Nordstrom Partners With Good+Foundation To Help New York City Families In Need

Company Is Halfway To Meeting Its Pledge Goal Of $5M To Support Various Community Organizations

On the eve of the company opening its newest flagship store in New York City (57th Street and Broadway), Nordstrom is proud to announce its continued commitment to supporting the local New York City community through its new partnership with Good+Foundation, a leading nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing donations of goods with innovative services to help low-income families.

Last year, Nordstrom announced its commitment to give $5 million dollars to the community of New York City by the end of 2020 through a combination of enterprise investments and grants. Good+Foundation is the newest addition to the portfolio, receiving a community grant of $250,000 to support programmatic work across all five boroughs of New York. This work will include helping deliver essential items like cribs, diapers and strollers as well as providing access to family services like job training, couples counseling and parenting classes with the long term goal of creating a healthier, safer environment for parents and children. Nordstrom will also be supporting the foundation through its 2019 NYC in-store holiday campaign and more.

We believe one of our most important responsibilities as a company is giving back to the diverse communities where we live and work,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores. “As we celebrate the opening of Nordstrom NYC, our Manhattan Flagship store, we are thrilled to be partnering with Good+Foundation to help improve the lives of thousands of local children and families.”

Founded in 2001 in New York City, Good+Foundation partners with approximately 75 innovative anti-poverty programs in the country, including 30 partners across all five boroughs. The organization’s goal is to incentivize parental enrollment and participation in programs like job training, anger management, healthy relationships and addressing trauma to improve the outcome for families. With an annual donation of over $7 million worth of products, Good+Foundation has earned a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year as well as accreditation by the Better Business Bureau‘sWise Giving Alliance for transparency, efficiency and operations.

Good+Foundation is proud to be part of the philanthropic investment Nordstrom is making to New York City,” says Jessica Seinfeld, Good+Foundation president and founder. “Nordstrom is committed to improving the lives of children and families, and through this partnership, thousands more fathers and mothers will receive essential goods like strollers, car seats, diapers and clothes when they achieve milestones like getting a GED or completing a parenting class.

Each year, Nordstrom donates millions of dollars to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada, with the majority of giving focused on organizations and programs that empower youth, support children and care for families. In 2018, Nordstrom supported more than 600 organizations and $12M in the communities where the company does business. Additional information on Nordstrom’s charitable giving efforts can be found at NordstromCares.com.

Hard Rock International Launches Bahamas Strong T-Shirt To Benefit Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

One Hundred Percent of Proceeds from the Limited-Edition T-Shirt Benefit Hurricane Victims in The Bahamas

Hard Rock International, a global hospitality and entertainment brand owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, today announced its support for those affected by Hurricane Dorian with the launch of its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt. The limited-edition merchandise item will be sold at Rock Shops® inside Hard Rock® properties throughout North America and in select areas of Latin America. Hard Rock will distribute one hundred percent of the proceeds from its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt to the Bahamian Red Cross through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation® to aid those affected by Hurricane Dorian. The shirt features the Bahamian national flag alongside the classic Hard Rock logo and Hard Rock’s “Love All Serve All” mantra, displaying the brand’s commitment to helping the communities in which it serves.

With venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe.

Hard Rock International Launches Bahamas Strong T-shirt To Benefit Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Hard Rock International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming are committed to aiding the people of The Bahamas following the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “As a global brand with a long-standing history in The Bahamas, this is an effort that is close to our hearts. Providing all of the proceeds from our Bahamas Strong T-Shirt sales to assist in the hurricane relief efforts is just scratching the surface for the level of support we intend to provide.”

Hard Rock’s Bahamas Strong T-Shirt launch comes on the heels of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s support for Hurricane Dorian victims, in which they successfully delivered water bottles to those on the ground in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island during a five-day airlift that began on Sept. 6. In addition, Seminole Gaming provided the Bahamian government with critical items sourced from each of its Florida properties to contribute to the relief efforts.

For more information on the Hard Rock brand, visit www.hardrock.com. To purchase additional Hard Rock merchandise, visit the online Rock Shop at www.shop.hardrock.com.

The Hard Rock Heals Foundation® is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock International. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the power of music and have developed partnerships with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.

In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power‘s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

Trunk Club Launches New Charitable Giving Platform in Partnership with Dress for Success and Career Gear

Today, Trunk Club announced its new charitable platform, Trunk Club Cares, focused on improving job training and preparedness in local communities through partnerships with nonprofits Dress for Success and Career Gear.

Trunk Club (PRNewsfoto/Trunk Club)

Trunk Club committed more than $30,000 and employee volunteers to both organizations, which serve communities through innovative programming designed to help individuals find employment.

At Trunk Club, we understand the power of a good outfit and how that boost of confidence can impact your day-to-day work and career, regardless of your experience or where you are in your career,” said Fanya Chandler, president of Trunk Club. “We designed this program by listening carefully to our employees’ and customers’ passions for giving back. We’re proud and honored to support both of these organizations that share our values and are making a tremendous impact in our communities.

Dress for Success client practices interview skills with Trunk Club employee at the styling service’s Chicago headquartes

Trunk Club partnered with Dress for Success to host four volunteer days for employees at their boutiques where employees worked with program clients to create interview outfits. Additionally, Trunk Club hosted a resume boot camp during which Dress for Success clients learned about interview best practices and had mock interviews with Trunk Club employees. Finally, Trunk Club stylists shared their time and style expertise to outfit 20 Dress for Success clients and senior executives in Chicago for a fashion show fundraiser.

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The organization’s programs center on workforce development, employment retention, financial literacy as well as leadership and civic responsibility. These programs rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and a staff of more than 25,000 volunteers worldwide. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than one million women and operates in nearly 30 countries in more than 150 cities. (For more information, visit https://dressforsuccess.org/.)

We’re so happy to partner with an organization so well aligned with our mission,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Trunk Club is doing important work in their communities to help people become financially independent and reach their goals.”

Trunk Club is also teaming up with Career Gear by providing employee volunteers who provide pro-bono styling services to program participants.

We may provide the suit, but we are really in the confidence business. We want to help men help themselves while they strive to live their best lives,” said Jesseca Kendall, director of community engagement at Career Gear.

For over 20 years, Career Gear‘s mission has been to provide men with the tools they need to successfully achieve financial independence and become stronger members of their communities. We work tirelessly to boost confidence for improved employment outcomes by focusing on image presentation. (For more information, visit https://careergear.org/.)

In addition to these partnerships, Trunk Club continues to be active in its local communities with employee-driven activations. Annually, employees nominate and vote on their favorite charitable organizations to receive grants that help achieve their missions. Last year’s winning organizations were Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society, St. Jude’s Children’s, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Trunk Club is a Chicago-based personalized styling service for men and women, offering both virtual and in-person shopping options. Shoppers can visit Trunk Club’s retail Clubhouses in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., for an in-person styling session or custom fitting for any occasion. For those who prefer an at-home experience, Trunk Club offers a virtual styling option, where a personal stylist sends a curated Trunk of clothing to their home based on the customer’s style, fit, and lifestyle preferences. Trunk Club offers everything from weekend casual clothing to formal wear, and as a subsidiary of Nordstrom, the clothes and service are on par with those standards. (For more information, visit www.trunkclub.com.)

Housing Works To Host 2019 “Fashion for Action”

Shop Brand-New Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off At Three-Day Fundraising Event

Tickets Available For VIP Reception, Early-Access + GA Shopping On Nov. 14; Free Public Sale Nov. 15 + 16

Housing Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and HIV/AIDS, will host its annual Fashion for Action fundraiser November 14-16, 2019. The highly anticipated event, brings together the best in entertainment and fashion for an exclusive shopping experience at the Housing Works Thrift Shop flagship location in Chelsea. The three-day event will kick off on November 14thwith a series of ticketed affairs that include a VIP reception, early-access and general admission shopping, culminating in a sale that is open to the public November 15th 16th.

Housing Works logo

The event is sponsored by Amida Care, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., BCM One, BMO Bank, Comserv, Synoptek, and Our/ New York Vodka.

Fashion for Action began in 2004 with founding chair Andre Leon Talley and the late Natasha Richardson at the helm. Past event chairs have also included Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson, Francisco Costa, Dree Hemingway, Marc Jacobs, Natalie Joos, Derek Lam and Rachel Roy. Together with the support of the fashion and beauty community, the benefit has grown to raise over $5 million towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City.

Fashion For Action 2019 will showcase a bounty of brand-new merchandise, marked 50-80% off retail prices, donated by the biggest names in fashion. The sale will feature Men’s and Women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands that include: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Coach, Helmut Lang, Theory, and more!

For over 25 years, Housing Works has fueled the fight to end HIV and Homelessness through fashion. The organization’s 13 Thrift Shops and signature events directly benefit its trailblazing work in grassroots activism, healthcare, and housing. Housing Works led the way during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City, and continues to lead resistance efforts across the country in this current political climate.

The benefit will begin with a VIP Cocktail Reception gathering industry icons and leaders in fashion and entertainment at the Rubin Museum of Art. The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson and Bevy Smith, TV/radio personality and host of Sirius/XM’s Bevelations on Radio Andy. They will be joined by event chairs: Bethann Hardison, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, Cameron Silver, Iman, Mickey Boardman, Patricia Field, Phillip Picardi, and Anna Sui. Kevin Harter, Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael Carl, VP of Press and Influence, Hermès are Founding Chairs. The reception will be followed by two ticketed offerings that include early access and GA providing an opportunity to shop in advance of the public sale that will run November 15-16. Tickets are now available for purchase with detailed pricing information available here.

In addition to the array of new designer merchandise, Fashion for Action will include items from the personal wardrobe of a selection of hand-picked style influencers, Closet Curators. Showcasing a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect their own individual style, this year’s Closet Curators include: Visual Architect and Brand Consultant Kesha McLeod, Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar, Style Monk’s Jerome LaMaar, Patrice Farameh from The Curated Collection, Fashion Stylist and Designer Dennis Kenney/NONDK, PR/Marketing consultant Logan Horne, theCurvycon Co-founder and Blogger Cece Olisa as well as the epic 70’s-era costume wardrobe donated by the acclaimed HBO series The Deuce, now in its final season.

Proceeds from Fashion for Action support Housing Works‘ ongoing advocacy and integrated services including trailblazing work to address the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths.

What: Fashion for Action 2019

When: November 14, 2019

VIP Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street

Tickets: https://f4a2019.splashthat.com/F4A

Early Access Shopping 6:30pm – 7:30pm

GA Shopping 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Public Sale: November 15-16, 2019, 10am- 7pm

Where: SHOPPING | Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street

Kering and Phaidon partner to launch The Next Coveted Art Book, Great Women Artists

Kering, through its Women In Motion program, is partnering with the creative arts publisher Phaidon and its sister company Artspace, a leading online marketplace, to launch the new book Great Women Artists. (Link to Great Women Artists on Artspace.com: www.artspace.com/greatwomenartists)

Kering, a partner of the Festival de Cannes, launched Women In Motion in 2015 to shine a light on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the worlds of photography, arts and literature. For although creativity is one of the most powerful forces for change, gender inequality in this areas remains flagrant. Through its awards, The program recognizes both inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for some of the leading names in cinema and arts to share their views on women’s representation in their profession. For the past five years, Women In Motion has been a platform for helping to change mindsets and to providing thought leadership on both the role and the recognition given to women in all areas of the arts.

Katie Paterson (born 1981, Glasgow), Totality, 2016, printed mirror-ball, motor and lights, diam: 83 cm (32 ⅝ in), Art Council Collection, UK / James Zang Collection. Picture credit: © and courtesy the artist / The Lowry, Salford / Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh. (page 314)

Phaidon will publish Great Women Artists an extensive illustrated book on women artists that reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years and reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a great diversity of voices.

According to information published on the Phaidon website, Great Women Artists is the most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published. It reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever, where galleries, museums and the art market are waking up to previously overlooked female artists, past and present. Great Women Artists reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.

Diane Arbus (born Diane Nemerov, 1923, New York, died 1971, New York), Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1966, 1966, printed between 1967 and 1970, gelatin-silver print, image, sheet and aluminum mount, 36.2 × 36.2 cm (14 ¼ × 14 ¼ in). Picture credit: © The estate of Diane Arbus (page 39)

Great Women Artists tells stories of over 400 artists who span 500 years. The oldest, Properzia de’ Rossi, was born in 1490 in Bologna; while the youngest, New Yorker Tschabalala Self, is still in her twenties. It’s organised from A-to-Z by surname so readers can easily find their way around, and works from different eras become juxtaposed.

It includes historic women who were hugely successful artists in their own lifetimes, but who were then excluded from written accounts in the centuries that followed, such as Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster and Artemisia Gentileschi. However, in some cases, those featured in Great Women Artists were far from obscure in their own era; consider Marisol, the French sculptor who is said to have been a bigger art star than Andy Warhol back in the 1960s.

Etel Adnan (born 1925, Beirut), The Weight Of The World 1–20, 2016, oil on canvas, each 30 × 24 cm (11 ¾ × 9 ½ in), installation view, ‘Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World’, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, 2016. Picture credit: © the artist / Courtesy Galerie Lelong, Paris. Photo © Jerry Hardman-Jones. (pages 22-23)

Aside from the brilliant imagery, the book is filled with fascinating facts, vignettes and insights. Readers can discover more about Anni Albers, who, in 1949, became the first designer to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art; they can delight in Alma Thomas’s work; who was the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and they can revel in the work of Diane Arbus , the first photographer to be included in the Venice Biennale.

Loïs Mailou Jones (born 1905, Boston, died 1998, Washington DC), Jennie 1943, oil on canvas, 90.8 × 73 cm (35 ¾ × 28 ¾ in), Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Picture credit: Courtesy of Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust. (page 204)

Great Women Artists draws in part from Phaidon’s 1994 best seller, The Art Book, which was also notable for its inclusion of a number of female artists, at a time when some other popular art history books were still failing to do so. “In the quarter century since then, diversity in art history – with regard to race as well as gender – has continued to expand,” writes editor Rebecca Morrill in the book’s introduction. “History is no longer perceived as a single narrative that represents and serves only one section of society, but rather a tangle of interwoven stories that coexist rather than compete for dominance.

Eleanor Antin 100 Boots Looking for a Job, San Clemente, California, 1972 vintage gelatin silver print mounted on board 12 1/2 x 18 13/16 inches Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

This timely update might seem superfluous, in an age when many believe female figures do have equal prominence, power and representation in the art world. However, as Morrill points out, even today, “male artists are still likely to be more successful by any number of measures. They are more likely to have representation by a commercial gallery,” she writes. “They achieve higher prices in the art market. They are more likely to be written about by critics and art historians (who are themselves, more likely to be male).

Great Women Artists won’t right these wrongs, but it will serve as a great primer for anyone keen to explore the work of lesser-known practitioners; it will please proud feminists eager to get a handle on the art world; and it will delight anyone who enjoys great painting, photography, sculpture, video and performance art.

Tomma Abts (born 1967, Kiel, Germany), Fenke, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas, 48 × 38 cm (18 ⅞ × 15 in), promised gift to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Alice and Nahum Lainer. Picture credit: © and courtesy of the artist; greengrassi, London. Photo © Marcus Leith (page 20)

Through this partnership with Phaidon, Kering is strengthening its commitment to women in the arts. A major priority for the Group, Kering’s support of the empowerment of women extends into the world of arts and culture through the Women In Motion program. This support also manifests through the Kering Foundation which has been combating violence against women worldwide for over 10 years.

In celebration of Great Women Artists and with the support of Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will launch a charitable portfolio of limited-edition prints to benefit one of the Kering Foundation’s partners: the non-profit Promundo-US, a leading organization in promoting gender justice, preventing violence against women by engaging boys and men as partners with women and girls.

The funds raised by Phaidon and Artspace, will support the launch of a Boyhood Campaign and Initiative co-developed by Promundo and the Kering Foundation, alongside other partners, including those focused on girls’ empowerment. The Boyhood Campaign and Initiative will shift the media and social narrative around manhood and boyhood in the US and globally, and will support parents, educators, coaches, and media makers with the resources they need to raise, teach, coach, and set an example for boys to become equitable and connected men. This will begin in the US with future expansion to other countries.

The limited portfolio of prints was commissioned exclusively for this project and features six artists and six unique prints, each in an edition of 100. Cecily Brown, Lubaina Himid, Bharti Kher, Catherine Opie, Jenny Saville, and Dana Schutz have contributed to the portfolio, which seeks to raise close to $1 million for Promundo. Prints by these contemporary artists are scarcely available, and this well-rounded portfolio offers collectors the opportunity to acquire works at an accessible price while supporting a worthy cause.

The portfolio retails for $9,000 for the suite of six, and $1,500 for an individual print. The prints will be made available for sale beginning on October 2nd exclusively on artspace.com/greatwomenartists.

In addition, Kering, Phaidon and Artspace will host a number of public and private events, including a dinner and panel discussion in New York. A special video series featuring interviews of artists Maya Lin and Pat Steir in their studios will be produced and launched in conjunction with the partnership.

Great Women Artists is now available for sale online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, WalMart, and Phaidon, as well as at select brick-and-mortar stores.

A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in their signature: “Empowering Imagination“.

Since 2008, the Kering Foundation has sought to combat the violence that affects all cultures and all social classes. To maximize its impact, the Foundation works hand in hand with a limited number of local partners in the three main regions where the Group operates: the American continent, Western Europe and Asia.

The Foundation supports local survivor-centered organizations that provide comprehensive services to women, and, since 2018, has begun working with younger generations, particularly young men and boys, to combat violence against women through prevention programs like Promundo in the United States and Gendes in Mexico.

The Foundation also seeks to change behaviors within Kering and in society in general. It offers training sessions on domestic violence for Kering employees and created, in 2018, alongside the FACE Foundation, “One in Three Women“, the first European network of companies engaged against gender-based violence. The Foundation also organizes international awareness campaigns (White Ribbon For Women, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), all the while involving Kering’s 35,000 employees worldwide.

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. They work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers, and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

Artspace.com is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art and ideas, offering both established and aspiring collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about, and purchase exceptional artworks at the click of a button. Partnering with leading artists, galleries, museums, and cultural institutions worldwide to curate the finest selection of art for sale online, they provide detailed and transparent information on every artist and work.

Promundo, whose name means “for the world,” was founded in 1997 in Brazil with the belief that gender equality is a social “good” for the world, and that overcoming gender inequalities and patriarchy and advancing gender justice is necessary for women, men, children, and individuals of all gender identities. Promundo works globally to work with men and boys – as partners with women, girls and other gender identities – to put an end to gender-based discrimination.

Absolut® Helps Gift The Giving Spirit This Holiday Season With One Warm Coat® & Coat Drives Across The Country

Absolut® has announced its mission to help those in need this holiday this winter and to inspire others to gift a giving spirit all season long – with the unique help of national non-profit organization One Warm Coat and partnership with Sofar Sounds.

For Absolut, being Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka isn’t just a tagline – it’s in the fabric of our brand’s DNA and guides the actions we take in the world toward the betterment of our planet – and its people,” said Regan Clarke, Vice President, Absolut. “That’s why we’re doubling-down on partying with a purpose this holiday season by both donating – and facilitating local donation concert drives – to provide warmth to 100,000 people in need.

Gift a Giving Spirit – Small Gifts, Big Impact

Absolut has brought together partners One Warm Coat and Sofar Sounds to reimagine the traditional coat drive during the holidays. As a brand that has always done things differently, the company hopes to illustrate the big impact one simple act can have on the community around us – especially for those in need.

One coat may not seem life-altering to some – but for one of the hundreds of thousands of people in peril during extremely cold weather conditions each year, it could be lifesaving,” said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat. “We are grateful to Absolut for providing warmth to 100,000 people in need. It is inspiring to see brands partner with organizations to make real change in the world.

With Absolut’s donation to warm 100,000 people through One Warm Coat, the brand is helping everyone, everywhere sparkle a bit brighter every time you gift, sip or serve Absolut this season.

One Coat, One Concert – Absolut x Sofar Sounds

With the help of Sofar Sounds, a company that brings local communities and artists together in unique and intimate locations, Absolut is hosting four concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia – each with a simple suggestion: bring a coat, see the concert.

The Absolut X Sofar Sounds concerts will provide an opportunity for locals to support their community in need by accepting gently worn coats in exchange for the intimate concert experience. The brand is also hoping to inspire a ripple effect by rewarding the simple act of giving back in the hopes of concertgoers continuing to pay it forward with their friends and families throughout the holiday season and beyond.

Mix. Mingle. Drink & Jingle.

From celebrating Friendsgiving, to New Year’s Eve bashes, to hosting friends for a cozy night in – add a little purpose to your party with a festive favorite or soon-to-be holiday staple cocktail, like:

Absolut Jingle Buck

Absolut Jingle Buck

Ingredients:

  • 1 Part Absolut Vodka
  • ¾ Part Cranberry Juice
  • ¾ Part Lime Juice
  • 2 Parts Ginger Ale

How to Mix: Add ingredients to glass with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish with two fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Absolut Juice Edition Apple Sangria

Absolut Juice Edition Apple Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Parts Absolut Juice Edition Apple
  • 2 Parts Red Wine
  • 4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • ½ Part Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur

How to Mix: Mix all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with orange slides, apple slices and grapes.

One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, warm coats to people in need. The Coat Drive Program supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat began in 1992, volunteers have hosted more than 35,000 coat drives and more than 6 million coats have been distributed to people in need.

Sofar Sounds is a global community creating space where music matters. Sofar reimagines the live music experience through curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Founded in Londonin 2009, Sofar brings guests and artists together in unique locations, without the distractions that plague other live events. Sofar shows begin as a secret: guests sign on for three unnamed performances at undisclosed locations, hosted by community members in everyday spaces — from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. Through the transformation of these spaces into captivating venues, Sofar serves as a platform for artists to connect with engaged audiences in cities around the world. Sofar invites guests to discover new artists, spaces, people, neighborhoods and cities, whether at home or abroad, creating an inclusive and accessible global community where people make genuine connections. To learn more about Sofar Sounds, check us out at www.sofarsounds.com.

Visit Absolut.com/Holiday for more information on where and how to donate a coat near you, discover more holiday cocktail recipes and #PartywithaPurpose on Absolut’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

vineyard vines Announces Continued Partnership with Bright Pink in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

vineyard vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, is continuing their partnership with Bright Pink, the only non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The limited-edition collection includes styles for the whole family and accessories bearing the brand’s whale logo paired with the breast cancer awareness Pink Ribbon. In the continued effort to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, from September 23 to October 31, 2019, vineyard vines will donate 20% of all sales from the product collection to Bright Pink. The assortment will be made available for purchase at vineyardvines.com and select vineyard vines stores.

Marking the third year of this partnership, this special collection raises much needed awareness around breast and ovarian cancer, while honoring loved ones who have been lost or are presently fighting. Priced from $32.50-$95.00, the assortment includes some of the brand’s best-selling tee silhouettes for men, women and kids, as well as a silk tie detailed with the brand’s smiling pink whale logo paired with the iconic Pink Ribbon.

Big & Tall 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Long-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt, $48

Continuing our partnership with Bright Pink is an important, personal mission, as we lost our mom to cancer and experienced first-hand the effects this horrible disease has on loved ones,” said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founders adds, “We are grateful that we can continue to work with Bright Pink whose mission is to empower and educate women to know their risks and manage their health proactively.

Bright Pink is so proud to team up with Vineyard Vines for a third year this fall to spread our message of Breast & Ovarian Cancer prevention to customers nationwide. Through the generosity of vineyard vine’s commitment to our mission we will have the power to educate and equip thousands of women on their breast and ovarian cancer risk, and together we will create a more beautiful and brighter future,” said Katie Thiede, CEO Bright Pink

Bright Pink logo

Bright Pink is a national nonprofit focused on the prevention of breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink’s innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.5 million women to be their own best health advocates.

In conjunction with the special collection, the vineyard vines website will enable consumers to proactively take their health into their own hands through Bright Pink’s “AssessYourRisk.org” self-evaluation. Additionally, starting this month, vineyard vines and Ocean Spray will partner to support Bright Pink by uniting to further empower women to take charge of their health.

A company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at over ninety freestanding stores.