Sweets for International Women’s Day

– By Teresa Greenfeld –

We so often take for granted what we consider the ‘givens’ in our lives – like our education, and forget that in many parts of the world, education is far from a ‘given’.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Olivia and all of us at OliviaPalermo.com, have joined AHAlife in their efforts to improve women’s lives through education.  Olivia has curated a boutique for the shopping destination that includes her favorite treats from Baking for Good, who will donate 15 percent of the profits to benefit Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries.   With that 15 percent, Pencils of Promise will build a dormitory for a girls school in Laos that will house 450 young women between the ages of 13 and 17.
Olivia is not alone in her efforts; Ivanka Trump and life-long friend and film producer Wendi Deng Murdoch are also doing their part.  The two have collaborated on a limited edition bracelet for Trump’s jewelry line, inspired by Murdoch’s new movie “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”.  The film, a story of enduring female friendship, follows two sets of friends, the first in 19th century China and the second in modern Shanghai, depicts a bond that surpasses both distance and vicissitude.  The bracelet, a resin cuff with an art-deco fan, is accented in diamonds and 18k white gold, and features an engraved Chinese character meaning friendship.  A portion of its proceeds will benefit the United Nations Foundation Girl Up, a campaign that gives girls the opportunity to become global leaders and raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help adolescent girls from all over the world.
Indulge your sweet tooth and feed your accessory addiction – and why not save the world while you’re at it?
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