LAUNCHES DECEMBER 12th at 12AM
(New York, NY December 11, 2013) FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents the second in a series of fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan relief: an online holiday shop with all proceeds to go to LIFESAVER®.
This follows a successful inaugural benefit that took place on November 21st called ‘Bayanihan Spirit’ which raised $11,000 for National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). The online store (visit shop.filipinoamericanmuseum.com) launches on December 12th at 12:00am and closes on December 23rd at 11:59pm.
The designers and brands are donating to the typhoon relief cause by offering items on FAM’s shop at 20% off retail. The contents of the shop were edited and organized by Mary Ping and Avena Gallagher. The full list of designers and brands are as follows:
ARIELLE DE PINTO
CREATURES OF COMFORT
HOOD BY AIR
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH
OLIVER PEOPLES SUNGLASSES
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE
STELLA MCCARTNEY SUNGLASSES
TAVI GEVINSON/ROOKIE MAGAZINE
THE JULIE RUIN
Comprising over 30 designers and brands, the items range in price from $20 to $825. Highlights include "Pony" Leather Shorts by A Detacher, and a Split Tail Mohair Cardigan by Tess Giberson. Also available will be a selection of autographed merchandise from The Julie Ruin (Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Sara Landeau, Kenny Mellman, and Carmine Covelli) as well as signed copies of Rookie Magazine by Tavi
Items will be eligible for delivery by Christmas day; orders within New York State must be made by December 23rd for next day delivery, orders out of New York State will need to be made by December 20th for delivery by December 25th.
The proceeds will benefit LIFESAVER , a company founded after the wake of the December 2004 Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The lack of safe drinking water inspired the founder Michael Pritchard to invent the company’s first product, the LIFESAVER bottle. Around the world, LIFESAVER systems have helped hundreds of thousands of people produce safe sterile drinking water. Responding to an appeal from Oxfam and Save the Children, LIFESAVER has already shipped an initial 3,500 jerrycans to the Philippines as part of the Department for International Development’s Rapid Response Facility. These jerrycans are capable of providing 70 million liters of clean water to those in desperate need. FAM’s contribution will enable more vital LIFESAVER equipment to be sent out to the Philippines and save thousands more lives currently at risk.
FAM (Filipino American Museum) is the first museum focused on examining the connection between contemporary Filipino American arts and the roots and traditions of the Philippine diaspora. A startup committed to presenting cultural programs in stimulating and unprecedented ways, FAM is dedicated to seeking out what it is to be Filipino in America. In the spirit of a diverse people, FAM’s roving programs serve as a fluid, user-generated, inquiry-based space. An untold American story, FAM presents its findings through live performances, exhibits, installations, community forums, online content and otherwise.
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