New York street photographer Brandon Stanton found out a lot of his photos had been used in a DKNY store in Bangkok without his knowledge or approval. When he found out, he requested they donate $100,000 to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. DKNY apologized for using his photos without his approval and agreed to donate $25,000. Read his blog posting about it here.
Stanton decided he'd still like to raise the $100,000, so he asked his readers if they would help contribute money to the YMCA. After a few days, they reached the goal. Read the blog posting here.
The fundraiser also made the cover of the Metro New York newspaper. Link
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