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Charity Meets Style: PhilanthropyFashion.com

In only four years, style has raised well over $200,000 for nearly 100 charities around the world. This style was made and distributed by a unique fashion label–Philanthropy. Differing from other retail stores, Philanthropy strives to be the model and recognized leader for cause-driven retailing. They uniquely curate and design specialized apparel, home and gift products with purpose, passion, style and quality to offer customers a platform for giving back at community and global levels.

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In just five  years of business, Philanthropy has developed lasting relationships with non-profits throughout the United States, The Caribbean Islands and East Africa proving that a small-town store can make an international and charitable difference. Collaborating with dozens of organizations yearly, Philanthropy’s goal is to facilitate a better future to underdeveloped communities so they become healthy, self-reliant and sustainable. As of late, the main focus has been in East Africa, Caribbean Islands and in the U.S. using health initiatives, empowerment and education, building communities, and funding. Philanthropy generously donates 10 percent of overall sales (or a minimum of $50,000 per year), in addition to support from private individuals and fund-raising events.

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A few charities the brand continuously supports include, Village Of Hope In Uganda, Hands And Feet In Haiti, The Nashville Rescue Mission, Against The Grain, Hard Bargain In Mt. Hope and Walden’s Puddle. These are just the ongoing projects, however. Philanthropy has supported numerous nonprofit organizations and charities throughout their five years of business such as, The Franklin Theatre, Angel Tree Ministries, Living Ministries, Invisible Children, Build On Hope, Not for Sale Campaign, Heifer International, African Outreach Program, 1% For Humanity, Surfing The Nations, Compassion International, World Vision, Nashville Sexual Assault Center, American Forests Global ReLeaf Campaign, Gabriel House, Aid Sudan, Pediatric Cancer Charities, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief, The Boys and Girls Club, Street Angels, Love, Light & Melody, Tom’s Shoes, Visions Autism Center, The Giving Keys, The Franklin Dove Key and Hope Children’s Home.

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As part of their impressive campaign resume, Philanthropy has raised $67,500 in 2011 alone for charity organizations in South Sudan to build a school, The Hands And Feet Project, Hard Bargain Mt. Hope to rebuild neighborhood homes, Nashville Rescue Mission, Village Of Hope, Franklin Dove Tree and Walden’s Puddle. Not to mention the $58,007 raised in 2010, $52,500 raised in 2009 and the $51,140 raised in 2008. That’s a lot of compassion all coming from the love of fashion and world generosity.

What began as a local retail store has now extended the experience to shop and give nationally online. Philanthropy offers clothing for both women and men, accessories, shoes, scarves and jewelry. You are also able to shop 100% Donation Items and choose to donate all to one of Philanthropy’s many sponsored charities. Not only is the shopping experience meaningful, but the Philanthropy blog is made of day-to-day pick-me-ups and inspirational stories of the brand’s charitable ventures.

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