Monday, April 24, 2017

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Cares

My Favorite Outfit - Fashion with a Purpose!

We are always excited about fashion as a means for changing the world, beyond trendy looks and bottom lines.  Just last week, we learned about a Chicago organization doing just that--using fashion to make a difference in the lives of young girls.  

My Favorite Outfit (MFO) uses fashion to empower at-risk girls through self-esteem building, mentoring, and skills-based learning to help them succeed in middle school, high school, college and beyond. While blazing their trail in Chicago, MFO will soon be expanding to Los Angeles!

Stepping on the stage in 2014, MFO has used in-school workshops in Chicago's underserved communities to educate girls on how clothing and self-esteem intersect. Now, MFO is expanding upon our 27-school partnership in Chicago and bringing our pop-up workshops to Los Angeles for the 2017/2018 school year. 

California has the highest percentage of low-income students in the country and the achievement gap rate for these students is startling. In order to help close this gap, there needs to be a change.  MFO is more than fit to help positively change the statistic--one girl at a time.

The Advisory Board created a crowd funding page to help raise money for the west coast expansion. Just $35 provides one student with the opportunity to participate in a pop-up workshop. A donation of $1,000 will sponsor an entire school for a semester. These funds will pay for course materials, clothing for the students to shop from, and the chance to give a young girl personalized learning and the attention to make her feel loved, cared for, and worth it. 

This organization is using a fun passion to change lives.  Changing the lives of the young women they touch will help these young women do the same for those coming up behind them. The empowering (and fashionable) cycle will continue.  

Check our this video to help you learn a little more about the organization. 

Don't forget to donate!

Thanks to our Fashion Friend Christian McKenzie for putting this organization on our radar.  We're excited to get connected!

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