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OmniPeace is a humanitarian fashion brand founded in 2007 by Mary Fanaro and based in Los Angeles, California. Each year, the brand donates a percentage of its profits to a charitable organization doing work in Africa. OmniPeace has previously partnered with organizations including Millennium Promise, UNICEF, the Lalela Project, and buildOn.
In 2005, after watching a Live 8 concert, Fanaro had the idea of introducing a food line called "Peace of Chocolate" whose profits would benefit initiatives to end African poverty; she later decided to create a clothing label. Fanaro met with Millennium Promise and proposed that her idea would benefit their charity. Two weeks before OmniPeace opened in June 2007, Fanaro was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but the brand still launched as planned in New York City and Los Angeles.
In the past five years, OmniPeace has built seven schools, raised over half a million dollars for Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization founded by Jeffrey Sachs (Economist, Global Anti-Poverty Crusader & Head of Earth Institute/Columbia University); raised funds and awareness for The City of Joy, a rehabilitation center and safe haven for women and children victims of violence of war in Congo; and sent two convoys into Somalia with Superbowl Champions The New York Giants, feeding over 5,000 families during one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the last 60 years.
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