Los Angeles-based fashion designer, Michael Ngo, creates unique designs that honor freedom and empowerment. His approach to fashion is centered around street-lux minimalism structured in silhouette and embellished, ornate details. When the pandemic began to unfold, Ngo wanted to use his expertise to help the community. With his contribution, Ngo allows the Food Bank to maintain uninterrupted distributions amid record-breaking demand for resources.
During his two week fundraiser, Ngo raised a total of $29,500, which will provide the equivalent of 118,000 meals to our neighbors during these trying times. Carrying out the mission of the Food Bank during unprecedented times is possible thanks to those like Ngo.
The designer launched a limited edition set of “REVIVAL” masks to help raise awareness and funds for the community during the pandemic. Ngo wanted to use his talent to spread a little fun and joy while supporting our community through designs that embody Ngo’s artisan and designer spirit.
The designs include unique, repurposed fabric from past signature creations throughout the designer’s career. With finite resources and the Stay-at-home order, the designer launched limited quantities for two weeks consisting of handmade, embellished masks alongside special edition masks of the non-surgical masks that he and his team will continue to make and distribute for donations to local organizations and hospital workers.
“With the help of my friends and followers, I hope we can breathe life into our community and support each other during this time of need,” Ngo released in a statement on his website.
This gift will allow the Food Bank to continue to provide food for children and their families during the stay home order, self-isolating seniors and workers experiencing layoffs and pay cuts.
You don’t have to be a fashion designer like Ngo to help fight against hunger. Whatever your passion, the Food Bank can help you turn it into a fundraiser for your neighbors when they need help more than ever.