Believe in Yourself is a foundation launched in January 2017 by Sam Sisakhti (Founder of UsTrendy, the world’s largest fashion marketplace for young women and juniors) the program provides brand-new, never-worn dresses to low-income girls around the country, while at the same time works to promote positive body image, to reduce cyberbullying, and to inspire girls to believe in themselves and their dreams.
Dress donations are tied to the girls’ progress in achieving goals. Each girl who wants to receive a dress is entered into a system where they are then tracked to see their progress, whether towards improving their academics or pursuing an extracurricular interest such as music, dance, sports, etc. and Believe in Yourself provides the girls dresses for any upcoming events they have during the school year.
Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative. The charity brings in Mentors and speakers to motivate the girls to believe in themselves. These mentors also provide tips if the girls are experiencing a negative body image or bullying of any kind, and they counsel the girls to help them achieve their dreams and goals.
“BUTTERFLIES CAN’T SEE THEIR WINGS. THEY CAN’T SEE HOW TRULY BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE, BUT EVERYONE ELSE CAN.” – UNKNOWN
Ultimately, the Believe in Yourself Project seeks to make people feel comfortable in their own skin and not let physical or financial insecurities or limitations affect their confidence.
You can find out more about the charity and donate here.