Models Doing More (MDM)


Models Doing More (MDM) - is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children & endangered animals in developing countries. 501(c)(3) We are more than Models, we are a movement.

Current Project: Sri Lanka, Sustainable Development for buddhist orphanage & wild elephant conservation.


Our current goal is to raise funds to continue to assist an orphanage in Sri Lanka of 16 boys. The children do not have access to clean water, food, or nutrition. We were recently in Sri Lanka in June 2014 and the orphans are in need of a rickshaw, tuk tuk, to take them to and from the hospital. We are returning to Sri Lanka in the Fall with the Ambassador or the permanent mission of Sri Lanka for the United Nations. Our goal is to teach these oprhans the virtues of entrepreneurship and help them become self-sustainable.

Models Doing More is dedicated to providing education, assistance, and sustainability to our most vulnerable global neighbors. MDM actively partners with grassroots organizations to develop long-term educational, medical, and emotional support for disadvantaged children and animals.

MDM hosts monthly events in New York City and Miami where Model Ambassadors raise awareness and funding for immediate goals. We have partnered with the boutique Pookie & Sebastian hosting monthly shopping events, where 20% of the sales go to the orphanage. We recently hosted 2 fashion week events, one being at the Ambassador of Sri Lanka's residence including a fashion preview from Sheena Trivedi.

Models Doing More is one of the few non-profits that has a team of Model Ambassadors who are ready and waiting to go to any developing country that is in need. There is no place we will not go. Instead of assuming the needs of local NGO's on the ground, MDM takes a hands on approach and places a team of "˜Model Ambassadors' directly into the field where they spend several weeks in the villages. Spending time in the outpost villages helps the MDM Team understand what the locals truly need and creates and implements a lasting friendship of sustainability. The "˜Model Ambassadors' use their notoriety and passion to educate the viewers back home... This way they leave behind a message that resonates long after they finish their volunteer services. MDM continues the on-going relationship and follows up with the communities in the specific location by forging strong relationships with local leaders. A new team of Models may go to the same area, but the approach is simple: it is a lasting evolution...of giving... it is ongoing and endless.







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Lauren Deckert 
Organizer
New York, NY
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