Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MAC & Rodarte - Continued. Still looking for Charities.

I read last night on @MizzWorthy blog that MAC has released a new statement saying that they will donate $100,000 to an unspecified charity. They reportedly will also rename their products. Please have a read and look at the following discussion (my comments are included).

I wrote MAC an email yesterday (I don't have contact people within their PR department) asking who they were planning on donating to. If I get a response I will add it to the list. 

Feel Like Donating Instead of Getting a Lipstick?
So far I have only found the following charities (no idea how reputable these are):
  • Amnesty International - They accept donations, but don't appear to send them to a particular cause, hence my reluctance to donate.I want to know where my money is going.
  • Mujeres de Juarez - Seem to have a petition up but I don't see a place to donate. Also could be sketchy if you follow around the links...
  • Casa Amiga - seems to take donations, but the site is in Spanish. I'm still working on looking into this one.  
  • Amigos de Mujeres - I don't think this group takes donations, but works with other organizations and channels donations to them. I have written them asking for more information.
  • Justica Para Nuestras Hijas -  A group in Chihuahua City focusing on  family members of serial killing victims
  • Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres, A.C. - A 24 hour hotline for domestic abuse that also has access to a lawyer and counselors.
If you know of any I should add for this cause, please let me know and I will add it to the list.
Thank you to Healing Beauty for additions!

Personal Thoughts
I still feel that I would at least like to see the following continued action on MAC's part:
  • The promo image should be changed. If it were an art piece, I'd appreciate it. But this is meant to sell a lifestyle and fantasy. It's not right.
  • The "blood spattered" Mineralize Eye Shadow could be removed. I understand it works with Rodarte's palette but I think many of us are going to have issues with it.