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Local Nonprofit presents "Market Rwanda" at Atlantic Station during Fashion Week Atlanta
Local Nonprofit presents "Market Rwanda"  at Atlantic Station during Fashion Week Atlanta

 One Hundred Dayswill bring Market Rwanda to participate with Atlanta's premier boutiques as they set up shop at Atlantic Station for this year's annual exclusive SHOP ATLANTA pop-up shop event in partnership with Fashion's Night Out  2011 September 8 - 11 at Atlantic Station.

MARKET RWANDA is a beautiful collection of handmade jewelry and home d├ęcor from Rwanda courtesy of One Hundred Days, a nonprofit organization whose mission to help build restoration in Rwanda. Over 16 years ago, Rwanda experienced one of the worst genocides in modern history that rocked the nation forever changing its landscape. With 100% of the proceeds going towards the build out of the first pediatric hospital in Rwanda, guests will be invited to the VIP preview party on Thursday, September 8th from 6pm - 9pm to enjoy cocktails, experience a fashion show and indulge in tasty treats as they shop the market surveying beautiful handmade jewelry from the picturesque country of Rwanda and other local boutiques at the ultimate shopping event. Market Rwanda will also make their debut in Modern Luxury's official launch of the "Fall Fashion" issues from both JEZEBEL and The Atlantan.

"We are excited to be part of such an exciting time and to bring in the cultural beauty and relevance of Rwanda," shares Linda Cox, author of  They Had to Run (http://www.theyhadtorun.com), a children's book telling the story of their Rwanda partners' journey of surviving the rumblings of the genocide. "This event has been endorsed by the Mayor and other notables in this city so we know this is groundbreaking for us as a nonprofit and we're excited to get the word out about the work we're doing abroad through fashion!"

Friday through Sunday (September 9th-11th) will be shopping only days at Atlantic Station with several events at Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza, Atlantic Station as well as the Midtown area. Over 100 U.S. cities are participating in Fashion's Night Out Sept.8th-11th.

Sale items range from $4 - $50. All proceeds from the purchase of items from the MARKET go towards the construction of The Good Shepherd Community Hospital for Children in Kigali, Rwanda, part of the mission of One Hundred Days. Dr. Scott Sasser, founder and president of One Hundred Days says, "The health care system is one of the many victims of the genocide."According to the World Health Organization, there are only about 400 doctors in the entire country who serve a population of over eight million people.Hospitals are often overcrowded with overworked staff and outdated equipment.Currently, there is no facility dedicated to serving children in the entire country.


About One Hundred Days
One Hundred Days is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded by a group of friends and neighbors in Atlanta, GA who were compelled to play a role in the restoration of Rwanda. Having a high level of expertise in global health and African culture, the organization believes that the best solutions come from trusted partnerships with indigenous leaders.  Through partnering with the Good Shepherd Community Church in Kigali, Rwanda, the organization is dedicated to build the only pediatric health care facility in Rwanda. You can learn more or become a volunteer or donor by visiting the website at www.onehundredays.org .

About Fashion's Night Out
Fashion's Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry's economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion's Night Out will return to Atlanta and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York.