LAUNCH: What Gives

Small ways that you can make a big difference for neighborhood nonprofits


… from a neighborhood-based line. Forego the bows, ruffles and boy bloomers — if it were up to Hip on Sunset children’s clothing designers Jennifer Wallace and Amy Stecklein, all the toddlers in our neighborhood would sport rock ’n’ roll chic T-shirts and pajamas. Now, as if they weren’t cool enough already, the founders of the funky little clothing line have announced that they will donate 20 percent of all sales to the Ryan Gibson Foundation, which supports leukemia, lymphoma and stem cell research. Pick up Hip on Sunset products at a trunk show and fundraiser Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Veritas, 2323 N. Henderson, or order at Learn more about the Ryan Gibson Foundation at 


… at Dee’s Doggie Den Valentine’s Singles Mingle, 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 10. Inspired by their own love story (see “Doggie dating” on page 28), Dee and Evan Fort are hosting the event and using the $10 admission cost to support Animal Alert!, an organization founded by White Rock area residents Maeleska Fletes and Andi Comini. Animal Alert! volunteers rescue lost or abandoned pets. For more information, visit

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