Beyonce, Solange, Blake & James: Chime For Change Anniversary Party Pals

Posted Wednesday June 4, 2014 7:55 AM GMT

Celebrating one year since their Sound for Change extravaganza, Gucci threw a massive Chime for Change shindig at their Fifth Avenue flagship store last night (June 3).

Beyoncé Knowles and her sister Solange both showed up at the bash, making their first public appearance together since the infamous Met Gala elevator incident last month.

Meanwhile, Blake Lively continued her 1960s-themed fashion motif in yet another amazing Gucci getup while James Franco schmoozed with Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini.

In a press release regarding the first year of the Chime for Change campaign, Gucci declared, “Beyoncé committed to donate $500,000 to fund Chime For Change projects for girls and women in the areas of Education, Health and Justice as follows:

EDUCATION: $125,000 to support 100 school girls at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) schools in Kenya for one year.

HEALTH: $125,000 to provide 320 Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in 11 Millennium Village sites across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, and Ethiopia). The Embrace infant warmers will help more than 1,900 at-risk newborns survive and thrive.

JUSTICE: $125,000 to provide 600 Sisters in Strength Youth Leaders and Alumni in New York City with the critical educational and mentoring support, job training, counseling services, and resources they need to successfully navigate and graduate from high school and college through Girls for Gender Equity.

JUSTICE: $125,000 to provide 25 human trafficking survivors in Los Angeles with counseling, medical care, legal services, and individual recovery treatment to rebuild their lives through the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST).

As part of the anniversary celebration, and to raise additional support for girls and women around the world, Gucci will donate 10% of sales in its Fifth Avenue Flagship store from June 2 to June 5 to further support Shining Hope for Communities, Millennium Promise in partnership with Embrace Innovations, and Girls for Gender Equity.”

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