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Support Dress for Success By Shopping At JCPenney

Like many large retailers, JCPenney is committed to giving back to the community and wants to encourage customers to do the same.  This year each month, the company will support a worthy cause by inviting customers to round up their purchases at the register to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the featured charity partner. Customers will also have the option to round up their online purchases when they shop at

You all know that I am a supporter of Dress for Success. I have volunteered with the DC affiliate for years and truly believe in the work they do to help improve the lives of women. This month, JCP is partnering with Dress for Success for this round up at the register initiative.  So far this month, JCPenney has raised $245,933.

Dress for Success provides professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in the workplace and in life. Worldwide, the organization has served over 650,000 women through more than 120 affiliates in 13 countries.

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JCPenney has really stepped their game up in terms of its apparel offerings over the years. I found a few skirts at the store for a client last year and a friend recently purchase really cute tops.  If you plan on shopping this month, please consider making a purchase at JCPenney to support Dress for Success.  I know I will!

Learn more about JCPenney’s round up at the register initiative HERE.

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You’re Invited: Defining Young Black Philanthropy DC Mixer

It’s no secret; I’m a advocate for community service. I believe we all have a responsibility to do what we can to give back. So when the civic engagement and career boutique, Friends of Ebonie, contacted me to serve on the Host Committee for Defining Young Black Philanthropy, I was both excited and honored!

On Thursday, February 21st, The National Headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women will serve as the venue for Defining Young Black Philanthropy- DC. This will be an energetic evening bringing together politicos, changemakers, and philanthropists for a candid discussion about social accountability, responsibility and action.

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From 6:30 to 7:30pm, attendees will enjoy complimentary cocktails and desserts and have the opportunity to meet and greet with Washington, DC area non-profit organizations seeking to connect through leadership, volunteer and donor opportunities. Non-profits confirmed to attend include: D.R.E.A.M. Life Inc., A Legacy Left Behind, Dreams Work, The MusicianShip, Black Benefactors, Michelle In Training.

A panel discussion and in-depth discussion on philanthropy, civic engagement and social influence will follow the mixer. This event serves as a great opportunity to network and learn more about how you can become involved in philanthropy.

Tickets are available for purchase; early bird ticket sales end on Wednesday. You can purchase tickets at At the bottom of the registration page, please indicate that I referred you!

Hope to see you on February 21st!

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Dress for Success Washington, DC Annual Tag Sale!

It’s that time of year again! Dress for Success is hosting its annual tag sale this Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.  Proceeds from the sale benefit Dress for Success’ programs so the organization can continue to serve women in the Washington, DC community.  

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If you’re interested in updating your wardrobe and give back to your community, please stop by this Saturday!


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Give A Little Love

In the midst of all that has happened in our country over the past few weeks, we could all be reminded to give a little love.

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4TH Annaul Project Impact Toy & Clothing Drive

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WHO: Kimesha Nicole, Kimberly Rene, The Fellaz Youth Foundation, and Mindstream Radio

WHAT: We will be hosting our 4th annual toy drive under our community service initiative program “Project Impact.” We are asking that patrons donate an unwrapped toy for a child or an article of clothing this holiday season (2-17 age range). Donations will be given to children from the S.O.M.E (So Others Might Eat) Organization.  

So Others Might Eat is the only interfaith, community-based organization in the District of Columbia that offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor citizens of our city.
DROP OFF LOCATION: Irie Bar & Grille - 2200 Petrie Lane, Lanham, MD 20706 (Located in Woodmore Towne Centre)
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You’re Invited: Red Sprinkle & Squareroot’s Pop-Up Beauty Lounge

Hosted by Nife O. of Skinny Hipster and fashion/beauty blogger, Naja of, the POP-UP BEAUTY LOUNGE will transform the La Petite Marmoset showroom into a live fashion and beauty lounge.  Guests will enjoy cupcakes by Red Velvet Cupcakery, holiday hair consultations from celebrity hair stylist Adrin “Seven” Washington and more.  The lounge will also feature models donning holiday looks for those female guests whose schedules are overflowing with company parties and family gatherings.

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The first 50 guests will receive a gift bag featuring products from the following sponsors: IMAN Cosmetics, African Pride hair care, Crux NY jewelery, Kiehl’s skin care (Georgetown), Plush Beautiq, Seven and Company, and Phyto hair care.

A portion of proceeds from sales at La Petite Marmoset will go to benefit the Red Sprinkle Fashion Camp.  You may recall, the shopping soirée I hosted earlier this year also supported the Red Sprinkle Fashion Camp. The camp encourages entrepreneurship in creative careers amongst young women in the DC metropolitan area.  

The event is FREE. RSVP

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Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

Project Give Back 300x300 Ways To Give Back This Holiday SeasonWhile the holiday season is about family, food and gifts, it should also be a time when we focus on giving back to those in need. It is important to give back throughout the year, but the holiday season is a time when others need our help the most. Between Thanksgiving food baskets for military families, coats for the homeless or toys for kids during Christmas, there are numerous ways we can be a blessing to others.

Earlier this week I Googled something related to Thanksgiving and came across an article titled “Ten Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving” on Divine Caroline. While the list focuses specifically on Thanksgiving, the ten ways to give back can be done throughout the entire holiday season.  Majority of the activities can be done throughout the year:

  1. Donate to a nonprofit that helps the hungry
  2. Donate a Thanksgiving(or Christmas) food basket
  3. Hold a food drive (donate items to a shelter)
  4. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  5. Send a phone call or care package to a soldier
  6. Hold a Thanksgiving (or Christmas) charity bake sale (donate proceeds to a nonprofit organization)
  7. Donate to a charity that helps the homeless
  8. Deliver dinners to housebound people
  9. Visit hospital patients
  10. Take part in a charity Turkey Trot or 5K

What are you favorite ways to give back during the holiday season?

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!! Safe travels to those going out of town!!

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You’re Invited: Coats & Cocktails at The Park at 14th

The Fab Empire has teamed up with Moët & Chandon along with Talk of DC this year for “Coats & Cocktails,” their annual charity event benefiting the homeless in the DMV.

Homelessness in the region is a big problem with approximately 12,000 homeless men, women and children living in shelters, transitional housing, abandoned buildings and makeshift encampments in the District, according to Street Sense.Coats Cocktails Youre Invited: Coats & Cocktails at The Park at 14thLast year, “Coats and Cocktails” collected nearly 600 coats for the homeless, which were donated to the Bea Gaddy Family Center in Baltimore and Martha’s Table in Washington, D.C. This year, they’d like to double the number.  Drop off new or gently worn outerwear for the homeless and enjoy complimentary cocktails by Moët & Chandon!

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Here’s How We Can Assist With Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

It’s been one week since Hurricane (or Superstorm) Sandy hit the East Coast.  We’ve heard the stories and seen pictures; to say New York and New Jersey were hit hard by the storm would be an understatement.  The death toll continues to rise, there’s a shortage of food/gas, many don’t have a home to return to and some areas won’t have power again until next week.

Although we can’t physically be in NYC and New Jersey to provide a helping hand to those in need, we can support them by making a donation to the American Red Cross.  Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or go online HERE to support the victims of the storm.

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If you can’t make a monetary donation but still want to get involved, the American Red Cross is also seeking blood donations. Click HERE for more information.

Let’s do what we can to support our neighbors during this time!

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You’re Invited: Stand By Her Shopping Soirée

Walish Gooshe event Youre Invited: Stand By Her Shopping SoiréeWalish Gooshe Boutique invites you to join them for Stand by Her: Shopping Soirée. This event shines light on those who have fought the battle and their caregivers and supporters.  All attendees will enjoy:

  • Music by DJ Q
  • Light refreshments
  • Raffle & Prizes
  • Cake cutting demo by The Bakers Lounge
  • Make-up session by Sasha and Samantha  of S&S Enhancements
  • Free style consultations by me!

The featured designers at the shopping party include Dennya Clothing and Intimate Xpressions as well as jewelry designers Lola Ro (talk about some amazing pieces!), Nesy Creations and Elena Design Studio.  Proceeds from this fabulous shopping event will benefit the Howard University Cancer Center.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy refreshments and music, shop fabulous designers, show our support for those who have fought and continue to fight breast cancer while giving back to the HU Cancer Center! An organization that focuses on (1) cancer biology; (2) cancer etiology; and (3) cancer prevention, control, and population sciences.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Time: 6-9pm

Location: 7610 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC


Hope to see you there!

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