With everything going on in the news today. I needed something a little up lifting. I really like the premise behind this project. Donating dresses and or funds to underprivileged high school girls and college students. I have not donated to this organization nor am I affiliated. I just thought it was something worth sharing. With that should you decide to donate please take make sure you do your research.
A new charity called the “Believe in Yourself Project” is helping to replace the poor body image that afflicts many girls and women. This image is heightened by what the traditional fashion industry deems as beautiful: Women are expected to appear a certain way and live up to a manufactured and unrealistic notion of what beauty is. At the same time, strained finances can prevent many girls from keeping up with what’s trending or cool, making them feel isolated among their friends for not being able to afford clothing that is deemed as “in” socially.
In an attempt to promote a positive body image, Believe in Yourself http://www.believeinyourself.
Over the past year, UsTrendy Founder Sam Sisakhti has given formal dresses to underprivileged high school girls and college students across the country, for them to wear at their school dances. Donations began last winter, and Sisakhti reports that many of the girls in the program have had the self-confidence to attend their first school dance.
The Believe in Yourself Project is part of a broader initiative. UsTrendy is currently in talks with various influential women who at one time or currently have struggled with body image, encouraging them to serve as speakers and mentors to the various girls within the program.
“We hope to dispel the notion that you need to be a size 0 in order to be beautiful,” says UsTrendy Founder Sam Sisakhti.