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Help Command help Rebuilding Together this Halloween!
BOO! Halloween is a time to eat too much candy, throw on a crazy costume and transform your halls into a haunted house!
However, for some people, decorating for Halloween may seem as scary as the decorations themselves. Luckily, with Command products from 3M, you can avoid the aggravation of spooking your walls with holes, marks or sticky residue after the cobwebs, spiders and goblins are packed away.
This year, Command Brand is donating $20,000 along with damage-free decorating products to the non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together, to help more Americans transform their houses into homes this Halloween. What’s more, lifestyle expert Kelley Moore provided some great tips on how you and your readers can transform your space from everyday living to a Halloween extravaganza!
To support Command Brand’s donation, check out this web video, including some of Kelley’s best Halloween decorating tips and tricks: http://youtu.be/RfcNOQxKhOg
Music Lovers Can Play for a Cause and a Chance to Win
Here’s news about a breast cancer initiative from a national retailer – music is such an important part of the education process in children’s lives, and helping others is an important lesson as well. Music & Arts, a musical instrument retailer, is getting tuned up for the cause, and to raise awareness of this worthy cause, from October 3 – November 4 music fans looking to hone their guitar skills and give back can enter in-store to win a Fender Squier Bullet Stratocaster (MSRP $199.99), signed by Grammy Nominated singer Michelle Branch. These products can be purchased easily online at www.musicarts.com/thinkpink
Music & Arts has also teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to donate a percentage of proceeds from all specially-branded pink musical equipment.
Specially branded pink items from Music & Arts include:
· A unique Squier Electric Guitar in Shell Pink, sold at a discounted rate exclusively online (SRP: $200; web sale price: $119.99)
· Guitar stings and shoulder straps
· Violin bows, and clarinet and flute cases
· A pink G Clef water bottle and a pink “Got Music” baseball cap
Music & Arts will also offer $1 Breast Cancer Pink ribbons, of which 100% of the proceeds will go back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The specially marked Pink products can be purchased online at www.musicarts.com and in-store through November 4, 2011.
Sketch-A-Space for Autism and National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Easter Seals’ Sketch-A-Space competition, supported by Google SketchUp is an incredible opportunity for people with autism, those interested in learning more about autism, or those who have someone in their lives with autism to celebrate the unique and critical contributions people with autism make to our nation’s workforce and to show off their creative abilities.
“Easter Seals’ Sketch-A-Space contest aims to raise autism awareness and increase community understanding that individuals with autism can be successful in the working world when they have access to the supports they need and find the right job match,” says Tom Wyman, manager of business development, Google. “We hope it will encourage employers to consider individuals with autism and other disabilities and provide an avenue for creative expression.”
Entrants use the free Google SketchUp software to design their dreams for employment—for a chance to $3,000 and improve their resume and employment portfolio. The competition also allows participants to:
Raise autism awareness
Show off art, architecture and design skills
Educate others about employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Expand resume and employment portfolios
Display visual and spatial strengths as a person with autism
Learn more at www.easterseals.com/sketchaspace. Enter between October 12, 2011 and December 15, 2011. Winners will be announced in January 2012.