Atlanta, GA- November 28, 2005 Jermaine Dupri and the House of Cartier have joined forces in the effort to raise funds and awareness for the Hurricane Relief Fund.

Dupri and Cartier collaborated to create a specially designed, limited series of eyewear to benefit an important charity to both, the Hurricane Relief Fund. The eyewear combines rimless frames with bubinga wood, platinum finish and a fade lens. Jermaine Dupri’s signature is etched in the lens and the frame is adorned with the classic Cartier “C” logo.

The Dupri/Cartier eyewear will be launched at a fundraising event at the Cartier boutique at Lenox Square in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 7 from 7- 9 PM. They eyewear will also be available by special order through the Atlanta boutique until December 24th. 10% of Cartier sales that evening will benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund.

Dupri approached Cartier to design a line of limited edition eyewear specifically for this event.

After years of making hit records, Dupri is now in the position to help others less fortunate. He has demonstrated his dedication to various charitable causes through the years by partnering with BET Telethon,the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and Hip- Hop For Humanity.

“When people see me on the streets, they talk to me about my projects and my success more so than any charity I am on board with…there are people out there who don’t have the basic necessities and I’m in a position to help them…a lot of other people in the [entertainment] industry want to help and this is a great way to come together for a good cause,” says Dupri.

“Cartier is extremely dedicated to various philanthropic activities within the Atlanta community. We greatly admire Jermaine Dupri and the work he has done to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. Cartier is honored to partner with Jermaine Dupri in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Hurricane Relief.”

The private event will play host to Dupri’s personal guest list and promises to represent the true JD style – red carpet, guest DJ, celebrities and a determination to make a difference!

Event Highlights:

  • WHO: Jermaine Dupri and Cartier
  • WHAT: A private benefit
  • WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 from 7 – 9 PM
  • WHERE: Cartier – Lenox Square, Atlanta [3393 Peachtree Rd.]
  • WHY: To raise money for Hurricane Relief
  • DRESS: Fly Casual

Attention Media:
Organizers have provided a red carpet media-only area to conduct all interviews and photo opps. All interviews and special photo requests must be coordinated through kimistry101.

To maintain the integrity of the cause, celebrities in attendance will be announced the week of the event.

Local Charity Recipients:  
Proceeds from the event will donated to two local charities who contribute directly to the Hurricane Relief efforts: The Atlanta Community Food Bank and City of Refuge