Fashionably Conscious: Rebuilding Haiti's Maranatha Orphanage

Luigi Tadini

The effects of the 7.0 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince Haiti in January can still be seen in the one million civilians requiring shelter and the basic supplies that continue to run low. In an ongoing effort to provide the crippled country with support, the brains behind Life for the World and FilmsonArtists put together Art for Haiti, a benefit auction and exhibition to rebuild the demolished Maranatha Orphanage and Primary School located in Source Matales. The orphanage, founded in 2000, clothed, fed and educated 160 children and had become an essential part of its community. The show, debuting with a benefit event on April 27th at Rogue Space Gallery, features art created by the the school's pupils to be auctioned off. Works will be open to the public for an exclusive four-day engagement and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to rebuilding the damaged orphanage. Other donations, of course, are also welcomed. For more information please visit

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