Joined: 14 Jul 2008
Location: SF & bologna, italy
|Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:50 pm Post subject: new fundraising idea-what do you think?
my name is nancy, i am a veg shoe designer. www.kailiafootwear.com
Since i am not rich, but i so much wan to help those unsung heros who are volonteering their time to helping others, i have decided to combine my business with helping non-profits.
how? by collaborating with another italian designer on designing one ballerina flat (sorry guys, maybe next season for men) to be sold EXCLUSIVELY through non profit agencies. I am just a wholesaler, but channeling the sales so profits go to non profits (instead of to a private store). wouldn't you buy something that is beautiful and support a worthy cause?
this is the DoNi project.
have vegan actress Mariana Tosca on board, but i need more like her. If know of any veg/eco celebs that want to help her favorite non profit, please help me contact her/him. they can sign the shoes and sell it for a lot more. all proceeds (minus shoe cost and handling fees go to the agency).
if you have organizations that are close to your heart- and they are run truly ethically and with integrity, i would love to contact them to collaborate.
love to hear your idea, your thougths on this project. following the social entrepreneurship business model- i believe it's the wave of the future.
making an honorable living while helping others around me is a pretty cool job. thanks for your time!
ps. can write to me direct at email@example.com