VERVE pop-up shop

In March 2015, ANNA’S FRIENDS donated, collected and gathered their clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and handbags for the London Pop/UP Shop/UP (“PUSU”) to raise money for Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (“CEP”).

I was astounded by the generosity of those that donated – we had Chanel, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Prada, Gucci…  The day of the PUSU, over 80 women came out, drank wine, spread cheer, and opened their wallets. Sue Dray sat behind her art easel all day and hand-painted personalized illustrations on AF tote bags for the shoppers.

We had an amazing afternoon filled with laughter playing dress up with our friends - and at the end - this incredible group of ANNA’S FRIENDS had raised roughly $4,000. That money allowed 20 women to participate in the Tostan’s CEP program in Africa for an entire year where they would learn sustainable development skills to better their future and keep their future.  

One drop of kindness into the ocean creates a tsunami on the other side of the world.  A million thank you’s to all the ladies that participated in making that day incredible!

Article by Anna Quick-Palmer


Anna Quick-Palmer