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Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign said it raised $5.9 million from 223,000 donors within the first 24 hours of his 2020 presidential campaign.
With an average donation of $27, the Vermont independent's haul shows the power of small-dollar donations, which have become increasingly critical for Democrats looking to shore up grassroots support and shun corporate funds.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California previously announced raking in $1.5 million from 38,000 donors within the first 24 hours of announcing her presidential bid last month. Other candidates have not provided first-day funding information.
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“Yatharth was the first baby in the house. I still remember the day I told the family I was pregnant, they were overjoyed! My husband & I were eager to start a family. When I was pregnant my father in law made me breakfast, & my husband would get me the food I was craving!
Yatharth was born on 25th July last year, & it was the happiest moment of my life. But he was weak, so they kept him in the hospital for 16 days. For two months, everything was okay. But one night he stopped breathing. His body became stiff, so I tried giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation and later we rushed him to the hospital where they kept him under observation.
But in December he fell ill again, this time he stopped breathing twice within an hour! When we took him to the hospital, his oxygen levels reduced & he stopped responding - the doctors tried using a needle but there was no reaction. So he was put on a ventilator. After tests, they found that he was suffering from Central Hypoventilation Syndrome - he basically can’t breathe on his own when he falls asleep.
This news was heartbreaking. When he was born he brought so much joy to the house, & now within a few months he’s suffering so much. We wanted to have a big party for his naming ceremony. But we weren’t able to.
My husband & I have stayed up nights looking after him. The only option for Yatharth to have a normal life is to implant a diaphragm pacemaker, which isn’t available in India. It will help him breathe while sleeping. But the cost is 38 lakhs & we can’t afford that. My husband’s the only earning member & we’ve already spent more than 4 lakhs for his treatment. We’ve even borrowed 1.5 lakhs from family friends. We have no other means of raising the money for him. Two months ago he smiled for the first time, & I want to do everything I can do be able to see that smile for the rest of his life.”
Yatharth is suffering from Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. His family is struggling to raise money for the surgery which can help him have a normal childhood. Let’s together as a community help him find some peace and normal. Please consider donating and tagging someone who can donate
We are expecting a tumultuous change in the Fast Fashion space. H&M, the world’s second-largest clothing hass announced the closure of 160 stores. The fashion giant was hit hard in mid-2018, with more than $4 billion in unsold inventory. So what are the factors that have caused this shake-up? -
1) New, Faster Players
Competitors like ASOS, Misguided cultivated a loyal following as they have streamlined supply chains that provide new offerings quickly
2) Fast Fashion Backlash
Both Millennials and Gen Z are seeking new levels of transparency pertaining to the environmental footprint and product life cycles.Nielsen reports that 73% of Millennials have a greater propensity to spend on sustainable products. -
3) Investing In A More Personal Style
Trends are changing from a top-down fashion evolution, prescribed by manufacturers and traditional media, to bottom-up powered by social media and individual expression. Netflix guru Marie Kondo are teaching us to look at what we have with new eyes and "find joy" in them. A strong movement of experiences > material consumption is also making waves. -
Brands need to constantly reinvent to stay ahead in the market.
📸: @zara SS19 campaign