Make-up Designory Helps Build Home For Orphans In Kenya

Through Proceeds from the Sales of Their Limited Edition NextAid Palette

Make-Up Designory (MUD), the nation’s leading make-up educational institution, has successfully raised $25,000 through sales of its limited edition NextAid make-up palette to help build a home for orphaned children in Kenya.  

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales of the palette were recently donated to Red Rhino, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help create safe and sustainable communities for orphaned children--many of them a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  Through MUD’s generous donation, Red Rhino was able to build a home in Kenya to house 16 orphaned children. 

Make-up Designory’s CEO Tate Holland and David Saunders-Project Director for the Red Rhino Orphanage Project and David's daughter Amy Schipper—met to discuss the possibilities back in 2009. The meeting solidified the plans to move forward and we are happy to say that as a result of this collaboration the children's home was paid for and houses sixteen very happy children.
“We are just ecstatic that we were able to raise and donate the monies needed to build a home for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Kenya,” said Tate Holland. “Thanks to our loyal customers we were able to reach our goal of $25,000 and through Red Rhino, we were able to provide not only a home, but a future, for 16 children.”

Make-Up Designory sponsored the building of one of the home units which cost $25,000. The limited edition palette features the MUD logo with the logo of the NextAid Organization. The palette includes four MUD eye shadow colors: Spanish Gold, Moss, Cashmere and Dulce de Leche.

About Make-up Designory:
Make-Up Designory is a private post secondary institution that provides training every year to hundreds of students from around the world to work in fashion, film, and television. Specialties include beauty make-up artistry, hairstyling, portfolio development, character make-up, and special make-up effects. The school has two locations, one in Los Angeles (founded in 1997) and one in New York.

About Red Rhino Children’s Center:
The Red Rhino Children’s Center is a home and safe haven to some of the most disadvantaged of Kenya’s orphans. Their short personal histories are filled with trauma and abandonment, abuse and neglect. Beyond providing a secure, loving, and structured environment, our primary focus is on education with the goal that our children grow into fully contributing members of society and perhaps leaders of the next generation in Kenya.

The Red Rhino Children’s Center is located on 8 acres of land in a rural, peaceful setting forty-five minutes to the south-east of Nairobi. We have been careful to make efficient use of the sometimes scarce natural resources available to us. We have built a dam to capture seasonal water runoff, and we harvest and store rain water from all of our roofs. We use every drop of our grey water for cultivation and have planted over 10,000 indigenous trees on the property to provide a sustainable source of cooking fuel. We are working with local experts to implement innovative, year-round agricultural productivity, emphasizing local involvement and sustainability.

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