Beauty for Freedom and The Pond Present
“Sip and Shop Brunch” Saturday, June 17th 12-3pm (253 W 28th St 4th Floor)
Hosted by Supermodel Michaela Vybohova
Saturday, June 17th 12-3pm, Join Host Supermodel Michaela Vybohova and NYC based anti-trafficking non-profit Beauty for Freedom at an exclusive brunch and shopping event at The Pond (253 W 28th St 4th Floor). The event featuring KWIT Jewelry launching the “BFF Capsule Collection”, donated artwork for auction and additional auction items, sponsored brunch and open bar to benefit Project Ghana with proceeds donated to Beauty for Freedom’s Travel Abroad Arts Therapy Programming for the survivors of labor trafficking and at-risk youth of Challenging Heights Ghana. Music will be curated by world-renowned DJ Nadav Vee.
The trafficking of Ghanaians, particularly children, within the country is more prevalent than the transnational trafficking of foreign migrants. Ghanaian boys and girls are subjected to forced labor within the country in fishing, domestic service, street hawking, begging, portering, artisanal gold mining, quarrying, herding, and agriculture. Beauty for Freedom is dedicated to incredible organizations like Challenging Heights doing their part to end this global tragedy and are committed to empowering survivors of trafficking through their arts and advocacy programming.
*Esteemed Event Sponsors Include The Pond, Essentia Water, KWIT Jewelry, Michaela V and Morgan Stanley.
About Beauty for Freedom
Beauty for Freedom is an innovative, sustainable platform providing the industries of Beauty and Fashion with a means to raise awareness, accountability and financial contributions for charitable foundations and non-profits who fight human trafficking globally.
Fall 2016, Beauty for Freedom produced a series of music, photography, mural, fashion and painting workshops in India meant to promote self-esteem and self-expression for survivors of sex-trafficking and at-risk youth and will continue their empowerment arts therapy work Summer 2017 in Ghana with survivors of labor trafficking through Project Ghana. Beauty for Freedom has been fierce in its mission to engage the industries of Beauty and Fashion as powerful allies in the fight to end human trafficking through public campaigns, workshops, and fundraising events.
About The Pond
The Pond is an exclusive co-working and event space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, a bespoke place to work and entertain, curating emerging and leading media and technology companies. www.jointhepond.com
About Nadav Vee
New York City is internationally known as the city where outsiders have a fighting chance to succeed. Those who make it eventually become recognized as if they were homegrown. Nadav is an imported talent that New York has adopted as one of its own. Born in Haifa, Israel, Nadav later moved with his family to a city near Tel Aviv, the nightlife capital of Israel. In 1999, Nadav moved to New York City where he continued to nurture his love of music. His style of Deep-House and Tech-House, is the format which he offers his audience, with his energetic, groovy and positive beats. www.nadavvee.com
About Michaela Vyhobova
Model, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Michaela V was born in Slovakia and welcomed to the world of fashion at age 17. Since a very young age, she volunteered at the orphanage for disabled kids where her mom works to this day. Working with known fashion designers, Michaela’s goal is to continue charitable work and use her voice spread awareness and get people involved for great causes like Beauty for Freedom.