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This Wednesday, Help by Design—a new fundraising group founded by designer Alvin Valley, socialite Fabiola Beracasa, and others—will host its first event at the Paramount Hotel to benefit Japan. All proceeds from entry, as well as from the silent auction that will take place inside, will be donated to the Red Cross to help with tsunami relief efforts. The group strives to bring together creative and industry types alike—designers, artists, photographers, etc—to help raise money for the cause, and after a whopping donation of $100,000 by Juan Rabanal (founder of Moda Technica), they're off to a pretty good start.
Compiled of over 30 influential members in the biz (like our friends over at MiN New York) the host committee has been hard at work gathering up the goods that will be presented at the auction. So far, some of the items up for bidding include Bochic Jewelry, valued at $2,500; a Nathan Bond Painting ($12,000); a MiN New York His and Her Beauty Package ($3,000); designer handbags from the personal collection of Tinsley Mortimer (3,000); and an exclusive dinner at Tavertine NYC. View the invite here, and RSVP here to attend.
· Help by Design Fundraiser [Invite]
· MiN New York [Official Site]