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Shop for a cause at the Cascade in Vail

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to DailyJewelry by designer Lori Leavitt will be on sale at the Aria Spa at the Cascade Resort and Spa in Vail on Thursday evening.

VAIL ” Aria Spa at the Cascade Resort and Spa invites Vail residents for an evening of fun and fundraising Thursday in honor of the H.E.L.P. (Hope, Educate, Love, Protect) Malawi foundation. H.E.L.P. Malawi was founded by Vail resident Jillian Wolstein to fund vital educational and medical services for 1 million-plus orphans in Malawi, Africa.

The goal of this shop-for-a-cause event is to raise money to support future H.E.L.P. Malawi life-sustaining and life-enhancing initiatives, such as building a medical clinic to treat a projected 60,000 persons, as well as developing a maternity clinic and water treatment system for clean drinking water.

Vail shoppers will be able to purchase jewelry from the Lori Leavitt Collection, of which 20 to 100 percent of sales will be donated to H.E.L.P. Malawi. In addition to the original Lori Leavitt Collection, shoppers can choose from Leavitt’s Panthera Line. Inspired by a vintage lion cuff link, Leavitt has incorporated either a sterling silver or 14-karat gold coin with a lion etching into each piece in the Panthera Line, celebrating the lion as a symbol of strength and courage for the children of Malawi. There will also be original items imported from Malawi for sale.

“H.E.L.P. Malawi was started to make a difference and we’re thrilled to work with the Aria Spa and Lori Leavitt and to raise valuable funds that enable our foundation to bring more support and aid to those in need in Malawi,” Wolstein said.

“It is an honor to help an organization such as H.E.L.P. Malawi and I look forward to assisting Jillian with her cause through the sale of my jewelry,” said Leavitt, designer and founder of Lori Leavitt Collections.

Every dollar donated to H.E.L.P. Malawi helps, as it only takes a few dollars to make a significant difference in someone’s life. A few examples of how funds are put to work are:

– $5 buys a mosquito net to protect someone against malaria, a fatal, yet preventable disease.

– $50 purchases school supplies for 25 village children (primarily orphans) attending the newly completed primary school, built with funds from H.E.L.P. Malawi.

– $100 buys library supplies to help the predominantly illiterate population learn to read.

– $500 buys a year of seeds to create sustainable crops, which villagers harvest and eat.

– $1,000 buys non-pharmaceutical wound care supplies for the wound care clinic.

About Lori Leavitt

About H.E.L.P. Malawi

H.E.L.P. Malawi is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference by giving the children of Malawi hope, education, love, protection, and a chance to make their aspirations and dreams become a reality. Since its inception, H.E.L.P. Malawi has been able to build a primary school to educate 850 local village children, many of whom are orphans. For more information, visit

What: Jewelry sale benefitting African orphans

Where: Aria Spa at the Cascade Resort and Spa, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail

When: Today, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free. Twenty to 100 percent of sales will be donated to H.E.L.P. Malawi.

More information: Shoppers will be treated to complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Visit visit for more information on the jewelry; visit for more information on H.E.L.P. Malawi organization.

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