Monday, July 9, 2012

Fashion and Charity-Part 7

In my final installment of Fashion and Charity, I will showcase an organization that most people may be aware of; Dress for Success. This organization is a nonprofit that tax-exempt their clothing donations. Monetary donations are also accepted to provide clothing and products for the women. There are 110 locations in 12 countries world wide. There is also a men clothing organization called Career Gear. The donations and funds that are collected help women to obtain professional attire, attend programs, and help them become self-sufficient.

Well this concludes my installment of fashionable nonprofit organizations around our country. Hope this has helped spark an interest in volunteering or donating to these or similar organizations in the name of Fashion!

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fashion and Charity-Part 6

For the sixth organization, I focused on is the National Association of Sustainable Fashion Designers. This is another nonprofit organization geared at providing training and education for positive social and environmental change. Founded in 2008, the organization goal is to change the future for student and new designers. Members have access to monthly webinar's with topics such as "How to make Fair Trade Clothing."

These are some of the benefits of being a member of this nonprofit organization.

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Fashion and Charity-Part 5

The next organization that I focused on is the Fashion Fights Poverty. The organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) fashion fundraiser in Washington D.C. Founded in 2005, the organization "it rewards and recognizes designers and organizations who embrace the powerful potential of creativity and design to address issues of poverty by adhering to such principles as fair trade, equitable compensation and the use of environmentally-sustainable materials." The second goal "providing equally attractive marketing and branding platforms between ethical designers and the growing population of socially-conscious shoppers."

The organization has partnered with schools throughout the community to fund clothing and textile programs. They also have created projects in other countries to provide sustainable income for individuals and families in developing countries.

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Fashion and Charity-Part 4

The next installment is focused on Freedom and Fashion organization. The organization is a nonprofit and fair-trade business with their goal working to combat " modern-day slavery, human trafficking, child labor and human rights violations."

Their organization mission is:
"Freedom and Fashion (FnF) is dedicated to educating society about the global social issues of modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, child labor, and human rights violations. FnF addresses these injustices through the purchasing power of conscious consumerism, by increasing the demand for socially-responsible and ethically-produced goods and ensuring they are readily available to consumers. Driven by our mission, FnF’s work is grounded in our three organizational goals" Advocacy, Promotion, and Love.

The organization has applied for their 501 (c)(3) and waiting for approval.

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Fashion and Charity-Part 3

The third organization I found that was nonprofit is the Curves for Change. The goal is focus on models philanthropic work word wide. The organization was founded in 2010 in efforts to advocate and support the empowerment of girls and women around the world.

One of the programs that was showcased that caught my attention is the Komera Project. Komera means "be strong, have courage" in Rwanda. The project is a nonprofit aimed at providing mentorship and financial assistance to girls where secondary education is otherwise impossible. The project helps in terms in the girls health, self-worth and breaking the "bonds of poverty."

These are both great advocacy programs that I would like to become involved in once class wraps this summer!

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Fashion and Charity

For part 2 of 7, the second group that will be showcased is The Fashion Group International, Inc. This organization is a nonprofit that have 5000 members that are in the fashion industry. Their focus is to help members become more effective in their careers.

The organization mission statement is:
" To promote educational programs devoted to fashion and to the study of fashion related businesses through the creation and awarding of scholarships; establishment of internship programs; provision of career counseling services.

Organization and sponsorship of seminars and other educational activities on a national and worldwide basis.

To sponsor public service activities in which the fashion industry works, to serve relevant community needs and concerns and to stimulate and encourage membership and industry participation in such public service activities."

Their next event is a Beauty Symposium that will take place on August 7, 2012. The event will have a discussion panel with online advertising, blogging, and social media. The venue hasn't been announced, but it appears to be an interesting event to attend for new and seasoned bloggers. This event will take place in the Chicagoland area.

This wraps up part 2 of 7...
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Fashion and Charity

Hello Everyone! It's been a while since my last post but I'm participating in my graduate nonprofit organization social work course at Loyola University. For the next several hours there will be post related to nonprofit and organizations related to fashion/design which is one of my hobbies.

The first organization I found was called Fashion for Charity which is based in Miami, FL. Their goal is to raise funds for nonprofit organizations through fashion charitable events. The most recent event occurred on June 9, 2012 which was called Tea at 2. The organization mission was to bring awareness to girls and families in restoring and preserving the family unit. Donations to attend the event was $500 that benefited the Girl Power organization.

To find out more about either of the organizations mentioned there are links to their sites.

This is Part 1 of 7...
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