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Gifts that Give back!


Giving back to the community is important to Capturing Couture.  Not only does it set a good example for our children that philanthropy is essential, but it is the right thing to do.  We are excited to announce our new "Top 10" list of camera straps that support causes near and dear to our hearts.  For every camera strap listed below, we will donate a percentage of our profits to the associated charity.  As our business grows, so do our donations!  We love to give back!



Hot Pink Organza:  Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling cutting-edge science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer in more than 50 countries. As a female-led company, Capturing Couture is proud to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and help "save the ta-tas".   To learn more about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, please visit: http://ww5.komen.org/



Cream Organza:  Jessie Rees Foundation

“Please encourage every kid fighting cancer to
Never Ever Give Up!”
– Jessie Rees 

Capturing Couture was founded by two women who launched a successful business because they "never ever gave up".  NEGU® was the motto of Jessie Rees, a beautiful, athletic, smart and compassionate 12-year-old girl who fought two brain tumors (DIPG) for ten months and two days.  During her courageous fight, Jessie focused on spreading hope, joy and love to other kids battling cancer.  She knew having cancer made you feel lonely and limited so she wanted to spread love to other kids with cancer by way of her JoyJars™.  Each day, 46 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer and it remains the number one disease killer of children.  Let's help these kids win the fight and Never Ever Give Up!  To learn more about Jessie and her foundation, please visit: http://www.negu.org/  or  http://www.jessicajoyrees.com/



Purple Organza:  Laura's House

One in four women in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives.  On average, three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.  We think this is three too many.  The inception of Laura’s House was inspired by a woman from Orange County called Laura who was a victim of domestic violence. Unfortunately the end of her particular story is a very tragic one… her life was cut short with her untimely death at age 38.  Over the past eighteen years, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 3,488 battered women and children. It has offered counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 40,305 persons.  Today, Laura's House continues to be the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in South Orange County.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.laurashouse.org/



Turquoise Organza:  Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Capturing Couture's co-founder Lisa had an infant daughter who spent countless weeks at CHOC Hospital.  She received the highest care and compassion during an unbelievably difficult time in her family's life.  Lisa and her family will be forever grateful to the staff at CHOC for their tireless efforts and dedication.  Children's Hospital of Orange County has made a commitment to both basic science and clinical research in an ongoing effort to unravel the diseases that affect children. This commitment keeps CHOC at the leading edge of technology, which means children seen at CHOC benefit from the latest in scientific thinking with access to the most up-to-date treatment options. Research laboratories at CHOC support a variety of basic science, translational, and clinical research studies.  Please visit: http://www.choc.org/about to learn more about CHOC's ongoing efforts. 



Harmony Guitar and Camera Straps:  Little Kids Rock

Our Harmony straps rock and kids should too!  Every child deserves a music education.  Playing music is more than just fun for kids - it is transformational and vital.  Yet budget cuts have forced many school music programs to close, especially in schools serving low-income communities.  Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that changes children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. They partner with school districts, train school teachers, and donate all of the instruments and resources necessary.  To learn more about Little Kids Rock, please visit: http://www.littlekidsrock.org



Orange Organza:   American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Capturing Couture loves animals.  Sofie, our resident Yorkie-Coton puts a smile on everyone's face daily.  ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere, founded in 1866 with a mission "to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA is now one of the largest humane societies in the world to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.  You can learn more about ASPCA at: http://aspcs.org/Home/About-Us/about-the-aspca



Cobalt Blue Organza:  Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation

The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF) is dedicated to funding research and educational activities directly relevant to discovering the cause, cure and evidence-based care for those with cerebral palsy.  Cerebral palsy affects muscle control and coordination, so even simple movements - like standing still - are difficult.  Capturing Couture's co-founder Erika is inspired by her uncle Albert who was born with cerebral palsy and told he wouldn't live past the age of 9.  He is now 41 years old and the author of a book soon to be published and sold on Amazon.com.  Albert's success and positive outlook while living with cerebral palsy is to be admired and celebrated.  To learn more about cerebral palsy visit: http://www.cpirf.org/



Posh Plaid Organza:  Dress for Success

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing not only professional attire but more importantly a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  Finding work is only one step in a woman's journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.  Capturing Couture encourages women to "reach for the sky" in pursuing their career goals.  To learn more about this network, please visit: http://www.dressforsuccess.org/home.aspx




Red Organza:  Stand Up 2 Cancer

Cooperation is important in business as well as in life.  With a prediction of 1.7 million new cancer cases in the US this year, we like Stand Up 2 Cancer's focus on groundbreaking cancer research.  This research is high-risk but has the potential to significantly affect patient care and save lives.  SU2C’s unique funding model is action-oriented and encourages innovation through new types of scientific grants.  These are awarded to scientists who work collaboratively, and isn't working together to make the world a better place what it's all about?  To find out ways you can help, please visit: http://www.standup2cancer.org/



Black Organza:  Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Save the whales by supporting Operation Ferocious Isles.  As many as 1,000 endangered long-finned pilot whales are brutally killed in the Faeroe Islands each year. The killing occurs mainly during the summer months during communal hunts that locals refer to as "grindadráp".  Sea Shepherd intends to intervene in the grind, when at all possible, to prevent the unnecessary loss of precious marine wildlife.  Capturing Couture is mindful of conservation and animal rights all over the world.  To learn more, visit: http://www.seashepard.org/ferocious-isles