by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

040107_scoop_madonna_vmed1pwidec.jpgFiguring a call to action letter wasn’t going to cut it, Madonna has teamed up with fashion powerhouse Gucci to raise money for orphans in Malawi, Africa.

According to reports there’s going to be a fund-raising dinner, musical performance by Madge, and a rockin’ party February 6th, 2008 to mark the opening of Gucci’s new behemoth store on New York’s Fifth Avenue. From the article,

“Madonna said the event will benefit UNICEF and the charity she co-founded in 2006, Raising Malawi, which focuses on trying to end the poverty and hardship suffered by Malawi’s one million orphans, many of whose parents died of AIDS. ‘I am grateful that Gucci is joining forces with me to bring attention to a country with millions of children in desperate need of our help,’ Madonna said in a statement. ‘Raising Malawi has already done tremendous work in helping these children. But we have much more to do and this event will surely bring us closer to our goal.’”

Joining Madonna for the New York event (which is expected to rake in about $2 million) will be Adrien Brody, Arpad Busson, Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault, Tea Leoni, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Gwyneth Paltrow.

via reuters

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Rose Wanstall

    It would be good if the money raised could be sent Iris Ministeries Inc. who have several works among orphaned children
    in Africa. They have worked among orphaned in Malawi.
    Thank you in advance,
    Rose Wanstall