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charity, Events, inner beauty, inspiration, tributes

Trick-or-treat for UNICEF

Comments Off on Trick-or-treat for UNICEF 29 September 2007

The “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Hallween” article has been doing so well, but I thought of something that could be added to it. What if, instead of carrying a chic black purse with your smashing costume, you carried a little orange box instead? It might not look as pretty, but by trick-or-treating for UNICEF you would not only be looking like Audrey, but acting like her as well. You wouldn’t have to collect a lot, because every little bit helps, and you can also get your friends in on it with you by going to UNICEF’s site and ordering boxes for the whole group. You create your own fundraiser, be it by trick-or-treating, a bake sale, a car wash, a haunted house, whatever you can think of! Then UNICEF will send you your little boxes. You collect change for them and mail the money back, and you’ve just made a child’s life better. It really doesn’t get any easier than that, especially if you would like to be more involved in charitable acts but don’t have a lot of time or money (or both).

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The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund is rewarded; what are you doing this weekend?

Comments Off on The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund is rewarded; what are you doing this weekend? 30 June 2007

Designs of Hope, a specialized set of fundraisers that take place across America to benefit UNICEF, has come in ahead of schedule in their goal to raise $5 million for orphans with AIDS in five years. This year they held a series of galas which featured the finest in food and fashion, finishing on a high note in Houston, Texas, with a fashion tribute to Audrey Hepburn. Honored at the June 8 event was actress Jane Seymour, for her ongoing humanitarian efforts, and the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, for their work with women and children affected by AIDS. There was an Audrey-inspired fashion show, as well. You can read more about the Designs of Hope events here, since this was sadly their last year.

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Audrey Hepurn tulip dedication ceremony

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For those of you who either don’t own or just haven’t seen the new Gardens of the World DVD set, there is a bonus disc filled with outtakes and other goodies. One clip in particular is worth it alone. It’s the official dedication/unveiling of the Audrey Hepburn tulip, a lovely long-necked white flower. The ceremony took place on a rainy day at Huis Doorn, the manor house that used to be owned by Audrey’s family before the war. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but you should definitely watch if you want to see Audrey speaking her native Dutch:

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See the rare yellow Tiffany diamond!

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If you are in the Washington, D.C. area or plan to be between tomorrow and the end of September, you may want to make a detour to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Why? Because the enormous yellow Tiffany diamond, worn only twice in its history, will be on display! You can finally see, up close and personal — barring the glass and security alarms — the 128 carat gem that Audrey Hepburn was lucky enough to wear. You may remember from an earlier post that Audrey was one of two people to ever wear this priceless stone, and that it was remounted in a custom-made necklace for her publicity photos. Tiffany & Co. was kind enough to loan the diamond to the Smithsonian institute, and you can see it, along with the Hope Diamond and some other iconic gems, through September 23. For more information on the Tiffany diamond and the Smithsonian display, click here.

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footage of the City of Joy school; plus, a new Gardens of the World?

Comments Off on footage of the City of Joy school; plus, a new Gardens of the World? 03 March 2007

Thanks to Ankit’s sharp eyes, we can now see video footage of the dedication of the first of many new Indian schools, paid for by Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress. It shows Dominique Lapierre and his wife arriving at the school, plus some children performing songs and dances to celebrate their new school. Dominique himself has a bit to say about Audrey, and the clip also shows the December 2006 auction of the dress in London, plus footage of the lovely Audrey herself in the iconic first scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You can go here to view the video (try here or here if the first link doesn’t work, since BBC is a little weird about linking to their videos).

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"She would have approved"

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There’s another fantastic article about the new City of Joy Aid school in India today from the Independent Online, which you can read here. I honestly think it’s the best article yet on the subject. It has a glowing review of the school and the hope it will provide (along with future schools) for the children in the smaller villages of India, and also has great things to say about Audrey’s own work with UNICEF during her last years. If it doesn’t bring even a small tear to your eye, you may want to get your heart checked.

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Audrey Hepburn May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993

3 Comments 21 January 2007

14 years ago today, Audrey left us. It’s hard to believe, really, especially when you see her nearly every day in some way, shape, or form. It’s nearly impossible to get away from her, when you get right down to it. From seeing her unique face stenciled on a sidewalk or mailbox to passing a girl on the street in ballet flats and capri pants, Audrey Hepburn is everywhere.

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‘Tis the season to give!

Comments Off on ‘Tis the season to give! 14 December 2006

I was going to save this for the New Year’s post, but since news is slow, we’re going to talk about charities. I know this is a hard time of year to think about handing over even more money than you probably already have, and some of us just don’t have money to throw around to begin with. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do your bit for charity! Giving isn’t limited to money, as Audrey herself has shown. Here’s some alternative ways to do a good deed without sending yourself to the poorhouse:

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Season’s Greetings from UNICEF!

Comments Off on Season’s Greetings from UNICEF! 11 December 2006

If you’ve been a little late with your Christmas cards this year, or even if you don’t celebrate at all, this might be a good idea for you to consider. Every year for the past couple of years, UNICEF has teamed up with Nokia to provide e-cards for the holidays. You just fill out the card like any other e-card and send it off, but for every card sent, Nokia will donate an undisclosed sum to UNICEF! Another great example of helping charity without dipping into your (possibly limited) funds, especially at the most expensive time of year. Last year, Nokia ended up donating over €50,000. Maybe this year us Audrey fans can get together and raise a bit more for Audrey’s charity of choice?* If you’re interested, simply click here and follow the instructions. And feel free to send as many cards as you’d like! If you think someone might be offended at the Christmas-y nature, simply let them know it’s for a good cause and I promise they can’t stay mad.

Thanks to Lotta for reminding me of this.


*No offense to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, of course!

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The Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award and the Audrey ballet flats

Comments Off on The Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award and the Audrey ballet flats 11 December 2006

A while ago, when I mentioned that audreyhepburn.com had updated, there was mention of UNICEF’s annual Snowflake Ball. Since 2004, the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund has given an Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award to a deserving person at this ball, and this year the recipient was Amy Robbins. Amy created the Mercury Fund, which helps UNICEF gets funds as early as 24 hours after an emergency, anywhere in the world. You can read more about the event through UNICEF’s site, and you can read more about Amy here. Also, the UNICEF snowflake is changing a bit — it’s going to do its part to raise funds for the charity. Starting next year, a donor can pay to have their name engraved on one of the 16,000 Baccarat crystals that adorn one of the two snowflakes (one is in New York, the other in California). You can read more about the snowflakes here.


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