Sunday, October 01, 2006

the pink (ribbon!) square

Pink is the new charity! As you can probably tell from the name of this blog, I'm a sucker for anything pink. And it never hurts if my shopping good-deed benefits a good cause. (Well, besides me, of course.) So in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness month, here are a few pink ribbon goodies that benefit women's charities.

I love the cute floral and bug designs on Eleni's Benevolent Bouquet ($58.50). Half of the proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I have a regular ol' silver Pioneer inno and I love it. (Seriously, can't live without it.) But check out XM Radio's new girlie pink Pioneer Inno ($350). It gives you access to hundreds of cool satellite radio stations and allows you to record music and download mp3s. Genius. Thirty dollars per radio sold will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Karen Neuberger pink lounge socks ($15) feel buttery soft. I could just pet them all day long. Proceeds benefit the BCRF.

White House | Black Market's Hope umbrella ($44) is quite stylish and "just" pink enough to carry any time of the year. All net proceeds will be donated to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with anything (anything!) with my name or initials on it. So you know that I'm a fan of Red Envelope's Think Pink monogrammed soaps ($30). All proceeds go to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund

I'm a steamer girl myself (who has the patience to iron these days!) but after trying Rowenta's pink iron ($80) at an event a few months ago, I may be willing to move over to the dark, er, sharp creased side. All profits will be donated to BCRF

Doing mundane DIY jobs around the apartment would be so much tolerable if I was using Tomboy Tools' Hammer Out breast cancer hammer ($15). Six dollars from each sold will go to the Komen Foundation.

Yes, I may end up killing every plant that I've ever owned, but I think Smith & Hawken's Haws pink watering can ($50) is great even for those of us with black thumbs and good intentions. Ten percent of the retail price will go to the Komen Foundation.

Panera's Pink Ribbon bagel ($1) looks more like a pretzel than a bagel, but I'm sure it's delish. A portion of sales will go to the Komen Foundation and Y-ME Organization.

I love the old-timey look of Typhoon's Vintage Pink small canisters ($40/3). Ten percent of profits go to a variety of breast cancer charities.

I never thought much about the aesthetic value of a vacuum until Dyson came along and now, for some reason, looks matter. Although it's still quite a financial investment for a vacuum, I think pink DC07 ($399) is a grand improvement over the school-bus yellow of the regular model. Forty dollars from the sale of each unit will be donated to the BCRF.

The Laundress' pink scented squares ($28/3) smell like lavender and are perfect for slipping in a drawer or suitcase. Twenty percent of profits will go to the Y-Me Foundation.

If you don't have room for a pink stand mixer, KitchenAid's Cook for the Cure hand mixer ($80) is the next best thing. Seven dollars from every mixer purchased will go to the Komen Foundation.


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