November 07, 2012
“I like having 9,000 balls in the air,” says entrepreneur Amy Jurkowitz. “I do better that way.”
The busy mother of five (three of whom are applying to college this year) isn’t kidding. With two businesses – Milkshake, a website she co-founded about individuals and organizations that give back, and Jurkowitz & Co., a consulting firm – the Greenwich resident thrives on organized chaos. Read More.
April 08, 2012
I recently connected with Amy, founder and CEO of Milkshake, an inspiring daily email supporting change. I hope you like it as much as i do! Their mission is to put 'giving back' into your everyday life: dicovering ways to shop, tracel, eat, read, and interact with purpose, encouraging change and inspiring you to be part of all that's good! –Justine, the LovingEco Team
January 04, 2012
Children are so important to me. They’re our future. There’s so much we can learn from them and so much we can teach them. We need to give children at every age more credit in our society for what they can teach us. And it’s up to us to show them how to go forward and create a kinder, gentler society. READ MORE...
August 26, 2011
I have such a crazy life. People are like, “How do you do it? How can you handle all those kids, the jobs, the husband?” Having a life full of laughter is how I do it. Because without it, there’s nothing. If it’s not fun, what’s the point?
I have five children. Things can get so serious and stressed – and yet we’re so lucky. You know what? We should just have some fun. Thankfully, I’m not a perfectionist, because that’s when you get into trouble in the midst of all the chaos. I don’t take anything too seriously. I’ve never been someone who worries about what people think of me or say about me. I don’t waste my time on things I can’t do anything about.
April 20, 2011
There’s a rush to do good these days and www.getmilkshake.com, a “sweet site with a charitable heart,” as the founders say, is at the forefront.
Milkshake is a website and a free daily email that allows subscribers and readers to discover people, products, and needs around the world – needs that can be met with a purchase of a unique product. Or, a Milkshake reader might take an “eco-cation” to Australia and spend a day helping to protect sea turtle hatchlings.
The hybrid of a brainstorm by business graduates and entrepreneurs, Pam Caffray and Amy Jurkowitz, getmilkshake.com is a unique way to do good while also creating awareness of issues of need around the world and buying unique products and services. (see rest of story here)
March 25, 2011
A segement for BetterTV where we talk about Milkshake products including Cookies for Kids Cancer, Vineyard Vines, Vital Voices and the Ashe Collection bags.
March 21, 2011
When Pam Caffray first approached Amy Jurkowitz with the idea of creating a “Daily Candy that does good,” both women knew they had a project full of potential. After all, the consumer world has drastically—and most positively—evolved in the last decade.
February 01, 2011
Pamela Caffray and Amy Jurkowitz, both Greenwich residents with philanthropic leanings, launched Milkshake (getmilkshake.com) in early January, a company all about "good finds that give back." If you are familiar with Daily Candy. Tasting Table, Thrillist or any free daily e-newsletter, it is a similar concept - with one big difference. Milkshake is dedicated to delivering the most interesting information around the globe on fashion, food, travel, beauty, culture, design and lifestyle - with the caveat that everything gives back in some capacity.
January 28, 2011
In November (just over nine weeks ago), Pam Caffray and Amy Jurkowitz launched Milkshake, a daily email chock-a-block with pretty, delicious, and entertaining items that can be ordered or simply ogled. Sounds fairly familiar, perhaps, what with all those spammy "best bets" and "fresh finds" popping up in people's inboxes like so many e-weeds. But Milkshake is different.
January 28, 2011
Two veterans of the marketing, public relations and advertising world have combined their penchant for causes and joined forces to create Milkhake, an online publication that connects readers with nonprofit organizations and cause-related businesses.
Milkshake is connecting causes with companies to develop products and campaigns, making it easy for donors and customers to develop collaborative advertising platforms and social media campaigns.
January 25, 2011
I'm generally a bit too jaded to effuse about cool new websites, but you'll have to bear with me this time because GetMilkshake.com is a tremendous idea. Basically, the eight-week-old site -- the brainchild of Connecticut boomers Pam Caffray (left) and Amy Jurkowitz (right) -- provides users with a daily guide to small-scale, affordable ways that you can do good, while getting some cool stuff or having an interesting experience as a bonus.
January 25, 2011
Want to make a difference in the world just by shopping? Yes, you heard us right. Thanks to the growing online community called Milkshake, you can help give back to the world one fabulous purchase at a time! Milkshake invites you to explore products, people, causes, and companies that are helping to make a difference.
January 18, 2011
A new daily email called Milkshake presents people, places and products that are giving back. Who doesn't love a milkshake? Nobody. That's how Pam Caffray and Amy Jurkowitz settled on the name of their new daily email venture devoted to highlighting products that give back and causes that do good.
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