BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 16, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, we announced the good news that Verizon improved their policies to assists victims of domestic violence, such as a new protocol for cancelling contracts with abusers. Now, Verizon is taking their campaign on the road in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, spreading awareness in local communities via their “Journey of Hope” bus that will have stopped in six cities in America by the end of the ... Read More
There are three main reasons I don’t frequently donate to charities, and believe me I would love to. The first is that I’m a broke college student. The second is that one of my jobs is telemarketing/fundraising for my college. But the third is that I am sometimes concerned about how donations are actually being spent. Well, now there’s a great website/organization that aims to help specific women’s issues, and the ... Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 26, 2012
If you’re a crafty and caring girl, this is a great project for you! Girls Love Mail is a charity that collects crafty, hand-written letters that are distributed to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and those going through treatment. Even if you don’t consider yourself particularly artsy, kind words to these strong ladies are always appreciated. A fun idea is gathering your friends to create cards together!
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BY Diana Denza
in Style File
on Jul 31, 2012
If you’re still on the search for the perfect summer tote, this new offering from FEED Projects will add a dose of color to your wardrobe while helping hungry children in India.
According to the New York Times, 42.5 percent of minors in India are malnourished –and the consequences are deadly. “Malnutrition makes children more prone to illness and stunts physical and intellectual growth for a lifetime,” reports Somini Sengupta.
With every ... Read More
Have you ever ziplined? It involves an invigorating slide on a line while holding onto a bar above your head. Have you ever ziplined naked? It involves, well, nudity. And for 100 women in British Columbia, it involves charity.
ZipZone Adventures is holding its second annual nude ziplining event June 21. Billed as ZipZone Naked 100, the zipline park hopes to enlist the help of 100 women to zipline in various stages of undress. Each participant is being ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 13, 2012
I could go on for hours about the annoyances of having long hair: having to specially schedule time to wash my hair every week, making sure to tie it up every night to prevent knots, dealing with the jungle of knots that develop in spite of my tying it back the night before…I’ll spare you all the rest of my grievances.
But as of this past Saturday, I have been relieved my crowning glory – all 21 inches of it! Fed up with having to maintain all ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 28, 2011
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most.
Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and ... Read More
Need a new pair of shoes? Look no further than PONY’s “Check Your Self” line of vegan shoes. Not only are you buying some awesome looking kicks; you’re making a difference. For every shoe sold, $3 goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that spreads breast cancer awareness through art events and educational programs.
This year’s line is in collaboration with illustrator Laurie Shipley. The North ... Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 08, 2011
The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over Los Angeles for one night only. Speed Rack was created by Ivy Mix and Lynette Marrero of the New York Chapter for LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), which works to collect drink recipes that were thought to be endangered or extinct. (Their mission is also to "dismantle the patriarchy, one drink at a time.") Top female bartenders compete in timed competitions ... Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 14, 2011
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts.
We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima ... Read More