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January 28, 2013

Hard Rock Cafe's Imagine There's No Hunger

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One of my favorite John Lennon songs growing up was "Imagine". It inspires us to imagine and different world than ours. Imagining is the first step to setting intention and making it reality.

The Hard Rock Cafe partnered with Why Hunger to sell limited edition products to raise money to fight hunger:

For a fifth year artist and musician Yoko Ono Lennon generously lends her support to Hard Rock International and WhyHunger for IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER, a global campaign to combat childhood hunger and poverty through the backing of sustainable agriculture education and feeding programs for children and families in need. Proceeds from Hard Rock's campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger and its grassroots partners worldwide, working to advance long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance.

We were sent the following products:


  • Bracelet* - This red bracelet is embossed with the Hard Rock and WhyHunger logos and #IMAGINENOHUNGER. ($1 or more donation in cafe)

  • Men's T-Shirt** - Inspired by John and Yoko's philanthropic vision, this navy cotton tee features a winged rock and roll guitar with "IMAGINE THERE"S NO HUNGER" on the front, and the word "Imagine" with John Lennon's caricature and signature on back. ($26)

  • Women's T-Shirt** - Inspired by John and Yoko's philanthropic vision, this burgundy cotton tee features a winged rock and roll guitar with "IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER" on the front, and the word "Imagine" with John Lennon's caricature and signature on back. ($26 exclusively at hardrock.com)

  • Bear*** - This grey bear dons a blue and purple satin bow, and features the Hard Rock logo on one paw and John Lennon's iconic caricature on the other. ($18)

  • Pin****- This gold base metal pin features a red guitar with "IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER" across purple wings. The pin also features John Lennon's signature and the Hard Rock Cafe logo. ($12 exclusively at hardrock.com)


This Hard Rock campaign was very brief (November 2012-December 2012), and we did not get to the review during this time. These products, other than the men's shirt, appear to be no longer available, but the Why Hunger campaign continues year round and is the "official charity for Times Square New Year's Eve 2013". You can donate anytime!

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

October 21, 2008

Self-Powered Progress for Third World Countries: The Free Play Foundation

cleantechforeveryone.jpg The Free Play Foundation is an "internationally acclaimed humanitarian organisation enabling vulnerable people to transform their lives using sustainable, self-sufficient and environmentally friendly technologies." Free Play recognizes that clean power and technology is the solution to lifting many people out of poverty. By focusing on lighting and radios, Free Play is able to change lives:
A farmer listens to the radio for news of the incoming cyclone, ready to spread the alarm to her neighbours.

A child, orphaned by conflict and caretaker of his younger brothers, is soothed by voices on the radio as they fall asleep at a refugee camp.

With safe, renewable lighting, a midwife assists a night-time birth with no fear of fumes from hazardous kerosene or firewood.

With a bright LED light, a girl studies after sundown, when her long day of chores has finally come to an end.


Since 2003, more than 160,000 wind-up and solar-powered Freeplay Lifeline radios have been distributed worldwide, mostly in Africa. In addition, Free Play has developed the Weza foot-powered generator that can power cell phones and other low energy devices
Via: ecogeek
Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

October 14, 2008

Women Have the Power to Change the World: Donate Bridesmaid and Party Dresses

e3sro99y.jpg Summer is officially over, and if you were a bridesmaid, you may have a dress in you closet you will never wear again. One solution for that party dress is to donate it to a charity. Bridesmaid Party's Donate Your Dress program gives your dress to HopeCraft or Rubia, non-profit organizations:
dedicated to promote self empowerment and financial security for the poverty stricken, abused women and children in both Lea Toto, Africa and Darra-i-Nur, Afghanistan.
The donated dresses are upcycled by these organizations, and Bridesmaid Party will give you a $25 gift certificate in exchange for your donation. Upcycling and supporting impoverished women is the socially responsible and eco-friendly way to clean out your closet of gently used party dresses you'll never wear again.
Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking


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