Hosting Same Sky Benefit Event
March 6, 2009

Yung Hee Kim and NY Projects organized and hosted an evening benefit in honor of Same Sky charitable causes.

The event took place in the NY Projects showroom and coincided with the 2010 Armory Show, and included an informative presentation by the Eugene-Richard Gasana, ambassador of Rwanda.

Same Sky is a trade-not-initiative that provides employment opportunities to HIV+ women living in Rwanda, all of whom are survivors of the 1994 Genocide. The work Same Sky does in Rwanda provides sustainable income for women trying to rebuild their lives and those of their families. Same Sky recently launched its first line of bracelets made of hand-blown glass beads that are crocheted by our artisans in Rwanda. All bracelets come signed by the woman who handcrafted the individual piece. Same Sky's presence in Rwanda is changing lives by creating real jobs and providing something much better than aid, a reliable source of income and a marketable skill that will serve our artisans for many years to come.