Stand Together: A Party to Benefit Puerto Rico

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On October 17th, with less than 2 weeks notice, we put together a cocktail party fundraiser to help recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico with my pal, Crystal Orraca. Crystal grew up in Puerto Rico and was fortunate enough to be able to bring her parents here to New York about a week after Hurricane Maria, but she wanted to be able to help from afar. 

 Crystal (on the right) and I

Crystal (on the right) and I

We partnered with the stellar cocktail bar, Dirty Precious in Gowanus, Brooklyn which donated its space and labor for the cause. With their help, we threw a sold out cocktail party for over a hundred people. All told, we raised over 16K (!) which was donated directly to ConPRMetidos.

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 Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Thank you, thank you to all of the very generous people in our community who rallied and came out to support the cause. Scroll through for a peek at photos of the crowd by our friend, the talented Malorie Campinoti

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the brands who showed their support and donated product on very short notice to a neighborhood event. Booze was hauled all around town to make it all come together, and I so very grateful. I am indebted to Campari, Chairman's Reserve, Four Pillars, Great King Street, Hangar 1, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Sixpoint Brewery, and Yolo Mezcal. And I am ever grateful to my friends who rallied to give gift certificates, merchandise and services to help us raise more money! Thank you to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cookies for a Cause, Tarte handbags, Founder's Workspace, C. Toal Jewelry, No. 7 Restaurant, Lot 2 Restaurant, Mission Sportswear, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Amber Sather of Southside Coffee and Lot 2, Re/Press jewelry, Fit4Mom, Brooklyn Children's Theater, Lavazza, Rodan & Fields, Cleaning Brooklyn, and Della Restaurant. You guys are my heroes.

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