Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

’tis the season // to help others // the salvation army

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Debbi DiMaggio

The Salvation Army serves a great number of children, families and individuals in need. The goal of the Oakland Chapter is to give a Hand Up, Not a Hand Down and to Make Poverty Uncomfortable.

Take a moment to learn more about the many programs provided by the Salvation Army; I think you may be surprised, I know I was. I actually had no idea the variety of services provided by the Salvation Army. Thank you to long time friend, Peggy Huntington and board member Mary Theroux for inviting me to a charity luncheon this Christmas season at the Claremont Country Club – Pageant of the Trees – a lovely luncheon, fundraiser and presentation. Of course, hearing the story told by a dad who was served by the Salvation Army was incredibly touching and as always, made me want to help. [Read More..]

great causes = fabulous parties = helping others in need

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Debbi DiMaggio

Raise that Paddle

What a better way to kick off the holiday season than Socializing for a Cause.  As we get older we tend to attend more parties, galas, fundraisers and events that focus on wonderful and well deserved causes, just like the Annual Holly Ball put on by the Cancer League, Inc.  This magnificent event is always a beautiful, well attended and lively evening.  This year they added a photo booth– and what a great vehicle it was getting people in the mood for a little silliness and a whole lot of fun! [Read More..]

get ready to // socialize for a cause

Monday, August 19, 2013
Debbi DiMaggio


 EBAC Benefactor Party Names Heroes on October 17th

George Mark Autumn Gala

EBAC Auxiliary’s Masquerade Ball @ The University Club @ Cal Berkeley





what the buzz! by the accidental techy // that’s me!

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Debbi DiMaggio

What the Buzz!

By me, the Accidental Techy

Appropriately named, by a real, self-proclaimed nerd.  But all in good fun!

I went out the other evening with my single gal pal, obviously cool and in the know, and in just one hour I learned about two awesome Apps.  Of course, Charity is always on the top of my interest pile, so I was pretty excited to learn about CharityBuzz.  Be sure to implement CB into your next charity event or fundraiser.  Also be sure to check out my Travel App.  Just in time for summer!  All Apps can be downloaded on your smart phone or laptop.

Learn more:

Need a ride but don’t want to drive or take a cab?  Give Uber a try.  Request a ride from anywhere, anytime.  Simply download the App on your iPhone or Android and whala your private driver is on his/her way.

Why drive yourself, or hassle with traffic and parking when you can arrive in style. Choose from a Taxi, Hybrid, SUV or Black Luxury Sedan.


Travel Luxe USA Getaways in 4 Days

★ Dream in Luxury, Travel in Style in 4 Days ★

Travel Luxe USA Getaways in 4 Days features a list of luxurious resorts, restaurants and what’s fabulous in the US destination of choice*

Passionate about travel and everything fabulous this App will take you behind the scenes to the best of everything. Choose from the hottest, hip or posh hotel, casual chic or five star restaurant, must see places to visit, things to see and of course, shopping and spa’s. Once you have selected your destination, sit back, relax and click away to excellence in luxury.

*Although many of the venues are child friendly, family resorts are not featured in this App.  Click here to download on iTunes.




An online auction site where you can bid on incredible experiences and other unique items.  The best part is that the proceeds go to a designated charity.

It’s Genius!!  Check it out!

Here’s what one pleased partner had to say: This was our first time partnering with an online auction house to raise money for one of John’s favorite charities, and we were very pleased with the work done by CharityBuzz. They took our event to the next level, helping us to raise significantly more money for our cause. We look forward to a long and continued relationship.

— Donna Faircloth, VP of Marketing, John Varvatos


Share your favorite App with us. Thanks for stopping by! XOXO! Debbi

With Gratitude and Thanks to Our Chic Local Boutiques

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Debbi DiMaggio

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Thank you to LOOT, Maison d’Etre and Rue Atelier on College Avenue, Elegant Clutter in Danville, A Great Good Place for Books and Daisy’s in the Montclair Village and to Printed Affair off of Grand Avenue — Thank you so much for believing in Contained Beauty, Photographs, Reflections and Swimming Pools.  Each of your businesses are so unique and beautiful!

I would like to encourage everyone to shop local and visit these fabulous stores.

Click Here to preview  Photos from my book signing with CYAM at Daisy’s Montclair on December 5th


Mom and Friends at the Elegant Clutter book signing in Danville.

Thanks Mom for always being so supportive!!  XOXO!



Net Proceeds from the Sale of Contained Beauty benefit the George Mark Children’s House


Photos by Jennifer Fox

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