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Party Planning: Cooking for a Fourth of July Barbecue

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Happy Independence Day! Barbecues are one of the most common ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, as they offer endless options for families, groups of friends, offices, and communities to gather together to celebrate the U.S.A’s birthday. Backyards, public parks, on balconies and rooftops, and in a pinch – even a griddle over the stove will do the trick!  Plus, a barbecue can be one of the easiest events to host. There aren’t many rules, decorations are optional, and the only real requirement is the food. 

The simplicity and celebration of summer brings back so many childhood memories for all of us here at Emma Approved. Here are some suggestions from our team for your Fourth of July celebration feast. Continue reading

Open Communication

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With all the excitement and intrigue swirling around the office lately, I thought open communication in the workplace would be the perfect subject for this week’s blog post. I was all ready to get started, but then my dear friend Mr. Knightley insisted on taking over. Way to show initiative, Alex!

- Emma

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction Profiles

The big day is just around the corner! The Emma Approved Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction for Human Rights is taking place this weekend, and we have a very impressive lineup to choose from. Click through for a small sample of the lovely, talented and socially-conscious people who are donating their time in support of human rights.

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Don’t forget: if you are unable to attend the auction, the Emma Approved team is also participating in an online fundraiser to support human rights organization 27 Million. It looks like Mr. Knightley is going to win our friendly competition by a landslide, but we still have from now through this weekend to aim for second place.

UPDATE: We regret to announce that Frank Churchill had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances. He passes on his apologies and encourages people to support the rest of the team in the auction, or donate in his name in the online fundraiser.

Support Human Rights with Emma Approved

Emma Approved’s new mission to better the world is off to an audacious start with our next high-profile fundraiser: a bachelor/bachelorette auction to support human rights. Four members of our team – Emma Woodhouse, Alex Knightley, Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax – will be participating to raise money for advocacy group 27 Million, in partnership with El Pozo de Vida, in an effort to fight human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

If you can’t attend the benefit, there’s still a way you can help. We’ve set up an online fundraiser with Everyday Hero, where you can make donations in the name of your favorite Emma Approved team member. The person with the highest total at the end of June “wins,” but all donations go toward the same goal – helping 27 Million raise awareness and advocate for victims of human rights abuses.
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