Fashion Girls For Humanity Set Out To Help Nepal
When natural disasters strike, the fashion world isn't always the first place we think of in terms of support. But Fashion Girls for Humanity's auction for Nepal is working to use the fashion resources to help those in need. After the two major earthquakes have left numerous villages and families in distress, the non-profit decided this was a chance to help.
Founded in 2011, in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, Julie Gilhart, Kikka Hanazawa, Miki Higasa, and Tomoko Ogura came together to create an organization that brought humanitarian work together with fashion. And now, they've partnered with CharityBuzz to set up a Nepal Relief Auction page, where people can bid on a wide range of fashionable things — all of which have been donated for the cause. From tickets to the American Music Awards, a 1-month internship at Thakkon, and lunch with CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, bidders won't even feel like they're donating. And I think that's the point.
The proceeds from Fashion Girls' efforts will go toward Prabal Gurung's organization Shikshya Foundation Nepal, and Waves For Water, which works to bring relief to those in need. All of which is just amazing. When fashion proves that it's more than just eyebrows, little black dresses, and The MET Gala, it gives me that warm feeling inside.
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