January 13, 2010

Help however you can..

From our FavFanny's over at Styleaholics:

Today is a super sad day for the world.
As you all are quite aware,yesterday Haiti suffered from a devastating earthquake and several aftershocks that has left an estimated 3 million people in need of emergency aid (according to the Red Cross)

In response to this earth shattering event, I’m in the process of trying to pull together a clothing drive/fundraiser event to help.

Like most things in life–help is needed and no one can work alone.
I’m currently seeking the following resources to make this event a reality.

1. A NYC based venue-it can be a nightclub, lounge, private event space etc. It doesn’t have to be super big ideally a 100-300 capacity. This would be an after work event during the week of 1/25. *I’m also open to promoters who are interested in hosting this event at their ongoing weekly parties.*

2. Media Partners/Volunteer Publicists–Whether you’re a fashion blogger or not, I need your help in spreading the word. Ideally I see this as a way for the blogging community to unify and take action by doing something we do daily BLOGGING AND SPREADING FASHOINABLE GOODNESS.
Please note you don’t have to be a fashion blogger to join us!

3. Items to auction off. With style in mind, it would be great to have some goodies to do a silent auction on and have the money donated to a relief org.

4. Any celebrity, personality, model, designer who wants to partner up and donate their ‘name’ to the cause. It’s America and all the world loves celebrity:)

If you’re interested please contact me directly at najwa.moses@gmail.com/ please put in the subject line Fashion Bloggers For Haiti.

In the meantime here is a list of organizations and websites where you can donate RIGHT NOW!

Secretary of State Clinton has set up an aid line that people can use to send money to support Haiti relief similar to what was set up to support refugees in Pakistan earlier this year. (see Red Cross below)

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE..The State Department has set up a toll-free number to call for information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747..www.state.gov

YELE HAITI EARTHQUAKE FUND..www.yele.org..Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 via your cell phone 
(Team FunkyFanny's has donated to YELE in support of Haiti's son Wyclef Jean)

AMERICAN RED CROSS..Text “HAITI” to “90999″ to make a $10 donation..2025 E Street, NW..Washington, DC 20006..(800) REDCROSS (800-257-7575)..www.redcross.org

 My prayers are with Haiti…..

Thank you Najwa for doing good in the hood..

Team FunkyFanny's will be taking the next few days to work towards developing relief efforts and will keep you posted on our efforts as they unfold.

Thanks in advance for your time and our thoughts and prayers are with our own FeistyFanny,her family,as well as all those affected by the devastation in Haiti and those who are still looking for loved ones..

Big Love to Haiti..

Team FunkyFanny's

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