AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT “LETTERS TO HAITI” - In February Behati Prinsloo and I took a group of friends down to Port-au-Prince Haiti to assess the progress made in the year since the devastating earthquake had ravaged the country. What we found was a group of very hopefull children surrounded by a very desperate situation. In September my husband James and I will be releasing a short film we have created about our experience in Haiti but you can watch the trailer right now on YouTube.P.S Notice the children in their adorable “Team Cohati” t-shirts courtesy Modelina.com

AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT “LETTERS TO HAITI” - In February Behati Prinsloo and I took a group of friends down to Port-au-Prince Haiti to assess the progress made in the year since the devastating earthquake had ravaged the country. What we found was a group of very hopefull children surrounded by a very desperate situation. 

In September my husband James and I will be releasing a short film we have created about our experience in Haiti but you can watch the trailer right now on YouTube.

P.S Notice the children in their adorable “Team Cohati” t-shirts courtesy Modelina.com

Countdown to Haiti
by Coco Rocha

As I write this blog I’m in a hotel in Montreal, the home of Canada’s largest Haitian population. At 4:53pm today there will be drum roll’s heard across the city, and across the world - this is Haiti’s traditional form observance for exactly one year that has passed since the terrible earthquake that devastated their homeland.

In just 10 days I’ll be heading down to Haiti with a few others to see just what has been accomplished in the 365 days that have passed, and how much more still needs to be done. I still need your help though, we only have about two more days for you to send in letters to our office in New York in time for me to take them to Haiti. Remember that these letters are going to children and orphans who have nothing and often have no one either.

Letters To Haiti
C/O Wilhelmina
300 Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 10010-5398



If you feel you don’t have time to send in an actual letter, we have set up a special email address you can write to also. We will then print the letters and hand them to the children in person. Please remember to include your name, age and address in all the emails and send them to:

letterstohaiti@gmail.com

Please pass this message onto as many as you can. Whether that be through facebook, twitter, tumblr or just word of mouth. As we consider the earthquake that hit exactly one year ago, let us acknowledge the tragedy of the past while keeping our eyes and hearts open to the prospects of hope for the future.

Love,
Coco

P.S Are there specific things you want me to find out or do while in Haiti? Please let me know in your comments.

Letters to Haiti In our years as friends Behati and I have been on many trips and  adventures together all around the world. This January we will be  traveling together for a very special reason. You’ve probably heard me  talk often about Lakay Pam and the great work they do aiding orphans in  Haiti. Together over this last year we’ve hosted events here in New York  city which have raised a lot of money to benefit the children of that  devastated country.  Now Behati and I are again teaming up with Lakay Pam to travel to Haiti with a few other friends with the idea of seeing what more we all can do. We’re going to spend a few days with the orphans and experience their everyday life. While there we’ll film a little documentary of what we encounter so you can see it first hand, where the aid is going and where we still need to help. I have a big favor to ask of you all though, allow me to explain: When we visit the orphanages we want to take with us letters  from people around the world to show the children of Haiti that they have global friends, real people who care about them. In return we will be bringing back with us their letters to you all.Please get out your pen and paper today and write a letter for them. If you could, include your name, age and address and send it to us here:
Letters To HaitiC/O Wilhelmina 300 Park Avenue South,  New York, NY 10010-5398 More updates on this will be coming soon.

Letters to Haiti

In our years as friends Behati and I have been on many trips and adventures together all around the world. This January we will be traveling together for a very special reason. You’ve probably heard me talk often about Lakay Pam and the great work they do aiding orphans in Haiti. Together over this last year we’ve hosted events here in New York city which have raised a lot of money to benefit the children of that devastated country.

Now Behati and I are again teaming up with Lakay Pam to travel to Haiti with a few other friends with the idea of seeing what more we all can do. We’re going to spend a few days with the orphans and experience their everyday life. While there we’ll film a little documentary of what we encounter so you can see it first hand, where the aid is going and where we still need to help.

I have a big favor to ask of you all though, allow me to explain:

When we visit the orphanages we want to take with us letters from people around the world to show the children of Haiti that they have global friends, real people who care about them. In return we will be bringing back with us their letters to you all.

Please get out your pen and paper today and write a letter for them. If you could, include your name, age and address and send it to us here:

Letters To Haiti
C/O Wilhelmina
300 Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 10010-5398


More updates on this will be coming soon.

Cohati Teams Up For Haiti

Taken from Modelinia.com

It’s no secret that Behati Prinsloo’s expanding her creative talents into the world of photography. She recently snapped images of her BFF Coco Rocha and her hubby (at the time) to-be and also curated her first exhibit as part of Fratelli Rossetti’s Fashion’s Night Out event to display their Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

But now, in addition to learning how to develop her own film, she’s turning her lens to a worthy cause, and teaming up with Coco Rocha to benefit those in need in Haiti. Given Coco’s involvement with Lakay Pam and latest plans for two upcoming trips to Haiti, it makes perfect sense that she would bring in her BFF to aid in the good of others.

“Coco approached me about the idea and I would love to help her out,” Behati explained to Modelinia. “We’re trying to go, [to Haiti] but she told me the other day that a disease broke out, so we’re going to wait until it calms down. I’m going to go to take pictures to show that they still need help after a year. We were thinking that after our first trip we’ll have a gallery exhibit to show what’s going on.”

We’re envisioning more than a few behind the scenes videos from the friends, paired with a blowout gallery exhibit, and massive outpouring of support from the fashion industry for Coco and Behati’s latest charity project.

Lakay Pam Hearts for Haiti // charity event from Americana Cinema on Vimeo.

LAKEY PAM - Hearts For Haiti
By Coco Rocha

I’m thankful for so many things in my career, but the one thing I’m most appreciative of is that I can use my position to try to help others. Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure to work with and get to know the good people who run Lakay Pam - an organization dedicated to helping children in Haiti meet their most basic needs. Over the next few months I’ll have some exciting news to announce with regards to how I’m going to work with them further. Until then, please enjoy this video we made at the last Lakay Pam benefit I was privileged to host:

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN…By Coco RochaHere we are, Monday of THE busiest week in fashion. Tomorrow night is the first ever Fashions Night Out runway show put on by Vogue magazine. I’ll be one of over 150 models walking in the largest fashion show New York city has ever seen. More than 1,500 ticket holding guests will be spectators in person with millions more watching the live stream on CBS.com - If that wasn’t enough, you can watch a whole CBS documentary about Fashions Night Out on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 pm. But after the show tomorrow night comes the event I’m most excited to talk to you about and guess what? YOU’RE ALL INVITED!!!Back in February I hosted an event for Lakay Pam which aimed to raise money for Haiti. The event was more successful than we could have ever imagined, raising over $60,000 for the children of Haiti. In fact it went so well we are going to do it again tomorrow night…  Who’s “we” you may ask? MODELS! Lots of us. In addition to yours truly top models Aline Weber, Caroline Trentini, Hannah Holman, Lisanne De Jong, Valentina Zaliayeva and Michelle Alves will be there – Victoria’s secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanpoel, Izabel Goulart and Ana Beatriz Barros will be on hand - annnnd, (yes theres more!!) Sport’s Illustrated models Fernanda Motta, Cintia Dicker and Damaris Lewis will all be there. That’s a lot of girls.  Please come join us at Opera Gallery 415 West 13th street New York TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30 pm. There’s an open bar, music by DJ Harley Viera-Newton and amazing sports and fashion items up for auction: For example, you could be the proud owner of a Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit issue signed by the SI girls or a Soccer Ball signed by the entire Milan AC team. Even if you just want to stop by to say hello, your donations will go to good use as 100% of all the proceeds go to rebuilding schools and helping orphans.  So I’ll see you tomorrow night, right!?

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN…
By Coco Rocha

Here we are, Monday of THE busiest week in fashion. Tomorrow night is the first ever Fashions Night Out runway show put on by Vogue magazine. I’ll be one of over 150 models walking in the largest fashion show New York city has ever seen. More than 1,500 ticket holding guests will be spectators in person with millions more watching the live stream on CBS.com - If that wasn’t enough, you can watch a whole CBS documentary about Fashions Night Out on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 pm.

But after the show tomorrow night comes the event I’m most excited to talk to you about and guess what? YOU’RE ALL INVITED!!!

Back in February I hosted an event for Lakay Pam which aimed to raise money for Haiti. The event was more successful than we could have ever imagined, raising over $60,000 for the children of Haiti. In fact it went so well we are going to do it again tomorrow night…

Who’s “we” you may ask?

MODELS! Lots of us. In addition to yours truly top models Aline Weber, Caroline Trentini, Hannah Holman, Lisanne De Jong, Valentina Zaliayeva and Michelle Alves will be there – Victoria’s secret models Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanpoel, Izabel Goulart and Ana Beatriz Barros will be on hand - annnnd, (yes theres more!!) Sport’s Illustrated models Fernanda Motta, Cintia Dicker and Damaris Lewis will all be there. That’s a lot of girls.  Please come join us at Opera Gallery 415 West 13th street New York TOMORROW NIGHT at 8:30 pm. There’s an open bar, music by DJ Harley Viera-Newton and amazing sports and fashion items up for auction: For example, you could be the proud owner of a Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit issue signed by the SI girls or a Soccer Ball signed by the entire Milan AC team. Even if you just want to stop by to say hello, your donations will go to good use as 100% of all the proceeds go to rebuilding schools and helping orphans.

So I’ll see you tomorrow night, right!?