12th Annual FACE Charity Gala Set for This October
Contact: John Sweeney
FACE Board of Directors,
CTO & VP, Media Services, H.H. Brown
The Fashion Association Charity Event (FACE) will host its 12th Annual Charity Gala in Shanghai on October 28th at the Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, Pudong. This special once-a-year event brings colleagues from the global footwear and fashion industries and their worldwide business partners together in the name of giving to those in need.
Established in 2005 to help children living in poverty and others in dire circumstances, FACE supports exceptional charities that help to change lives every day through their breakthrough medical, enrichment and education programs at work in rural villages and urban areas throughout China.
Funds raised from FACE directly benefit the work of The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s China Partnership (formerly the China Initiative), an innovative and comprehensive program focused on medical training, applied research and healthcare reform. In addition, The China Beauty Charity Fund, Wings of Music, The Pearl Retrieval Program, The Guoli Love Foundation, the Traces of Love Education Project, The China Foundation for Disabled Persons, and FACE’s newest charitable partners, The Liu Qian Charity Fund, and the Han Hong Charity Foundation will also benefit from FACE’s proceeds. Many of these charity programs are led by notable celebrities throughout Asia who also lend their charm and talents as special guest entertainers at our gala dinner event.
While FACE is an annual event, fundraising efforts are ongoing and continue throughout the year. For those who can’t attend the gala dinner event in Shanghai, there are numerous opportunities to contribute. “The mission of FACE is in effect 365 days a year. Every day of the year, there are hundreds of thousands of children and others in need of proper medical care, disabled persons in need of job training and families who can’t even afford to keep their children in elementary school, so every donation we receive is vital,” says Jim Issler, Chairman of FACE and President and CEO of H.H. Brown. Those wishing to help can choose from one of the Sponsorship Opportunities on the How to Donate section of facefashion.org or contact John Sweeney at (978) 933-4866 or Nick Weise at (978) 933-4784.
The organization’s founding sponsors include H.H. Brown, BBC International LLC, Daphne, Synergy Shoe Co. and Kimo: Wei Hua Shoe Corp. For more information on FACE and its partner charities, please visit http://facefashion.org/.