How Celebs Are Stylishly Supporting Ghana's Needy Kids

02/08/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Rachel Roy Purse
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Inset: Courtesy Rachel Roy

There’s no limit to the number of charities celebrities seem to support, but at the moment, many are taking a stand for OrphanAid Africa, a charity championed by Rachel Roy. The designer recently created a handbag — the Rachel Roy OrphanAid Ghana clutch — designed to raise awareness about the non-profit and honor the West African nation at the same time.

“Clutches are one of my favorite shapes of handbags to carry, and when I work on product to sell for charities I want to create something that is refined, effortless and beautiful to look at … like the children that inspired the effort,” she explains to PEOPLE.

The colors in the bag — which retails for $49 — are taken from the country’s flag and washed “for a softer effect,” Roy explains. “The fabric is natural and raw; love the balance of the two.”

Hilary Swank (above) and AnnaLynne McCord have both been spotted carrying the clutch in recent weeks, with many stars sure to follow suit. One hundred perfect of net profits from sales will benefit OrphanAid, which helps Ghana’s orphans through programs in care reform, education and development. Grab the bag now on


FILED UNDER: Charity , Designers , Hilary Swank
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