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Celebrity Charity And Style: Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy wears her heart on her sleeve.  Born of Indian and Dutch decent and raised in California, fashion designer Rachel Roy is not only a maker of beautiful creations, she’s a maker of hope and prosperity.  Leading the industry with celebrated fashion collections including induction to the CFDA, recognized in achievements in film, and personally praised on numerous “Best Dressed” lists, Rachel Roy’s charitable partnerships are the most important fibers of her empire.

“Kindness is always Fashionable” quoted from Amelia E. Barr is the expression carried on her most well known charitable partnership, FEED.  Partnering with FEED CEO and Co-founder Lauren Bush Lauren, Rachel Roy designs each bag to benefit specific natural disasters and children’s organizations.

Available now, this Limited Edition FEED bag benefits Children of India.  Each bag sold with provide 100 school meals to children in India.  $78

Available now, this Limited Edition FEED bag benefits Children of India. Each bag sold with provide 100 school meals to children in India. $78

The list goes on.  Her other charitable partnerships include;

Orphan Aid Africawhich help children of Ghana grow up in safe family environments.  The program focuses on reform, education and development.

CEO and Co-Founder of FEED, Lauren Bush Lauren with Rachel Roy

CEO and Co-Founder of FEED, Lauren Bush Lauren with Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy with orphans in Ghana.  Photo Credit: Rachelroy.com

Rachel Roy in Ghana. (Photo Credit: Rachelroy.com)

 

Macy’s Heart of Haiti assists in earthquake recovery efforts by encouraging and creating jobs for artisans of Haiti.

Rachel Roy in Haiti with Macy's CEO Terry J. Lundgren and Martha Stewart.  Photo Credit:  Rachelroy.com

Heart of Haiti: Rachel Roy in Haiti with Macy’s CEO Terry J. Lundgren and Martha Stewart. (Photo Credit: Rachelroy.com)

 

Heart of Haiti creations; Double Circle Hoops $32

Heart of Haiti creations; Double Circle Hoops $32. Click to view more designs by artisans of Haiti.

For her 36th birthday, Rachel partnered with Charity: Water, bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.  Currently, they’ve reached their goal to provide clean water to over 750 people over 20 years.

Families in Kuya Village, Ethiopia.  Photo Credit:  My.charitywater.org

Families in Kuya Village, Ethiopia. (Photo Credit: My.charitywater.org)

Clean water makes for happy faces.  Photo Credit: Twiends.com

Charity: Water making a difference. (Photo Credit: Twiends.com)

Here’s a look at Rachel Roy in her day-to-day casual elegance:

Just Rachel.  Photo Credit: Zimbio.com

Just Rachel. (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

Beautiful with her baby girl.  Photo Credit: Ebony magazine

With her beautiful baby girl. (Photo Credit: Ebony magazine)

Rachel Roy on the Red Carpet:

With Stacy Keibler in her design at the 2013 Met Gala.  Photo Credit: Zimbio.com

With Stacy Keibler in her design at the 2013 Met Gala. (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

At the Premiere of EPIX Original Documentary 'Amar'e Stoudemire: In The Moment' held at Marquee.  Photo Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com

At the Premiere of EPIX Original Documentary ‘Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment’ held at Marquee. (Photo Credit: Derrick Salters/WENN.com)

The many looks of the fashion empress.  Photo Credit: Mavens And Muses

The many looks of the fashion empress. (Photo Credit: Mavens And Muses)

Philanthropy is the fabric of Rachel Roy’s life.  She leads with a compassionate foot print, one that goes farther than the glamorous life you’ve seen in the public eye.  She proves that beauty is more than skin deep -it comes from within.  The lesson I take away from this?  Let your love light shine.

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