Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Runway to Haiti was a fashion show gala that raised money for Rebuild Globally. In 2010 there was a devastating earthquake in Haiti. Death toll estimates are between 100,000 and 160,000. It was a horrific blow to an already impoverished country. Julie Colombino decided to immediately go to Haiti to help in any way she could. She didn't have a plan to start. Her efforts lead to the founding of Rebuild Globally which empowers people by giving them jobs creating sandals and shoes. The soles of the sandals are fabricated from old tires. Apparently the first pairs were not so comfortable but now they rival designer brands. The organization has also offered education to over a hundred students which further empowers people who rise from the displacement camps.
Julie is getting her makeup done in this sketch. The room was a constant blur of activity as models had their makeup done. It seemed like there wouldn't be enough time before the event doors opened. The goal for the evening was to raise $50,000 dollars. Everyone needed to look their best.