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When you support your community by shopping and spending money locally, you may be doing even more good than you think.

Capri Rose Sleepwear recently unveiled its French Quarter Collection, classic pajamas in prints inspired by the history and culture of New Orleans. Ten percent of all proceeds go to the Green Project, a New Orleans-based nonprofit. Capri Rose is sold exclusively through its Web site:

When you buy a "Feed the Models Save the World" T-shirt — $43 at Beauty 101 (2728 Magazine St., 895-2869) — 100 percent of the profits go to Project E for EDIN, the Eating Disorders Information Network, an organization that works to increase awareness of eating disorders and offers help to the 11 million Americans who suffer from their effects. For more information, visit

Through Oct. 31, native New Orleanian and emerging mixed-media artist Melissa Roberts is donating 15 percent of all sales from her online shop (www. to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, which assists artists and craftspeople in times of emergency, including a number of Gulf Coast artists left devastated after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Through a new program called Meaningful Meetings, groups making 10 or more room bookings at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans (921 Canal St., 524-1331) through December can have 10 percent of the total room revenue donated equally to a charity of their choice and causes supported by Community Footprints, the social responsibility program sponsored by The Ritz-Carlton. Voluntourism packages also are available.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.

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