Taylor Swift has donated a pair of her shoes to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation’s Hero in Heels fundraiser. The annual fashion show, which benefits women with cancer, is held every spring and auctions off shoes donated by various celebs.
Swift’s shoes, a gently-worn pair of black Betsey Johnson heels with her autograph on the sole, will be auctioned off at the fashion show.
Other celebrities auctioning their shoes this year include Scarlett Johansson, Ali Larter, Colbie Caillat, Emmy Rossum, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Maria Sharapova.
Lauren Conrad and mark launched their newest accessory to benefit m.powerment by mark, an initiative to stop the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. Lauren, a mark spokeswoman collaborated on the design of the new Have a Heart bracelet. $11.01 of each purchase of the $12 bracelet will go directly to the m.powerment foundation which, since its inception in Sept. 2008 has already raised over $400,000.
“I decided to get involved with this initiative because it is something that unfortunately affects so many young women my age,” Lauren says. “Through this partnership with mark, I’ve been able to take a stand and show my commitment to help break the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence even before it begins. I am committed to leading the charge to raise awareness and encourage others to get involved.
Demi Lovato may have a future in fashion design, as the day her celebrity charity shirt was made public, it sold out completely within one business day.
Demi along with other celebrities including Corbin Bleu, Colbie Caillat and Paris Hilton all designed t-shirts and tanks for Forever 21 that would benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation.
While her shirt is sold out online, limited amounts of the shirts that have been returned are still available in some stores. To see all of the remaining shirts that are still available for purchase, you can view the collection here.
Singer/Actress/ Philanthropist Hilary Duff has become the new face to the I Am Waters campaign which provides a human face to the American homeless.
The I Am Waters Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas dedicated to providing fresh, clean water to the homeless. Their goal is to enrich the lives of America’s homeless by providing a continuous source of fresh, clean bottled water, delivered with a daily, inspirational message of hope, love and a sense of belonging to the greater community.
Beyond this campaign, Hilary Duff also helps sponsor Blessings In A Backpack, USA Harvest and The American Red Cross.
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Demi Lovato created her own T-shirt for Forever 21 in which all profits will go to the Children’s Starlight Foundation. From their official site:
Experiencing firsthand the effects of serious illness within her circle, Demi whole-heartedly shares this special piece of art. “I want to do anything I can to help.” The fine jersey knit racer back tank top features a curved hem and self binding at the arms and neck.
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It has been quite a year for Taylor Swift, and on her 20th birthday yesterday (December 13) she threw a huge party for her family and friends.
The “Love Story” songstress told press, “It’s more like an end-of-year Christmas party that happens to be on my birthday.”
And rather than shower herself with extravagant gifts, Miss Swift decided to give $250,000 to schools around America to help with various costs during these tough financial times.
Taylor stated, “Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education. The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back.”
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Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by celebrities with 100% of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the tops to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation, helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
Designers Demi Lovato, Corbin Bleu, Paris, Nicky & Kathy Hilton, Colbie Caillat & Audrina Patridge were given art materials, which included paints, markers, and sketch pads, to create a unique painting on canvas using the themes of ‘star’ and ‘light’ which were incorporated onto a cotton shirt.
The special line will be available for purchase in select Forever 21 stores and online at Forever21.com. The T-shirts will retail for $12.80. Additionally, each celebrity’s original artwork will be up for auction at Starlight’s eBay store (www.ebay.com/starlight), starting Dec. 21.