Celebrity fashion designer Rachel Roy was the featured designer of this yearâ€™s fashion show Catwalk for Charity. The annual charity event benefits Prodev Haiti Schools, an organization that provides approximately 10,000 children with access to quality education, and Breakfast with Santa’s “Joy of Giving” annual toy distribution, that benefits over 5,000 children. Distinguished guests included fashion designer Rachel Roy, Miami Dolphins football player Mike Pouncey, Actress Stacey Ann Rose, and Miss Peru Valeria Piazza. The event was hosted by ABC News Anchor and Reporter Calvin Hughes and Miss Universe First Runner-Up Raquel Pelissier.
Catwalk for Charity also this year honored Dr. Ranley Desir & Carine Desir, Dr. Angelo Gousse, Dr. Rudolph Moise, Dr. Munir Mourra, Kristopher Lemke and Brad Horwitz. All honorees were recognized for their decade-long support of the organization and for their deep commitment to improving the lives of children from Miamiâ€™s Little Haiti as well as those living in some of Haitiâ€™s most challenging rural and urban communities. The organizations bring their missions as champions for quality education for Haitiâ€™s children to South Florida to garner support and help provide all children in Haiti access to quality education.
Rachel Roy founded her collection in 2004 and built it into a globally recognized and award-winning ready-to-wear and lifestyle brand. Rachel is a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship and philanthropy and has shared her story across the world, including at the White House. Rachel founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable as a philanthropic platform to help artisans create sustainable income or their families and communities. Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.