Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Sustanable Scents!

Stop by OOCK to check out some of our newest scents - aromatherapy, candles, soaps and lotions -
sustainable and seductive...mission fig candles, lemongrass room spray and eucalyptus soap - just a few of the great aromas.

We have a new shipment of our sell-out "soy chalkboard candles" - the perfect teacher gift,
and great as a party favor!

ACS Evening of Hope - Shopper Donation

Support the ACS Evening of Hope Event!

In support of the American Cancer Society, and Breast Cancer Awareness month in October,
OOCK shoppers will participate in supporting the AMerican Cancer Society.

A percentage of proceeds of each sale from August 16th through October 31, 2010 will
be donated to the American Cancer Society.

This will be my 19th year as a "SURVIVOR" - As a Survivor and past Honoree of the American Cancer Society, I am proud and excited to be part of Strides, a member of the Board of Advisors to ACS and a supporter the Evening of Hope!

Back to School/ Cans for Kids

Support the AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Cans for Kids!

This year the AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter created the Design Club, an after-school architectural education outreach program for inner city youth. Select member architects serve as volunteer teachers to enrich elementary students in the field of architecture. In its first year, the club has already seen positive results at Martin Luther King Elementary School located in Yonkers, NY. Children learn through hands-on projects about the science behind building, physics and geometry. Topics range from climate and insulation to bridge building, decoration and biomimicry. The club also takes students on educational field trips; this year was to The Guggenheim Museum.

In conjunction with this effort, Carol Kurth, AIA Architect and owner of OOCK, has created and is piloting a fundraising effort for education, by creating a recycling program, "Cans for Kids". Contractors and architectural firms are asked to collect and recycle all bottles and cans that are consumed on job sites and would otherwise wind up in dumpsters or buried in walls. The profits raised from the can deposits are given to the program in order to support its future.

To get started: Click on the poster above and print on 11 x 17" paper, hang up your sign on your collection bin, wait till it fills, redeem the can deposits, and mail funds to the address located on the poster.

If you have further questions about the "Cans for Kids" program, please contact Carol Kurth at 914-234-2595 or email her at