Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:46:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In September 2013, Good Work(s) Make a Difference collaborated with nationally renowned after-school enrichment program LA's Best and the CP3 Foundation to organize “Tools for School”– an ambitious goal dedicated to providing backpacks and school supplies for 10,000 low-income students across the nation.
Monday, May 20, 2013 2:03:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Good Work(s) Make a Difference, in association with local businesses BCBG and La Femme organized dress fittings for our Dream Prom project this Friday, May 24th. It was exciting to see these deserving students be treated to their very own designer gowns in anticipation for their big night. A huge thanks go out to all those involved making this event come to fruition. The smiles on these kids faces was something to behold!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:30:38 AM America/Los_Angeles
Good Work(s) was invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend, where we had the opportunity to mingle with some of the brightest and most influential minds in the country. A very amazing event indeed!
Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:29:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
April 18, 2013
After months of collaborating, Good Work(s) Make a Difference® and Domo have worked together to create a limited edition bracelet for fans! Introducing DOMO Wrap and Single Bracelets, now available online!
Popular persona to raise money for Good Works Make a Difference June 12, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye Yesterday the folks behind the popular Japanese character Domo made a really cool announcement. I really like it when the geeky things we enjoy are used to help those in need. Check out the following press release for the 411 on what they're doing, then catch up with me at the bottom of the post for yet another fun contest!: Big Tent Entertainment Gives Back Through Licensing Deal with Good Work(s) Makes A Difference®. Trend Driven Jewelry, Accessories and T-shirts Offer Domo Fashion with a Purpose- Available this Fall to Support Homeless FamiliesNew York, NY, June 11, 2012 – Ever-popular viral sensation Domo is now lending his loveable persona to a good cause. Branded entertainment company Big Tent Entertainment announced today a licensing agreement with Good Work(s) Make A Difference® for a collection of fashionable, inspirational, and empowering Domo merchandise that promotes doing Good Work(s) while giving back to the community. The campaign featuring Domo will help raise funds for Path Ventures, an organization that provides long-term housing solutions for homeless families. This fall, an upscale, fashion driven line of exclusive Domo products will support Good Work(s) Make A Difference’s philanthropic efforts. Stylish cause-driven t-shirts with inspirational themes to believe, hope, dream and make a difference will be available in specialty and high-end boutiques as well as online at http://www.goodworksmakeadifference.com/. Additionally, fashionable bracelets, necklaces, and rings made of leather and metal for both men and women will also be part of the collection that both spreads and elevates humanitarianism.The new Good Work(s) Make A Difference® Domo-inspired collection ties into the company’s “fashion with a purpose” motto that will speak to trendsetters, tastemakers and Domo fans. Good Work(s) Make A Difference’s unique and beautifully crafted products which communicate commitment to the oneness of humanity have been praised by some of the world’s biggest fashion magazines as well as adorned by celebrities such as Steven Tyler, Halle Berry, Eli Manning, and Demi Moore to name a few.Each year, Good Work(s) Make A Difference selects a different charitable organization to support. For 2012, Good Work(s) Make A Difference is focused on helping 12 homeless families move into completely furnished permanent housing with Path Ventures. 25% of net profits from the Domo collection will be donated to Path Ventures to help these families in need.“We’ve seen the positive impact Good Work(s) has had on the community and hold them in the highest regard,” said Rich Collins, CEO, Big Tent Entertainment. “Knowing their commitment to quality products and cause-related campaigns, we couldn’t be any prouder to have Domo involved in this initiative.” ”Good Work(s) is super excited to have Domo make a difference with us. Domo will be our first ambassador to support Good Work(s) and will be entering our world of fashion with a purpose,” said Helena Cho, Owner, Good Work(s) Makes a Difference. “I cannot wait to show our specialty and upscale partners our new collection with Domo.”As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home as a pop culture icon within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites and videos posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr, among others. Now more than a decade later, the lovable fuzzy brown character’s cult status continues to grow with product flying off retail shelves..About Big Tent Entertainment, LLCBig Tent Entertainment, LLC (www.bigtent.tv) is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. Big Tent currently serves as the worldwide (ex Asia) marketing and licensing company for fashion and viral sensation Domo and the North American agency of record for three of Discovery Communications’ most popular brands - Discovery Kids, TLC and SCIENCE. Additionally, Big Tent represents PixFusion, a global leader in personalization products.About Good Work(s) Make A Difference®Good Work(s) Make A Difference® launched March of 2011, is a company created to promote a lifestyle of expressing essential virtues and wisdom through fashion in order to spread and elevate humanitarianism. We are committed to donating 25% of net profits to good causes to inspire, empower, and give hope to one individual, one family, and one community at a time.
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:34:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
April 9, 2013
Good Work(s) Make a Difference was happy to attend LA’s Best Day at a special gathering in Downtown Los Angeles, joining former Mayors Hahn, Richard Riordan, and current Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as they celebrated the 25 years anniversary of the founding of the nationally renowned enrichment program. The program board was presented with a prestigious proclamation and former alumni of the program were invited to speak.
Good Work(s) had the privilege of working LA’s Best this past December, collaborating with them to gift over 2,000 holiday gifts to students enrolled in the program. Job well done, guys!
Friday, April 12, 2013 10:28:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
April 5, 2013
In today’s economic climate, many overlook the fact that teens are among the hardest hit groups in tough times. As we move closer to graduation and prom-time, those effects can certainly be compounded. For the third straight year, we are happy to announce that Good Work(s) Make A Difference® will organize “Dream Prom”, a day in which we reward underprivileged yet academically deserving students with the opportunity to attend end of the year festivities. Very excited to share the details with you in a few days!
Monday, March 18, 2013 4:36:58 PM America/Los_Angeles
GOOD WORK(S) COLLABORATES WITH LAKERS YOUTH FOUNDATION / CASINO NIGHT
All in for a good cause! Good Work(s) Make a Difference joined the Los Angeles Lakers at their Annual Casino Night to raise funds for the Lakers Youth Foundation. A special thanks goes out to the team, and sponsors Pechanga Resort and Casino and One West Bank for organizing an amazing event. Glad to have been of service!
Here are some great pictures of the event! It’s great to see some of our favorite players enjoying themselves and raising money for a good cause, and actively giving back to the community.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:46:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
GOOD WORK(S) ANNOUNCES “TOOLS FOR SCHOOL”; TO PROVIDE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO LOW INCOME STUDENTS
Good Work(s) is kicking off 2013 with a fresh vision and new ideas for the upcoming year. These upcoming months are huge for us– not only are we expanding our reach slowly across the nation, but we have set our sights on planning larger, grander charitable projects. Exciting times!
We are happy to announce that our charitable campaign for this year is “Tools for School”– an ambitious goal inspired to provide backpacks and school supplies for 10,000 low-income students across the nation. I know for our founder, Helena Cho, this goal is very near and dear to her– as a mother, she personally understands the importance a good education can have on the development of children. Speaking for the team at Good Work(s), we are also very enthusiastic about the prospect of helping our young neighbors, family and friends achieve and do well in class. With the support of Good Work(s) fans and friends, I know that we will continue the tradition of giving and positive energy that our brand stands for. Throughout the year, we hope to bring you updates about our campaign, and give you an inside look into the charity events we organize. You’ll also get a sneak peek of new additions to our collection, along with pictures of the new celeb supporters we gain along the way. Here’s to an amazing year!Read More
Sunday, December 23, 2012 10:24:33 AM America/Los_Angeles
December 21, 2012. Good Work(s) Make a Difference® collaborated with nationally renowned enrichment program LA's Bestand local sponsor CALPlush to organize the Give a Gift/Give a Smile Afterschool Holiday Event! With your continued support, we helped create wonderful memories and special friendships with tomorrow's future as we provided a day of fun and activities on our very own "Candy Cane Lane". Good Work(s) sponsored a party and toy giveaway for 500 LA's BEST kids from 11 schools. Students enjoyed lunch, treats, music and received gifts for the holidays.
Thank you for allowing us to reward students for their extracurricular achievements!
Monday, October 8, 2012 3:00:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Good Work(s) Make A Difference was a proud sponsor of "Family Day 2012", an event hosted by award-winning actor, philanthropist and Kuboo spokesperson Nick Cannon at the Santa Monica Pier. The event provided a great opportunity for family members, relatives, and communities to gather together for games, prizes, rides, and even some surprise entertainment. We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to support such a worthy cause!
Thursday, October 4, 2012 11:48:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last week, Good Work(s) Make A Difference, in collaboration with Path Ventures, provided home essentials for an additional 40 permanent housing units for the homeless in Los Angeles. We're happy to have been of service!
We are already prepping for our next round of permanent housing units to be furnished as part of Good Work(s) Make A Difference's Home Sweet Home" campaign next month--- an initiative providing home essentials to former homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles. Exciting! and remember...every bracelet bought helps the cause!
Friday, August 3, 2012 4:29:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Without further adieu…..here are my favorites for this week!
I am in love with these stylish and inspiring wrap bracelets by momprenuer Helena Cho. Each colorful bracelet by Good Work(s) Make a Difference is embossed with a number of uplifting and motivating phases such as “forgive,” “strength,” be aware,” “faith,” “freedom,” “accept diversity.” As someone who strongly believes in the power of positivity, as soon as I laid my eyes on my friend’s Good Work(s) bracelet, I knew I had to have one — or two! --- Kimberly’s Friday Favorites and *GIVEAWAY!!Read More
Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:17:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
Torch bearers on Olympic Torch Relay. Paul on left wears GoodWork(s) UK 2012 Wrap Around BraceletTorch Bearer Paul Neehuis (left) and the Olympic Torch making its way through Uppingham. Good Work(s) presented Paul with the Olympic themed UK Wrap Bracelet in recognition of Pauls GoodWork in the local community. Paul transformed his life since having a major lung operation about three years ago. He has two jobs and dedicates any spare hours to teaching youngsters some of his DJ skills, he raises money for Charity through his cycling club and has taken part in the London Marathon - all this as well as being a carer for his disabled mother.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:39:08 PM America/Los_Angeles
City of Hope and the Music & Entertainment Industry Group presents this year’s Spirit of Life to Bob Pittman, CEO, Clear Channel. Goodwork's inspirational wrap bracelets were used as the events VIP wrist bands.
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:46:13 PM America/Los_Angeles
Samsung Hope for Children, the company's global corporate social responsibility platform, brings together the company, its retail partners, and a network of charitable organizations associated with renowned public figures. Over the course of its 11-year history, Samsung Hope for Children has raised more than $16.1 million through the gala that has helped more than 425 schools, hospitals, and community-based foundations throughout the U.S. One hundred percent of the gala proceeds and additional funds raised by Samsung throughout the year under its Hope for Children platform go directly to the charities without stipulation. Good Work(s) Make A Difference is one of the Sponsors for Samsung's Hope for Children event to support health, education and sustainability to variety of charities benefitting children.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:11:16 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last May 25th, 2012, Good Work(s) had the honor of treating mothers from the PATH Ventures Long Beach Family Commons to a very special day.
The day began with a fitness class led by Deborah Sable, owner of CoreFit. Marinello School of Beauty instructor Tish Ambriz and her students then taught the ladies how to properly apply makeup and how to care for their beauty on a budget.
Next the ladies were treated to a full makeover of makeup, nails, and hair. Each woman felt like a whole new person. The day ended with lunch and an amazing performance by violinist Lee England Jr. His performance left the room speechless.
Special thank you to Lee for that incredible performance as well as all who spared their time including: Marinello School of Beauty, Debora Sable, Hands on Spa, Kissable Couture for their wonderful beauty products, A.T. for his generous hair styling, and so many more. Together we gave these women a day they will never forget.
Monday, May 21, 2012 3:43:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Saturday, May 19th select students from Fairfax High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, fulfilled their dreams and fantasies on their Prom day. For a 2nd year in a row, “The 2012 Dream Prom” was made a reality; thanks to the collaborative efforts of Good Work(s) Make A Difference and all of the very generous sponsors.
Thanks to the generosity of Designers Jessica Mc Clintock, Tadashi Shoji, La Femme Fashion, Go Suit Italian Men’s clothing and Shiekh Shoes, students were afforded the opportunity to pick several dresses, shoes & Tuxedos of their choice.
Hands On Spa of Beverly Hills provided spa manicures & Minks. Hair by Batia & Aleeza hair salon also of Beverly Hills.
The big day for students began early in the morning, like celebrities preparing for a Red carpet, and no red carpet look is complete without make-up from Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics provided by the professionals at Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy.
The students were greeted with cheers and toast as they made a grand entrance putting on a mini fashion show for their families, dates and photographs of some of the designer pieces they got to keep.
After posing for photo op they were then chauffeured by Crown Limo stretch hummer to a sumptuous pre dinner at Lisa Vanderpump’s Hollywood Sur Restaurant – where they got to be photographed with the Sur cast of the new Bravo show, before joining their Classmates of 2012 at the Fairfax High School Senior Prom at the Castaway Burbank.
The winners of this year 2012 Dream Prom project came from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. The diverse cultures that make up Fairfax High School contribute to its uniqueness as a model School.
The students this year included boys, who were selected based on their scholastic achievements, humanitarian contributions and community involvement. They wrote compelling essays that were submitted to Greenway Arts Alliance & Good Work(s) Make a Difference. Good Work(s) Make A Difference pooled their Hollywood resources’ & contacts to make this 2nd dream Prom project a reality.
The quote “no man is an island” and “No one can do everything but we all can do something,” rings true to this Dream Prom project.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 4:26:39 PM America/Los_Angeles
Our Home Sweeter Home for the Homeless campaign is inviting you to help make a difference in the life of an individual or family by adopting an individual housing unit or family housing unit. Good Work(s) and our team of supporters will be giving these families and individuals a chance to get back on their feet and become a productive citizen of society. These basic tools go a long way in rebuilding a life.
Monday, November 28, 2011 4:14:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Children Uniting Nations with GoodWork(s) Make A Difference® Day of the Child Event
Children Uniting Nations Day of the Child is a FREE, one-day event benefiting foster youth that features live entertainment by chart topping music groups, food and festivities. The goal of the event is to help create wonderful memories and special friendships for more than 1,000 children living in foster care.
Monday, November 28, 2011 11:23:58 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Breast Cancer Society has organized a 10K, 5K, and 2 Mile Race/ Walk. All proceeds go to help breast cancer patients!! Your support and participation will help so many women, families, and children that are effected by breast cancer.
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:14:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
On June 7th at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, Samsung celebrated the 10th anniversary of its HOPE FOR CHILDREN celebrity-filled event by raising an astonishing $1.4 million.
One hundred percent of the proceeds and other funds raised by the Samsung HOPE FOR CHILDREN platform goes directly to the charities with no strings attached.
Attendees on behalf of their respective foundations included President Bill Clinton who was honored with the 2011 Samsung Hope For Children Ambassador Award, Harry Connick Jr., John Legend, Jason Mraz, Branford Marsalis, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Torre, Boommer Esiason, Dan Marino, and Jimmy Johnson.
Good Work(s) Make A Difference was honored to be at this event as a sponsor and we truly want to thank Samsung for making a difference in the lives of children.
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:14:17 AM America/Los_Angeles
Eighteen (18) Essay Finalist of the Dream Prom hosted by Good Work(s).
GOOD WORK(S) together with the GREENWAY ART ALLIANCE has chosen 18 very deserving girls who have at least a 3.0 GPA from FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL. The 18 selected young ladies will have a Celebrity Stylist advise them in their wardrobe choices for the evening.
Their DREAM PROM will include: One amazing Designer Dress for each girl that she will get to keep. A pair of matching Designer shoes. Matching accessories. Professional Hair makeover by a Beverly Hills Salon. Glamorous makeup including Eyelash Extensions. Complimentary Prom Tickets for each winner and her date. And of course, a chauffeured limousine and dinner for the winners at a Beverly Hills restaurant.
The GREENWAY ART ALLIANCE Video Club will tape all the proceedings and post on YouTube and our website.
All the Designers & Sponsors will credited here soon. The Fairfax High School Prom is Saturday May 14th.
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:14:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
JENESSE CENTER, INC. was founded by five African American women who were survivors of domestic violence. It is the oldest intervention program of its type in South Los Angeles and has been providing shelter for families and children affected since1980.
Jenesse Center Silver Rose Weekend in Beverly Hills, Ca from April 16-18, 2011.
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:14:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
GOOD WORK(S) donates 25% of net profits to empower and support orphans of Por la Infancia (non-profit overseeing 90 different orphanages in Mexico) and foster kids with Children Uniting Nations in the United States.
Good Work(s) Make A Difference is committed to helping these kids. WE will DO ALL that we can…BUT TOGETHER we could do a WHOLE LOT MORE.
Children Uniting Nations is a proactive non-profit organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth. For more information go to http://www.childrenunitingnations.org/.
Good Work(s) Make A Difference participated at the Day of the Child Event last November 2010 and one of the sponsors of Children Uniting Nations. Good Work(s) gave away clothes and wrap around bracelets to the at-risk, foster kids and celebrities who participated by giving hope and inspiration to those who were present.
Monday, November 28, 2011 7:14:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
The boutique “Il Teatro” on Grimaldi Street is selling our bracelets. Check out this article in the Monaco Gazette with the reigning Monarchs Prince Albert and now Princess Charlene (formerly Wittstock) on the cover.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 9:15:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
17 year old Dessie (Desiree Nilsson) is one of Sweden’s most popular bloggers with more than 60,000 daily readers of her site www.dessies.se . In her new music video she is wearing two of our Good Work(s) Come Together Bracelets.
Friday, December 31, 2010 4:00:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last 2010 Holiday season, Good Work(s) partnered with United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area to help rebuild the homes and lives of displaced greater New Orleans area residents still living in FEMA trailers and temporary housing. HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS, working through United Way’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME campaign, completely rebuilt and furnished ten (10) homes for families struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina over five years ago. http://unitedwaynola.org/homes/