This local designer went from creating luxury handbags to teaming up with DJ Khaled to raise funds

Just a few weeks ago, Gelareh Mizrahi was selling luxury handbags from her eponymous shop in the Miami Design District. Now, she’s raising money and working with her friends at the We the Best Foundation and Direct Relief to get face masks and other vital equipment to doctors battling the coronavirus.

“To see all these people coming together—pulling resources, pulling intelligence, pulling their time and effort—to try and help them is so powerful,” said the Miami Beach designer. “These doctors aren’t at it alone.”

The We the Best Foundation, led by DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck, announced Tuesday that it is partnering with nonprofit Direct Relief to provide masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals in Miami and New York—all items that have become hard to come by for healthcare professionals. The initiative kicks off today.

Read the rest in Miami Indulge magazine.

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