Marcus Samuelsson and Maya Gate Haile are using their starpower to improve the lives of women and children in their native Ethiopia.
The power-couple, a world-renowned chef and fashion model, respectively, have launched their new charity, Three Goats, which aims to improve the health and well-being of children, young women and families in the region.
Maya serves as director of the organization, which focuses on programs for clean water, food, education, and dialogue that will provide poor Ethiopian families the tools to become self-sufficient.
She and her husband, who owns beloved Harlem soul food spot, Red Rooster, were compelled to start the non-profit after seeing the effects that famine was having on Ethiopia’s young children in 2011.
By showing our donors a video of where their money went, we knew we couldn’t stay quiet about the issues affecting the borders of Ethiopia. Our goal is to provide resources for people in hard-hit areas to have access to education, clean water and food centers for proper nutrition.
They invite you to Three Goats’ inaugural event on April 7th at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem for cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and raffle, and all proceeds go toward the non-profit’s efforts.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ginny’s Supper Club (downstairs from Red Rooster)
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027