Light School Uriri is a non-governmental school whose purpose is to provide early childhood development and learning programs under a safe living environment for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Uriri, Kenya. The school’s objectives are: To provide the best education system possible, to provide a safe, clean, healthy, and conscious living environment for children while at school, and to strengthen a sense of sharing, partnership, and social networking in the Uriri district of the Nyanza Province in Kenya.
- Models with a Cause
Linda founds Models with a Cause.
- 5th Annual Hope for Hannah & Gaby Gala
Linda attends the 5th Annual Hope for Hannah & Gaby Gala in Los Angeles, California. The event raises over half a million dollars in support of Rett Syndrome Research Trust. MWAC's commitment to RSRT.
- Summer Spectacular Gala
Linda dazzles on the runway at the Summer Spectacular Gala in support of The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness in Los Angeles, California. The event raises over a half a million dollars. MWAC's commitment to The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness.
- 30th Anniversary of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Linda attends the 30th Anniversary of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute founded by Dr. Dean Ornish in San Francisco, California. Visit the Preventive Medicine Research Institute's website.
- 1Love Playing For Change Day
In support of the nonprofit Playing for Change, Linda attends 1Love Playing For Change Day alongside founder Mark Johnson and media consultant Elliot Mintz in Los Angeles, California. MWAC's commitment to Playing for Change.
- Sojka Foundation - Not for Sale
Linda brokers a partnership between the nonprofits Sojka Foundation and Not for Sale. She arranges for Petra Hensley, a human trafficking survivor and the founder of Sojka Foundation, to appear as a keynote speaker alongside the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, at the Not for Sale Global Forum to End Human Trafficking in Silicon Valley, California. MWAC's commitment to the Sojka Foundation and to Not For Sale.
- Rett Syndrome Research Trust
Linda joins the Professional Advisory Council for the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT). She facilitates a partnership between RSRT and the nonprofit Creative Visions. To date, she has helped to raise over one and a half million dollars for RSRT through various fundraising events in Los Angeles. MWAC's commitment to RSRT.
- RETT: There is Hope
In conjunction with REM Entertainment, Linda produces the award-winning documentary RETT: There is Hope. The film is screened at 12 film festivals, receiving multiple awards and international recognition. MWAC's commitment to the Rett Syndrome's Reasearch Trust.
- President’s Volunteer Service Award
Linda is awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding work with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She receives a Bronze Medal and a letter of commendation signed by President Barak Obama, as well as one from UNICEF USA. View the Award.
- U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Linda signs the Presidential Initiative to Accelerate Child Survival as part of Believe in Zero, a campaign aimed at decreasing the number of preventable child deaths. Visit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's website.
- The Elton John Aids Foundation
Linda joined Elton John’s AIDS fundraise campaign in Vienna, among other International top models like Iman, Alek Wek, Erin O’Conner, and walked down the runway for Gian Franco Ferre’s haute couture line. Visit the The Elton John Aids Foundation's website.
Models with a Cause connects donors, volunteers, resources, and advocates with a host of urgent social and humanitarian causes around the globe. Toward this aim, we proudly support the following organizations:
Rett Syndrome is the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. It strikes at random in early childhood, affecting little girls almost exclusively, and many girls live into adulthood, requiring total, 24-hour-a-day care. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization intensively focused on the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders.
The mission of Linda’s Voice is to engage, educate and empower women to work together to end domestic abuse. The vision of Linda’s Voice is to help all women in abusive relationships find the strength and confidence to leave their abuser and move forward to live their best lives free from violence and control.
Help fight the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Founded upon personal tragedy, the mission of The Brent Shapiro Foundation is to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief, and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support.