My name is Brandon Stanton and I’m a photographer in New York City. As many of you already know, several months ago I was approached by the fashion label DKNY, who offered me $15,000 to purchase 300 of my photographs. I politely refused the offer. But earlier this week, one of my fans discovered that DKNY was using my photographs anyway— in Asia. (Full Story:http://thebea.st/13ijYt6)
As atonement for this infringement, I publicly requested that DKNY donate $100,000 in my name to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, so that underprivileged children could attend summer camp. DKNY responded on Monday with a $25,000 donation.
Over the next three days, my audience stepped in and raised the full $100,000 themselves. Over 3,000 people chipped in, and raised an astonishing $103,710 in 72 hours. (http://bit.ly/YTy4h3)
I have no interest in vilifying DKNY. It is a company composed of thousands of good people. The founder, Donna Karan, is highly respected around the world for both her creativity and philanthropy.
But I would appreciate if you would REBLOG this post, and lend your voice to my request that DKNY raise their donation to match the $103,710 that we raised.
Together, we could create a $208,000 investment in the lives of children in one of New York’s most vital and diverse neighborhoods. Thank you so much.
And another person I can’t wait to see in October. It is going to be freaking amazing.
Can’t wait to see them in October!
This song was one of my favorites at the March concert at the 9:30 club. He had the men and women of the audience (and the children among us) sing the intro part— it was fab. But then the D.C. crowd was way too chatty for him.
I know I’m blasting all of these Letters of Note out in an obnoxious manner. Taking a breather from grading and such to peruse my back catalog of things in my reader.
How well-written Gene Wilder was!
Interesting paraphernalia in the wake of Armstrong’s death.