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Shop for a cause

Top designers, celebrities together for a festival in aid of Save The Children India foundation.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 21, 2009 20:17 IST
Chesta Wadhwani

Designer outfits, glittering diamonds and some good deals can be all yours if shopping and a good deed are on your mind.

An exhibition hosted by siblings Mana Shetty, Rahul Kadri and Isha Mehra in tribute to their mother late Vipula Kadri, Araaish, in aid of Save the Children India Foundation promises to be quite a shoppers paradise.

Along with stalls displaying various decorative items, designed by kids who are part of Araaish’s safety programme, the exhibition will showcase creations by Tarun Tahiliani, Surily Goel, Malini Agarwalla, Queenie Dhody, Nandita Mahtani Neha Agarwal, among others.

The funds collected by Araaish will help educate, support and empower special children and unfortunate kids by providing them with education and life skills to sustain themselves.

Araaish, which is in its sixth year, has been taking care of several ‘balwadis’, training and grooming programmes for teenagers and building schools in drought-ridden places in Gujarat for the past 25 years.

“I am only continuing the journey my mother began. I am very glad to have received such healthy support from the industry,” said Mana Shetty.

She said that the funds help shape the careers of many kids who are not academically inclined. The adolescent girls programme of Save The Children India, for one helps the girls from slums learn concepts like marketing, communication, branding which helps them get economically empowered. So here’s cheers to shopping with a cause.