Saturday, December 24, 2011

FROM HOMELESS TO SELF-SUFFICIENT: The Hearts of Gold Story

Take 7 minutes to view the below video -- it will transform the way you think about charity and donating -- as well as reinforcing the theory that the greatest gift you can give is the ability to help one help themselves!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO


In an age where poverty and homelessness continue to grow, Hearts of Gold fosters sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. This formula also stops the cycle of poverty and public assistance as these children live and bear witness to their mother's transformation.

There are many supporters of this program, including (but not limited to) and in this video, Tamara Tunie, Rhonda Ross, Housewives of NYC (Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps), Marcia Gay Harden, Emme, DJ Stik-E, DJ Chuck Chillout, and Lauren Scala.

So PLEASE, spread the word and share this video with everyone you know!
Our nation desperately NEEDS programs like this one!

I, Pattie Meyer of pattiedesign, thank the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for introducing me to Hearts of Gold and I thank Hearts of Gold for letting me be part of its amazing journey. Happy Holidays to all.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Getting the Most Out of Your ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Website and/or Email Marketing Template

Do-It-Yourself Website and/or Email Template design programs are great! They often include state-of-the-art functionality, ease-of-usage for the novice and are typically quite affordable.

However, there are two drawbacks: (1) You can end up looking eerily similar to your competition, and (2) You may not be taking full advantage of all of its capabilities. Why? Because you are neither a designer nor a professional digital media/social media pro.

Here’s an innovative solution: From the get-go, hire a pro to design the ‘branding’ and setup of your website and email marketing template, and from then on, you can do the basic updates yourself.

Here’s an example: Kathy Costa, Owner of DanceWorks Studios, runs a very successful dance studio. She is great at what she does but she is neither a designer nor digital media pro. She wanted her business to stand-out from the competition and have the ability to do minor updates to alert clients of specials, school closings, etc. For a very minimal fee, she hired www.pattiedesign.com to design the initial website using a ‘do-it-yourself’ website tool, a Constant Contact email marketing template and create a coordinating logo for her facebook page. Now DanceWorks has it’s very own brand identity, is completely cross-linked in functionality, and updates are a breeze.

design by www.pattiedesign.com

Take-Away: You are a pro in your business and your web presence should represent your business in the same light. This is a great solution to get the most bang for your buck, avoid heavy startup costs, and reach your largest audience.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UN Mission Return Programme

Excerpts from the United Nations Training film, "UN Mission Return Programme" produced by the UN Staff Counselor's Office, Dr. Monica Indart, and pattiedesign productions.

United Nations University: The Global Economic Crisis

'The Global Economic Crisis' -- www.unueconomiccrisis.org -- this is the introduction to the website with interviews from top economic and though leaders.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hearts of Gold Supporters!!

Video shows "Hearts of Gold' organization (helping homeless mothers and their children) Supporters (Marcia Gay Harden; Lauren Scala; Ramona Singer, Kelly Benismon, LuAnn de Lesseps of Housewives of NYC; DJ Stik-E; DJ Chuck Chillout; and Deborah Koenisberger, founder of Hearts of Gold. Also featuring the Thrifty HoG resale boutique with all proceeds donated to Hearts of Gold, plus on-the-job training for homeless mothers.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kelly Killoren Bensimon & LuAnn de Lesseps, Housewives of NYC, on Hearts of Gold Red Carpet

In this video clip ;Kelly Killoren Bensimon & LuAnn de Lesseps,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ramona Singer, Housewives of NYC, on Hearts of Gold Red Carpet

In this video clip Ramona Singer, The Housewives of New York City star, talks about the Hearts of Gold Organization on the Red Carpet at the Hearts of Gold's 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala "Hooray for Hollywood" (10/28/10). Interviewed by Lauren Scala.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Wish For You

from pattiedesign.com

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marcia Gay Harden Describes Hearts of Gold Organization


In this video clip Marcia Gay Harden describes the Hearts of Gold Organization on the Red Carpet at the Hearts of Gold's 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala "Hooray for Hollywood" (10/28/10). Interviewed by Lauren Scala.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lauren Scala & Kevin Navayne Red Carpet Hearts of Gold Gala

Hearts of Gold (http://www.heartsofgold.org), a not-for-profit organization that improves the lives of New York City's homeless mothers and their children, presented its 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala, "Hooray for Hollywood" (10/28/10). Here's host Lauren Scala interviewing actor Kevin Navayne on the Red Carpet!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hearts of Gold 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala "Hooray for Hollywood"




The 14th Annual Hearts of Gold Fall Fundraising Gala -- "Hooray for Hollywood" on 10/28/10 at Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

With Emme, Housewives of New York City (Cindy Barshop, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin), DJ Chuck Chillout, DJ Johnny Dynell, Shannon Elizabeth, Marcia Gay Hardin, Deborah Koenigsberger (Founder of Hearts of Gold), B Michael, Sonja Morgan, Kevin Navayne (CSI: NY), Soledad O'Brien, Robin Renzi, Rhonda Ross, Lauren Scala, Ten Travis (Ball Don't Lie), Tamara Tunie, Cicely Tyson, Claire Unabia (America's Next Top Model) and more....

Hearts of Gold www.heartsofgold.org

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VIDEOS of GALA EVENT: Truly 'Hearts of Gold'. The Organization That Helps Young Mothers Help Themselves!



WHAT IT IS
The mission of Hearts of Gold is to foster sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless mothers and their children. On October 15, 2001, Hearts of Gold, Inc. was officially established as a not-for-profit organization. We support existing programs and create new ones based on the needs of each individual shelter.

VIDEOS
Featuring Soledad O’Brien, CNN; Tamara Tunie, Law & Order, SVU; Emme, Model; Margaret Colin, Gossip Girl; Me&Ro Jewelry; Robert Valdes-Rodriguez, RVR Neckwear; Claire Unabia, America’s Top Model; DJ Chuck Chillout, 98.7 Kiss FM; Tiff the Model; Sticky, Sticky and the Hoods; Adrien Field, Vibe Magazine; Nazri Segaro, Project Runway Season 3; Daphnée Duplaix Samuel, One Life to Live; Miguel Perdomo, Model; Lauren Scala, Spokesperson -- below are the video highlights from 2009's Hearts of Gold Gala, complete with:
  • mission of hearts of gold and exactly how it accomplishes its mission
  • celebrities on the red carpet
  • awards (including Mom of the Year)
  • and fashion show!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Michelle Bhattacharyya, NYC Business Solutions

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Michael Huerta, Principal, Bright Path Energy

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

William Lashbrook, Senior VP, PNC Real Estate

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Kevin Stone, Kevin Stone International

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Sean Patrick Neill, Managing Dir., Transcend Equity Development Corp.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Betty McCain, VP, Citibank

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Ann Kayman, CEO, New York Grant Company

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents MCC's Green Finance Committee's Event -- Sources of funding 2010.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Audience Q&A on Urban Agriculture

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents Urban Agriculture Practical Applications for NYC 2010.

Sara Hobel, Horticultural Society of New York

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents Urban Agriculture Practical Applications for NYC 2010.

Kate Bakewell, Brook Farm Group

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents Urban Agriculture Practical Applications for NYC 2010.

Tom Jost, Urban-ism

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presents Urban Agriculture Practical Applications for NYC 2010.