IN THE COMMUNITY
100 DRESSES FOR LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA PROJECT
COLLABORATING SINCE 2010
Little Dresses for Africa – LDFA is a Christian based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the continent of Africa and abroad. Volunteers from all over the world support by making little dresses out of pillow cases or other simple patterns. LDFA sends the donated dresses through missions teams, mails them directly to verified communities and takes them personally with their short term teams. To date they've delivered millions of dresses and shorts to children around the world, and their efforts don't end there. They’ve taken on a very active and committed role in assisting with the betterment of the communities these children reside in by building wells, housing, and providing educational resources.
Gwen has collaborated with LDFA on various projects since 2010. In 2015 Gwen Beloti Collection organized the 100 Dresses for LDFA Project. Gwen alongside student and adult-community volunteers from across NYC, gather annually to make and design 100 dresses.
On Saturday June 29th 2019 it hosted its 5th 100 Dresses for Little Dresses for Africa Project, having now made and donated over 500 dresses.
The project is funded by Gwen Beloti Collection with support by donors.
The materials that are used to decorate and embellish the pillowcases are mostly excess fabric pieces and trimmings from the season's collection.
For Giving Tuesday 2019 Gwen Beloti Collection has committed to furthering it's sustainability efforts in 2020. Dresses will be constructed and designed entirely from excess materials.
If you would like to support email us at email@example.com.
To learn more about this project and our other community initiatives see below. For updates sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social @gwenbeloti.
PROM DRESS TO IMPRESS™
Gwen Beloti has committed to donating a dress every year to a graduating senior. The brand has teamed up with various groups and organizations including, NY Senate Office and other prom dress drives in the tri-state area. "Recognizing the significance of this time in a young woman’s life, we want to assist in making it a fun and memorable experience for them." - Gwen Beloti
2019 Donation: WGIRLS Inc. Project G.L.A.M.
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” - Steve Maraboli
SISTERS ON THE RUNWAY
Students walk with confidence in prom looks.
FASHIONABLY SMART, LITERALLY™
Fashionably Smart, Literally™ is a Gwen Beloti Collection initiative organized with the purpose of encouraging young women to celebrate their intelligence and reward them for doing so. Gwen Beloti teams up with an accredited high school and works with a select group of girls. Gwen has the opportunity to work with the girls on various projects and share with them her personal experiences with education, fashion, and entrepreneurship. The goal is to encourage young women to continue to strive for excellence, to be proud of their achievements and to know that they can be fashionable, cool and confident while doing so. The FSL™ girls through their monthly projects play an integral role in assisting with the facilitation of our other community initiatives. Prom Dress to Impress™ - the girls help with the selection of the prom dress drive organization that we team up with and assist with the design and construction of the dress. They also make little girl dresses in support of Little Dresses for Africa.
“Your hard work will not go unnoticed, your achievements and effort are worthy of celebration.”