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Design Entrepreneurs Supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Design Entrepreneurs Pop-Up with Holiday Sale at Showroom NY 10% of proceeds will go to Supporting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Ten fashion design entrepreneurs will host the NY DESIGNERS CARE pop-up holiday sale at Showroom New York in December. 10% of proceeds will go to New York Cares to Support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and their 24th Annual Coat Drive. Designers include: Sena, Vespertine, Cala Ossidiana, A.D.O, Kristi Vosbeck, Study NY, Accessoir, Kordal, Cuffe Parade, Jacki Easlick. The holiday sale will feature women’s ready-to-wear, eveningwear, bike/safety wear, handbags and swimwear.

“This holiday sale is a fun opportunity for a group of like-minded designers to come together to help those in need and also kick-off the holiday season. We are fortunate that Showroom New York has opened their space to host the event. Holding the sale in the Garment District is just one other way to support the resources available to designers in New York and also create awareness.” says Sena Yang of SENA.

There will also be a drop box for guests to bring gently worn outerwear as part of the coat drive.

Thursday Dec. 6, 11am-8pm, cocktails 6pm-8pm

Friday Dec. 7, 11am-7pm

Showroom NY, 262 West 38th Street, Suite 506, NYC 10018

 

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All designers are Design Entrepreneur NYC alumnus and/or members of Showroom New York. They reside and/or produce in New York and are committed to growing their business and making an impact on the fashion community. http://www.designentrepreneursnyc.com/


Showroom New York
is dedicated to help maintain New York’s position as a global fashion capital by supporting young designers who produce locally. Our mission is to encompass the GIDC’s Designer Development Program, offering local designers a viable platform from which to expand their business. http://www.gidc.org/


New York Cares
is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. We run vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, with no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares makes it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city; last year, we provided critical services to 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. http://www.newyorkcares.org/

 

Hurricane Relief

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The college is currently assessing the needs of our community and identifying efforts specific to FIT. As these initiatives are being developed, some activities are currently underway.

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Canned Food Drive
Sponsored by Food Bank for New York City
Drop-off Locations:

  • The Center, Dubinsky 7th Floor
  • UCE Office, Business & Liberal Arts Center, 9th Floor
  • Lobbies in Pomerantz, Feldman, and Dubinsky

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Blood Drive
Sponsored New York City Blood Center
Thursday, November 15, 10 am to 7 pm
Great Hall, Conference Center

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Donations
Sponsored by the Red Cross
Text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation

 

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Volunteer Opportunities
Contact FIT’s Student Volunteer Community Service (SVCS) Office at (212) 217-4130 or svcs@fitnyc.eduto learn more about ways to volunteer with the following organizations:

Visit FITNYC.EDU/HURRICANERELIEF for more information and updates.

 

Volunteering Can Be Good for Business

The holiday season isn’t the only time to think of giving back. In these hard pressed financial times, it may be easier to give of your time than to make a cash donation. Have you considered being a volunteer? For those of you thinking, what’s in it for me? I have one word for you plenty!


Where do you find volunteer opportunities? A good place to start is the website volunteermatch.org. By putting in a location (NY, NY) and trying out a few different key words such as fashion, sewing, retail business, small business and the word intern, numerous volunteer opportunities were displayed around the NYC area. These included working in public relations, IT, media/communications, event planning and web development/web design. These opportunities appeared at a myriad of organizations including the Japan Society, Dress for Success, the Police Museum and the International Hostels.

Remember the question, what’s in it for me? Being a volunteer can help to answer one of the most common questions I hear from my students. How do I get a job as an intern? It’s a great way to gain experience and lead to a paying job in the future. (Sometimes where you were a volunteer.) And, living in the NY area, the second most common question I hear from people I know… how do I meet people? You get to spend time with like-minded individuals giving of their time for a cause or organization that means something to them. It’s one of the best ways to network and meet people that I know.

Jill Youngerman teaches CEO 008: Marketing Techniques for Promoting Your Business.