Support Refugees In Style
Those of you who are familiar with the WNY social media scene probably know the crew over at Rise Collaborative. Kevin, Drew, & Bridget are hurricane forces to be reckoned with.
Not only do they throw killer parties, they are dong incredible things for our community. More recently, they've started the No Boundaries publication which raises awareness for social and economic justice and celebrates culture, and now they are back at it again with their "Buy One Give One" apparel sale, this time benefitting another amazing charity.
Last year, Rise teamed up with Equality Knowledge and Light to offer winter hats with RISE BFLO printed on them. With a purchase, the buyer would automatically donate another to a refugee in need. 225 hats were sold and another 225 were donated to the clients of the International Institute.
From their website,"Rise and EKL have brought it back this year with a new partner in donation, Jericho Road. The refugees in our city have escaped hell with their families to come here and start new lives. When you’ve arrived with little more than the clothing on your back, a winter hat is the first item you need to get through the next few months in our city. We’ve added in the sweatshirts and jackets with bold statements about solidarity and integration because we know that not only are refugees and immigrants having a positive economic impact on our city, but we’re stronger culturally as well. These are people entrepreneurs with families and incredible stories and views of the world, on top of the food and language diversity they’ve inserted into our neighborhoods."