I feel fortunate to be involved with such inspirational charities as The Pink Pony Fund, which is Ralph Lauren’s efforts to contribute to cancer research and Habitat for Humanity, which helps one family at a time from living in slums.
The Pink Pony Fund-Fights against cancer
The Pink Pony Fund is a Worldwide philanthropic effort in the fight against cancer. With a focus on breast cancer, Pink Pony supports programs for early diagnosis, education, treatment and research and is dedicate to bringing patient navigation and quality cancer care to medically underserved communities. To learn more about the Pink Pony fund visit www.polo.com
Habitat for Humanity- Builds Homes
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International, through volunteer labor and donation of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehab ilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner(partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no interest loans. The homeowners monthly mortgage payment are used to build still more habitat houses.
Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, sweat equity, into building habitat others houses.
Worldwide Some 2 billion people worldwide live in poverty housing. Billion live in urban slums, and that figure is expected to double by 2030.