Fashion designers, Lady Gaga create shirts to help Haiti
A number of fashionable people are offering new ways to help the people of Haiti. I'm wary of anything that doesn't give ALL the proceeds to the cause, because no one needs to capitalize off tragedy, but here are a couple cool options that seem legit.
Studio Number One, founded by Obama-poster designer Shepard Fairey, has designed a special edition T-shirt to support recovery efforts, available at CafePress.com. The shirt is $15 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to provide safe water, temporary shelters, medical supplies and other essentials to displaced children, and help kids reunite with families.
Threadless tees is offering a shirt created by Dominican Republic designers Thomas De Santis and Ivan Tarrazo Sanchez. It's inspired by Haitian street art and reads "Men anpil chay pa lou" or, "Many Hands Make the Load Lighter." The designers turned down their normal fee and donated it, and all proceeds from the $10 shirt sales will go to the American Red Cross, up to $100,000.
And perennial Deal Diva favorite Lady Gaga has her own Haiti design, which costs $25 with all proceeds benefiting Haitian relief. In addition, anyone who buys ANY merchandise from Lady Gaga's website on Jan. 24 will see all their money go to the cause. I'm thinking of doing this, since I opted not to pick up a shirt at her concert a few weeks ago.
You can get this Haiti bracelet from ITo, the creator of I'm Tired of... bracelets, which fight against world issues like cancer and hunger and animal cruelty. It's $10, and all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders for medical care and supplies.
You can always go directly to the Red Cross to donate. Anything helps.
Deal Diva Stephanie
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