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The Annual ALU Cleveland Blogger Charity Sale

By on November 12, 2010
in Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday night I had the pleasure of hanging with a bunch of cool CLE blogging babes while raising money for charity and clearing out the ALU beauty closet. You may remember that I hosted a similar event last year benefiting my local Dress For Success. This year I decided to coincide the event with my Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, donating the money raised to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

This past year a local blogger, Allison from Green Dog Wine started organizing regular blogger meet-ups and was kind enough to include me in the group even though we hadn’t met.  It’s been wonderful getting to know other women in the community who have a passion for our city and blogging.

I decided it would be fun to host one of the meet-ups and combine it with my charity sale.  It was a blast having everyone over for wine and snacks and watching them head to the basement to clean me out of product samples.

At the end of the night everyone went home with a bunch of new beauty loot to try and I raised $1,085 for Living Beyond Breast Cancer bringing the total amount raised by ALU to $3366. Amazing!

I couldn’t have done this without of the incredible support of my blogging community and friends so thank you to Alana from The Dawg’s Dish, Alexa from Cleveland’s A Plum, Allison from Confessions of a Cohabitant, Allison from Green Dog Wine, Charity from I Heart Cleveland, Heather from Mile 26 and more, Jocelyn aka @Legalesque, Michelle from Cleveland Foodie, Molly from Food n Such and Suzanne from Life on Mars.  And of course I have to thank my good friends Christine, Jen, Sandi and Steph for coming again this year and supporting my fund raiser!

If you want to check out some of their hauls click on over to
Cleveland’s A Plum – Cleveland Beauty Blogger Sale, Green Dog Wine – All Lacquered Up, Mile 26 and more - CLE Blogger Beauty Sale and The Dawg’s Dish – Girls Night Out: Blogger Beauty Sale. Of course the biggest haul of the night went home with my friend Steph who doesn’t have a blog. She needed an extra bag just to take everything home. Love it!

image credit: Alexa from Cleveland’s A Plum

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  1. Jocelyn says:

    Congratulations on raising so much money for such a great cause. I had so much fun! Between yesterday and today, I think I’ve tried on most of my makeup (which is quite a feat, since I brought home quite a few eyeshadow colors). Next step: nails… and then more makeup!

  2. titeju says:

    This is fantastic! I’m sure if you sell some online to us, you can reach a really nice amount for charity ;) and we could have the chance to get our hands on some of those nailpolishes you have !
    Cuz, you know, OH is SO far from Qu

  3. allijag says:

    Thank you so much for inviting us Michelle! I had an absolute blast! Thanks for putting on such a lovely evening and having us to your home! :)

  4. Linda says:

    Hi Michelle, I am a new reader to your blog and have to say I am impressed with all that you do! It sounds like your breast cancer event was a smash!

  5. Kitty says:

    Awesome way to raise money for a good cause!

  6. Michelle V says:

    Thanks so much, Michelle! Had a great evening with everyone and even better that we were able to help such an amazing cause.

  7. I remember reading about your party last year… this is such a great way to raise funds for a great cause! Looks like a blast was had by all.

  8. Kelly says:

    I had an absolutely wonderful time :) Thank you for hosting such a fantastic Event!

    ps – so in love with everything I brought home, especially the “Eye Hope” via Philosophy