Wednesday, November 19, 2008

'tis the Season to Shop for a Cause

Kenneth Cole

Mr. Kenneth Cole is stepping into a different medium as editor of Awearness, a collection capturing the words of social innovators, which includes activists and entrepreneurs on effecting social change.

He will be signing copies of the book November 24th at 7pm at Barnes & Noble located 97 Warren St at Greenwich St in Tribeca.

Check out the Awearness blog:

and some shopping for a cause events:
GenArt Shop NYC
The GenArt organization is hosting a shopping event December 1 from 5-10pm at the Metropolitan Pavillion located 125 W 18th between 6th and 7th avenue. It will feature emerging designers and will include a dj, a pampering lounge (hair touch-ups and comp massages!) and an open bar. Items will be up to 70% off retail. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the GenArt foundation.

"Gen Art is the leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago Gen Art produces over 120 events annually ranging from a week-long film festival to massive star-studded fashion shows, DJ competitions & live music showcases, art exhibitions, multi-media events, product launches and much, much more." from

You won't be able to pay for admission at the door, see link below to purchase advance tickets. VIP is $40 for non-members, which includes a giftbag and cocktail reception pre-sale. General admission is $15.

To purchase tickets:

Soho Holiday Stroll
SoHo is staying up late December 11 from 6-11 with discounts, promotions, and refreshments as you do some x-mas shopping. For "admission" to the neighborhood event, you will need to sport a SoHo Holiday Stroll bracelet.

To purchase bracelets, please visit:

Proceeds will go to the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (A.C.E.). ACE is an organization serving the city's most vulnerable, homeless men and women, by providing vocational training through Project Comeback and Project Stay to so that they are able to re-enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.

For more info and to donate:

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