Tuesday, December 18, 2012

26 Acts of kindness you can do right now

#26Acts of kindness you can do right now

How to Help Victims of Newtown School Shooting


How to Help Victims of Newtown School Shooting

People across the world are in disbelief after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday and many are wondering what they can do to help.

There has been an outpouring of emotional support for the people of Newtown after Friday's shooting.
The U.S. Postal service has been taking calls from people around the country wanting to send letters, care packages and drawings from children.The problem is, before Monday, there was nowhere to send the letters and cards.

The post office has created a Post Office Box dedicated to the people Newtown.

P.O. Box 3700
Newtown, Connecticut 06470


The United Way has set up the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

“United Way extends our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating events in Newtown/Sandy Hook, Connecticut. While the eyes of the world may be on Newtown/Sandy Hook, to several staff, volunteers and contributors, Newtown is home. We will stand with the community and everyone affected directly and indirectly by this tragic event as we face the days and weeks ahead,” the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Web site says.
Check donations may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470

There is also a way to donate online here. For questions, call 800-461-0672

Newtown Youth and Family Services has been providing counseling to any resident in need since the shooting.  Any donations made to Newtown Youth and Family will be donated directly to those affected.  Donations can be sent directly to Newtown Youth and Family Services via Caroline's Gift at the link here. Donations made for the next month will go to the victims. The agency's Tax ID number is 06-1082115.

The Newtown Memorial Fund is raising funds for expenses for police duty overtime and other community financial needs that arise,  to assist the town with the design, placement and funding to donate a suitable lasting memorial for the community in tribute to those we lost and to provide an annual scholarship fund to help students of the Newtown Public Schools who will be going on to college.

The Friends of the Engel Family Fund has been set up in memory of Olivia Engel.

The James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund has been set up, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

You can donate to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468.

There is a national effort to collect teddy bears to go to grieving students in Newtown and the Hersam Acorn and the Fairfield Sun will be taking donations. If you are connected to a business or organization and want to hold a connection, e-mail John Kovach at jkovach@hersamacorn.com. Bear donations will be taken until Friday, Dec. 28.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Handbags4Hunger extends Free Shipping Day to "The 12 Days of Free Shipping!"

With 12 days to go before Christmas, millions of Americans are taking part in a long-held holiday tradition: procrastination.

According to a new poll from Reuters, 58 percent of us have done half or less of our holiday shopping. Twenty-eight percent haven't even started yet. That adds up to a lot of last-minute traffic in stores and online over the next 10 days.

But don't fret if you have yet to get gifts under the tree. It's possible to wait until really late in the game and still have everything delivered by the night before Christmas.  Free Shipping Day, an annual event, is taking place Monday, December 17 this year. More than 1,500 retailers have signed on so far. The event's website will list all offers and deals at midnight ET on Monday, with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.

But if you don't complete your shopping by Monday, don't fret: Handbags4Hunger is extending Free Shipping day to "The 12 days of Free Shipping!"

Starting NOW, we are offering free priority shipping on all U.S. orders* through Monday, December 24.
  • To have your order delivered by Christmas Eve click here for deadlines.
All orders placed by Noon each day will have same-day shipping! The later in the week, the less sure your items are to arrive by Christmas Eve, so get those orders in early to be safe.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What is this blog about?

Since we haven't posted in a while, here is a reintroduction of what this blog is about. This is the official company blog for Handbags4Hunger -- an online store featuring authentic brand new designer handbags, with a portion of each handbag sale going to a hunger charity of the customer’s choice. All items offered are authentic and brand new, at prices that are 40-80% below retail. We are located in the Midwestern U.S. (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) and have combined a passion for handbags with our love for kids. 
Whenever you purchase a handbag from this site, Handbags4Hunger will donate a portion of that sale (approximately 10%) to one of the organizations profiled on this page. We currently support The Children's Hunger Fund (CHF), but we're always open to any new charities our customers prefer, just add a note when you order.
To honor and assist the great work of certain charities, Handbags4Hunger contributes a percent of the sales from this website to The Children's Hunger Fund. Handbags4Hunger Founder Lisa Stadtmueller is independently donating to these organizations that make a huge difference in people's lives: "My life has been extremely blessed. I count myself privileged to be able to give something back."

That's all folks! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Live 24/7 Bald Eagle Camera

Need a break from everyday life? Wish you could get back to nature? Well you can keep a little bit of nature live on your computer via webcam. Our latest obsession is watching baby eaglets hatch in an eagle's nest located on the banks of the Wolf River in Wisconsin. These bald eagles, named George and Martha,  have built a nest in a large white pine tree.

The audio is enabled, to hear the sounds of the eagles in the wild and of course their ever vocal young. Currently there are 2 healthy little chicks and both are eating and interacting. Both are a few days old.
You can keep it open as a pop up while you work and see what's happening 24/7. This one even has infrared lighting - allowing night viewing.

Enjoy! 

P.S.: There is currently a naming contest that will run until the eaglets are banded. Visit Live Wildlife Cams website for more information.


Live streaming by Ustream

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Dog's Seeing Eye Dog



LIFE has been ruff for blind Great Dane Lily who has been looking for a new home since July. But the adorable pooch needs a new owner with a heart big enough to take on her AND her guide dog Maddison.
The pair have been furm friends for five years, ever since Lily lost her eyes to an incurable condition which caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs.

The orbs became so damaged vets had to remove them.

After the operation brave Lily, 6, had no time to paws and feel sorry for herself because a new pal in Maddison, 7, took the sightless hound under her wing. The devoted dog leads Lily around when they are out, read more


Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

KONY 2012

The most viral video in history exploded onto the national scene on March 5th and captivated people (including us!) for 30 minutes, reaching 100 million views in just six days. In the world we live in today, it pays to be technologically savvy. Add in a passionate and attractive speaker (and his super cute kid!) going up against a war criminal in Africa and you’ve created the picture perfect charitable organization. If all charities called the world to action like the Kony 2012 campaign hitting the world right now, charitable giving would seem like a more manageable idea in a nation plagued with recession.

What amazes us most about this video is how it could be so long — really a “short film” — and keep people watching the entire time. In a world of 140 character news bulletins (aka tweets) and the decline of long form news, this 30 minute video had most people glued to their computer through the end. Whether you were alerted by Twitter or Google trending or by world of mouth or local or national news, you’ve undoubtedly heard of this movement by now and how it has young people everywhere joining together and supporting a cause — whether by action or monetary donation. The Invisible Children movement calls first for awareness. Secondly, it encourages people to purchase “action packs ” including two Kony 2012 bracelets, an action guide, posters, buttons, and a t-shirt for $30. Or, donate a few dollars a month, and you get an action kit for free. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below:



Read more: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/2012/03/16/the-most-bang-for-your-donated-buck/#ixzz1pJBhRDwJ

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Save Some Green with FREE Shipping!

Now for a limited time only, $ave $ome Green with FREE Shipping!*

Free Shipping

Free Priority Shipping through St. Patrick's Day weekend!
Free Shipping to Every Address in the United States-including Alaska and Hawaii, through March 18, 2012!
Saturday and residential deliveries at no extra charge!
  1. Checkout before 11:59 pm CST March 18, 2012.
  2. Ship your items to a single U.S. address.
  3. Select "Free Priority Shipping" as your shipping method.
  4. Your order ships within 24 hours for free shipping via United States Postal Service, Priority Mail.
  5. Place your order, and enjoy the free shipping!
The Fine Print
  • Applies only to orders, excluding gift-wrap charges (and taxes - for Wisconsin shipments only).
  • Applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
  • May be used in conjunction with a promotional code!
After Promotion Ends (3/19/2012): Standard Shipping Rates for U.S. Deliveries returns.
Handbags4Hunger is now offering a Google Checkout $10 off Promo promotion on EVERY order!
Get $10.00 off purchases of $30.00 or more (before shipping and tax) with Google Checkout.
Now for important notes:
  • This promotion is exclusive to Google Checkout. You must use Google Checkout to enjoy this offer.
  • Limit 1 per person. No resale. It's a one-time user offer - you can only use this promotion once.
  • Your order must at least be $30 before shipping and taxes. It's one of the few promotions that can be combined with any other promotion we have!
  • Example:
    We have a free shipping offer for orders using Standard Shipping.
    So, if your order is at least $30, that means you get free shipping (unless you are rush shipping your order), PLUS you also qualify for the additional $10 off your order!
  • Finally, this offer is good through March 31, 2012 - 10:00 PM Central.
Enjoy!

Free Shipping

Monday, February 20, 2012

BeBe Winans Whitney Houston Funeral "I Miss You" #WhitneyCNN Crazy Whitney

This is the sweetest and most sincere eulogy I've ever heard...it made me laugh and cry all at the same time. How wonderful to have such good friends remembering you....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We Love You! :)

♥ Dear Friends and Customers, may you feel loved today and everyday ♥ 


Monday, February 6, 2012

Free Priority Shipping - Your Valentine Will LOVE the Gifts!!

For a limited time only we are offering a Free Bracelet With Every Purchase along with
Free Priority Shipping

Free Priority Shipping within the 48 contiguous United States, through February 14, 2011!

  1. Ship your items to a single U.S. address.
  2. Checkout before 11:59 pm CST February 14, 2012.
  3. Select "Free Priority Shipping" as your shipping method.
  4. Your order ships within 24 hours for free shipping via United States Postal Service, Priority Mail.

The Fine Print

  • Applies only to orders, excluding gift-wrap charges (and taxes - for Wisconsin shipments only).
  • Applies to U.S. delivery addresses in the 48 contiguous states.
  • Excludes Alaska and Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses.
  • May be used in conjunction with a promotional code!
After Promotion Ends (2/14/2012):
Standard Shipping Rates for U.S. Deliveries returns.
Handbags4Hunger is now offering a Google Checkout $10 off Promo promotion on EVERY order!
Get $10.00 off purchases of $30.00 or more (before shipping and tax) with Google Checkout.
Now for important notes:
  • This promotion is exclusive to Google Checkout. You must use Google Checkout to enjoy this offer.
  • Limit 1 per person. No resale. It's a one-time user offer - you can only use this promotion once.
  • Your order must at least be $30 before shipping and taxes. It's one of the few promotions that can be combined with any other promotion we have!
Example: We have a free shipping offer for orders using Standard Shipping. So, if your order is at least $30, that means you get free shipping (unless you are rush shipping your order), PLUS you also qualify for the additional $10 off your order!
  • Finally, this offer is good through February 28, 2012 - 10:00 PM CST.
Enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Man Fired for Feeding Feral Cats



Larry Ottoviani and one of his cats. Photo by Heather Ireland for <i>Sacramento Press</i>Larry Ottoviani and one of his cats. Photo by Heather Ireland for Sacramento Press
Larry Ottoviani had been working for seven years at the 7Up Bottling Company in Sacramento, Calif. But now, an act of compassion has gotten him fired.
Ottoviani has been taking care of a colony of feral cats living near the bottling plant. He’s been feeding them and working with the Sacramento SPCA to get the felines neutered and vaccinated. He’s even helped find forever homes for some of the tamer cats and kittens.
The SSPCA recruited volunteers to sweep and clean up shards of broken glass in an unused area near the bottling facility and launched an aggressive TNR campaign in 2008. Between August 2008 and December 2009, they trapped 71 feral cats and had them neutered and vaccinated before returning them to their home.
Plant management didn’t see this as a good thing. Instead, they claimed that the TNR campaign was bringing more feral cats onto the property and that Ottoviani’s actions put them in danger of violating Food & Drug Administration regulations requiring that food processing facilities do everything they can to protect against food contamination.
So on January 4, Ottoviani got his pink slip. The termination notice claimed he’d violated his “last chance agreement not to feed the cats on company time and/or company property.”
Ottoviani doesn’t deny that he fed the cats, but he insists he didn’t do so while he was on the clock or on company property.
As if it weren’t bad enough that the 7Up Bottling Company fired Larry Ottoviani for engaging in the responsible care of feral cats, the truly heartless thing is that they couldn’t have picked a worse time to do so. His wife is under treatment for a debilitating illness that has required lots of hospital visits; he’s taking care of a profoundly disabled adult son; and Ottoviani himself has had his share of medical problems. He had to have a kidney removed when doctors found a tumor on it.
So here’s a guy facing huge medical costs, and now he’s got to find a way to pay for $400 a month COBRA premiums while being unemployed. And, of course, COBRA benefits only last so long.
Now, if the dude had come to work drunk every day, for example, I’d understand why he had to be fired. And his bosses would probably be more compassionate about it, too. But Ottoviani is just a guy with a whole lot of heavy-duty crap going on at home, who found a release from his anxiety in the care and feeding of needy cats.
The 7Up Bottling Company fired a man for doing the right thing, and for cooperating with it to the maximum extent possible.
“Are corporations just going out of their way to be inhumane these days? Firing Ottoviani for responsibly managing a feral colony? The excuse of sanitation is BS. If they were outside the plant buildings, they were out there with the dirt, broken glass, birds, rodents, and insects. I hardly think cats behind a building or on an adjacent lot are jeopardizing sanitation standards. No more 7-Up, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper for me and mine.” ~ comment on 7Up’s Facebook page
If you want to do something to help Larry Ottoviani get his job back, you can join the hundreds of people who have already posted their comments on 7Up’s Facebook page (but please, put away your pitchforks and torches first: cussing and wishing gruesome death on people is not helpful) or sign the Reinstate Larry Ottoviani petition.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Handbags & Handguns: 2012 Golden Globes Fashion; Best & Worst Dressed

We just discovered this blog. Hilarious stuff!


1/16/12

2012 GOLDEN GLOBES FASHION; BEST & WORST DRESSED

Let's start with the worst, shall we.





I do not like Piper Perabo's dress one bit.

It's ginormous.

It looks like plastic.

It's also see-through.

Let's not forget the color. It looks like dirty bath water.

NOT A FAN!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received one or more of the products or services mentioned in various blog posts for a discount or free in exchange for my unbiased review. I will always give my honest opinion regardless of any compensation received. Some posts may contain affiliate links. When you click on those links to make your purchases, I receive compensation at no extra cost to you. I love it when you do that. ;) So thank you!
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