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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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Bid on this Painting from Andre Saraiva
The digital jedi’s at CREATE THE GROUP (in partnership with eBay and Rackspace) have launched their first round of auction items to benefit Sandy Relief. Items are going like hotcakes. Lucky for us that this painting (seen above) is not up for sale until January 24th at 10:00 pm. To bid on this piece which is still available, visit RecreateNewYork/Andre-Saraiva.
(Photo: Courtesy of RecreateNewYork.org. Text by Jauretsi)

Bid on this Painting from Andre Saraiva

The digital jedi’s at CREATE THE GROUP (in partnership with eBay and Rackspace) have launched their first round of auction items to benefit Sandy Relief. Items are going like hotcakes. Lucky for us that this painting (seen above) is not up for sale until January 24th at 10:00 pm. To bid on this piece which is still available, visit RecreateNewYork/Andre-Saraiva.

(Photo: Courtesy of RecreateNewYork.org. Text by Jauretsi)

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Prince Albert is Selling this Very Chic Book for Sandy

Ever owned something singed by a Prince? Now you can. Tomorrow evening at 10PM, this item can be yours via an auction for Sandy Relief by Recreate New York. Digital gurus CREATE THE GROUP, in partnership with eBay and Rackspace, are beginning their first part of the auction tomorrow with 10 pieces going on sale. There will be two more consecutive auctions following the first one tomorrow. This book is slated to drop tomorrow at the auction, and is a full history of the Princes of Monaco. The superb collection item is signed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

To bid on this impressive book, visit Recreate New York- Prince of Monaco

(Photo, courtesy of Recreate New York. Text by Jauretsi)

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Want Kanye West’s Personal Nike Air Yeezy’s?
Tomorrow, January 10th at 10pm is the first day of the fabulous auction of auctions. CREATE THE GROUP, in partnership with eBay, Spotify, and Rackspace formed an alliance called RE/CREATE New York. The mission? To help raise funds for Sandy Relief. Several notable figures including Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Julianne Moore, Tom Ford and more are donating a personal item for auction. To name one of the gems, here is a pair of one-of-a-kind Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers designed, worn, and signed by Kanye West. You’ll have to wait two more weeks to bid on this item (seen above), which is the limited edition signature line by Kanye West for Nike. To bid on these sneakers, visit RecreateNewYork/Kanye-West on January 24th. 
Remember, there will be two consecutive rounds of auction following tomorrow’s initial launch, so keep your eyes peeled at ReCreateNewYork.org as the coveted pieces drop. 
(Photo: Courtesy of ReCreate New York. Text by Jauretsi)

Want Kanye West’s Personal Nike Air Yeezy’s?

Tomorrow, January 10th at 10pm is the first day of the fabulous auction of auctions. CREATE THE GROUP, in partnership with eBay, Spotify, and Rackspace formed an alliance called RE/CREATE New York. The mission? To help raise funds for Sandy Relief. Several notable figures including Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Julianne Moore, Tom Ford and more are donating a personal item for auction. To name one of the gems, here is a pair of one-of-a-kind Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers designed, worn, and signed by Kanye West. You’ll have to wait two more weeks to bid on this item (seen above), which is the limited edition signature line by Kanye West for Nike. To bid on these sneakers, visit RecreateNewYork/Kanye-West on January 24th. 

Remember, there will be two consecutive rounds of auction following tomorrow’s initial launch, so keep your eyes peeled at ReCreateNewYork.org as the coveted pieces drop. 

(Photo: Courtesy of ReCreate New York. Text by 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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Fashion Industry Gets Together for Sandy
By Jauretsi
Do you live on the Eastern Seaboard (South Carolina to Maine) and have been too busy to drop work duties to go volunteer on Sandy relief efforts? Do you live anywhere outside this area and feel powerless to help victims of the storm? The good news is you don’t have to feel guilty anymore. In fact, we encourage you to go out shopping and spend furiously, taking into account that the designers listed below are ALL donating funds towards Sandy relief.
The list below is culled from the CFDA website, who listed all their designer members’ strategies for donating funds. Some are sending 10% proceeds while others are using donations to organize their staff members to help firsthand. For a detailed list of each designer’s contribution, visit CFDA: The Fashion Industry Responds to Hurricane Sandy.
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These links below should be your digital shopping mall this season, since each and every designer is doing their part to give back to those in need this holiday season. 
Alejandro Ingelmo
Alexis Bittar
Alice + Olivia
Assembly
Barneys New York
Botkier
Coach
The Coveteur
Dannijo
eBay
Erica Weiner
Erin Fetherston and Christian Siriano
Fashion GPS
The Fashion Law
Gap Inc.
Gemma Redux
GILT CITY
Joan Hornig Jewelry
Juicy Couture
ISAORA
Kohl’s
Limited Brands Inc.
Macy’s
Mara Hoffman
Monique Lhuillier
Natori
Rachel Comey
rag & bone
Ralph Lauren
Rebecca Minkoff
Ross Stores Inc.
Scoop NYC
Shipley & Halmos
Sigerson Morrison
Soho Grand Hotel
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
StyleBop
Target
Thakoon
Theory
TOMS Shoes
Tory Burch
United Bamboo
Zero Maria Cornejo
(Photo: Carlos Ayala via CFDA)

Fashion Industry Gets Together for Sandy

By Jauretsi

Do you live on the Eastern Seaboard (South Carolina to Maine) and have been too busy to drop work duties to go volunteer on Sandy relief efforts? Do you live anywhere outside this area and feel powerless to help victims of the storm? The good news is you don’t have to feel guilty anymore. In fact, we encourage you to go out shopping and spend furiously, taking into account that the designers listed below are ALL donating funds towards Sandy relief.

The list below is culled from the CFDA website, who listed all their designer members’ strategies for donating funds. Some are sending 10% proceeds while others are using donations to organize their staff members to help firsthand. For a detailed list of each designer’s contribution, visit CFDA: The Fashion Industry Responds to Hurricane Sandy.

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These links below should be your digital shopping mall this season, since each and every designer is doing their part to give back to those in need this holiday season. 

Alejandro Ingelmo

Alexis Bittar

Alice + Olivia

Assembly

Barneys New York

Botkier

Coach

The Coveteur

Dannijo

eBay

Erica Weiner

Erin Fetherston and Christian Siriano

Fashion GPS

The Fashion Law

Gap Inc.

Gemma Redux

GILT CITY

Joan Hornig Jewelry

Juicy Couture

ISAORA

Kohl’s

Limited Brands Inc.

Macy’s

Mara Hoffman

Monique Lhuillier

Natori

Rachel Comey

rag & bone

Ralph Lauren

Rebecca Minkoff

Ross Stores Inc.

Scoop NYC

Shipley & Halmos

Sigerson Morrison

Soho Grand Hotel

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

StyleBop

Target

Thakoon

Theory

TOMS Shoes

Tory Burch

United Bamboo

Zero Maria Cornejo

(Photo: Carlos Ayala via CFDA)

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Creative PayPals for Sandy

By Jauretsi

"This is what $1300 buys you at Costco" writes photographer and T Magazine contributor iO Tillett Wright (seen above). “We did a Home Depot run just before and [now] we’ve got a load of supplies. Thank you for your PayPal donations!”. Within the last 48 hours, a ton of creative New Yorker’s have taken relief efforts into their own hands, and asked friends to donate to individual PayPal accounts for “same day collecting, buying, and delivering” to devastated areas — bureaucracy free. iO and her friends have named themselves Renegade Sandy Relief, hash-tag #RSR for those who care to follow their productivity. iO’s PayPal email is selfevidentsales@gmail.com. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @iolovesyou to see her daily runs. 

Sidra Durst, of The Museum of Food and Drink, is working under the PayPal address ktbenner@gmail.com and sends out reports after a days work. Their in-depth blog can be read at Sandy Sucks Tumblr. She also mentioned two other PayPal accounts accepting funds for guerilla efforts. One address is amconant@gmail.com (Angela at Gowanus studios) who is “coordinating efforts for drivers and supplies”. The other PayPal address is 596acres@gmail.com (596 acres) who Sidra affirms is “in good contact with the community of Rock” (as in, Rockaway Beach).

Why take a risk on these people? From Sidra’s experience on the field all day… [MORE] she explains that “self-organized groups are providing the fastest response in many of the hard-hit communities around New York — I will vouch for this in the Rockaways, Broad Channel, Red Hook.” She adds, “traditional disaster aid groups appear too slow to mobilize in these neighborhoods, and until they get their infrastructure set up, donations and time are better spent at the grassroots level.” The process might seem a little too casual, but evidence of your donation is shared immediately via personal Twitter or Instagram accounts. 

Another group of indie relief workers are the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on 87th and Rockaway. Colin Tunstall, founder of surf brand Saturdays, states that the RBSC “has great organization for handing the right supplies to people that need them, and directing help to places that can use it.” He recommends checking their website for daily updates at www.RockawayHelp.com.

Feel free to reach any of these indie teams directly to drop a dime in their PayPal accounts. If you donate today, the supplies will reach the people today. Fast turnaround. If you feel safer donating to a larger organization, visit Occupy Sandy Relief on Facebook whom iO cheers as “doing great things”. Their twitter handle is @OccupySandy

PayPal themselves are mobilizing and created an informative page that allows you to donate directly to major organizations from Red Cross to The Humane Society. It’s important to note that these more established organizations are doing great things in the outer boroughs in conjunction with the self-organized guerilla teams. Visit PayPal Donations to view how they raised $334,257 so far, with shout-outs to personal PayPal users. We’re all in this together!

(Photo: 1. Boardwalk at 88th Street, Rockaway Beach, taken by @SaturdaysNYC Instagram. 2. iO Tillett Wright sits on her shopping carts purchased with Paypal donations @iolovesyou Instagram)