Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief.
We are proud to announce that Fashion For Relief™-Haiti NYC, 2010 will take center stage at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the evening of February 12th. This spectacular runway show and auction will be held in aid of CARE to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti’s healthcare system for mothers and children. It will be hosted by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and feature internationally recognized designers, celebrities and VIPs. The donation is tax deductible and 100% of the event ticket sales will benefit CARE.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization, fighting global poverty with a special focus on working with poor women. CARE, with a long time presence in Haiti, and now after the earthquake, is the leading agency working with new mothers to help them with breastfeeding and making sure no babies die from mixing powdered milk with dirty water. It also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Fashion For Relief™ began five years ago as a way to galvanize the fashion community and its generosity in times of need. Fashion For Relief’s™ first show, in 2005, was held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City and raised $1 million for the Hurricane Katrina relief. In 2007, over £1 million was raised for the Rotary Flood & Disaster and in 2008, Sarah Brown helped us to raise thousands for the White Ribbon Alliance. Last year Fashion For Relief™ was presented during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India and raised funds after the 26/11 bombings. Additional Fashion For Relief™ events were held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Proceeds raised this year will go directly to saving lives of women, children and newborns across the recently earthquake stricken Haiti.
For more information on this appeal visit, www.care.org/fashion
Fashion For Relief™-Haiti NYC, 2010
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Bryant Park, New York City
Friday, February 12th 2010
*2010 Face of Africa winner, Zambia’s Lukando Nalungwe will be making an appearance on the runway.