Rebuilding Lives


wilneliaMerced corbata para-dar-amor


So what does "Rebuilding Lives" have to do with ties?

Well..fundraising can be challenging many times, especially when you want to help many people and many causes. Gala dinners, charity balls, auctions have helped us very much along the way, but at some point you need an innovative idea to attract people - all kinds of people- and media.

"Corbatas para dar amor" literally means "Ties for sharing love". It was the result of a non-stop search for a unique campaign. WIlnelia herself came out with the concept while visiting UK's BBC studios, where his famous husband, legendary performer Sir Bruce Forsyth was hosting one of his famous TV shows.

To make a long story short, she asked the celebrities that visited Bruce's program to design and color a tie for her Foundation. Without hesitation, stars created and signed their unique piece of art to help Wilnelia's charity, as they knew that the profit of the sales would have improved many many lives.

In fact, every "corbata" sold has helped us to raise awareness on bullying and violence, and best yet, has made a significant difference in a public school in Puerto Rico. That's the reason why the whole campaign has been translated in English into the meaningful: "Rebuilding Lives".

Here's a list of some of the stars that have supported our cause by painting a tie:

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Benicio del Toro
  • Bette Midler
  • Chayanne
  • Elton John
  • Madonna
  • Michael Caine
  • Plácido Domingo
  • Robi "Draco" Rosa
  • Rachel Hunter
  • Ricky Martin
  • Rod Stewart
  • Roger Moore
  • Rubén Blades
  • Sean Connery

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