other bloggers are doing to make a real-world difference in the virtual world. Please check out my original post below and pass the award on to anyone you feel deserves it! I'd love to hear about it.
Blogs With Heart. Sounds like a modern Native American moniker. Dances with Wolves. Sitting Bull. Little Wolf. Blogs with Heart.
Today, "Blogs With Heart" is the name and award I am bestowing on a friend, Christina. She is a fashionista, handbag designer, blogger, entrepreneur, mom, traveler and all around pretty amazing individual.
Last week, inspired by her travels to Egypt and her commitment to raising awareness for women and children, she launched a fundraising campaign in partnership with the Young Mother's Shelter of Hope Village Society in Egypt. She is modeling 140 outfits daily during the second half of her pregnancy over at her blog, Christina Elaine, to raise awareness and link to the campaign website. Her goal is to raise $2,000 in 105 days for this great cause. The first post on the project includes an overview of the project and photos of Christina in a cute combo of jeans, floral blouse, sweater and belt, and the second post is of a long flowing dress in a field of flowers. She's a beautiful model and stylist!
I wanted to recognize her for using her blog to make a charitable difference in the lives of others, real people who need help out in the "real world" (read: offline).
I searched around the web for a blog award that fit the purpose but couldn't find one, so I decided to create one. I am by no means a designer and have no clue what I am doing with computer artwork, so it's pretty rudimentary, but I think it serves its purpose.
*original post: http://writercize.blogspot.com/2011/05/blogs-with-heart-writercize-57.h… *artwork can be found in original post.
*Christina Elaine designer blog: http://www.ceocooleclecticoriginal.com/ - as of June 2, five Hope Village outfits have been posted.
*campaign website: http://www.indiegogo.com/20-weeks-of-Fashion-for-Hope-Village-Cairo
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