Why We Started This Organization
I started this organization to bring other kids the same necessity of clothing, that I take for granted. Wearing a new outfit that I loved always made me feel more confident and prepared for the day. However, I often forget how privileged I was to grow up in a family where I was never worried about having enough. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for millions of households in the US and all around the world. When I went to Shanghai’s migration village, I saw firsthand how little some families had. I visited many preschools to distribute clothes near my father’s hometown, as many kids there were wearing tattered shirts made from scraps of fabric from old blankets and sheets. Their smiles and excitement upon seeing their new clothes warmed my heart, and I wanted to spread the same joy closer to home.
This non-profit is unique, because it specifically targets children and teens in need. It provides them specific items of clothing that they can request through our site. They can choose specific items of clothing that best helps express who they are, and as a result help expand their confidence in their everyday life.
We have a dream that we are not judged by our attires, but by our contributions to the world.
Our mission is to empower kids and teens by giving them access to attire that can often be costly and difficult to acquire.
Often, poverty hits children the hardest, and everyday necessities like clothing, can be hard to obtain.
We imagine a world where we do not need to refrain from going out for what we wear.
We imagine a world where we are not ridiculed or bullied for what we wear. We imagine a world where we are not distinguished from the rest for what we wear.
We imagine a world where we are not socially stratified for what we wear.