IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
JOHN KLUGE, CO-FOUNDER OF TOILET HACKERS
A GALA EVENT BENEFITING THE WORLD’S CHILDREN
PLEASE JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS, HORS D’OEUVRES AND MUSIC
MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2012
8 PM — 10:30 PM
BLACK TIE / COCKTAIL ATTIRE
REMARKS BY JOHN KLUGE
PHOTOGRAPHS BY IKA PIRVELI
AND FASHION SHOW BY GEORGE NAZGAIDZE
Giorgi Nazgaidze is a TV host, actor, director and a designer who will launch his first line of menswear at this charity event. His clothing line is the first ever to feature the “Made in Georgia” label.
Sasha Cohen is an Olympic figure skater, three-time World Championship medalist, and the 2006 U.S. Champion. Sasha is the official host of Charity Meets Fashion.
Ika Pirveli is a photographer who will exhibit a series of his images of children in Georgia who have been helped by Honor Vitae programs over the past several years.
“CHARITY MEETS FASHION” IS A BENEFIT EVENT AT NEW YORK CITY’S AFFIRMATION ARTS GALLERY ON DECEMBER 17, 2012, SPONSORED BY THE WILLIAM T. HILLMAN FOUNDATION
“Charity Meets Fashion” will feature both a fashion show and a photography exhibition showcasing Georgian talent. The objective of the event is to raise funds for the purchase of a building in or near Tbilisi. This building will be used to house a school for Georgian children displaced by conflict. A group of individual donors have committed separate sustaining gifts to provide operating funds for the planned school. Affirmation Arts is donating use of the space, which recently hosted a fundraiser for President Obama.
Mariam Kinkladze is the founder of Honor Vitae, a tax-exempt U.S. charity that creates educational and cultural programs for children in conflict zones around the world. John Kluge is the founder of Toilet Hackers, an organization devoted to improving sanitation for the world’s poor.
Honor Vitae’s vision is to provide an environment in which children are educated, cherished and loved. To that end, our mission is to collaborate with other non-profit sectors that involve engaging educational and cultural enrichment of communities around the world as well as fighting against hunger and injustice.
Toilet Hackers is here to change the scoop on poop. We believe that every child should live past their first birthday, every person should have clean water to drink, and that 100% of humanity should have access to improved sanitation and good hygiene.
Newly renovated Affirmation Arts opened on New York’s west side in 2008. Housing a gallery, studios, and offices, the building provides an anchor to the up and coming arts neighborhood.