Jewelry and accessories that give back
It's always a good idea to look for ways to give back, whether through donations of time, money or other means. Many companies now give a portion of their sales to worthwhile charitable causes, allowing consumers to give back while shopping. Here are some fashion and jewelry lines that you should consider next time you are shopping.
Secrets of Charm scarvesSecrets of Charm, which features vintage-inspired clothes worn by celebrities such as Michelle Williams, recently created the Hope Shining scarf which will generate funds to help raise awareness about child abuse and the programs lead by Safe Horizon. Safe Horizon is the nations leading victim assistance organization.
With Secrets of Charm, 100 percent of the proceeds from the net sales of the scarf and other items in the Hope Shining collection will help raise awareness about child abuse. When you purchase an item from the collection, you will receive the "10 Signs of Child Abuse" tip card which helps encourage everyone to learn the signs of abuse and educate others. The proceeds will also be utilized to purchase basic materials needed at Child Advocacy Centers which help abused children restore their lives. These items include necessities such as baby formula, diapers, clothing and blankets, as well as books, blocks, puzzles and crayons. You can shop from the Hope Shining accessories collection at secretsofcharm.com.
Alp-n-Rock clothingAlp-n-Rock debuted an eco-friendly, ultra luxe clothing line that gives back a portion of their profits to charity. Their Fall 2008 collection includes beautiful designs for both men and women. Alp-n-Rock donates 10 percent of profits from every garment sold to Room to Read, an organization that funds girls' scholarships in developing countries around the world. Alp-n-Rock is the only U.S. made clothing brand that offers edgy alpine designs while striving to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
Angela Moore ovarian cancer awareness collectionAngela Moore has partnered with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) to create a special collection of jewelry. To recognize the importance of the work that the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund does, Angela Moore donates 15 percent of the proceeds from this entire collection back to the organization all year long.
The beautiful pieces in the collection are all hand painted. They can be purchased by phone at 800-927-5470 or online at angelamoore.com. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women. However because ovarian cancer is not as common as breast cancer, and because survival rates are poor, it does not produce an army of survivors to raise awareness. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) funds research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. To learn more about ovarian cancer or to donate direction, please visit OCRF.org.