FASHION: Shop For A Good Cause, Sandy Relief


It’s been weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, and yet, there are still New Yorkers suffering without food , shelter and clothing. When news broke about the impending hurricane, the Red Cross along with other goodwill and disaster relief organizations stepped up and helped the best they could. Through donations and evacuation help, New York is bouncing back rather quickly.

Because New York is the melting pot of so many cultures, people from all over the world flock here. There were so many people indirectly affected by the hurricane. So many people are currently worried about a relative who left there home town to get a bite of the Big Apple and didn’t imagine anything this devastating could happen in NYC or the surrounding states. These folks indirectly affected are the ones who feel the worst about the situation because they are miles away, can’t get in touch with their loved ones and feel like there’s nothing they can do to help..but they can.

This week is considered “Cyber Week” where online shopping is promoted by ridiculous deals on anything from electronics to clothes, and for most, the best part about it is that, unlike Black Friday,  we aren’t in fear of our lives and can visit multiple stores in a matter of minutes. We aren’t far removed from Sandy, so with a purchase, many companies offer donations to the Red Cross among other relief based programs to help those in need, and luckily for you, we put together this list of reputable sites who provide this opportunity to help out by picking out some gear and shopping for the holiday. Great deals on what you want and helping someone in need, that’s killing two birds with one stone at its best.

Also the two shirts pictured above are designs by NY artist Sebastian Errazuriz. All proceeds go to Hurricane Sandy relief programs and are on sale at Grey Area.

Bloomingdales – Donating much needed bottles of water to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, The Food Bank for Westchester and Island Harvest, A Food Bank for Long Island.

Penfield – $10 from every order goes to the Red Cross

TOMS – Always the charitable one.

Mackage – Visit the store in SOHO and donate old jackets to the Hurricane Sandy coat drive. For every jacket the store gives $25 to relief efforts.? –  The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue come together to host an online auction where proceed go to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York city among other relief foundations.

Spots like Kohls($1 million) Target($500,000) Hanes($1 million) Coach ($2 million) and Ralph Lauren($2 million) all donated in bulk so feel free to browse for some amazing deals.

Shop for that good cause, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.