Get Dressed/ Charitable Chic
Kristin Booker • October 18, 2010

Fashionable Causes: The Tory Burch Foundation

Many of us are familiar with lifestyle and fashion designer Tory Burch and how her products touch our lives, but how many of us are familiar with how she personally touches the lives of others?

In 2009, Tory created the Tory Burch Foundation, which offers economic opportunities for women and their families in the US. In partnership with ACCION USA, the nation’s largest microfinance provider, the designer is reaching out to help entrepreneurial women around the country reach their biggest dreams: starting their own businesses. We’re talking funding where banks won’t tread. It’s inspiring at a time where many business are failing and with the economy continuing to jump around and many Americans wondering where their next meal may come from, it put the focus back where it belongs: the individual. Our nation was founded on dreams such as these and Tory is making it happen.

Since this is National Businesswomen’s Week (and as a businesswoman myself), I’d like to salute Tory in her efforts. Want to know how you can get involved? Tory is selling a special edition CD ($16.99) with some amazing artists (Citizen Cope with Carlos Santana, Kanye West, Santigold, The Smiths, Wyclef Jean) as well as other merchandise to help raise money for the foundation, like this glam World Charm Necklace ($350.)

Read more about the cause, then feel free to purchase any of these amazing items to support the cause. After all, we all have dreams. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all got there together?

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