Archive | January, 2012

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue Event

24 Jan

The Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is composed of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue dogs from high-kill, rural shelters in the south. That IS pretty badass.  And tomorrow night, January 25th, you can help them raise money so they can save even more dogs! You can contribute by playing $1 skeeball, $5 bingo, and drinking $5 fancy fundraisin’ dranks. There will also be prizes from Mast Brothers chocolate, PS 9 Pets, Evermore pet food and more! If you’re anywhere near Williamsburg tomorrow, this is sure to be a fun-filled event at Full Circle Bar worth checking out!

The Details:

Wednesday January 25th 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Full Circle Bar: 318 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

RSVP on the facebook event:  


About the rescue: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is composed of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the south. Every single dog we rescue would have been killed if not for us stepping in to save them – sometimes just hours before they are scheduled to be killed. In 2011, our small but mighty group rescued over 80 dogs from death row and placed them in stable, loving homes. Check out their website for more information on their mission and volunteer needs. 

Today: Shop Til’ You Drop for GLWD

5 Jan

If you’re like me, your refrigerator is just about empty after weeks of home-cooked meals, holiday leftovers, and the general gluttony of ushering in a new year. Today is the perfect day to re-stock with a trip to Whole Foods Market in NYC. Not only will you be able to find healthy foods that will help you stick to that 2012 diet you just started, but you’ll also be giving back to one of my favorite New York charities, God’s Love We Deliver. Whole Foods will be donating 5% of ALL SALES to the organization today.

To sweeten the deal, check out the sales that Whole Foods currently has going on in your local store. Here’s a few deals I’ll be picking up tonight at the Whole Foods Market in Columbus Circle: — Simple. Collective. Giving.

3 Jan

New subscription for giving, launching with Childhood Obesity in January.

BROOKLYN, NY, January 1st, 2012 —, a brand new social enterprise for charitable giving launches this month. CharitySub brings the stories of causes and charities to life to inform givers on where to donate and how their donations make a difference. With their subscription for giving, individuals come together to collectively impact causes in need, $5 at a time. January’s featured launch cause is Childhood Obesity.

In developing the concept for, the four co-founders wanted to address three specific areas: researching relevant causes in need, finding the relevant charities to donate to, and ensuring a meaningful donation through collective giving. In doing so, CharitySub takes the guesswork out of giving for their subscribers, making it fun and easy for everyone to make a difference as part of this great community of people improving the world.

How it works: Each month, handpicks 3 non-profits that make a difference within that featured cause. Subscribers then select which of the 3 charities will receive their $5 donation. After each charity has put their donations to work, CharitySub will report back on the impact made by the collective community, bringing your contribution full circle.

The team’s belief is that by coming together to learn, give and share, their subscribers make a big impact on those in need. Even though each CharitySubscriber donates a small amount of money, the power of the collective will make a real change.

January Launch Cause — Childhood Obesity:
On the first of each month, a new cause will be featured to bring awareness to topics and issues that need our collective help. January’s launch will focus on the Childhood Obesity epidemic our country is currently facing. With 1 in 3 children falling within the overweight or obese categories, this may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. By becoming a CharitySub member, you have the ability to learn about this cause and the 3 non-profits working hard to curb this epidemic.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, is an online social enterprise, established in October 2011. The organization officially launches on January 1st, 2012 with a focus on telling stories of causes and non-profits to bring awareness to those in need and drive educated giving, $5 at a time.

Amy Vermeer Crews
Co-Founder/Director of Communications
(917) 287-0475