Sure our bras provide great support, create “push- up” enhanced cleavage, and make us feel sexy. We also have bras that we never will show anyone, we have bras that don’t actually fit, we have bras that the wire has come out of that we just throw away. I bet you never thought how donating them could actually better someone’s life!? Well these days donating your strappy undergarments can help benefit women in African and Asian Countries that have been sexually enslaved.
That’s where the charity organization Free the Girls comes into the picture. They are a Non-Profit Organization that help provide former sex slave workers with job opportunities. How it works is when you donate a bra, you are giving these women products to re-sell to make money and get back on their feet.
Next Thursday, July 12th attend an upcoming “Free the Girls” fundraiser event sponsored by Xcluzv Lifestyles Brand Swimwear. In exchange for your bra or donation you will receive 25% OFF your swimsuit purchase at Xcluzv Swimwear!!
At the young age of 9, Monique Glover, CEO/Designer of ZYEM, knew that she wanted to become a fashion designer. It all began with a PBS special she happened to be watching about an African man who designed clothing for a prince. She was immediately intrigued with the colorful illustrations, the beautifully draped pieces in elaborate fabrics. Monique knew at that very moment she wanted to create these same beautiful pieces one day. She soon began on her journey of pursuing that goal, while at the Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts she was able to build on her natural skills of drawing and creativity. Furthering her education in the arts she attended Pratt Institute for Fashion Design, where she realized that learning about fashion was more than drawing something cool, it was about executing wearable art.
After 12 years in the fashion industry, designing for various brands, traveling to Europe, Hong Kong and India, studying art and observing NYC’s pop culture; Monique’s “PBS special” dreams were becoming a reality. In 2011, she launched a Lifestyle Brand named after her little prince, her son Zyem (which means leader). ZYEM is a Brooklyn, NY based company creating garments that are fit for kings and queens, promoting a Continue Reading
I just wanted to share with you about a FUN shopping night event we will be having on Wednesday, April 18 from 5-8. We will have 10% back charity coupons with proceeds benefiting “The Children’s Miracle Network”.
Here is a little information on the charity:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983 from a televised fundraiser in a small studio to one of the North America’s leading children’s charities. 1) Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals. 2) Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children. The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals most recognizable symbol and greatest fundraising tool is its red and yellow Miracle Balloon icon. As of 2011, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.3 billion—most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time. Continue Reading