Showing posts with label Vision and Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vision and Inspiration. Show all posts

World Aids Day: The Beginning of the End of Aids Starts With You. Help Create the First Aids Free Generation!

World Aids Day: The Beginning of the End of Aids Starts With You. Help Create the First Aids Free Generation!

HIV Aids claims the lives of millions worldwide every year and over 370,000 children are born with HIV a literal death sentence, but it does not have to be this way. Advocacy and Not-for-profit organizations ONE and RED have joined together to officially request that everyone around the world lend their voice and actions to help declare today December 1st 'the beginning of the end of the aids epidemic.' 

This bold but very attainable goal will seek to bring about the very first aids free generation in more than 30 years. Read on to learn how you can help by simply adding your signature to the 2015 Quilt and sharing this information so others can do the same...

Want To Make A Difference In Your Community? You Can with the Aviva Community Fund Contest!

Want To Make A Difference In Your Community? You Can with the Aviva Community Fund Contest!

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.


We all have great ideas on how to enrich the lives of the people in our communities but too often we are discouraged by the barriers that stand in our way, like how to get started or getting funding and assistance etc and that's where the Aviva Community Fund can help.


For the past three years Aviva (a provider of home, business, leisure and auto insurance) has used their Community Fund Competition to give away $1,000,000 to turn  the ideas of those who want to create positive social changes into a reality. Previous winning ideas included an animal shelter, play grounds for schools and a hockey team for teens with intellectual and physical disabilities, no idea is too small or too ambitious...

Join The Fight Against Breast Cancer and Shop For The Cure!

Join The Fight Against Breast Cancer and Shop For The Cure!

There is no better reason to indulge our shopping addiction, than shopping for a cause and since October is breast cancer awareness month, we hope you will join us in the fight against breast cancer. Below are some of our favorite pretty-in-pink items from online retailers like Overstock Jeweler and Susan G. Komen where a 10% and 25% donation is made to Cancer Research with every purchase.

Read on to see photos of our favorite items from these retailers. Plus get the exclusive store-wide discount code for Overstock Jeweler...


Overstock Jeweler Pink Ribbon Locket-Heart Pendant Necklace $14.99.

Celebrities for a Cause: Must See 'Boys & Girls Club of America' Video PSA!

Celebrities for a Cause: Must See 'Boys & Girls Club of America' Video PSA!

This must see Boys and Girls Club of America PSA features a long list of celebrities who were a part of the Boys & Club of America growing up and now want to encourage everyone to provide help to the organization so it can continue to live up to its motto 'Great Futures Start Here.' 

The video features Denzel WashingtonJennifer Lopez, Neo, Shaquille O'Neal, Cuba Gooding Jr, Martin Sheen, Shaun White, Kerry Washington, Ashanti, Smokey Robinson, Magic Johnson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Lopez and more...


Take a look at the touching Public Service Announcement video, which was directed by Ron Howard, with music by Beyonce 'I was Here' and voice-over by Denzel Washington...

Inspirational Stories: Iraqi Orphan Leaves Judges in Tears on X-Factor Australia.

Inspirational Stories: Iraqi Orphan Leaves Judges in Tears on X-Factor Australia.

The story of this young Iraqi man Emmanuel Kelly has touched so many lives across the world since this video of his appearance on the X-Factor Australia TV show went viral. It's a heartbreaking but in the end triumphant story of the effects of war and how an 'act of love' from one person can change someone's life and future. Take a look at the inspirational and emotional video below.

Emmanuel Kelly, who lost both arms to chemical warfare in Iraq, made his debut tear-jerking performance on X-Factor Australia this week...

Chris Paul's Forgiving Heart: NBA Star Wants Grandfather's Killers Set Free!

Chris Paul's Forgiving Heart: NBA Star Wants Grandfather's Killers Set Free!

For this issue of Vision and Inspiration we decided to feature the incredible 'power of forgiveness' story of NBA star Chris Paul. Here are a few excerpts from the original story.
"On the moonless night of Nov. 15, 2002, five young boys ran across a park, jumped a 61-year-old man, bound his wrists, duct-taped his mouth, and beat him with pipes until his heart stopped. All for his wallet. That man was Nathaniel Jones, the grandfather of future NBA star Chris Paul

Remarkable Stories: Four Year Old Australian Girl is an Art Prodigy!

Remarkable Stories: Four Year Old Australian Girl is an Art Prodigy!


At four years old, Australian Aelita Andre is already being hailed as a prodigy in the art world with comparisons to legends like Picasso. Aelita opened her first solo art exhibition " Prodigy of Color" on June 4th in NYC. The exhibit features her abstract, expressionist paintings which range in price from $4000 to $10000 each.

Is Your iPhone Secretly Tracking & Storing Your Location & Travels? YES!

Is Your iPhone Secretly Tracking & Storing Your Location & Travels? YES!


CNN.com and Cnet.com have both published articles informing users about the spy like tracking of the Apple iPhone, 3G enabled iPads and the iPod Touch. Researchers have "found what looks like secret files on the iPhone that track users' locations and store it on the device, without the permission of the device owner."

"Alasdair Allan, senior research fellow in astronomy at the University of Exeter and writer Pete Warden, discovered the log file and created a tool that lets users see a visualization of that data... The pair note that the data is unencrypted, giving anyone with access to your phone or computer, where backups may be stored a way to grab the data and extrapolate a person's whereabouts and routines.


The True Cost of Blackberries, Iphones & Ipads is War and Human Lives!

The True Cost of Blackberries, Iphones & Ipads is War and Human Lives!

Help Raise Awareness: We are sharing the compelling video and article below with our readers in order to bring awareness to the fact that the electronic gadgets, video games, smartphones and computers we prize so much are helping to fund a brutal war and genocide in the African Republic of Congo.

Now that you know the truth think twice before shelling out $400 plus to purchase these items. You can make a difference, you can help end the war. Demand accountability from manufacturers like Apple, Intel and RIM, demand that they use conflict free minerals to manufacture their products. Visit raisehopeforCongo.org and add your name to the petition.



November 16th is International Day For Tolerance!

November 16th is International Day For Tolerance!

Hurtful stereotypes, ignorance and hate only work to deepen poverty and conflict among cultures, civilizations and peoples. Lush Fab Glam encourages you to recognize and tell your friends about International Day For Tolerance in order to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere.

For more details on the UN's Internation Day For Tolerance visit:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/
 
Will you be practising respect and tolerance for people of all races and cultures today? Leave a comment.
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In the Know: First Ever National No Phone Zone Day

Today is the First Ever National No Phone Zone Day!


Today is the first ever 'National No Phone Zone Day.' This is in memory of those who lost family members and friends and the victims who have been permanently injured from accidents that occur because of distracted driving. 

Help save lives, do not talk and text while driving. Take the 'No Phone Zone Pledge' and learn more about this cause by visiting Oprah's website.  24 states have now made it illegal to talk or text while driving, help spread the word and make the choice for yourself, help ensure that no one you know is driving distracted.

Will you be taking the "No Phone Zone Pledge"? Leave a comment.

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In the Know: Charitable Causes

The Fashion For Relief Haiti Charity Show In London

The Fashion for Relief Haiti charity show which took place yesterday at London's Sommerset house was a great success. The event organized by model Naomi Campbell raised over £1million by auctioning off designer dresses including designs from the late Alexander McQueen. The show featured Kate Moss, Gerri Halliwell and Naomi Campbell on the runway, they joined by countless British celebrities and designers who turned out to support the event. It's good to see that the spotlight is still on helping the people of Haiti. Well done Ladies!

(From left to right: Kate Moss, Annabelle and Naomi Campbell)

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"IN THE KNOW" Charitable Causes

Everybody Hurts - Charity Single For The Haiti Earthquake Appeal

Some of the biggest names in UK and American music have joined forces to record an emotive cover of the REM classic 'Everybody Hurts', to raise money for charities supporting the relief efforts in Haiti.

The line up of featured artists include; Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

The single will be released for download on February 7th and the CD will be released on February 8th. You can also Pre-order the CD via the following sites: Amazon , HMV  and Play . The song is currently available on You Tube for sampling we give it a "Thumbs Up."



“IN THE KNOW”: Charitable Causes


Help Haiti - Drop their debt Sign the Global Petition


Join the international campaign to convince world leaders to cancel Haiti’s existing $1 billion international debt and ensure that new aid is provided in the form of grants not loans. This will give the people of Haiti a chance for significant and lasting recovery.

More about ONE International:
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 2 million members committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.


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