Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Aly Walansky

For the last few years, I’ve joined with good friends to complete the annual Breast Cancer walk. As a result, October has great significance for me, and marks a time to not only reflect upon the issue of breast cancer, but to raise funds and awareness for more research as well.

This month’s issue of BeautyNewsNYC.com takes a special look at companies that do their part for charity, and I feel truly honored to mention them here.

These pink ribbon lounge socks by Karen Neuburger are so unbelievably lush and comfy that you may want to stock up and wear them all winter long. And, the more you stock up, the better you’ll feel. ThinkHer.com is selling these socks as part of their “pink ribbon” section, and 10% of the proceeds from the sale of all of these items goes to the USC/Comprehensive Cancer Center for breast cancer research. www.thinkher.com

A metro mama appreciates luxury and comfort, and she’s also a connoisseur of the unique and special. The cute must-have bag we found this month is the Bootie Bag. A portion of the proceeds of Bootie Bags goes to Juvenile Diabetes research, and more than $30,000 has been raised by the company to date. These bags are precious; created from the seat pants of gently recycled jeans, each is completely handmade. We’re hooked – we always love a hot new style, but one that supports an important cause at the same time is simply icing on the cake. Check out the latest Bootie Bag styles at www.bootiebags.com.

Metro moms take note: Shirley of Hollywood has a special Halloween line that is sexy and just a little naughty while being fun and festive. A portion of this lauded lingerie store’s proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House and Sylvan Learning Center, as well as other children’s charities. So whether you have a secret yearning to channel L’il Bo Peep or to be a flamenco dancer, you’ll find something to express yourself here. Visit www.shirleyofhollywood.com.

Supporting companies such as these is a great start to a better, healthier world for our children.

Originally published October 2006
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