This past Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton accepted a $1 million check to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. Clinton, who has always been a key dignitary for American foreign affairs, was presented to check by the Council of Fashion Designers of America president and world renown fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg; and who just happens to be one of my all time favorite designers. Tory Burch, whom I adore as well, and Andrew Rosen (CEO of Theory) were also there to help hand over the donation which came from the sales of the Fashion for Haiti T-Shirts (as seen in the picture worn by another one of my favorites--Victoria Beckham).
With this financial aid from the CFDA, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund aims to continue to build on its efforts to provide immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts. Specifically the influx from CFDA will help provide more solar-powered flashlights for practical and protective purposes to the Haitians. Before the January 12th earthquake, a majority of the country's population did not have electricity.
The Fashion for Haiti t-shirts are still being sold and the cost is $25. Net proceeds will go straight to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and can be found at select retailers. Sales of this limited edition t-shirt started in February 2010, but some stores still have inventory to sell. To get your own check out some of the following stores: Nordstrom, BCBG Max Azria, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and many others. For more information go to: http://www.cfda.com