Project Paz's Goal is Promoting Peace in the Border City of Ciudad, Juarez
Project Paz is a non-profit organization founded by New Yorkers originally from the Ciudad Juarez/El Paso area. Its mission is to raise awareness about the social and economic challenges facing the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and to fund projects that strengthen community bonds and promote peace in the region. Since 2010, through events like its annual Project Art fundraiser, Project Paz has raised over $200K to support its efforts.
In 2011, several designers created a one-of-a-kind dress inspired by Mexico. These were fabricated with textiles from the Museo Textil de Oaxaca. The pieces debuted at the November 2011 Project Art fundraiser and are available at: www.shoplatitude.com with all proceeds benefiting Project Paz.
Leighelena for Project Paz:
Leighelena buckle cuffs and licorice belts have graced the pages of glossies and arms of celebs since Austin designer, Leigh Navarro, launched her line in 2005. Now in an effort to bring peace to war torn region of Juarez, Mexico near her hometown of El Paso, Texas, Leigh is has created a signature buckle bracelets with the Project Paz logo. 100% of the proceeds from each "Leighelena for Project Paz" sale will be given to the New York based organization in an effort to help carry out their goal of promoting peace in Ciudad, Juarez.
For more information visit: shopleighelena.com
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