Category Archives: Philanthropy

Hanky Panky CEO Donates Collection of 20th Century Propaganda Posters to Barnard College

Hanky Panky co-founder and CEO Lida Orzeck recently donated a collection of 52 World War I and World War II propaganda posters to her Alma Mater, Barnard College. The collection was amassed by her late father, Dr. David Orzeck. A … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Supports Our Companions Animal Rescue

Hanky Panky is proud to be a supporter of Our Companions, an animal rescue organization based in Manchester, Connecticut. To learn more about Our Companions’ mission and how to help, visit their website. This article about their new dog sanctuary, the … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky, IFAW & Elephants

The poaching crisis in Africa is intolerable. Elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory by the tens of thousands and they are being killed to feed a seemingly insatiable human appetite for trinkets and decorative luxury items. Just recently 86 … Continue reading

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Dear Friends of Hanky Panky

Dear Friends of Hanky Panky, Our hearts go out to all affected by Hurricane Sandy. You and your loved ones are in our thoughts. We are fortunate that our Queens, NY warehouse and Manhattan office were not seriously damaged. We … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky Gives and So Can You!

Philanthropy is at the heart of the Hanky Panky brand. We know that a little can go a long way! Kicking-off the month of September, we are working with Citymeals-on-Wheels and “Runway Relief” (part of the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charitable … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview: Barbara Margolies founder of IOWD

Driven by the desire to change lives, Barbara Margolies retired from her life as a Brooklyn elementary school teacher and founded the International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD). IOWD was founded to treat women in Africa suffering with obstetric fistula, a … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life, Legacy and Leadership of Julian Bond, a Human Rights Icon

To honor Julian Bond’s achievements and to advance the teaching and interpreting of civil rights studies, the University of Virginia is seeking funds to create the Julian Bond Professorship in Civil Rights and Social Justice. Last week, Gale and I … Continue reading

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Trekking for Mountain Gorillas

There are about 700 mountain gorillas in the world, all of whom live in the forests of Rwanda and Burundi. If you wish to have the privilege of visiting them you must pay $500 for a permit plus the cost … Continue reading

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RWANDA : The Land of 1000 Hills

  The drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri, the location of National Volcano Forest, the home of the mountain gorillas, exposed the green beauty of the Reandan countryside. Every inch of the Rwandan mountains is cultivated into fields of potatoes, beans, … Continue reading

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Kigali Hospitals

Kibagabaga Hosp is the least well-funded facility in Kigali. Today, we had reason to visit a better equipped district hospital, Muhima, and an even more superior hospital , King Faisal, where financial means will indeed secure  nearly Western style health … Continue reading

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