This past August I experienced an emotionally moving, perhaps life changing trip in Ethiopia and Israel. Amidst time with the community in Gondar Ethiopia and then in various absorption centers and educational facilities in Israel I instantly felt a very deep connection to the communities in both countries on a personal level, and witnessed first hand the tremendous hardships they face in terms of both survival and social integration. These are communities filled with tremendous potential and love but there is so much urgent help needed. Spicerack's 2009 charity event was a cross cultural benefit celebrating Ethiopian culture while raising funds to provide critically needed food and education for Ethiopian children in both Ethiopia and Israel.

- Sam "Bodi" Bodenheimer

Click Here for Pics from my recent trip with NACOEJ to Ethiopia.

Click Here for Pics and Media Coverage from the 2008 Spicerack Runway benefit.