Celebrities and fashionistas are pooling their resources to aid Haiti yet again. After George Clooney created the mega phonathon fundraiser and John Travolta flew supplies to Haiti, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Naomi Campbell are involved in creating a spectacular runway show on February 12.
Fashion for Relief-Haiti NYC 2010 will take center stage
the evening of February 12 as its show and auction will be held in aid of CARE to raise crucial funds towards rebuilding Haiti’s healthcare system for mothers and children.
Fashion for Relief-Haiti NYC 2010 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 breast-feeding 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 with Naomi Campbell 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.