So happy to share two new releases from Two Penny Blue today sure to help your summer wardrobe become a bit more gorgeous. And just for you special peeps, this week enjoy 20% off your order with code ELEMENTS! Happy Friday!
I am obsessed with the Margot jacket– OBSESSED. Stripes, a great, flattering shape perfect to pop over a tank or dress. Classic good looks and timeless style.
So damn cute right???
Also on deck is Edie– a seasonless topper that works any time of year and is great for both casual dressing and the office
And don’t forget the most important thing- Two Penny Blue’s global mission to empower girls of the world! For every jacket purchased a school uniform is donated to a girl in Africa enabling her to attend school and gain confidence, knowledge and independence. They also donate 5% of net profits of all accessories to support girls education around the world.
And just to make today that much more awesome, we are giving away a Margot jacket! To enter:
– Sign up for the Two Penny Blue Email Newsletter (bottom of page)
– Comment with the name of your favorite charity below (lets share info and spread the word about how to do some good during this sad, scary time in the world)
I will contact the winner next Friday!
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I worked at Chili’s all through high school and college and every year we raised money for St. Jude’s. I’ve been lucky enough to see first hand what wonderful things they do for sick children and their families. They’re a wonderful organization and I always feel comfortable giving to them because they make such an impact.
The Isabella Santos foundation! It raises awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma. ISF also supports hospitals that specialize in Neuroblastoma research and supports and raise awareness of other organizations that directly impact children with cancer.
H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem! Dedicated to preparing and transporting nutritious meals on Sunday to children in neighborhoods with high food insecurity. An amazing organization working to make meaningful change in kids’ lives!
I love the American Lung Association fighting lung cancer in women with LUNGFORCE.org. Please join us to fight this bully of a disease. No one deserves lung cancer.
I like the Salvation Army.
MSPCA has my heart these days, with all the animal cruelty we hear about they are making strides to do some amazing things.
My local Haven Animal Rescue ( Fairhope, AL)
I support our local humane society!
I work at a non-profit medical clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina that provides comprehensive and holistic healthcare to uninsured adults — Alliance Medical Ministry. We have a huge community garden, hold weekly yoga classes and cooking classes to educate on how to craft a healthy meal for a family of four on $10! In a state that didn’t expand Medicaid coverage, access to affordable healthcare is a real problem for the uninsured; Alliance Medical Ministry is keeping folks out of the ER and healthy!
Preschool Partners – a local organization that gives 3&4 years olds access to a wonderful preschool experience and gets families involved.
St. Jude’s children’s hospital- taking care of kids and their families when they need it most!!
Favorite charity is Salvation Army.
ASPCA helping to save dogs like mine from the streets and give them homes
Magnolia Moms – supports local women and children’ shelters in the greater Seattle area all through 100% volunteer work. There is no paid staff, just a lot of kindness, love and trying to do something on a grass roots level for people in need.
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre –
Offering hope , healing and help to children and youth who are victims of child abuse.
My favourite charity and the one I’ve volunteered for for the last 6 years is Julia’s House in Dorset, England. A hospice for children. The work they do is just incredible! Thank you xx
Planned parenthood and big brother, big sister. Love the blazer and already follow 2 Penny Blue and get their emails – their mission is beautiful!
Women’s Lunch Place in Boston.
Crisis Nursery of Minneapolis! This organization strives to end child abuse and neglect by providing resources to families and safe shelter for children.
City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati, Ohio! They do so much for the people of Cincy including running treatment for men and women struggling with addiction.
One of my favorite charities is Boston cares, a non-profit that provides volunteer work around Boston. They make it easy to volunteer and do great things for homeless veterans in Boston.
Salvation Army. My dad struggled with addiction and was even homeless for a bit. The salvation army was his saving grace.
The Birthday Party Project is an organization near and dear to my heart. Along with fellow “birthday enthusiasts” (volunteers) we host monthly birthday parties for homeless children in cities across America, complete with decorations, games, crafts, cupcakes and tons of fun!
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://afsp.org/). We lost our oldest child last October to suicide. No one should have to face either side of this heartbreaking issue.
My favorite cause is Seneca Family of Agencies, a non profit which works with foster youth throughout California as well as Washington State!
Boston Scholar Athlete Program
Love the jacket too, a great look.
Unicef and Women for Women International
Cradles to Crayons supports children from birth to age 12 in low income or homeless situations. Its also a great place to donate gently-used kids clothing and other gear. I also like Donors Choose because it supports teachers in schools across the country get access to the resources they need. In many parts of the country, a little bit of help goes a long way. So many other worthy options already noted!
My family is actively involved in a local charity: http://www.haamministries.org (Humble Area Assistance Ministries).
ASPCA please. These poor babies need a voice.
ASPCA or the USO!
Baby2Baby is an awesome charity that provides basics to parents in the U.S. on a limited income — think diapers, etc.
Love146 an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and rehabilitating those who have already been traffic,both in the US and other countries!
Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. It’s a terrible disease and it’s heartbreaking to visit a loved one and not have them know who you are or even who they themselves are anymore.
The Little Flowers Project. They give medical treatment and a home to abandoned babies in China.
I love the ASPCA!
Compassion International! Thank you Erin!
There are so many worthy charities. Everyone’s suggestions are great to read through and gather inspiration. I’ve always really liked the Girls on the Run mission to empower girls to be joyful, confidence and healthy.
I love supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This fall, I’ll run my second Tufts 10k with team LLS to raise money for cancer research.
I love Casa Myrna in Boston, which helps women who are in, or have been in, abusive relationships. Can only imagine how hard it is to get out and start over, especially when kids are involved. Casa Myrna does an amazing job of supporting these women and getting them on their feet again. It’s local, and doing important work. Thank you for the giveaway.
Awesome! Love that jacket.
A charity we’ve been giving too lately that is local to us is called Beverly Bootstraps….
My favourite charity is our local food bank – FeedNS. They do such amazing work in our province, supplying food for families in need.
A great platform that shares stories of grace and redemption, beauty and love.
Great giveaway! Beat Nb is a great charity helping with research and treatment of neuroblastoma.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
My favorite charity is St. Jude! Love the blazer so much. It’s adorable.
Meals on Wheels- delivering nutritous meals to the elderly and people with disabilities.
March of Dimes
The Humane Society. I know there are so many amazing charities out there but the heart feels what it feels and mine will always bleed for the underdogs, literally.
LOVE the jacket, omg. (Hope my receiving of Two Penny Blue e-mails already counts as the newsletter, attempted to sign up and it told me I already had, knowing me still very possible I messed it up)
USAgainstAlzheimers, for my sweet loving father.
My favorite charity to support is Bright Beginnings DC – a non-profit providing childcare to homeless families.
Ronald McDonald House
The Special Olympics, http://www.specialolympics.org, which brought so much happiness to my disabled brother during his life.
I lost my younger brother when he was 23 years old to a brain tumor. He was granted a wish by Make-A-Wish when he was 14 and originally diagnosed and it was one of the highlights of his short life. You really don’t really how much of a break the child and their family needs and how much of a difference it makes on their life. It really is an amazing organization. My brother was a “Wish maker” giving back to the organization from the minute he received his wish until the day he died. He wanted to give other children what was given to him, he was so grateful for it. He’s been gone for 3 years now, but my family continues to give back to Make- A-Wish in his honor and raise thousands of dollars each year at an annual Charity volley back tournament. It’s a wonderful beautiful charity!
Big Brother Big Sister – I’m a big and have loved seeing how just spending time with my little has drastically changed her outlook in life; she’s even starting to consider going to college! I give my support 100% to this organization.
The charity I love to support is RI Community Food Bank
Dana Farber cancer center, and Abby’s House in Worcester MA
Luries children’s hospital in Chicago. I worked in the psychiatry department for years. 80% of their patients are Medicaid. They turn no child away. They are an amazing institution.
Childrens Advocacy Center of Suffolk County- a non profit organization which works to identify and support the needs of abused children and their families.
Friendship circle Cleveland! Helping kids and young adults with special needs.
We support Arkansas Children’s Hospital. They helped saved my daughter’s life as well as the lives of many other children I know.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Supporting those who protect our country is a must. Especially those who were injured doing so. I wish we could donate even more to the veterans but every little bit helps!
I support Save the Children. They are helping children in the US and around the world. Their mission to provide safe environments and education to children is critical to end the hate and violence we are living in now.
Regional Food Bank
Ronald McDonald House-The Ronald McDonald House provides living accommodations to families who children/child are sickened with severe diseases and illnesses. They provide home cooked meals, clothing, and personal necessities as long as they are staying at the house. Volunteering to cook dinner for the families brings much joy.
Charity – Gift of Adoption – Helping children and families find each other through adoption.
I have friends who are social workers and it’s heartbreaking to see how broken the system is. They need more.
Big brothers his sisters. I was matched with a girl when she was 8, now she’s 22! We have a lifelong friendship and I’m so proud of her.
I support the Animal Legal Defense Fund. http://Www.aldf.org They take up the cause for animals across the country being kept in roadside zoo attractions, poor factory farming conditions, cruelty cases, puppy mills and much much more. Always good to speak for the voiceless!
Planned Parenthood ! Women supporting women. I went to PP for birth control when I was in college and couldn’t afford it. I feel it’s so unfortunate that they’re just viewed as an abortion clinic, but instead are great doctors helping women!
Best Buddies – A mentoring program for people with special needs. Such an amazing way to be apart of someone special’s life!
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Advocates on behalf of kids in the foster care system.
We donate to our local United Way. It’s a great way to ensure that the $ helps those in need in our community.
Charity planned parenthood
Thompson Island Outward Bound! This organization utilizes its beautiful spot on one of Boston’s Harbor Islands as an outdoor classroom. They teach kids leadership skills and give them tools to tackle the challenges that come their way. This organization partners with Boston Public Schools to make sure that as many kids as possible are exposed to the good things that come from spending time in the great outdoors. ???
Childrens Cancer Research Fund. http://www.childrenscancer.org/
Donors Choose- allows people to donate directly to public school classroom projects….it was instrumental for me as a High school teacher in the Bronx
The Ned Sheehy Memorial Fund is my favorite charity. This charity supports youth sports and enables children to attend sports camp at no cost.
Supporting Planned Parenthood is so important to me to keep basic healthcare available to the most vulnerable women among us.
Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC by the Wendt Center – this is a grief camp for children who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. As someone who lost their mama at a young age, I truly appreciate the good work this organization is doing for kids.
Charity: Water (www.charitywater.org) is an inspiring organization, that provides clean drinking water to developing nations. Since 2006, their work has helped fund approximately 19,800 projects, benefiting an estimated 6.1 million people. I work in the non-profit sector and support various organizations but always moved by Charity: Water’s mission to deliver a necessity to so many.
Children’s Hospital Vancouver
Birdshot Uveitis Society
I love the work the Girl Effect does – it’s run by the Nike Foundation and invests in girls all over the world. Research shows that when we invest in young girls, they lift their families and communities up. Basically it’s the best.
And thanks for turning an already fun giveaway into something meaningful. I’ve spent the morning reading through all these great charities!
Those jackets are GORGEOUS!
I regularly donate to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. I adopted my furbaby Brynn there in 2011. In addition to rescuing and adopting out all kinds of animals, they’re also big advocates for animal welfare and are driving important legislation on Beacon Hill to protect animals in our state.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The jimmy fund
SPCA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Adore this jacket!
We try and focus on one charity every year. This year, we are supporting EngenderHealth. A great organization doing great things.
I always love supporting the Hidden Genius Project. Lovely jacket and giveaway!
Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Santa Ana, CA
Sick Kids Hospital Foundation
Girls on the Run is one of my favorite non-profit organizations. They help girls ages 9-12 with self esteem, tackling tough issues they face in school like bullying and teach them how to run a 5k. I wish I had been able to participate with this organization when I was between the ages of 9-12 as I was overweight and made fun of.
Friends of Kids with Cancer
The jimmy fund
Ben’s Bells; an organization that inspires, educates, and motivates the power of intentional kindness.
Love the jacket and Violence Policy Center is doing amazing work
For his children
Cambridge Family & Childrens Services
It’s a tie! MSPCA and Girls on the Run (I serve on the board of the latter’s Boston chapter so I may be biased :))
St. Jude children’s research hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ❤️
I love supporting St Jude’s because I hope some day we can find a cure for all cancers!
Women for Women International
Be the Match
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
She Has a Name
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Best Friends Animal Society. I had the chance to visit their sanctuary this past spring and it is amazing what they’re doing to change animal shelters nationwide! #savethemall
The Corners Society and St. Jude’s
Boston Children’s Hospital (maybe not technically a charity but they do amazing and important work!)
For One World– an organization dedicated to quality education for all, particular females in Ghana
My charity is Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This year I ran in the Boston marathon to raise funds for DFCI because of what they do for cancer research and treatment. Everyone is impacted by cancer in one way or another throughout their lives and there is something we can do about it!
Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I love the make a wish foundation and began raising money to grant wishes in college. I have been a part of granting 3 wishes and it’s the best feeling in the world!
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos
the american foundation for suicide prevention — money goes toward raising awareness, funding research, creating educational programs, advocating for mental health, and providing resources to those affected by suicide.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
There are so many good charities out there. I’m partial to Family Promise, which helps homeless children and their families get on their feet through mentorship and community initiatives, and Puppies Behind Bars, which has inmates raise service dogs to help wounded veterans.
Stunning jacket. It looks amazing. Started following them on instagram and excited that I signed up for the their newsletter. We give to several charities throughout the year but the one that actually hits home for us is Autism Awareness of any kind. Our son was recently diagnosed and it’s great to see how many business and people are becoming more and more of the scale of being on the spectrum.
Women for Women International is a fantastic organization that looks to support and educate women in war-torn areas of the world so that they have a better chance to develops skills that can help them support themselves and their families. Women and children always suffer the worst in countries in crisis and usually have very few resources.
The Jimmy Fund
Moms Demand Action (a cause more than a charity at the moment).
GirlStart http://www.girlstart.org – Empowering girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math! Awesome organization!
Action Against Hunger. This organization is committed to ending world hunger.
The Hefer Project.
Make A Wish Foundation. They do incredible things for children and families going through difficult times, and they are SO generous.
Planned Parenthood is also another one top of my list. They rely on private donations to provide all of the services they offer to so many people across the country.
On the top of my charity list is MAKE A WISH foundation. They are amazing with what they do especially for the li’l ones.
Follow them on IG and signed up for their newsletter as well. Love to see companies that actually make a difference in this world. And, gorgeous jacket indeed!
the Charlotte SPCA
Am I too late?!?!?!!? Thanks for introducing us to this designer!!! My favorite charity is St. Jude.
Cradles to crayons
Love this jacket…such a classic! I like any charity that deals with cancer research; especially with children’s cancers. I also like St. Judes.
Thanks Erin! My family and I send our support to Compassion International. A worldwide organization that enables children around the world to escape poverty. CI provides education, healthcare and nutritional support & “our” little girl, Gladys, lives in Burkina Faso, Africa. Our monthly support this last 6 years has meant that Gladys can go to school, her and her family are well fed and healthy.
What a great company that not only has beautiful clothing but looks beyond “the bottom line” and reaches out to help others. Bravo. You have my support!!
Doctors without Boarders and my local food bank. Love your blog!
I love Make a Wish- also loving this post and jacket!`
I love make a wish and doctors without borders! Thanks fur posting this!
LOVING that jacket!! :) And I love brands that give back, I wish more did! My favorite charity is “CHARITY: WATER” I think water is such an important MUST HAVE need for everyone, but its so simple that many people over look it.
Habitat for Humanity!
This jacket is completely adorable! My favorite charity is PanCan, which helps find a cure from pancreatic cancer. My Mom passed away from it 13 years ago after being diagnosed 4 short months. Miss that lady and wish she got to meet my daughter. https://www.pancan.org
donorschoose.org, so many great projects for deserving kids!
I love this jacket – I have been admiring the 2PB jackets ever since you told us about the line!
I support AFSP…The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention….in memory of my son.
Thanks Erin! Love you – love the blog!
My favorite charity is Fisher House (it’s like Ronald McDonald House, but for military and veteran families).
The Chattanooga Red Cross! Thank you for the chance!!
I like PATH. They are ” an international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity” http://www.path.org/about/
Womanade is a local charity in our community.
Women helping women. There are those in need right at our back door.
Cradles to Crayons in the Boston area! They give low income and homeless families items that kids need to thrive and grow and enjoy. They are the best!
I help run a student organization at the school that I teach at where the students chose a charity each month, and try to raise money for that charity. A favorite is always Heifer International, but I love the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I loved reading about all these other charitable programs; Thank you for the ideas!
I love this jacket! And what a wonderful business idea! Erin, Thank you for all your great weekly suggestions. I am hooked to your blog:) my favorite charity is the Andrew Green Foundation running a school in Haiti.
I have three charities that I love:
The Vincentians of the Congregation of the Mussion Western Province who do incredible work with the poor locally, in Kenya, and you can also help the priests and nuns who’ve given their lives in service to the poor.
I also like SOME (So Others May Eat) in DC. Truly inspiring work helping with the immediate needs of the homeless and poor as well as breaking the cycle of poverty.
Ohhhhh, there is one more I like. DriButts. They’ve created a diaper for 3rd world countries. We so take for granted the sanitation systems we use everyday but for people around the world, the lack of sanitary conditions can prove extremely dangerous for them and their precious little ones.
I love be Feed Our Future in Fresno, CA. Two moms’ hearts were broken for the kids at their kids’ school who didn’t have lunch. They put their heads together and are now a full-blown non-profit and PINC (another amazing group of young women) just raised and donated a boat load to Feed. So proud of Feed and PINC for providing meals to our precious kiddos!
WeCanRow DC – empowering breast cancer survivors through rowing
World Vision is a charity I support…
….these jackets are amazing. Thanks for sharing!
The Ronald McDonald House charities – providing parents/families of hospitalized children a free home away from home.
The Cornerstone Rescue Mission in our tiny little Midwest town supports people who need a safe place to live while getting back on their feet. They show love to an underserved and often ignored homeless population-such a great place.
My favorite is the 1st Ranger Battalion Sua Sponte Foundation. My husband served with this unit in the military and the charity serves the Rangers and their families.
Amanda the Panda in Des Moines, IA! In a nutshell, they provide grief counseling services to children and families. An amazing charity that helps children understand, cope with, and discuss the death and dying process.
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
So many worthy charities but right now the the Compassion Collective came to mind
Cookies for Kids Cancer! Amazing charity that funds research for finding a cure for pediatric cancer.
I love brands that give back. unitybeads.com donates clean water wells to villages that don’t have water.
I have a special place in my heart for many non-profit organizations and foundations, including Heifer International and Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation. Erin, thank you for all that you do to share your experiences with fertility challenges and express hope for women everywhere.
United mitochondrial disease foundation….we need to find a cure for mitochondrial disease.
The American Heart Association.
I love Smile Train…what a way to brighten a young child’s life!
Autism awareness! But all of the charities mentioned so far are worthy too. Thanks for giving me he chance to enter. Keep up the good work.
The Danny Arnold Foundation. Their signature event Danny’s Day with the message “To whom much is given much is expected”. Danny’s Day is just a fabulous day of our community volunteering in groups and individually. Catholic high schools and colleges benefit from their scholarship program. The scholarships are based on kids living the message of giving!
Please don’t forget Big Brothers Big Sisters!! Both my children had wonderful experiences and my son’s “Big” stood in as a father for his wedding. Life-long, life-changing relationships.
CCFA- crohns and colitis foundation of America!!!
Operation Understanding DC is a local non profit that works with high school students to educate them to be eleaders in promoting respect, understanding, and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.
Love 146 is a local nonprofit located in northern Houston. They work to end the exploitation and trafficking of children. Wonderful charity that does some serious groundwork. I’ve been supporting them since my college years!
Three Square is my favorite charity here in Las Vegas. Not only are they a food bank, but also provide meals to children during the summer months- this often is the only meal the child receives during the day. TS has also partnered with restaurants in town for Restaurant week. Each restaurant decides what percentage of their proceeds of that week will be donated to Three Square. They are truly an inspiration and I am proud to be associated with them. No child hungry.
World Vision is my favorite charity. Anything to help the children of the world – it’s all about kids!!! LOVE the jacket!!
I love finding out about all of these charities! A couple listed above are on my list of favorites, especially Doctors Without Borders and DonorsChoose.org. My kids’ teacher outfitted her classroom with alternative seating through Donors Choose, and it’s made a huge difference. I also make sure to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation every year because they have consistently used their money wisely and are on the cusp of a cure.
Love this brand! Thanks for the highlight! I’m in the need of new blazers for work since I got rid of so many when I was working from home.
My favorite charity is Dress for Success Worldwide, it helps to empower women to get out in the work world by providing them with attire to create confidence an d give them the tools so they can be successful. I strongly feel women need this kind of support.
Heifer International! I’m a farm girl who believes in the “if you teach a man to fish” adage when it comes to enabling impoverished populations to make money and feed their families. Their work is truly inspiring. (Thank you for this wonderful–and different–giveaway on a heartbreaking day). xoxo
My favorite charity is Open Heart Magic.
I volunteer regularly at the greater Boston foodbank through work. We also work with cradles to crayons as well as dress for success. So many ways to help out!
Love this jacket! After having my second son this past May it would be nice to add it to my currently tiny wardrobe!
Love St. Jude for the help and hope they give to families with children suffering from cancer!
Every Mother Counts (EMC)- works to promote maternal health throughout the world.
The ALS Foundation – I lost my grandfather to this horrible disease!
My favorite charity is Best Buddies. I love the work that they do, and the smiles they help bring to some of the world’s most incredible individuals. Here in Boston, my favorite local charitable organization is the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Three cheers for LEARN Charter Schools in Chicago! Providing children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree.
I have a passion for Partners for Youth Opportunity. They provide holistic support young people from 8th grade to 1st year of college that may have a family member incarcerated, be first generation American, or qualify for free or reduced lunch. They provide tutoring, mentoring and opportunities to connect by volunteering and working in their community. Some of us just need a little support to find our path. I myself am still looking.
Love Polo by Twilight. Providing scholarships to students.
Such great new products! My favorite charity is Homeward Trails. It’s an animal rescue in Virginia and they do such an amazing job bringing in dogs from high-risk areas.
Erin, I saw the jacket on 2 PB yesterday and fell in love with it too! I love how they donate school uniforms to girls, how Toms donates a pair of shoes for each pair purchased and Warby Parker donates glasses. Home Tees donates part of their profits to MS research (my aunt died from MS) and I’m a 25 year breast cancer survivor. Sometimes hard for me to choose where my donations go, but I like to purchase from such giving retailers.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for this opportunity!
Ele’s Place — a place that assists grieving children.
TAPS. They provide assistance to families who have lost a love one that served in the military.
Smile Train, an organization helping children born with cleft palate or cleft lip to repair their cleft allowing them eat, breathe and speak normally. Changing the world one smile at a time! https://www.smiletrain.org
Love these jackets!
YouthCare in Seattle does great work for homeless and at-risk youth. Whether it is a safe place to work on their GED, clean (and warm) clothing, job training, a hot meal… http://www.youthcare.org
Such a cute jacket! I like World Relief which helps refugees and immigrants. Another great company that helps people throughout the world through fashion is Noonday Collection.
Backpack Buddies. It is a part of the Interfaith Food Shuttle in North Carolina and sends kids home with food when they do not get enough at home.
Fav charity is ASPCA. I also support local Spay Arkansas that helps pets from low income family.
I love DonorsChoose.org–a great way to support teachers and students in underserved schools and communities.
What an amazing cause! St. Jude’s is a great charity, it seems as of late I’ve heard so many stories of young children with cancer and as a mom for an 8 and 5 year old it pulls at your heart strings.
I support Robin Hood Foundation whose goal is to end poverty in NYC.
Favorite charity – Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. They do a wonderful job of community outreach to spread the word on hunger and help to feed thousands upon thousands each year. Great group!
My favorite charity is a local one that helps women called Womenspace, helps them escape violence and teaches them how to be successful after leaving a bad situation!
My favorite non-profit is the Junior League of New Orleans’ Diaper Bank, which provides diapers to parents in need, helping moms and dads avail themselves of childcare for their kids so they can go to school and work!
As an animal lover, World Wildlife Foundation has always been a favorite charity of mine. Here in DC, Bright Beginnings does great work offering early childhood education and wrap around services for homeless children and their families!
Love this jacket! I’ve been working with the Los Angeles Alliance to help children living in poverty in the area.
Such an awesome giveaway and great cause! My charity of choice is the Toronto Humane Society. Everyone deserves a loving, caring home.
Samaritan’s Purse provides food, shelter, and hope world wide. It is one of my favorite charities.
Love this jacket! So cute and perfect for summer and the fall season coming up!
My favorite charity right now is Kaboom
This charity is designed for children to have safe playgrounds. It is an organization that helps find safe equipment for children and the handicapped.
Lurie Children’s Hospital Charities
This is my first time commenting on your site. Although I love your sense of style, it is your honesty that brings me back to your blog on a regular basis.
I wanted to advocate for RAW Art Works in Lynn, MA. RAW’S mission is to IGNITE the DESIRE to CREATE and the CONFIDENCE TO SUCCEED in underserved youth. RAW’s clinical art therapists and professional artists build meaningful relationships with each kid, helping them see a broader palette of life choices. They challenge them to change negative patterns while giving unrelenting support to reach what may seem unattainable.
I have been so impressed with this organization and suggest that you check it out. They are often doing career nights to expose students to work in creative fields. Perhaps you and some artists or designers that you know would be willing to participate.
I love the Red Cross, and I think we need to focus more on education and less on materialism!
awesome! I love world food programme (a nonprofit) for their work to end global hunger
Wow, thanks for introducing me to this great charity! As a teacher I love organizations that support and value education….and it’s just icing on the cake that the clothes are gorgeous! My favorite charity is a local organization called Iskashitaa (where I live in AZ) which harvests fruit from unpicked citrus trees (there are a TON that go unpicked in Arizona, if you can believe it) and redistributes the food to our refugee population. They even hold free workshops where they teach refugees how to cook with the fruit if they are unfamiliar with it. It’s a creative solution that’s eliminating food waste by feeding the hungry!
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Their mission is to research and find a cure.
My favorite charity is Inspiration Corporation in Chicago, which helps the chronically homeless and those with criminal records receive housing, training and job placement.
Ive been following 2 Penny Blue since last year when did the pop up shop with them and M. Flynn in the South End last Christmas. I hope you will curate and have the pop up shop again this Christmas – so much fun!
My charity of choice is the Wounded Warrior Project. You can learn more at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Thank you to all who have served.
My favorite charity is Horizons, which runs educational summer programs for elementart school students!
Gorgeous jackets! I absolutely love the ASPCA. Their pages are almost hard to look at because I wish I could adopt all of the dogs!
Doctors without Borders!
I volunteer with the Periwinkle Foundation based in Houston, TX . The organization supports Texas Children’s Hospital patients and their families who are dealing with cancer by providing activities like summer camp, family camp, support for survivors, and art therapy.
Awesome giveaway! My favorite charity is our local SPCA- thank goodness for the work they do for all the little furbabies I can’t save myself.
Susan G Komen – lost my mother and aunt to breast cancer – ready to get rid of this disease!
Doctors Without Borders. They remain when everyone else is gone and go where no one else will.
For many reasons St Jude’s has been a favorite charity of mine for years.
My favorite is the ASPCA – there are way too many sad animals that need love and a home!
MSPCA such a wonderful facility and brings so much joy with rescuing cats, dogs and other animals! We got our kitten Armondo there and no matter what is going on in the world he can make you feel better with his kitty snuggles!
Love the giveaway! My charity of choice is Friends of Youth, a homeless shelter for youth on the Eastside of the Seattle WA area.
Awesome giveaway! My favorite charity is the ASPCA. All animals deserve a loving, safe home. Also, my family is very active with Toys For Tots during the holiday season.
Love the jacket!
My favorite charity is One Sky Foundation, formally Half the Sky. This supports orphaned children in China. Two of our children benefitted from this charity so it is near and dear to our hearts.
Great Blazers! My favorite charity is Choice Humanitarian. They’re bring water to villages all over the world. They also build schools so women and children can be educated and learn to read in remote villages of Guatamala.
I’m a big supporter of the Humane Society.
Our top charity is CureSMA.org
My niece has Type II so it is extremely close to our family! We need to find a cure!
My favorite charity is Make A Wish, closely followed by the Wounded Warrior program.
Great giveaway! I love Doctors Without Borders, The Pricess Project and ANY charity that benifits animals!
I so love how Two Penny Blue donates uniforms to girls in Africa with purchases. Such a wonderful addition to make to the World. My favorite charity would be Susie’s Senior Dogs (http://www.susiesseniordogs.com/what-is-ssd/), a group that works to find homes for older, homeless dogs, who are usually overlooked by potential adopters due to their age. If I could adopt 50 older dogs, I would.
Saving Grace in Raleigh, N.C. takes in pups from kill shelters all over the state and takes amazing care of them until they are adopted by loving homes. That and Girls on the Run are tied for my favorites!
Done and done! Love 2PB stuff and such an awesome mission. I have two favorite charities…Cradles to Crayons (www.cradlestocrayons.org) and Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (www.dbafoundation.org).
The new styles are gorgeous!
Great idea to bring awareness to different charities. My current favorites are Kelly Hall YMCA (located on the West side of Chicago and dedicated to helping youth with after school programs, mentoring etc.) and the Kind Campaign focusing on girl-against-girl bullying.
Wonderful post, Erin! It is always refreshing to see people doing good in the world and giving back, especially in the midst of what’s going on in the news. World Vision is one of my favorite charities. They support orphanages around the world.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
I work with the Lymphoma Research Foundation to support of my friend’s mom, who lost her battle. I freakin’ hate cancer.
My favorite charities are the Ronald McDonald House and any local animal shelters. Love these jackets!
Great post, love the heart behind Two Penny Blue! My favorite charity is Blood Water Mission. They are a charity working to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. They’re doing incredible things! http://www.bloodwater.org
Love the new styles – and the mission of this great company! My favorite charity is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks so much for the great giveaway opportunity!
My favorite charity is The Fisher House Foundation. It’s mission it to provide a housing for families during the hospitalization of soldiers with illness, injuries or diseases. Super amazing!
Following on Insta, signed up for newsletter and LOVE those jackets.
My favorite charity is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s thru the Alzheimer’s Association
Make a wish foundation. Every child deserves happiness.
Love that Margot jacket. Wow, it’s killer. My longtime favorite charity is Compassion International, releasing children from poverty in Jeasus’ name. For $39/month you support a child and you are able to correspond with them. I’ve had several over the years and have met many of them. A true blessing.
“Love is love is love is love. ” We need more of that! Thank you for reaching out to your readers on such an important issue — too many remain quiet. I work a lot with Youth Services in Tulsa, OK. They help underprivileged and homeless children and teens specifically. They help integrate them back into the community and encourage them to reach their potential and live their life for the greater good, the greater change. It is such a great organization as the children are our future. They have the ability to change the world. We need generations of change and Youth Services is starting now! http://www.yst.org/yst/Who_We_Are.asp
Thank you for standing up, in this world of hate.
my favorite charity is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I’m a Boston area high school teacher who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was in high school. I have lunch every Friday with the girls at my school who also have T1D, and we do the Boston Walk to Cure Diabetes in the fall down at the Hatch Shell! All of our fundraising goes towards research to find a cure for diabetes – for people like us!
love the blazers – would be perfect for school! Thanks, Erin!
My favorite charity is NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness. Don’t love the name but love their work, mission, information and research. It’s time to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Who among us hasn’t struggled in at least some small way or watched a loved one struggle unnecessarily. Get involved with the NAMI organization in your area. They are an amazing resource and do great work.
instagram – check, newsletter – check….orange county rape crisis center — making such a difference.
Both the Sick Kids Foundation and Salvation Army are charities I personally care about. It is wonderful to see the other charities your readers support here, too – a reminder that there is still so much good in the world.
My favorite charities are The Campagna Center in Alexandria, VA, Bright Beginnings in Washington, DC and The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda, MD. I’m part of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center and we fundraise for the Early Head Start, Alexandroa Head Start and Early Learning Center, Building Better Futures program for at-risk middle and high school students and an adult program, New Neighbors, an English Language Learner program that offers English classes and services to help immigrants become self-sufficient. http://www.campagnacenter.org/programs
Bright Beginnings DC is an early education center for homeless children and their families founded by the Junior League of Washington, which I’m a sustaining member. http://www.brightbeginningsinc.org/about
The Children’s Inn at NIH provides a home away from home for children and their families receiving treatment and pediatric research for serious illness at the National Institutes of Health. I used to be on their Young Ambassadors Council before I had my son: http://www.childrensinn.org
I’m pregnant but love a good blazer to make an outfit more polished and my favorite look for work or a night out is always tipped off with a tailored blazer!
My favorite charity is Dan and Ron’s Dog rescue. they save dogs and have over 100 dogs at their farm.
That Edie jacket is gorgeous! Favorite charity -Union gospel mission
So many amazing charities out there. My current favorite is the Hope Alliance. Gorgeous jackets!
My favorite charity is Cycle fro Survival, which was founded by my friend and raises millions for rare cancer research at Sloan Kettering. 100% of every dollar raised is deployed in a rare cancer research program within 6 months.
I love to support local charities so in our town it is our Rescue Mission.
Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful blazer!! I don’t know if you have to do all 3 things, I don’t have an instagram account but I did the other 2 =)
My favorite international charity would probably be Compassion, however, I prefer to just donate / volunteer locally to make a difference, which I volunteer at the Eastern Shore Public Library.
Megan @ http://www.blingelegance.wordpress.com
Love these jackets! So many worthy charities to choose from but one we supported this year was American Refugee Committee which provides long-term humanitarian aid to refugees and displaced people.
Hospice, they work tirelessly with compassion and love to care for the most vulnerable of people in their greatest time of need.
The Wounded Warrior Project is my current favorite charity — the sacrifices our service men and women make are incredible! Anything I can do to thank and repay them!!
St. Jude’s for a very long time. Goats of Anarchy is my new pet charity. :)
CASA, which provides advocates (and a voice) for children going through child abuse legal cases. Thanks EOS!
Love love love all of Two Penny Blue’s designs. Thank you so much for introducing me to them Erin! My favorite charity is the World Wildlife Fund (WWF.org) If I could go around and save every distressed animal in the world I would. But I can’t. So I am proud to support this amazing organization that fights for animals and the environment on the ground and in the offices of policy makers and legislators.
Any and all adoption causes is definitely something that I support. We feel so blessed to have what we have but all children deserve to have a home where they feel loved.
I like the mission of Food for Free in Cambridge. There’s too much hunger and too much food waste in our communities and I like what they’re doing to try to change that. Enjoy your weekend!
Christopher reeve foundation, thank you!
Every mom counts! As a mom of two little ones who was given the very best care throughout both my pregnancies, I feel it’s essential to pay that forward and ensure every mom is given that same embrace, care and love! https://www.change.org/p/cover-midwife-and-doula-services-for-mothers-in-the-united-states-givingbirthinamerica
I am a big supporter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Love!! I came across the Kind Campaign several years ago when they were just starting out post college. The organization is a non-profit initiative started by two sweet young ladies to bring awareness and healing to girl-on-girl bullying. Highly recommend checking them out!
Easy to see why you are obsessed with the jacket. It’s great! The charity I focus on right now is the Wounded Warrior Project. My brother enlisted last year, and care for or servicemen and women took on a whole new meaning.
I love people and am so glad so many support charities that benefit humanity but I have a soft spot for defenseless and abused animals. I give to many animal charities but the one that receives a monthly gift from me is the ASPCA.
Beautiful clothes! Thanks for doing a giveaway. My favorite charity is the Pediatric Brain Foundation. After 3 kids were diagnosed in our community in the past 2 years, we have learned how little research is done for children with cancer. Only 4% of cancer finding goes to pediatric cancers. Seeing my friend lose her son has been heartbreaking. Hoping for more research to be done so no other mother had to endure the same trials.
I volunteer for Friends of the Library Seattle because I believe in books. I also contribute to the Heifer Project because I like their program.
We love Doctor’s Without Borders!
Love love love the jackets!
Since recently becoming a parent, children’s charities hold a special place in my heart. SOS Children’s Villages has provided homes to over 50,000 orphaned or abandoned children in over 130 countries. I can’t imagine what it is like to go through life (especially childhood) without a family and a support system. I love that this charity is working to create a safe place and a sense of community for these children. http://www.sos-usa.org/
My favorite charity is a tie between dress for success and make a wish.
My favorite charity is BEAstrong which supports Biliary Atresia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Here’s the link for information and donations. It’s an incredible journey this family has taken. To learn more go to http://www.make-statements.com/ Hillary Weiner’s blog.
PS I seriously need that jacket!
Awesome giveaway! My favorite charity is Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield, CT. I think it’s really important to take care of elderly or disabled people in my town and to ensure they have healthy and nutritious meals. Even though I’m a busy mom I make time to be a board member for this wonderful organization, and it’s something that makes me feel great to be a part of.