SELF Women Doing Good Awards and a L’Oreal Paris Gift Bag Giveaway!

Tuesday earlier this week the Women Doing Good Awards commenced at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  The third annual event hosted by SELF Magazine honored 4 women deserving of recognition for their charity work and their tireless efforts to make the world a better place.  The recipients, as chosen by SELF reader vote, were:

Lisa Scarpinato (Kitchen on the Street)

Lisa Scarpinato and her husband co-founded Kitchen on the Street, a non-profit in Phoenix which sends more than 300 needy kids home from school on Fridays with Bags of Hope- backpacks filled with enough food for them until Monday. After learning that kids in her community were going hungry on the weekends, she decided to do something. “It broke my heart that kids at our local school were starving,” she said, “I wanted to be a good neighbor.”

JJ Ramberg (

JJ Ramberg thought with all the money that search engines were making, there must be a way to donate some to good causes. Her good heart and motivation led her to start with her brother, Ken. The site donates one cent to a charity (there are over 90,000 non-profits to choose from) each time you browse the web. They also launched a sister-site GoodShop to connect online-shoppers to vendors like Target who will donate up to 30 percent of each purchase to a listed cause. Since 2005, GoodSearch has raised $34,000 for the ASPCA and $14,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Haley Kilpatrick (Girl Talk)

When she was just 15, Haley Kilpatrick of Atlanta started Girl Talk, a mentoring program that pairs high school and middle school girls. Her hope is that young girls won’t go through the teasing and cyberbullying that she did as an adolescent. “Girls have to come together and talk so each one can realize it’s not just her having a rough time. I wish I’d known that,” she says. Nine years later, more than 32,000 girls in 39 states have joined Girl Talk.

Minka Kelly and Sofia Vergara 

Minka Kelly, celebrity recipient (Stand Up To Cancer)

A stunning and talented young actress, Minka Kelly distinguishes herself with powerful performances and a natural ease on both the small and big screens. Minka is best known as ‘Lyla Garrity’ on NBC’s critically acclaimed series Friday Night Lights and currently can be seen starring on NBC’s Parenthood. In 2008, Minka lost her 51-year-old mother, Maureen, to colon cancer. Determined to join the fight against cancer, Minka became an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit organization founded by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Hoda Kotb and Dylan Lauren

Hoda Kotb of the Today Show emceed the event and was also honored for her charity outreach in the fight against breast cancer.  The award recipients also received $10,000 from SELF’s editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger and Vice President & Publisher Laura McEwen.

AnnaLynne McCord. Love the updo!

Other celebs in attendance included Laura McEwen, Lucy Danziger, Maria Menounos, and Kamie Crawford, Miss Teen USA.

The event was presented by L’Oréal Paris, and included amazing gift bags filled to the brim with fabulous L’Oreal products.

So this brings us to our giveaway!  To spread goodwill and the spirit of the Women Doing Good Awards, SELF Magazine has generously offered that same gift bag to one lucky Chic Steals reader!

L’Oreal Women Doing Good Awards Gift Bag
The same gift bag that was given to attendees of the Women Doing Good Awards event – crammed with 10 items to help you (and your guy) look and feel your most fabulous! 

Contents: Telescopic Explosion / Infallible Lip Colour / Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye / GO 360 Clean / Men’s Expert Ice Cold Eye Roller / Men’s Expert Hydra Energetic Skin Energizing Gel Cleanser / Elnett Satin hairspray / Everstrong Reconstruct Shampoo / Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Eye Shadow / SELF Magazine October Issue

ARV = $100 (!!)

How to Enter
Edit 10/4: Entry period is now over and a winner will be announced shortly.

1. Required: Follow Chic Steals.  (In Blogger, Google Reader, Bloglovin, etc. – just once somewhere is sufficient!)
Then, Leave a Comment on this post below telling me which charity from the post above captured your heart.  Did Girl Talk seem like the best idea ever?  Do you use Or would you donate your money to breast cancer research? Let me know in your co

2. Optional: For another entry, tweet this giveaway and leave a linkback to your tweet in ANOTHER COMMENT.  If you don’t leave it in a separate comment, I won’t count it – so keep it separate!

3. Optional: For another entry, blog about this giveaway and leave a linkback to your blog post in ANOTHER COMMENT.  If you don’t leave it in a separate comment, I won’t count it – so keep it separate!

4. Optional: For another entry, post about this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a linkback to your post in ANOTHER COMMENT.  If you don’t leave it in a separate comment, I won’t count it – so keep it separate!

Max: 4 entries per person allowed.

Giveaway open to any Chic Steals follower in the U.S.
Apologies to my international readers!:-(
Giveaway period is open from today until Sunday, Oct. 3, 11:59 PM PST.
Winner chosen by


So please enter, spread the word – and good luck! (I’m soooo jealous and totally coveting that gift bag myself!!)


FTC Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for this post.  The gift bag will be sent to the winner of the giveaway directly from Conde Nast and the SELF Magazine team.  See my disclosure policy here.

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