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Waves for Water

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Curator Corner: Jon Rose
If you’ve been checking out eBay Today and all the diverse collections created by our eBay curators, then you may have already bumped into globetrotter Jon Rose, founder of Waves for Water. Earlier this month, eBay partnered with W4W to help collect relief funds for his organization in helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 
Because Jon tends to travel the world over and over again, we asked him to create a few collections with his lifestyle in mind. The Inside Source chatted with Jon about his first collection and learned how little one needs to get by on the road. 
Jauretsi: Tell us the name of your first collection and how it inspired you?
Jon Rose: For my first collection, I titled it “Adventure in a Bag.” The concept was pretty much what it sounds like — essential items needed for any good adventure, that all fit into… [MORE] a single backpack. The idea is that if you had nothing else but that bag, you’d have pretty much everything you need.         
J: Now that eBay will be adding the “follow” button on collections, what types of things would you be interested in following on the site?
JR: I am pretty targeted in my interests, so the things I follow will definitely reflect that — travel, motorcycles, camping, vintage pickup trucks, music, and photography books. Obviously some of these topics are quite broad so I know within them I’ll get some greater diversity.
J: In terms of your own personal work, what projects are you working on now or what can we expect to see coming soon from you?
JR: Well, my organization Waves For Water specializes in comprehensive disaster relief programs and clean water initiatives in developing countries around the world. We have been working tirelessly on a huge Hurricane Sandy relief initiative this past year which we will continue with into 2014. At this point in the project, we are mainly focused on the rebuilding of primary residences and small businesses damaged by the storm in New Jersey and Long Beach, NY. As for upcoming projects, we are launching a clean water project in Sierra Leone (West Africa) next week that will provide 20,000 people with access to clean water when it’s all said and done. For more info on both of these projects visit - wavesforwater.org.
J: What is your favorite eBay find ever?
JR: I love to collect old vintage film cameras and my most prized purchase was a mint condition Leica M3. It’s considered to be the most iconic camera of its time and since I wasn’t around during that era (1950s), it’s awesome to hold something like that in your hand and use it in modern times.
[Note: Since this interview, W4W has recently joined efforts in Philippines]
(Photo: Jon Rose beside his collection, “Adventures in a Bag” by Neil Rasmus and Angela Phan of BFAnyc.com)

Curator Corner: Jon Rose

If you’ve been checking out eBay Today and all the diverse collections created by our eBay curators, then you may have already bumped into globetrotter Jon Rose, founder of Waves for Water. Earlier this month, eBay partnered with W4W to help collect relief funds for his organization in helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 

Because Jon tends to travel the world over and over again, we asked him to create a few collections with his lifestyle in mind. The Inside Source chatted with Jon about his first collection and learned how little one needs to get by on the road. 

Jauretsi: Tell us the name of your first collection and how it inspired you?

Jon Rose: For my first collection, I titled it “Adventure in a Bag.” The concept was pretty much what it sounds like — essential items needed for any good adventure, that all fit into… [MORE] a single backpack. The idea is that if you had nothing else but that bag, you’d have pretty much everything you need.         

J: Now that eBay will be adding the “follow” button on collections, what types of things would you be interested in following on the site?

JR: I am pretty targeted in my interests, so the things I follow will definitely reflect that — travel, motorcycles, camping, vintage pickup trucks, music, and photography books. Obviously some of these topics are quite broad so I know within them I’ll get some greater diversity.

J: In terms of your own personal work, what projects are you working on now or what can we expect to see coming soon from you?

JR: Well, my organization Waves For Water specializes in comprehensive disaster relief programs and clean water initiatives in developing countries around the world. We have been working tirelessly on a huge Hurricane Sandy relief initiative this past year which we will continue with into 2014. At this point in the project, we are mainly focused on the rebuilding of primary residences and small businesses damaged by the storm in New Jersey and Long Beach, NY. As for upcoming projects, we are launching a clean water project in Sierra Leone (West Africa) next week that will provide 20,000 people with access to clean water when it’s all said and done. For more info on both of these projects visit - wavesforwater.org.

J: What is your favorite eBay find ever?

JR: I love to collect old vintage film cameras and my most prized purchase was a mint condition Leica M3. It’s considered to be the most iconic camera of its time and since I wasn’t around during that era (1950s), it’s awesome to hold something like that in your hand and use it in modern times.

[Note: Since this interview, W4W has recently joined efforts in Philippines]

(Photo: Jon Rose beside his collection, “Adventures in a Bag” by Neil Rasmus and Angela Phan of BFAnyc.com)

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Waves for Water & eBay Work Together

Announced last week, from now through November 13th, eBay Now (our local delivery service within the hour) will match the value of your order with a donation to Waves for Water up to a total value of $50,000.

To read more details about their work with Sandy Relief and a Q&A with founder Jon Rose, read here

Download the eBay Now today and let those fingers do the walking. 

(Video: Courtesy of Waves for Water. Text: Jauretsi)

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A Chat with Jon Rose 

This week we launched a special two week partnership between eBay and Waves for Water to help aid victims of hurricane Sandy, which occurred exactly one year ago. There is still, however, LOTS of work to be done. 

Here’s how it works: From now until November 13, eBay Now (our local delivery service within an hour) will match the value of your order with a donation to Waves for Water up to a total value of $50,000.

To help eBay donate these funds to Waves for Water, just purchase something on eBay Now in the next two weeks, and use the promo code W4W2013 at checkout (free delivery, too!).

We spoke to Waves for Water founder, Jon Rose, to find out a little more about the cause…

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Jauretsi: Tell us how far we’ve come 1 year after Hurricane Sandy in terms of relief work and the needs of the community?

Jon Rose: We as an organization have come a long way way since the onset of the Hurricane. What started out as a grass roots relief initiative has now affected an estimated 350,000 people. In terms of the disaster as a whole - the simplest stat that I think represents the scope of what still needs to be done - 26k families are still not in their homes. So though there has been immense progress across the board, there is still a long way to go before these communities are fully back on their feet.

J: eBay is excited to be a part of this initiative the next 2 weeks with Waves4Water. Is there a plan of action for new funds collected?

JR: Yes, these funds have been designated to help faciliate 5 families through our restore/rebuild program (between New York and New Jersey) and get them back into their homes. The primary focus is on costs associated with the structural restoration of their homes — for example, carpentry, sheetrock/insulation, plumbing, electrical, and so on.

J: Here’s a little eBay Now quiz experiment: If there is any one item you can personally use RIGHT NOW (within the hour), what would your order be?

JR: I could really use a new pair of headphones! One of my earbuds just broke and I NEED my tunes, man! This one ear sound just ain’t cutting it!

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To learn more about Waves for Water and all their global field work, visit here

Reminder: eBay Now delivery is from 9am-9pm in select cities. Choose any item from Target, Best Buy, Guitar Center, Saks, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Walgreens, Office Depot, Home Depot, and Urban Outfitters among other retailers, and receive the product in about an hour. Cities include New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or San Jose, Download the app

(Photo: W4W Founder, Jon Rose, courtesy of Waves For Water)

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The Anniversary of Sandy: eBay Now Joins Forces with Waves for Water

It’s been exactly one year since Hurricane Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast. Waves for Water, an organization that creates clean water for communities and other relief work, has been on the ground since day one. There’s much more work to be done, however. For the next two weeks, eBay Now will be supporting WFW by providing funds to help affected families get back into their homes. 

Here’s how it works: From now until November 13, eBay Now will match the value of your order with a donation to Waves for Water up to a total value of $50,000. What’s eBay Now? If you live in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or San Jose, eBay Now can deliver products from local stores straight to your doorstep in about an hour. 

To help eBay donate these funds to Waves for Water, just purchase something on eBay Now in the next two weeks, and use the promo code W4W2013 at checkout (free delivery, too!).

To learn more about Waves for Water and all their global field work, visit here

(Photo: Home affected by Sandy, courtesy of WFW. Text: Jauretsi)

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Sample Sale for Sandy

By Jauretsi

When Julie Gilhart sends a message, you stop to read it. The former Barneys fashion director has since moved on to pursue her love of surfing, support political causes, and champion ecologically minded clothing. This week, she’s working on a designer sample sale with Waves for Water and Architecture for Humanity to help collect funds to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. On November 27th and 28th, the Bowery Hotel will host a sample sale featuring items from 150 clothing and accessories designers for both men and women, with more donations coming in each day. Plus, Gilhart adds, “Who doesn’t need a little wardrobe update?” 

"It’s simple," she writes, urging industry friends to come check out the inventory. "The more people we get to shop, the more money we will make for these two organizations that are doing such great work to help folks recover and rebuild after Sandy." 

Here’s the facts:

Where - The Bowery Hotel, 4 East 3rd Street, New York, NY

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When - Tuesday, November 27th. Early admission from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ($50 TICKETS ). General Admission ($5) from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28th from 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.

How - Buy tickets online at www.fashiongirlsforhumanity.org or at the door. If you can’t make the sale, you can simply donate to the cause here.

If you’re not convinced, here’s the list of designers with racks at this sample sale (definitely worth the $50 pre-admission fee):

3.1 Phillip Lim, Alabama Chanin, A.L.C., Alexander McQueen, Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Alyssa Norton, Anniel, Anya Hindmarch, Araks, Atericami by Adelle Zibetti, Aurora Lopez Mejia, Brian Atwood, Band of Outsiders, Bantu, Basquiat, Brightly Twisted, Carve, C & T by Costello Tagliapietra, Cacharel, Cedric Charlier, Cheap Monday, Clu, Cote-Improvd, Creatures of Comfort, Currient/Elliott, Cushnie et Ochs, Derek Lam/ 10 Crosby, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Edun, Electric Feathers, Elizabeth and James, Equipment, Erdem, Erin Fetherston, Fenton and Fallon, Giada Forte Fuzzi, Giles & Brother, Habitual, Hassan Pierre, Haute Hippie, Helmut Lang, Honor, Isabel Marant, J Brand, James Perse, Jasmin Shokrian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jet by John Eshaya, Jerome Dreyfuss, Jill Platner, John Patrick Organic, Joie, Jonathan Cohen Collection, Judy Geib, K Jacques, Krisa L’Agence, La Garconne, Lanston, Lanvin, Le Lettre, Lemlem, Loomstate, M. Patmos/ Leroy & Perry, Magda Berliner, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Mary Ping/ Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Massimo, Mason by Michelle Mason, Max, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Obakki, Paper Denim & Cloth, Patagonia, Pamela Love, Pedro Garcia, Pipit, Plenty, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Rachel Comey, Rachel Pally, Ramy Brook, Richard Chai, Robert Geller, Rogan, Saturdays Surf NYC, Sea Seavees, SEE by Chloe, Selima Skaist-Taylor, Soles by Warren Soludos, Stella McCartney Kids, Steven Alan, Steven Dann, Stussy, Suno, Surface to Air, Rag and Bone, Run Collection by Susan Cianciolo, Suss, Tuss Giberson, Thakoon, The Giving Keys, Theory, Theyskens’ Theory, Thom Browne, Tila March, Timo Weiland, Tracy Reese, Tucker, Ulla Johnson, Vena Cava, Victoria Beckham Denim, Versace, Vince, VPL, Warby Parker, Whit, Yigal Azrouel, Zero + Maria Cornejo

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Jon Rose
By Jauretsi
Professional surfer turned humanitarian Jonathan Rose snapped this pic of a cool jeep with all it’s swagger. To use his own words, ”some style speaks for itself”. Read more about how Jon brings clean water to countries in need through his organization, Waves for Water. In the meantime, take a look at some of the incredible jeeps available on eBay to make your own work of art like this. 

Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Jon Rose

By Jauretsi

Professional surfer turned humanitarian Jonathan Rose snapped this pic of a cool jeep with all it’s swagger. To use his own words, ”some style speaks for itself”. Read more about how Jon brings clean water to countries in need through his organization, Waves for Water. In the meantime, take a look at some of the incredible jeeps available on eBay to make your own work of art like this.