Making a child's birthday special is often left to moms. But what happens to kids on their birthday when they are in foster care? Enter Jane Hoffman. The former Wall Street trader and mother of three set out to make sure foster kids' birthdays weren't forgotten. We're thrilled to announce a new charm set that celebrates A Birthday Wish. And once you read our Q&A with Jane, you'll understand why we're talking birthdays on the eve of Mother's Day.
It's officially the middle of summer and before the long, warm days disappear, we're getting outside to play and so should you! It's not only good for your body and brain, it's good for your community.
One of our favorite parts about Altruette is the fact that our charms help teach young girls about amazing causes and about how to give back. This week, we're helping our kids make lemonade out of lemons. It's a fun way to teach your young friends--kids, grandkids, neighbors, nieces and nephews--the meaning of helping others. We can't think of a better way to spend our time this August!
When we discovered @katiejacobsnashville's Instagram feed, we were hooked. Her beautiful photos of flowers, food, and her gorgeous daughter Emmaline have a clean, fresh look that simply scream 'spring'!
When Melissa Hillebrenner Kilby was growing up, she knew she wanted to help others. She started volunteering as a kid and never looked back. Today she runs Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign.
Spotlight: Susan McPherson
Title: Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies, LLC
Hometown: Albany, NY
First charitable work: Volunteering for an amazing nonprofit called FareStart
When we were dreaming up our Fall photo shoot, we knew we wanted a model who knew our brand, represented our customers, and believed in our causes.
Everyone needs an annual refresh. Mine comes each fall when I attend a women’s conference that Fortune sponsors. It’s called the Most Powerful Women Summit, but in some ways, that name doesn’t quite capture what goes on inside the conference.
How do you pick which charities to charm?
That's the #1 question we get from friends, family, strangers, children...you name it.