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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Gifts For Your Family 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores is offering classic Peanuts storybooks, plush toys of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends and gifts, for just $5 each that will leave the entire family grinning from ear to ear this holiday season. Through the Kohl’s Cares program, 100 percent of the net profit from this collection supports children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Kohl’s offers exclusive hardcover editions of beloved Peanuts storybooks by renowned author Charles M. Schulz, along with coordinating plush toys. Kohl’s also offers a cookbook, holiday CD and a Peanuts Jigsaw Puzzle –perfect gifts guaranteed to spread holiday cheer this season. Kids and parents alike will cherish the time spent snuggling up with these treasured storybooks and customers will be proud to support the program knowing their purchase gives back to their community. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Kohl’s Cares philanthropic program has raised more than $231 million for children’s health and education programs in local communities across the country.

PRICE: $5.00

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Max Daniel Designs, a luxury blanket collection based in Los Angeles, will be selling a special edition Satin and Rosebuds baby blanket until November 30, 2013. The holiday sale will feature a bubblegum colored double-sided plush baby throw with satin lining, which differs from the satin backed design usually featured on the Satin and Rosebuds collection.  Max Daniel Designs will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, one of the nation’s largest recreational camp programs for children with cancer and their families.

PRICE: $70.00

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(Photo Credit: Max Daniel Designs)

Mightee Kids wants to inspire kids to love others who are less fortunate. “We want them to act on what they learn.” They feel that this genuine care for others starts at home, taught by parents who also know how to love and care for others. Their packages are meant to provide an experience in which parents can sit down and teach their kids of how other kids need their help.

PRICE: $21.99

Dog Love Paw Tee to benefit ASPCA (Photo Credit: Mightee Kids)

Dog Love Paw Tee to benefit ASPCA (Photo Credit: Mightee Kids)

Rosie Hippo’s owner, Kim Bloom, is a mom and breast cancer survivor who offers high-quality handcrafted natural toys that were created under fair working conditions and are eco-friendly. The online shop also gives back to the community by donating a portion of the proceeds to charities like Room to Grow, charity: water and the Young Survival Coalition.

PRICE: ABC Blocks $52. Prices vary by product.

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(Photo Credit: People.com)

Buy a One World Futbol, and they will donate one to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide.

PRICE $39.50

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(Photo Credit: One World Futbol Project)

For every IKEA Soft Toy or children’s book you buy in November and December, the IKEA Foundation  will donate one euro ($1.30) to education programs worldwide supported by UNICEF  and Save the Children. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, IKEA donated 2,000 soft toys to the American Red Cross to be distributed to children in shelters impacted by the hurricane. IKEA has also provided the American Red Cross with nearly $450,000 worth of in-kind donations used in shelters in New Jersey and New York.

PRICE: $4.99 – $14.99

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(Photo Credit: Ikea)

For the tweens, teens and the men:
Beats by Dr. Dre headphones from Monster were engineered to let music lovers hear their favorite tracks exactly how the artists intended them to be heard. Beats SOLO HD (PRODUCT)RED™ Special Edition headphones are the first Beats to be added to the (PRODUCT)RED collection. SOLO HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones are available at Apple stores and at www.apple.com. Beats by Dr. Dre donates a percentage of the proceeds to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

PRICE: $299.95

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Beats SOLO HD (PRODUCT)RED™ Special Edition

In 2004, Lauren Bush Lauren became the Honorary Student Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme. In that role, she traveled to various countries around the world and learned about the issues of hunger and poverty firsthand. Coming back to America, Lauren was inspired to do more and create something that would engage young people and consumers like herself in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year.

The FEED 2 Bag which has a splash of color provides 2 children with school meals for 1 year!

PRICE: $130

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(Photo Credit: FEED)

Consider giving this Hope Bathrobe with Slippers to someone on your family holiday shopping list. This great gift which benefits the American Cancer Society will keep them warm and comfy, while your heart will be warmed knowing that you are supporting an important cause!

PRICE: $45

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Hope Bathrobe with Slippers (Photo Credit: American Cancer Society)

Network for Good’s Good Card is a charity gift card redeemable as a donation over 1 million charities. You can send cards however you want. The best part is Good Cards are quick and easy to order and meaningful to receive. You choose the amount, and the recipient chooses the cause. Your friends and family each have a favorite cause. When you give charity gift cards, you show passion for the cause important to them.

PRICE: Donation amount per card (whole dollar amount between $10 and $250) + $5.00 handling fee per card.

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The Good Card (Photo Credit: Network For Good)

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