I don’t know if all of this is true, but I just looked up their “position” on homosexuality, and that alone is astonishing enough to keep me away. Geez.
Coco Rocha’s Helping Hand for Haiti
Coco Rocha slinks down the catwalk like it’s nobody’s business, but she also knows how to walk it like she talks it. A social entrepreneur in training heels, the Canadian-born Coco is involved with several charities, including LakayPAM, a non-for-profit organization that provides more than 500 orphans in Haiti with shelter, food, medical care and education.
Haiti has been on my brain lately, and this image is now stamped on my brain. My friend Katie is working at an orphanage in Haiti, about 45 minutes from Port-au-Prince, and has been for the past month. She is taking care of babies that are literally dropped on the front door step, and they have limited medical equipment for the number of children they house. Two family friends (a father & daughter) are working at the medical hospital in Port-au-Prince together for the week. Now seeing Coco and Behati and the work they’re doing with LakayPAM has continued the circle of inspiration.
I JUST WANT TO HELP PEOPLE, you know?!
I can’t tell you how amazing it is to see my inbox filling up with donation notifications. $162 raised since I put out the video yesterday evening asking people to donate just $5. Small donations add up!
See the video, more info, and what you can get from donating here: http://www.twentyproject.com/post/4569294039/fivedollars
Keep ‘em coming!!! :)
This blog is a great look at what YOU can do to help alleviate the global water crisis!
CHECK OUT WATERBYTES: PODCASTS ABOUT THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS
TEEN VOGUE - May 2011 issue
Thank you to Teen Vogue who joins this months Flare magazine in covering the trip to Haiti Behati and I recently made. Stay tuned to this blog for my diary of the entire expereince (For Canada, its available in the pages of Flare right now) and for a very special short film my husband and I are producing.
Today, April 11th @ 5pm EDT: A unique online fund raising event involving artists & speakers supporting Architecture for Humanity’s relief efforts in Japan.
Musicians Imogen Heap (PopTech 2008, 2010), Kaki King, Jamie Cullum, Amanda Palmer, Sue & The Unicorn (aka Sue Denim of Robots In Disguise), Zoe Keating (PopTech 2007, 2009) ,Ben Folds, Amos Lee (PopTech 2008) and KT Tunstall will provide intimate live performances and guest speakers from Japan and around the world will inform and discuss the issues now facing Sendai.
We ask you to ‘click to donate’ during the show Ze Frank (PopTech 2004, 2005) will be hosting, to raise money for a choice of four different charities. Three of whom you know well Oxfam, UNICEF and the Red Cross through Virgin Unite and Architecture For Humanity whom you may not know as well, but we feel are key at this time to make things happen on the ground.
As many of you know, One Day Without Shoes is fast approaching, April 5th. It’s a great day to just think about what you have and what you can do to give back to those who don’t have shoes. If you have to wear shoes to work or school, you can still show your support by going to: http://www.onedaywithoutshoes.com/event-toolkit and downloading the stencils for a t-shirt or stickers. Wear whatever you can to help!
A promo video by charity: water featuring “Time Bomb” by Beck. This video features well-drilling projects in the Central African Republic. Directed by Simon Willows. Donate directly to help at mycharitywater.org/twentyproject or enter Adrian Grenier’s raffle
Developing a passion for non-profit organizations & new media… what to do, where to start? On my other blog I created a list of charities that are currently on tumblr, but the list is SHORT! Too short! Need to find out how to encourage non-profits to get on tumblr…