Thursday, January 21, 2010

Upper Playground Teams Up With Fashion Delivers to Donate Clothing to the Haiti Relief Effort

For over ten years, Upper Playground has reached out to the surrounding community to raise awareness about social issues. Whether it’s raising consciousness of political campaigns, or donating products and services to organizations that further economic development in poverty-stricken areas, Upper Playground has always done what it can to help. Even without large corporate resources, Upper Playground feels a sense of social responsibility and is an example of the spirit a small independent company can have.

Last week, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti and as a result, Haiti has suffered a massive loss of life and resources. The dire circumstances in Haiti are prompting us to action. Upper Playground has teamed up with Fashion Delivers to donate clothing to the people of Haiti as part of a larger Haiti relief effort. From January 21 – 31, 2010, for every purchase a customer makes at a US-based Upper Playground retail location or on the Upper Playground web store, Upper Playground will donate a new t-shirt to Fashion Delivers. To encourage people to be a part of the relief effort, Upper Playground is offering 50% off on all purchases made in US-based Upper Playground retail stores and on the Upper Playground web store.

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About Upper PlaygroundBased in San Francisco, CA, Upper Playground is the leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel and accessories line and art galleries. Since 1999, Upper Playground has been recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with fine art. UP apparel and accessories are designed by local and international artists including Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Estevan Oriol, David Choe, and Alex Pardee. The Upper Playground collection is sold in over 300 boutiques worldwide and online. In addition, Upper Playground has stores and galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, Mexico City and London.

About Fashion DeliversThe mission of Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to unify the men’s and women’s apparel and home industries to donate new product in order to aid victims of disasters and individuals in need throughout the year.
We match need with our availability of product coming from both wholesale and retail fashion industry vendors — some of the biggest names in the fashion and home industries. Through a strategic alliance with K.I.D.S., we have structured a global network of more than one thousand local agencies that we coordinate with in the donation and delivery of excess products. While our organization provides aid to those in need, we also provide economic and philanthropic alternatives for companies disposing of their excess inventory.

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