Team Stories: $151k Raised for Cancer Research in Just 10 Weeks

Team Stories: $151k Raised for Cancer Research in Just 10 Weeks

This post is authored by Raquel Romero, Giving Assistant’s People & Business Operations Manager, and mother of our Chief Belly Rub Officer, Ziggy.

Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer.

This sobering statistic is what drives the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. I got involved with LLS this spring, when my best friend, Lucy Loveless, was nominated for their New York City Woman of the Year.

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is an intense 10-week fundraising competition conducted by LLS across its chapters nationwide. The man and woman who bring in the highest amount in donations are awarded the prestigious titles. The competition is fierce, so each dedicated candidate assembles a team of friends and family in order to expand their network and earning ability.

Lucy and I met as freshmen at New York University and have been close ever since, but the highlight of our friendship (so far) came in the fall of 2012 when we quit our jobs and moved to Paris. Traveling all over Europe, we cracked ourselves up constantly and took about a million photos for our hashtag #rockelandlucyinparis. But most importantly, we supported each other, kept each other safe, and somehow managed to remain friends while spending almost every waking moment together for nearly four straight months!

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LLS’ Man & Woman of the Year campaign harnesses the power of friendships like ours for the benefit of their very worthy cause. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. They’ve invested over $1.2 billion toward this goal since they started in 1949, and the returns have been priceless:

  • In the past 18 months, five new therapies for acute myeloid leukemia received approval from the Food & Drug Administration, after 40 years of no change in the standard of care for patients suffering from the disease.
  • There is now an oral-based, chemotherapy-free therapy available for the most common form of leukemia in adults, chronic lymphocytic lymphoma, along with small lymphocytic lymphoma.
  • Since LLS’ inception, survival rates for many types of blood cancer have as much as quadrupled, and certain blood cancers have been cured altogether.
  • Many therapies first approved for blood cancers are now helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases.

It was an easy cause to get behind, and Lucy found 18 additional friends who agreed with me. Together we comprised Team Carpe Diem, a diverse group from all over the country with varying skills and connections that made for an inspiring campaign:

  • We hit the ground running—all 20 members of Team Carpe Diem reached out to their networks and pulled in $20,000 in the first 3 weeks!
  • We had an amazing workout event at CITYROW in New York, raising $2,200 for the cause.
  • We competed in an intense “50 States Challenge,” garnering donations from each of the 50 states (yes, even Hawaii and Alaska) over the course of 3 days!
  • We hosted a fabulous Paint-Your-Own-Pottery event in Los Angeles, raising $2,750 in one night.
  • We gathered dozens of in-kind donations for auction and raffle items including:
    • Goodies from Goop, Sole Society, and CamelBak, to name a few
    • VIP tickets to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
    • 5th row seats for a Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway Park
    • Overnight accommodations in Park City, Nashville, Northern Michigan, and the Hamptons

It was a busy 10 weeks, to say the least. Lucy sent so many emails that Gmail flagged her as spam and our team text message thread probably broke a few records.

But in the end, it was all worth it. At the Grand Finale Gala in NYC on June 15th, totals were tallied and Lucy had raised an astounding $151,952 for research and the fight against blood cancer.

Oh, and she WON the title of Woman of the Year!

I am beyond proud of Lucy, but I’m proud of myself too! In partnership with my friend, Christine, I was able to raise $6,427 in just 10 weeks, with more than 10% coming from online shopping through Giving Assistant.

To put Giving Assistant’s contribution into perspective: the NYC Man & Woman of the Year Campaign raised over $1.1 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Imagine a 10% increase with online shoppers’ cash back donations. That’s an extra $117,000 to fund the fight against blood cancer.

As peer-to-peer fundraising (like Lucy’s campaign) grows in popularity, Giving Assistant recognizes the important role it will play in furthering our mission to transform everyday shopping into charitable giving. It’s never easy to ask your friends for money, but asking them to donate some of their cash back earnings from online purchases? That’s actually not so hard!

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Since 2014, Giving Assistant shoppers have been supporting nonprofits by donating their cash back, with many donations amounting to no more than a few cents. Yet together, they’ve raised more than $4 million for good causes, visibly impacting thousands upon thousands of real lives all over the world.

Taking part in this campaign, and working at Giving Assistant, has taught me that everyone has something of value to offer, no matter how big or small. Our team’s donations ranged from thousands of dollars, to dinners for two, to backpacks, to water bottles, to just 8 cents of cash back.

But it all added up! Not only did Lucy win the Woman of the Year title, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society received over $150,000 in critical funds towards research. And, as we were reminded throughout the 10-week campaign: everyone wins when cancer loses.

To learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising, please contact hello@givingassistant.org. To start earning cash back in your everyday online shopping and giving a portion of it to your favorite nonprofit, sign up for Giving Assistant. To help those battling blood cancer, choose Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as your nonprofit of choice through your account settings.

Don’t Walk Away From These Amazing Shoe Summer Deals! [shoes.com]

Don’t Walk Away From These Amazing Shoe Summer Deals! [shoes.com]

Did someone say ‘shoe sale?’ Now that it’s summertime, you’ve probably already waved goodbye to your bulky, heavier footwear; and are more than fully ready to slip (or slide) into something more comfortable. From beach-ready perfection to splurge-worthy Jimmy Choo, Shoes.com is an online shoe retailer ready to introduce you to endless brands (from Anne Klein to Zac Posen) that represent the latest trends and classic go-to’s for any season or occasion. Imagine more than 1 million styles at your fingertips (including needle-in-a-haystack shoe sizes). Shoes.com has all the styles for men, women and kids —you won’t find a better selection online or off!

Summer Shoe Trends for 2018

For the ladies, look for more satisfyingly stylish blends of comfort and elevation to emerge in wedge sandals. UGG and Kenneth Cole have pairs that add an ankle strap to heighten their head-turning potential. White shoes will be on a roll this season; this match-with-anything, neutral color will easily complete any summer style – whether you take the Classic ’88 K-Swiss route or opt for a pair of bright white Sam Edelman strappy sandals. Braided jute goes beyond your typical pair of espadrilles, and makes it mark in the world of slides, sandals and sneakers. Lastly, expect floral prints to also dominate.

For the fellas, white sneakers are a wardrobe must-have this summer, and the Shoes.com inventory doesn’t disappoint with options from Vans, Lacoste, New Balance, PUMA, and Converse Chuck Taylors. Having a solid pair of comfortable shoes is now essential the season, including oxfords and loafers that give off a crisp, collegiate feel. Shop sale prices for Clarks boat shoes, UGG driving moccasins, and adidas slides. Breathable knit sneakers, as well as the more athletic-looking court shoe, both round off some of this year’s summer trends for men’s shoes.

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You know what makes shopping name brands and snagging the latest trends for less even more fun? When you’re able to use at Shoes.com coupon to sweeten the deal…and score free shipping on all U.S. orders, to boot! That’s right! You never have to worry about hitting some elusive, magical, minimum purchase total in order to take advantage of delivery at no charge from Shoes.com.

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More Than Just an Online Shoe Store

If you haven’t checked out the Shoes.com summer sale yet, you’ll be pleased to know it’s not limited to just canvas sneakers, crystal-studded pumps, and kids water shoes. You can shop Shoes.com for seasonal apparel and accessories too – perfect for a relaxing day at the beach, state fair, or Fourth of July picnic. Go ahead and embrace wide-brimmed sun hat season; work those tan lines in a Prana bikini top; or stash your sunscreen in a straw Sakroots shoulder bag.

Why Shop Shoes.com?

In addition to keeping you fashionably fresh with the latest finds in summer footwear, apparel and accessories, Shoes.com also offers the following benefits to their customers:

  • Access to over 800 leading designer brands
  • Budget-friendly shoe options at every turn
  • Free exchanges and hassle-free returns
  • A 100% price guarantee that beats the competitors
  • An incentive program that’s free to join

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Earn Shoefan Rewards with Every Purchase

As if constant Shoes.com deals and steals weren’t enough, there’s another way to save money on your next pair of flip flops. Become a Shoefan, and you’ll earn points for every dollar spent that can be used towards a future purchase. Rack up 100 points, and you’ve got enough for a $5 off rewards redeemable on any order. Other ways to collect reward points include writing a review on your latest purchase; linking your social media accounts; and spreading the love by referring a friend (for a whopping 200 points!).

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So, are you ready to shop? What are you waiting for? There’s a pair (or few) of shoes waiting to claim a space in your closet. And, if you don’t want to miss out on the latest Shoes.com promo code or sale, make sure to download our Giving Assistant Button. In addition to unlocking access to extra, all-year-round savings, we connect you to cashback perks you can keep, share, or donate to a good cause.

6 Ways to Save on Summer Fun with Groupon

6 Ways to Save on Summer Fun with Groupon

Temperatures are rising. School’s out. Longer, sun-filled days are calling your name. It’s inevitable that the itch to get out there and enjoy yourself more grows stronger. Summer fun is found at every turn, but admission prices, tickets, and activities can really add up. If you’re looking to make the most of this season (and save money on your next adventure), we suggest taking advantage of a few Groupon Deals this summer. Looking for inspiration? Check out the following: 

1. Horseback Riding, Boating and Golfing, Oh My!

Warmer weather presents the perfect conditions for getting active, indulging in outdoor recreation, and enjoying your favorite sports. From skate parks to skydiving, Groupon makes it easier to fuel your adventurous self with endless pursuits that include whitewater rafting, archery lessons, kayak rentals, and zipline courses.

  • Hop on a boat (that you rent and steer yourself), or let someone else do all the work with a tour of local waters.
  • Seeking some serious tee time or in need of weekend fun with the kids? Hit the greens for less…or get silly with a game of miniature golf.
  • Treat someone with NASCAR dreams to a ride-along or a few of their own laps with a Groupon for an exotic, sports car experience.

2. Get Drenched at a Waterpark!

The heat of summer sends people looking for an escape from the rising temperatures and uncomfortable stickiness of sweat. What better way to cool off on an 80-degree day than heading to a retreat dedicated to all things water? That’s when Groupon waterpark deals really come in handy. They provide access to refreshing waterslides, wave pools, log rides, bumper boats, hot tubs, and adult-only Jacuzzis – with discounts available at both outdoor and indoor waterparks.

3. Cruise On In to a Beach Vacation

When it comes to unforgettable summer experiences, Groupon has you covered with opportunities that’ll make the most out of your vacation time. Choose from excursions that range from a two-hour romantic rendezvous to weekend resort getaways to multi-day family vacations. Cruises are a popular travel option, whether you’re drifting towards a stunning sunset or taking a longer jaunt to a more tropical locale, like the Bahamas. Along the way, you may take scuba lessons, snorkel with sea turtles, or sink your toes into the sands surrounding a beachfront hotel you booked through Groupon.

4. Make a Day of It at an Amusement or Theme Park

The roar of roller coasters and excited screams plus the sweetness of cotton candy and ice cream equals a day of fun for everyone. Complete your summer with a ride on a Ferris wheel. Try your luck with a midway game, and come home with a stuffed animal prize. Groupon offers discounted tickets (and other deals) to amusement and theme parks, such as LEGOLAND, Six Flags, SeaWorld, Darien Lake, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

5. Create a Summer Bucket List & Experience Something New Every Week

The best place to find the most summer deals in one place is Groupon. So much so…you can dream up a bucket list for the season, and indulge in fresh adventures on a regular basis. Give yourself (and your family) something to really look forward to.

Use a Groupon Coupon to create ever-lasting, childhood memories. There are plenty of kids activities to add to your list of things to do that include indoor trampoline parks, laser tag, paintball, go-karts, zoos, botanic gardens, museums, and even summer camps.

And, when the sun sets, adults can let loose with endless nightlife experiences. Laugh until you cry at a comedy club. Get your culture on at a playhouse, or take date night to a new level of creativity with paint-and-sip get-togethers held at local bars and restaurants. You’ll even find discounted general admission tickets to some of the most sought-after food-, drink- and music festivals in town.

6. Stock Up on Outdoor Adventure Gear and Goodies

By now, you should know Groupon is one of the first places to check for saving money on summer experiences, but did you know it can also help you prepare for your next adventure? Groupon Goods is well-stocked with everything you need to live it up this summer.

  • Stay safe and protected with deals on sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and suntan lotion.
  • Upgrade your picnic, trip to the beach, or outdoor recreation with a new cooler, towel, thermos, umbrella, or portable chairs.
  • Head for the woods equipped with camping essentials, such as tents, sleeping bags, or a cook set.
  • Save big on outdoor equipment…like swag for cyclists that include parts, tools, accessories, clothing, and even sales on new bicycles.

In addition to new deals and discounts popping up every day, you can also maximize your overall summer savings with a Groupon promo code. To keep up with the latest offers, you really need to download our Giving Assistant Button if you haven’t already!  

Brands That Give Back: ACE x 3 Wins Fitness

Brands That Give Back: ACE x 3 Wins Fitness

Reach new career heights, and level up your ability to help others become their best self. Empower individuals with tools for leading a healthier lifestyle. Zero in on improving the quality of life of those in need. Does any of this sound like something you’d like to do? Giving Assistant joins forces with many not-for-profit organizations that enact positive change, but when it comes to our partnership with ACE Fitness, there’s a bit of uniqueness we’d like to highlight.

The American Council on Exercise wears two special hats: one that reflects the passion of a nonprofit on a mission to spread health awareness and make physical activity available to the greater public. The second represents a brand you can shop that offers the type of essentials that not only better the lives of others but as well as yourself. When you use an ACE Fitness coupon from Giving Assistant, you’ll earn incentives and save money on ACE products and resources. Your purchases can also help further a good cause and a much greater objective.

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ACE Fitness is a powerhouse when it comes to the education, certification and support of professionals in the health and fitness industry. In over 30 years of existence, the American Council on Exercise has become the largest nonprofit of its kind with tens of thousands of life-changing professionals having completed one of four training study programs.

ACE provides a path to NCAA-credited certification which allows health and fitness pros to:

  • deliver customized, one-on-one attention to clients seeking to reach optimal function and performance (as a Personal Trainer)
  • help keep preventable diseases associated with a sedentary lifestyle at bay and encourage people to make healthier lifestyle choices (as a Health Coach)
  • cast a wider net that gets more people moving in the right direction all at the same time, like leading weekly CrossFit, Pilates, cycling, yoga, or Zumba classes at indoor facilities (as a Group Fitness Instructor
  • provide vital treatment to those looking to overcome chronic disease and injury (as a Medical Exercise Specialist).

And, good news! To make the next step in your educational journey a little easier to accomplish, Giving Assistant offers a variety of ACE Fitness promo codes that’ll help you save money on certification, training materials, and study bundles on the above programs.

In addition to outfitting health and exercise professionals with accredited certification, ACE also partners with numerous local and national organizations to give back to the community.

A Win-Win-Win Situation for All Involved

With headquarters in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, 3 WINS Fitness is an outstanding example of the kind of nonprofit that ACE partners with. Both nonprofits work towards increasing community access to activities and opportunities that advance the physical health for all age groups and levels of fitness.

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In an effort to amplify the connection between kinesiology (the study of movement regarding the human body) and public health, 3 WINS Fitness grew from the vision of a handful of California State University Northridge students and a professor within the field that established a free community fitness program at a low-resource neighborhood park. Success! The response led to a much larger measure to connect future generations of health and fitness professionals to those in need of a realistically, attainable workout (and in some cases, life-saving opportunity that wouldn’t otherwise be available).

So far, ACE has lent a hand to the education and advancement of roughly 100 kinesiology students, who help manage numerous 3 WINS Fitness sites across California, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Hundreds of locals in all shapes, sizes and ages sweat it out at weekly fitness classes – from curious couch potatoes having no routine exercise experience to newly inducted retirees trying to tame chronic diseases, like high blood pressure and diabetes.

What makes 3 WINS Fitness a glowing success is the trifecta of benefits associated with their free community programs…truly a win-win-win situation. For starters, kinesiology students and volunteers receive class credit and invaluable, hands-on, job-related experience that far exceeds the basic strengthening of leadership and business skills. Secondly, participants gain access to free fitness classes. And, as a result, the overall community becomes stronger and healthier as residents get up and moving, transforming into more active members of society.

The ACE Fitness and 3 Wins Fitness partnership proves physical fitness that motivates and changes lives doesn’t have to feel like a luxury…or uncomfortable visit to a crowded fitness center. You don’t need a fancy gym membership (and when options for physical exercise are running low), there’s always an option – like taking advantage of a session with 3 Wins Fitness.

In addition to providing the public with essential information, instruction, advice and online tools that accommodate all fitness levels, ACE also sells products that make it easier for you to achieve your personal fitness and health goals. You’ll find ACE Fitness coupon codes on Giving Assistant that’ll come in handy the next time you need books, DVDs or fitness equipment, like a stability ball, FlexBands, or an ACE FitKit.

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Lastly, make sure you’ve downloaded our Giving Assistant Button, so you can keep up with the latest American Council on Exercise promo codes. We’ll keep you updated on the different ways you can save money as you work towards improving your career, health or overall wellbeing.

 

Brands That Give Back: Free People x Waves For Water

Brands That Give Back: Free People x Waves For Water

This blog post originally appeared on Free People’s blog and was reblogged with permission.

Some 3 in 10 people, or 2.1 billion worldwide, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. This is 28% of the world’s population. The reversal is one filter, one community, one village, one region at a time.

In honor of Mother Nature, and a growing commitment and need to give back, we’re here to share with you the story of Waves For Water, a 501c non-profit whose goal it is to educate and empower those in need of clean water. Waves For Water’s compact, sustainable filters allow for true magic to occur. Read on to learn more about them, and be sure to support the cause by purchasing a Waves For Water x FP tee, whose proceeds go toward a $50,000 donation that will allow W4W to purchase up to 1,400 new filters.

Tell us how Waves For Water came to be.

Jon Rose, our Founder, was aboard a boat off the coast of Sumatra during a surf trip in September 2009 when he felt a slight shake. He had no way of knowing at the time, but a 7.6 earthquake had destroyed the nearby city of Padang – with more than 1,000 lives lost and
 100,000 homeless – until he came to shore and saw the devastated city. Jon happened to be en route to Bali to deliver 10 water filters for what would have been the first Waves For Water project. But with tragedy striking Sumatra, he went into Padang to get water filters into the hands of rescue workers to help those who were most in need of access to clean water. That was really the start of Waves For Water.

Now, Waves For Water works on the front lines to provide access to clean water to communities in need around the world. In addition to our primary focus around clean water, we focus on disaster relief efforts globally, working directly with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change. In the past 7 years, we have worked in 44 countries, with active programs in 23, and have responded to 33 disasters globally. With over 155 programs consisting of water filtration systems (150,000+ filters implemented), wells and rainwater harvesting systems we have impacted the lives of up to 3,750,000 people.

How much of the world’s water is currently not potable? How can you impact or even reverse that percentage?

Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.

This is 28% of the world’s population.

The reversal is one filter, one community, one village, one region at a time. With the results we see with our program though, we are currently and will continue to have true impact.

Can you share with us just how your filters work?

The MVP Filtration system is the fastest, easiest and most cost-efficient way to get pure potable water to communities in need. At 0.1 micron absolute, it is impossible for any bacteria, protozoa or cysts to pass through the filter i.e. Cholera, Botulism, Typhoid, Amoebic Dysentery, E. coli, Giardia etc. The filters contain a high number of tiny ‘U’-shaped hollow fiber micro-tubes that trap contaminants while allowing decontaminated water to freely pass through at a high flow rate. One filter can provide up to 100 people with clean water for up to 5 years or one million gallons.

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Waves For Water x FP. What does the collective mission look like?

Quincy Davis joined our team on the ground in Puerto Rico to help with a few implementations. On day one we went out to Utuado to visit a family farm to finish a Water Catchment system and implement 5 filters. We trained the family and a few neighbors on filter set up and use so they can be used in the Classroom/Community Center they are building for the local kids in the area. It was such a cool experience. 

Day two we did an implementation in the Canovanas Church Iglesia De Dios Emanuel. We met with 10 community leaders, implementing 3 filters each (30 total) with them after an in depth training and conversation with ur team on the benefits of using the filter. With these conversations we gained access to a school, a fire department and multiple neighborhoods that are putting together a leadership meetings to train and build the network. 

After the church we checked out a farm in Rio Grande, called Hacienda Rio Viejo, where we finished a cistern install for a catchment system and implemented a water filter for the farm. 

Tell us about the current situation in Puerto Rico…

The below response is from our Global Field Operations Director and Caribbean Hurricane Relief Program Director, Rob McQueen:

Our work in Puerto Rico ranges across the island. In some areas life has returned to a version of normal, primarily in the large city centers and mostly in San Juan. If you move outside of the San Juan area, a lot of small businesses have not been able to reopen or have closed forever. Central power is still just a dream as the sound of generators owns the usually quiet nights. There has been an increase in the demand for donated meals, which is a huge warning flag as the population on the island is still decreasing due to migration to the US. This highlights a major underlying issue that the island is nowhere near ready to support the most basic needs. The entire island is still under a boil water advisory due to bacterial contamination, and this become even more of a challenge when your ability to boil water is an issue (due to lack of fuel and/or electricity). What people fail to understand is that Maria not only decimated the existing infrastructure on the island, it highlighted just how broken both the infrastructure and government systems were prior to the storm. Maria exasperated already damning issues, so the thought process that after 6 months of relief efforts Puerto Rico would be ready is ridiculous. The economic crisis still looms large, especially since there’s just so much uncertainty surrounding the island… the real work is just getting started.

I’m interested in your courier program — what does becoming a member entail?

The Courier Program has one goal: empower the masses to help solve the world water crisis. How? Piggyback travelers that are already going to places with water needs, arm them with a water filter and the knowledge of how to implement it into a small community. Surf trip to Nicaragua? Bring some filters. Climbing trip to Thailand? Pack a few filters in your duffel. Going to India on business? The filters will fit right in your briefcase. The idea isn’t to get one person to offload 100 filters and call it a day. We want 100,000 travelers to each pack 1-10 filters and deliver them around the globe, creating a ripple effect of clean water and global connectivity.

The Courier Program has successfully implemented filtration systems in 90 countries, including Haiti, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, and Bali. Each of these examples are being used as success-models that can be applied worldwide.

Couriers — we want you to do what you love and help along the way. Purchase W4W filters and deliver to destinations all over the world. Feel connected. Travel with purpose. Do something that will change your life, and the lives of others.

Your greatest achievement so far?

Every project we do is successful because when it’s all said and done, people have access to clean water who didn’t before. So our success is truly measured by the action, and the only thing that changes from project to project is scale. If measured by scale within Puerto Rico, to date, we have implemented over 7,000 filters impacting over 195,000 people. We have also installed 120 cisterns across the island and 5 water catchment systems installed in farms and community gardens.

(This is in addition to our Outer Island Initiative where we have implemented +2,225 filters and 8 Cisterns in 40 communities across 7 islands.)

Your greatest challenge?

Our role throughout the response really shifted to meet the changing situation on the ground. Initially, we focused on getting our program out to as many people as possible regardless of restrictions and encouraging others to do the same. As the situation on the ground progressed we deliberately focused on trying to connect the right solution to the right need to have a better impact taking the role of a collaborative force. For example working with TESLA bring a remote water pump online and off the grid. We also worked heavily within our local networks to bypass shipping roadblocks and bring medical supplies from donors in the states to hospitals and clinics that needed them most. Currently we are shifting our energy to be part of the long-term recovery. We are taking a more formal role and have begun partnering with different organizations and entities where we can supplement their development efforts. For example, we are working with Departmento De La Comida, an organization working to rebuild local sustainable agriculture on the island. As they rebuild and seed these farms, we will build rain-catchment and water depots to support the farmer and his workers. In the end we believe in sticking to our core focus, clean water programs, and done right we can play a large role in rebuilding Puerto Rico.

What’s W4W’s biggest dream/goal?

Our goal is simple: to get clean water to every single person who needs it.

Be sure to download the Giving Assistant Button and to choose Waves For Water as your nonprofit of choice in your account settings to donate a portion of your cash back. If you believe everyone deserves clean water, support Waves for Water cause by purchasing a Waves For Water x FP tee. Happy shopping, happy giving.

Offering the Best Online Shopping Experience [zulily]

Offering the Best Online Shopping Experience [zulily]

Imagine a one-stop shop that guarantees irresistible sales on an ever-changing selection of goods you don’t want to miss. zulily is an online-only boutique filled with deep discounts on the brands you love (as well as up-and-coming ones that could become your new ‘favorite’). A zulily ‘event’ is a daily shopping party you’re always invited to…one that you don’t have to get dressed up for or even leave the house. The savings are definitely impressive (with or without a zulily coupon), as you’ll find infinite deals on things to wear, to eat, to explore, to have fun with, and to gift.

And the best part, zulily hosts these online get-togethers every single day (at 6 a.m. PT), with most events lasting 72 hours. That’s why it’s important to check the site often, and set alerts for which brands are scheduled to hit the scene. Another important point, zulily is a members-only affair. Yes, you need to sign up in order to get on the guest list. But no worries, if you have an email address, then you’re in! It’s that easy.

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zulily works around the clock to connect you to some of the best online deals and sales on any and everything under the sun. Shop for the special lady, man, baby, or friend in your life – there’s always something waiting for you there. Discover décor essentials to live out all of your Pinterest dreams. Browse discounted cookbooks to aid you in your latest diet adventures. Sniff out unbelievable deals on luxury fragrances, from the likes of Jo Malone, Tory Burch and Estee Lauder. Enhance your own wardrobe in one shot. For instance, take a peek at Women’s Apparel and you’ll find fit & flare dresses, one-piece swimsuits, activewear that motivates, trendsetting accessories, and footwear for every occasion.

Keep an eye out for one-day only offers, zulily coupon codes, and back-by-popular-demand standouts. And, to see the latest brands and products that the site has to offer, check out the Debuts – where you’ll find a listing of all the newest items available for the day.

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By now, you’re probably wondering how all of this is possible. How does zulily keep prices so low, their inventory fully stocked, and you get to save up to 70% off regular prices? Want to know their secret? It’s all in the timing! zulily negotiates exclusive prices with brands, and then launches limited-time sales that you can take advantage of.

Once you’ve stumbled across something fabulous (like a Trending item), buy it before it disappears. Keep in mind; although this isn’t a physical store, items still fly off the shelf. Blink and you might miss something spectacular.

After a sale ends, zulily places one bulk order for all of the lucky customers who have snagged a particular deal. Next, brands ship these coveted items straight to zulily within 8-12 days, and once they reach their warehouse, your order is immediately shipped to you. Because of this, the overall delivery time takes a little bit longer, but it’s definitely rewarding in the end. You just scored exceptional deals on envy-worthy goods and experiences!

Don’t feel like waiting? Need an item…like yesterday? zulily also hosts Ready to Ship! events, which means your purchases get to you much faster (usually hitting the road within 1-3 days).

From Bugatti travel gear to Polo Ralph Lauren kids clothing, you never know what you’re going to find. One moment you’re buying discounted New York Mets tickets for a Father’s Day surprise, while the next; you’re scoring 65% off OPI nail polish. Sometimes, the festivities celebrate a single brand, while other times, you can shop themed collections, like Throwback Thursday, which guides you down memory lane with flashbacks of old-school, metal Pac-Man lunch boxes, Nickelodeon-themed ankle socks, and nostalgic nods to pop culture favorites, like the Breakfast Club, Beavis and Butt-Head, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Goonies.

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And, if you’re ever looking for a little shopping inspiration, check out zulily’s Brands We Love section, where you’ll uncover current events, as well as be able to set notifications for when the next party for your favorite brands will take place.

One last thing, super-savvy shoppers! If you want to unlock early access to sales and make certain you don’t miss an important alert or zulily offer, it’s a must to download their app. And, while you’re at it, have our Giving Assistant Button handy too!