Skateboarding is pretty cool. A girl skateboarding is awesome. But a girl skateboarding in Afghanistan? Probably couldn’t get better than that.
Skateistan began as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Now, they’re an international nonprofit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Their main goal is to use skateboarding as a tool for ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Nov 08, 2012
Here at BUST we love a good craft fair! We host three throughout the year and two outside of New York, so we are happy to announce that we are sponsoring the Funky Finds 8th annual indie craft event in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend!
Here’s the info:
WHO: Funky Finds, promoting independent artists, crafters and designers worldwide since 2006.
WHAT: Funky Finds: A Shopping Holiday Experience, a craft fair that will feature over 130 vendors showcasing ... Read More
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!
Gina Mulligan ... Read More
BY Diana Denza
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
BY shannon carlin
on Nov 18, 2011
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