Right Action for Women is getting some extra help this October to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month from FabKids, a subscription-based shopping site. This month, the style destination (a creation of ShopStyle founder Andy Moss) has teamed up with breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate to design personalized “Think Pink” outfits that will see 10% of Read More
Around five years ago, Brothers Chris and Will Haughey sought out to establish a for-profit company in Honduras that bolstered sustainability, local economy and the quality of life for the community. Hailing from a family with a history in woodworking, the duo eventually noticed that Honduras was the perfect place to sustainably harvest tropical hardwoods. Over the next several years, they both left lucrative jobs to create a classic wooden toy company, Tegu, which sources and produces its toy parts in Honduras. For each Tegu wooden toy set that consumers purchase they can choose to sponsor a Honduran child to attend school for a day or plant trees. Tegu’s massive replanting and educational initiatives have already seen some 34,500 trees planted in Honduras and paid for 3,300 days of schooling. The company’s Mobility line also recently scooped up a Dr. Toy Best Green Toy gold award. Scooter spoke with Will Haughey to learn more about the company and how it makes its toys.
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On Wed., June 20, Art in Motion and Life Preservers Inc. will present a special Art Day Celebration at 1Oak in support of children’s art programming in Haiti. The evening will feature art exhibits and a fashion show coordinated by Runway Haiti at 8p.m., followed by a live performance by Grammy-nominated Universal Records artist Shontelle at 9:30.
Art Day Celebration believes that youth are the number one resource for shaping the future of Haiti and aims to empower orphaned children to find and express their individual voices through the medium of art.
Meet Celia Babini, Bonnie Young’s 11 year old daughter, a Scooter star in her own right, who single handedly raised over $11,000 for Solving Kids’ Cancer. The organization works to find, fund and manage clinical trials and scientific programs to rapidly develop the most effective treatments and cures for childhood cancers.
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