CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founders Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter celebrate one year anniversary of The Sound of Change Live with co-host T Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Deborah Needleman.
Presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE and headlined by Beyoncé at Twickenham Stadium in London on June 1 of last year, The Sound of Change Live was the first global concert event ever to solely support women’s and girls’ empowerment. It too doubled as the first major CHIME FOR CHANGE fundraiser which has aided in the organization funding of 310 projects in 81 countries through its non-profit partners.
This time around, rather than reminding us who run the world [GIRLS!], Beyoncé committed to donate $500,000 for CHIME FOR CHANGE initiatives in the realms of education, health, and justice. And to continue their collaborative efforts, Gucci will donate 10% of sales from its Fifth Avenue Flagship store from June 2nd to June 5th to further support Shining Hope for Communities, Millennium Promise in partnership with Embrace Innovations, and Girls for Gender Equity.
CHIME FOR CHANGE continues to be a voice for millions of girls and women, around the world, since its start in February 2013 in which thousands have received the necessary instruments to enrich themselves and their communities including:
- 988 women attended human rights, peace-building and leadership workshops in Afghanistan
- 14,135 pregnant women in Liberia received prenatal care
- 77 low-income parents in Los Angeles learned how to support their children’s education
- 658 adolescent girls in Nigeria received mentorship, leadership training and life skills
- 297 women in South Sudan received training to become teachers
- 12,915 vaccines to prevent neonatal tetanus have been distributed in Cambodia
For more information on how you can get involved either through CATAPULT crowd funding or otherwise, visit ChimeForChange.org.
The Gucci Fifth Avenue Flagship store is located at 725 Fifth Avenue (between 56th street and 57th street), for those who are feeling a little shop happy.