I love people with big ideas and kind hearts. They keep the world in balance. They engage us for a greater cause and go just that extra mile to foster healthier, safer and smarter human relations. Take Elisa Sednaoui for example. The 26-year old Egyptian actress/model/philanthropist started her namesake Foundation in 2013. It’s dedicated to providing “children in rural Egypt with after-school activities, classes and workshops that focus on art and creative learning.” So far it’s been quite successful, but she wants to do more, with your help! “We are not dealing with war zones or health issues,” she told me, “but providing a place where kids can be inspired, be equal and “be kids” is extremely important for the development of the generation which is growing up in this hard time. They need to be given the tools to be agents of change and truly active members of their communities!”
She teamed up with her fellow countryman and friend Christian Louboutin and mygoodness.com to raise more funds, but not without giving back something spectacular! The campaign works like a combination of a Kickstarter program and a lottery. For every donation – it can be as little as $10 – you are entered to win a grand prize. And when I say grand, I mean GRAND! How about a weekend in Paris, all expenses paid and a stay at the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal with a friend? Meet Christian Louboutin and Elise Sednaoui in his studio? Receive a relaxing treatment at Spa Darphin? And party at the Crazy Horse? Don’t mind if I do! There are Lisa Marie Fernandez terry cloth ponchos to be won, Louboutin books and shoes and Darphin beauty products.
Everything is explained here. So donate – the campaign ends in FIVE DAYS!! – and send me a picture from Paris!