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This week, Ashley Biden, daughter of former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, celebrated a collaboration of her Livelihood — an organization that works on a grassroots level to help fund schools, vocational training programs, and job placement services — with popular online shopping website Gilt.com.
Gilt x Livelihood, an exclusive collection of Made in the USA hoodies with all proceeds benefitting Biden’s Livelihood, became available on Gilt.com this week. Also on the website, the collection comes to life with original editorial content featuring Ashley Biden and actress Aubrey Plaza, a Livelihood supporter.
To kick off this partnership, Biden and Jonathan Greller, President of Gilt, hosted an intimate evening of cocktails along with former Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Olivia Palermo, Rev. Al Sharpton, Fran Drescher, Kwame Jackson, Lindsay Ellingson, Mara Hoffman, Christian Siriano, Brad Walsh, Mia Moretti, Anne Fulenwider, Casey Fremont Crowe, Allie Fosheim, Keija Minor, Paul Shaffer, Chloe Norgaard, Madison Headrick, and more at Spring Place in New York City.
It was announced at the event that the full collection will now be available on Gilt.com/Livelihood and at the Gilt shop within Saks OFF 5TH in New York City.
Along with this initial collection, Livelihood will focus its community development initiatives and funding in Wilmington, Delaware, where Ashley Biden grew up, and Anacostia, District of Columbia, where Ashley first held a job as a social worker.
*Photos by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GILT