- 22% of children live below the poverty line
- 19% of public schools require uniforms
- Over 50,000 children living in poverty nationwide were served by Dignity U Wear last year
Each year toward the end of August, thousands of children go shopping for new clothes, and on the first day of school, they proudly dress in trendy outfits ranging from designer jeans and graphic tees to tights and appliqué tops.
Thousands more don’t. They instead pull on last year’s too-small shirts and hope no one notices that their pants hems hover above their ankles, or that the ketchup stain isn’t part of the fabric design.
Serving School Children in Need
Dignity U Wear’s goal is simple: to help provide children with the tools they need for success. And some of those tools are as simple as pants and a sweater. Dignity U Wear invites you to help give needy children the chance to brave the cold without fear, or the chance walk into a classroom without worrying about what they’re wearing. For you, it’s a change of clothes. For them, it’s a change of life.
The Orange Heart at Work
Special thanks to Mann Publications for our recent article in the latest edition of Fashion Manuscript! Check us out on page 58.
Dignity recently served 250 school children in need through a donation of brand new clothing to the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation’s Christmas Party in December. The donation included 3,392 units of clothing valued at $44,852. In October 2011, actor and director Mark Wahlberg joined the Dignity U Wear family as our official National Spokesman, sharing our work […]
Over the past 3 years, Dignity has been a supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2012, Dignity donated 38,805 units of clothing valued at $609,900. In 2013, Dignity donated 96,019 units of clothing valued at $1,358,374. In 2014, Dignity donated 148,383 units of clothing valued at $1,540,841. The mission of BGCA […]
Dignity recently served 100 students in a Dade County elementary school. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries. Dignity donated 452 units of clothing valued at $3,937 to Dade County Schools. Dade County Schools are committed […]
“I’d like to thank all the amazing staff at Dignity U Wear for helping School Social Workers in Duval County, Florida establish our very own clothing closet. The passion you have for helping school children in need by providing them with brand new clothing is unparalleled. By providing approximately 10,000 pieces of clothing for our […]
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is a leading dropout prevention organization helping kids successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life. They work with thousands of at-risk students in 37 Duval County (Florida) Public Schools through mentoring, literacy tutoring, after-school enrichment, and case management. We are proud of our continued partnership with this incredible organization […]
Imagine facing a New York winter without a coat. Far too many children in New York City face this reality each year. The NYC Administration for Children’s Services of New York City continues to be one of Dignity U Wear’s partners. Dignity recently sent 96 new winter coats for young girls to help make the cold […]
Dignity U Wear has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with Clay County Schools and recently worked with them again to send 62 units of brand new clothing valued at $1,042. Clay County has used Dignity’s donations to reach children and families in need throughout their district. They are a key partner in helping Dignity continue one of […]
What a treat to receive these photos of children from the Gerald R. Ford clubhouse with the Boys & Girls Club of La Quinta located in California! Their smiles and excitement say it all. Wouldn’t you like to help more children like these receive dignity and empowerment through appropriate, well-fitting school clothing? Your generosity makes […]
We received the following message of thanks after a recent donation to The Main Place in Irving, Texas. Because of our supporters’ help, we donated 3,892 units of clothing for teenagers valued at $74,693.00. “WOW! What lovely items – the clothing is such good quality (the camisoles are wonderful – I’m a very tactile person) […]