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JAMPACT in Partnership with Caribbean International
Network (CIN) to Host 2nd Annual
Charity Fashion Show

Special guest and elected event ambassador, PULSE Caribbean Supermodel, Oraine Barrett

Media Contact:
Kimberley Lue Lim
T: 212-459-4390
E: fashionshow@jampact.org
W: www.jampact.org/fashion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY -- On February 26th, 2010, Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) will host its 2nd annual Roots Rockin’ Royal Fashion Show at Promenade. Roots Rockin’ Royal II fuses fashion with rich, vibrant heritage of the Caribbean through music, art, fashion and use of the “royal colors”—red, gold and green.

This year’s highly esteemed event will showcase the talent of popular Caribbean and New York designers such as: I LOVE JA, Born as a Raggamuffin, Clutch Kreyol, Riddim Driven, OSUN Designs, Eye Collection, and many more. Special runway appearance will be made by one of leading faces for the Ralph Lauren Polo Winter Olympics Campaign, male supermodel and elected Event Ambassador, Oraine Barrett. Says Barrett, “I always have a sense of obligation to help people who are in need in any capacity.” Following in the JAMPACT tradition, 2 beauty queens are among the models to participate in the show. Diane Johnson (Miss Jamaica USA 2009) & April Jackson (Miss Jamaica Universe 2008 & Founder of GCAF - Give Children a Future Foundation). GCAF Foundation aims to meet the needs of foster children by investing in the homes to improve facilities, infrastructure and create programs that involve the community. We actively promote change in support of young people becoming healthy, wholesome and fully engaged citizens.

In addition to its runway showcase, this major fund raising event for JAMPACT will feature an amazing fashion installation displaying one-of-a-kind creations by emerging and leading fashion designers followed by the silent auction of select pieces. The event hopes to raise public awareness of JAMPACT and their mission to make positive contributions towards the improvement of social and economic conditions in Jamaica.

Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the door (donations accepted). Proceeds from the fashion show, raffle and silent auction will benefit JAMPACT’S Adopt-a-School Program, which provides financial and in-kind support to four (4) early childhood institutions - Cole's, Crescent Road, Maxfield Park, and St. Steven’s Basic Schools - located in some of Kingston, Jamaica's challenged inner-city communities. Proceeds will also benefit the Haiti Relief efforts.

JAMPACT’s annual fashion show and fundraiser has garnered the generous support of title sponsor, Caribbean International Network (CIN), and media partner, Irie Jam Media Group, along with several other key sponsors and partners: RTN Production, Trans-Continental Express Shippers, and Wayne Agassi’s Spa & Salon.



Date: Friday, February 26, 2010
Show Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Location: Promenade
215 West 28th St., New York, NY 10001

Ticket Outlets:
Genesis
16223 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432-4034

Moodies Records
3976 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10466-3002

M.C.
Our M.C. for the night will be the vivacious Nikki Z of Irie Jam (previously with ZipFM) Performer:
Reggae artist Elvis D and Keishera will also perform during the show. To inquire about sponsorship and media opportunities for the fashion show please contact Camile Beckford via e-mail at fashionshow@jampact.org. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 212-459-4390 or visit the official event website http://www.jampact.org/fashion.

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ABOUT JAMPACT
www.jampact.org

Jamaica Impact Inc. "JAMPACT" is a certified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization consisting of a diverse group of young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of Jamaica whose mission is to use their collective energies, intelligence, and resources to make positive contributions toward the improvement of social and economic conditions in Jamaica. JAMPACT works towards achieving its mission in two distinct ways, through: Contribution to the policy debate on economic growth and education and tangible contributions to needy organizations in Jamaica. Their slogan “PROMISE, POTENTIAL, PROGRESS” reflects their commitment to creating change in Jamaica.


About Oraine Barrett

Barrett was discovered through Pulse's Caribbean Model Search (CMS) in 2004. His career is littered with many significant campaigns including Phat Premium and John Bartlett as well as several illustrious milestones including his Italian Vogue spread, Arena Homme, ID magazine and a special feature on him in Interview magazine. Since bursting on the scene in 2004, Barrett has climbed steadily up the fashion rung with early campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Pepe Jeans, and Liz Claiborne until catching the attention of fashion directors at Ralph Lauren. He is now a leading face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Winter Olympic campaign.


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