(Press Release) Gabriel & Co., as part of its charitable efforts through the Gabriel Love Foundation, hosted a shopping event with Afghan Hands where Gabriel & Co. jewelry and embroidered shawls and scarves from Afghan Hands were sold. All proceeds from the evening benefited the women and their families in Afghanistan.
VIPs and celebrities were in attendance, including Emmy winners Claire Danes and Cynthia Nixon, as well as "Good Morning America" anchor Amy Robach, opera singer Isabel Leonard, actress Amy Hargreaves and fashion designer Nicole Miller.
Afghan Hands is a nonprofit organization that teaches skills to help Afghan widows gain independence, literacy and livable wages. These women learn to create embroidered shawls and scarves while also attending classes. For most of these women, this is the only way they are educated.
Gabriel & Co. also sold select pieces on the Afghan Hands website with a 25 percent discount. All proceeds will benefit Afghan Hands.
To read more about the Gabriel Love Foundation, visit the Gabriel Love page.