I am proud to be a part of the huge effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders this holiday season. It's the brain child of blogger extraordinaire, Karla Sugar, who wanted to do something special with all of her left over products this year. Many of us bloggers, who receive more items to test that we can possibly ever use, often donate left over products to domestic violence shelters or other charities. And while a $50 face powder is a treat for one woman who has never had such a luxury item before, the actual $50 is likely to be able to help way more than one person.
(Video courtesy of Doctors Without Borders)
With that idea in mind, Karla asked several of bloggers if they would like to contribute an item to be auctioned off to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is an organization that provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. DWB provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need, regardless of ethnicity, race or religion. It's a great way to give back and DWB is one of the more stable, trustworthy charities, with over 85% of their funding going to actual programs, not overhead.
With about 50 bloggers participating, there is certain to be some swag you could pick up for a good cause. It's our intent to get almost everything shipped in time for the Christmas holidays. The auction began today and goes through December 20th. Items have been donated by the following Bloggers/Companies:
Afrobella, A Girl's Gotta Spa!, AlyWalansky.com, Armani Beauty, Bay Area Style File, Beauté Cosmetics, Beauty Alchemist, Beauty Info Zone, The Beauty Look Book, Bobbi Brown, Cafe Makeup, Cargo, China Glaze, EnKore, Estee Lauder, Fashion. Style. Beauty., For the Love of Beauty, From Head to Toe, Givenchy, Gloss Menagerie, Gouldylox Reviews, Grace Gold for AOL StyleList, Illamasqua, JeweledThumb, KarlaSugar, KraseyBeauty, Lancome, Leonor Greyl, The Makeup Girl, Miss Whoever You Are, Musings of a Muse, My Lips But Better, Nadine Jolie, The Non-Blonde, Older Girl Beauty, OPI, Out in a Pout, Pink Sith, Prime Beauty, Product Girl, Pursebuzz, Renee Rouleau, Retrodiva's Beauty, Sasquatch Swatch, Sicka Than Average, Spoiled Pretty, Talika, Three Custom Color Specialists, and Votre Vu
Check out to see what is on the auction block at www.Beautybloggers.org and spread the wealth. The gift you'll give to Doctors Without Borders is going to help give someone get the medical care they need at the time they need it most. (And some of those bloggers put up some awesome swag!)
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