Project Revive: A trendy twist on fundraising for Haiti

Posted April 16, 2010 Project ReviveWhile some people envision charitable fundraising as carrying coin-filled buckets, the Office of Multicultural Enrichment at ACU is using a different tactic to collect money for the Haiti disaster relief. Project Revive is ACU's semi-annual fashion show, inspired by the bold trends featured on this season's hottest runways.

Project Revive has teamed up with Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR), a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization based in Brentwood, Tenn. All proceeds from the show will be given to MMDR to provide funding for medical equipment and basic commodities for those Haitians affected by the calamity.

"It's gratifying to take time to understand just a bit better what's going on in the rest of the world," says Whitney Puckett, a junior advertising/public relations major and director of the fashion show. "Attending Project Revive is a way of demonstrating your active support for a great cause."

The show takes place April 23 at 7:30 pm. It will be presented at the ACU-Cockerell downtown art gallery, 1133 N. 2nd St. Admission is $5 for students, $7 for adults and $2 for children. 

Whitney adds, "Not only is this show going to make a difference; it's also a lot of fun. Events like this one bring a community of people together for an extraordinary cause."

Did You Know? ACU's The Optimist became the first university newspaper to publish on the Apple iPad with the recent release of an iPad app, created and maintained by a cross-departmental team of students and faculty from ACU's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of Art and Design and School of Information Technology and Computing. Watch our video here.